Shades-of-gray-theme

GTK3 Themes

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/WernerFP/Shades-of-gray-theme

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Description:

A flat dark GTK-theme with ergonomic contrasts. It supports Gnome, Cinnamon, Xfce4, Mate and Openbox. Theme customizations for Firefox, Thunderbird and Inkscape are additionally included. Shades-of-gray is available in seven color variants:

• Gray
• Arch
• Cerulean
• Firebrick
• Harvest
• Orient
• Patina

The following description is contained in the individual theme folders.

Installation:

• Arch Linux

You can install the AUR package:

• Last release: gtk-theme-shades-of-gray
• Git version: gtk-theme-shades-of-gray-git

• Manual Installation

Extract and copy the chosen theme folders either for personal use into directory '~/.themes/' or for common use into '/usr/share/themes/'.

Shades-of-gray can also be downloaded from GitHub.

Customizations:

Each theme folder contains an 'app-gadgets' directory with additional theme files for Thunderbird, Firefox and Inkspape.

• Thunderbird

The folder 'assets' and the file 'userChrome.css' in folder 'Thunderbird-Shades-of-gray' contain a Thunderbird theme adapted to Shades of gray. Copy both to this location:

~/.thunderbird/name-of-your-profile/chrome/assets
~/.thunderbird/name-of-your-profile/chrome/userChrome.css

If you change a Shades-of-gray theme color, it is not necessary to copy the file again. You can simply comment the current theme color in 'userChrome.css' (Thunderbird and Firefox) and uncomment the new theme color value.

• Thunderbird Calendar

Thunderbird‘s Calendar (formaly Lightning) uses its own bright colors in default setting. The option for using theme colors is hidden as 'Accessibility'.
Open the Thunderbird settings and activate the checkbox 'Optimize colors for accessibility' in calendar area.

• Firefox

Note:
As of Firefox 68/69, you must set the 'toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets' preference to 'true in 'about:config in order to load 'userChrome.css or 'userContent.css files.
Details are explained at ghacks.

userChrome.css: The file 'userChrome.css' in folder 'Firefox-Shades-of-gray' contains a theme adaption to Shades-of-gray. To enable the customizations, copy the file or its content to this location:

~/.mozilla/firefox/name-of-your-profile/chrome/userChrome.css

Note: You should choose the dark style in Firefox to get a consistent dark appearance.

userContent.css: This file contains customizations for the Firefox Home screen ('about:home', 'about:newtab'') and more unobtrusive form widgets.

If you want to use these customizations, copy the file to this location:

~/.mozilla/firefox/name-of-your-profile/chrome/userContent.css

• Firefox add-ons

Bookmark search plus 2: The file 'bookmark-search-plus-2.css contains theme customizations for the very useful add-on Bookmark search plus 2 (AMO). Copy this file into your chrome directory:

~/.mozilla/firefox/name-of-your-profile/chrome/bookmark-search-plus-2.css

Panorama Tab Groups: The file 'panorama-tab-groups.css' contains theme customizations for the recommended add-on Panorama Tab Groups (AMO). Copy this file in addition to 'userContent.css' into your chrome directory:

~/.mozilla/firefox/name-of-your-profile/chrome/panorama-tab-groups.css

Note: in Panorama Tab Groups settings you can toggle between light and dark theme. The Shades-of-gray customizations only take effect with the dark theme.

Bookmarked Speed Dial: Bookmarked Speed Dial (AMO) is an add-on that offers similar functionality to Vivaldi Speed Dial.

The file 'bookmarked-speed-dial.css' contains a Shades-of-gray theme customization. Copy this file in addition to 'userContent.css' into your chrome directory:

~/.mozilla/firefox/name-of-your-profile/chrome/bookmarked-speed-dial.css

The directory '../app-gadgets/Firefox-Shades-of-gray/bookmarked-speed-dial-images' contains images wich you can choose as 'Default dial image' and 'Default folder image' in the add-on options.

• Inkscape

Original colored icons in Inkscape are hard to identify in dark themes. The file 'icons.svg' in folder 'Inkscape-icons' contains bright icons. To use them in Inkscape, the file must be stored in this directory:

~/.config/inkscape/icons/icons.svg

• Syntax Highlighting

Shades-of-gray includes the syntax color scheme Shades-of-pastel for several editors. By using pastel colors on dark background like pastel chalks on a blackboard the Shades-of-pastel scheme provides balanced and easy on eyes contrasts.

Currently Vim, GVim, Sublime-Text and editors with syntax highlighting based on 'GtkSourceView 3' or 'GtkSourceView 4' such as Gedit, Pluma. Xed and Mousepad are supported. Installation notes can be found in 'Shades-of-gray-Readme.html'.

Requirements:

• GTK+ 3.20 or above
• Pixmap theme engine
• Murrine theme engine

License:

GNU General Public License GPL-3

Issues:

Please report bugs, issues and feature requests on Github.
Last changelog:

1.1.8 18 days ago

• GTK3: Epiphany urlbar dropdown fixed (gtk-colors.css)
• Firefox: modifications for FF 68/69 (userChrome.css, userContent.css)
• Firefox: about:addons no longer customizable (about.css removed)
• Firefox: Bookmarked Speed Dial for FF 68/69 adjusted (bookmarked-speed-dial.css)
• Firefox: Bookmark search plus 2 for FF 68/69 adjusted (bookmark-search-plus-2.css)

1E1E1E

11 months ago

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fenario

11 months ago

My apologies Werner, false alarm. I'm tweaking the theme and it got a bit confusing. All works well on Ubuntu 18.04 but in 16.04 it is squashed; so above gtk-3.20 would be OK

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fenario

11 months ago

Hi Werner, Thanks for a great theme. I'd like to use this as my dark theme. I have noticed that in Ubuntu 18.04 tweak tool (gtk 3) has no buttons showing although they work. Is it to do with the theme? Any tweaks that can be done?

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WernerFP

11 months ago

Sorry, my reply took some time. I have set up a virtual machine with Ubuntu 18.04 (I normally use Arch Linux). Gnome-tweaks looks right to me with Ubuntu- and Gnome-Shell:
Ubuntu-Shell: https://pasteboard.co/HvXHykw.png
Gnome-Shell: https://pasteboard.co/HvXHRk7.png
Probably a problem with Wayland? In case of discussing please post your issue on Github (link above).

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scorici

1 year ago

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intro18

1 year ago

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annoyingduck

1 year ago

9 +Most excellent work. Finally a suitable dark replacement. Running Arch w/XFCE, everything looks great so far.

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ben2talk

1 year ago

9 +Not bad - after the 'Yltra' theme stopped working...

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rafenator

1 year ago

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edada

1 year ago

I really like the looks of the theme but I am having problems resizing windows. When I move the cursor to a window boundary I am not getting "arrow plus bar" cursor and am not able to grab the window frame. I am running ubuntu 18.04 and don't have this problem with other themes. I am running with DMZ-White cursors via Gnome tweaks but have tried others. Perhaps I just need to tweak something else. Thanks.

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WernerFP

1 year ago

@edada
Thank you for your bug report!
I had accidentally commented out a necessary instruction in gtk.css (line 4294). The bug is fixed now in 1.0.3.

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edada

1 year ago

Thanks for the fix. I'll be pounding on it for a while and will let you know if I find anything else.

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nand

1 year ago

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maryrosie

1 year ago

Great post! I didn’t know about several of these resources and I’m going to go check them out now! wuxiaworld

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1.1.8 18 days ago

• GTK3: Epiphany urlbar dropdown fixed (gtk-colors.css)
• Firefox: modifications for FF 68/69 (userChrome.css, userContent.css)
• Firefox: about:addons no longer customizable (about.css removed)
• Firefox: Bookmarked Speed Dial for FF 68/69 adjusted (bookmarked-speed-dial.css)
• Firefox: Bookmark search plus 2 for FF 68/69 adjusted (bookmark-search-plus-2.css)

1.1.7 2 months ago

• Thunderbird: Enigmail flat button text color forced (userChrome.css)
• Firefox add-on: background focus group header fixed (panorama-tab-groups.css)
• Firefox add-on: minor fix (bookmarked-speed-dial.css)
• Firefox 66+ home content: blue font in context menu fixed (userContent.css)
• Firefox: customizations identity-popup (userChrome.css)
• Firefox: CSS-code cleaned up (userContent.css, userChrome.css)
• New: Firefox - dark Shades-of-gray theme for 'about:' pages (about.css)

1.1.6 4 months ago

• New: Syntax scheme for Vim and GVim added (Shades-of-pastel)
• GNOME Shell 3.32: close buttons in dash overview adapted (gnome-shell.css)
• GTK3 workaround: gnome-control-center 3.32 ignores '@base_color' (gtk.css)
• Firefox add-on: 0.8.8 update (panorama-tab-groups.css)
• Firefox add-on: color '#searchtext' fixed (bookmark-search-plus-2.css)
• Firefox urlbar indicator: color for validated sites adjusted (userChrome.css)
• Firefox 66+: update CSS corrections for 'about' sites (userContent.css)

1.1.5 5 months ago

• GTK2: entry background color in HexChat fixed (apps.rc)
• GTK3: Gedit document-panel background color synchronized (gtk.css)
• Thunderbird: titles of unread messages are colored (userChrome.css)
• Firefox add-on theme: 2.0.52 update (bookmark-search-plus-2.css)
• Firefox: fallback webextension popup background added (userChrome.css)
• Firefox: width of vertical scrollbar in sidebar reduced (userChrome.css)
• Firefox add-on theme added: Bookmarked Speed Dial (bookmarked-speed-dial.css, userContent.css)
• Syntax color schemes for Sublime-Text, Gedit, Pluma, Xed, Mousepad added (Shades-of-pastel)

1.1.4 6 months ago

• GTK3, GTK2, Cinnamon, Gnome, Openbox: thin dark menu separator lines added
• GTK3: side effect Evolution-CSS in Rhythmbox fixed (gtk.css)
• Gnome: slider and barlevel fixed to version 3.29+ (gnome-shell.css)
• Gnome: better activities icon (gnome-shell.css)
• Gnome: panel less opacity (gnome-shell.css)
• Theme folder: Readme files superseded (new: Shades-of-gray-Readme.html)
• Firefox, Thunderbird: thin dark menu separator lines added (userChrome.css)
• Firefox: overflow submenu improved for add-on content (userChrome.css)
• Firefox: added options to hide context menu items (userChrome.css)
• Firefox add-on theme added: Panorama Tab Groups (panorama-tab-groups.css, userContent.css)

1.1.3.1 7 months ago

• Gnome: volume and brightness slider fixed (gnome-shell.css)

1.1.3 7 months ago

• Thunar, Nemo, Nautilus, Caja: list view improved (gtk.css)
• Firefox: minor adjustments in userChrome.css (places window)
• Firefox add-on theme added: Bookmark search plus 2 (bookmark-search-plus-2.css, userContent.css)

1.1.2 8 months ago

• Xfce4: panel adjusted to gtk3 in Xfce 4.13 (gtk.css)
• Xfwm4: window buttons supplemented (xfwm4)
• Evolution: sidebars adjusted (gtk.css)
• gThumb: sidebar and browser background improved (gtk.css)
• Calendar: gnome-calendar enhancements (gtk.css)
• Firefox: smaller identity box for extensions in urlbar (userContent.css)
• Firefox: menus in about:preferences fixed (userContent.css)
• Thunderbird, Lightning: Shades-of-gray icons added (userChrome.css, assets)

1.1.1 10 months ago

• Openbox: close button modified, window handle and menu improvements
• Thunderbird: minimum column width defined (userChrome.css)
• Lightning 6.2: bright navigation buttons (userChrome.css)
• Firefox: form widgets also adapted for moz-extensions (fixed in userContent.css)

1.1.0 11 months ago

• New: Theme for Cinnamon added
• GTK3: Minor changes
• Metacity: Updated for Cinnamon
• Thunderbird 60: Fixes and improvements
• Lightning: Theme adaptation improved
• Firefox: Fixes and further theme customizations

1.0.4.1 1 year ago

• Fix: gtk3-submenus are positioned closer to the parent menu
• New: Shades-of-gray-FAQ.html (2018-07-29)

1.0.4 1 year ago

• Thunderbird: added theme customizations for color tags in email tree view (userChrome.css)
• Borders and separators slightly less contrast (gtk-colors.css, gnome-shell.css)

1.0.3: 1 year ago

Bug fix: Window decorations of Gnome applications now correctly trigger a resize mouse pointer.

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product-maker marceloaguero Jul 15 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker beyonderforce Jul 05 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker haertie Jul 04 2019 5 average
5 average
product-maker bridnour Jul 01 2019 10 the best
This is the first "dark theme" that I can see myself using on a daily basis.
product-maker aedrasil Jun 15 2019 10 the best
10 the bestThe perfekt and completest dark-theme. Thank you for the work!
product-maker AV1Aca May 15 2019 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker hsmmouse Apr 08 2019 9 excellent
From my point of view, it is one of the best dark theme.
product-maker fjuwoeg Mar 25 2019 9 excellent
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product-maker kooijman77 Mar 01 2019 9 excellent
+Favorite dark theme
product-maker charlie-henson Feb 17 2019 9 excellent
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product-maker 442206 Jan 25 2019 9 excellent
+I love this theme
product-maker amorpher Jan 16 2019 9 excellent
+ My Favorite Theme for the last year. I use it with Newaita icons.
product-maker mockroot Jan 16 2019 9 excellent
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product-maker jocixlinux Jan 16 2019 9 excellent
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product-maker celphor Dec 25 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker rcrittendon Dec 18 2018 9 excellent
+Fantastic Theme, awesome work, what a joy to use, thank you!
product-maker khandakershahi Dec 16 2018 9 excellent
+Nice Theme!
product-maker Franua Dec 15 2018 9 excellent
+Great theme! Soothing for eyes... Love it!
product-maker brique Nov 28 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker sunaku Nov 04 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker NOMIC82 Oct 28 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker kamathln Oct 10 2018 9 excellent
+Finally a sane dark theme which is 1) is elegant 2) differentiable widgets 3) Easy on the eyes. If I ever make a distro, this will be the default GTK3+ theme
product-maker AbeTheAbe Sep 17 2018 9 excellent
+Chrome theme is not working properly, I would prefer the same color as the rest of theme ( gray) for top panel instead of black and this theme desperately needs the compact version, thanks!
product-maker Adyel Jul 31 2018 9 excellent
+ Great Theme, Easy on the eye.
product-maker 1E1E1E Jul 27 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker scorici Jul 22 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker intro18 Jul 21 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker annoyingduck Jul 04 2018 9 excellent
+Most excellent work. Finally a suitable dark replacement. Running Arch w/XFCE, everything looks great so far.
product-maker ben2talk Jul 04 2018 9 excellent
+Not bad - after the 'Yltra' theme stopped working...
product-maker rafenator Jul 03 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker nand Jun 29 2018 9 excellent
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