Carapace Graphite

Gnome Shell Themes and black minimalism white

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Description:

Carapace Graphite is a B/W, dark, stylish and minimalistic theme. Just like Carapace (and Carapace Ardent) it is using one of the most awesome fonts ever - Lato.

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If you don't yet have Lato search for "ttf-google-fonts-typewolf" in your package manager or go to: typewolf.com/google-fonts ... Or just get it here.
-- If you download it then extract the archive in: ~/.local/share/fonts


I have split this theme into three Overview-variants:

1) The normal Carapace Zoomed out Overview (which is showcased above)
- Screenshot

2) A traditional (or classic) Overview
- Screenshot

3) Another zoomed out Overview but which has slightly curved corners and is more transparent around the edges
- Screenshot


!Also - Those Overview-variants are available with two types of docks. The slim dock (shown in the presentation) and the Pantheon-ish dock.
- Screenshot


::: Installation :::

Method one:
1) Extract and put Carapace in either ~/.themes/ or ~/.local/share/themes/
2) Select Carapace from Gnome Tweak Tool

Method two:
1) Pick the downloaded archive directly from within Tweak Tool and it'll extract and do the rest for you.


::: Required Extensions :::

- User themes
- Dash to Dock


::: Useful Extensions :::

- OpenWeather
-- Because while the Gnome weather-program is cool, your location might not be there.

- Mconnect
-- Any KDE Connect user needs this :-D

- Custom Corner
-- Creates more freedom

- Blyr
-- Adds blurred background for the Overview


::: NOT Recommended Extensions :::

- Carapace has a built-in responsive panel. So an panel-altering extension is not needed, and for the full experience not recommended whatsoever.


::: Other than that :::

- Have fun and rate it up if you like my work... Or Pling me... Or buy me a cup of coffee: paypal.me/hackan301
:-D


Cheers!
Last changelog:

| 2018.11.16 | 3 days ago

* Remade the dock again, this time to give it a border, curved edges and a bit of shadow. It is something I had been planning to do for so long but never gotten around to before now :-D
* Remade the Activities button ( Gnome-foot). It is a bit larger and has better shadow.
* Adjusted spacing and padding in the overview
* Corrected a "bug" in the Task Switcher which hid the more programs/windows arrows

If you are also a fan of the colored theme variants I am going to bring them up to speed with Carapace Graphite this weekend :-)

pr0tocol

10 days ago

Gorgeous theme. A few things:
1) My dock isn't as thin as yours when I install this theme. It's thicker by default. Is there a way to fix this?
2) What wallpaper is that?
3) What GTK theme would you suggest with this?

Amazing work!

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hackan301

10 days ago

Thank you!

I made the dock bigger in the last update. I will upload versions with the thin dock in a moment.

The wallpaper is just a random wallpaper I found on duckduckgo. Search for "black and white forest wallpaper" :-)

As far as GTK themes go I personally like macish things. But I think you cannot go wrong with either Adapta or Arc Darker ;-)

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MichSt

1 month ago

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MichSt

1 month ago

Fedora 28, gnome shell 3.28.2. Very beautiful theme. Unfortunately causes a fatal gnome-shell crash.

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hackan301

1 month ago

Did you try the traditional overview variant or the regular one?

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MichSt

1 month ago

I tried both versions. Maybe this is due to some extensions? My extensions - Frippery Applications Menu, Clipboard Indicator, Dash to Dock, TaskBar, TopIcons Plus, User Themes, Volume Mixer.

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MichSt

1 month ago

Yes. TaskBar - incompatible with this theme.

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hackan301

1 month ago

Ah ok, I was going to ask about what extensions you were using. I will take a look into TaskBar when I have a moment to spare.

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Baemir

1 month ago

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marlonmrnn

1 month ago

+awesome looks and supportive dev

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marlonmrnn

1 month ago

how can i remove that horrendous gray square(like a background) in the activities overview? a simple blur would be awesome

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hackan301

1 month ago

I added a variant without the "gray square". If you want a blurred background then you can use the Blyr-extension.

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marlonmrnn

1 month ago

thank you so much for the support.
-but the square still there, it fills the whole screen though. Is it possible to make it 100% transparent (without the grey background)?
I believe that would be awesome with the blyr :b
Again, thank you very much. Everything else looks astonishing.

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hackan301

1 month ago

Haha thank you :-) I have put down HOOUUURSSSS at this ;-)

I have made an update to the Traditional Overview-variant.

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fabrizioso

1 month ago

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livez

1 month ago

+ Good job, is beautifull!!

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hackan301

1 month ago

Thank you! :-)

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Glayers

1 month ago

If you widen the button border to 2(px) and set the hex to "255,255,255,0.25" it will draw the buttons without tearing around the edges .
Arc shell theme could use this adjustment .

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Glayers

1 month ago

I find the 0.15 at (2px) tends to draw the buttons smoother just an amiture with a suggestion .
Great work an the theme !!!

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hackan301

1 month ago

Not sure exactly which buttons you mean...I don't notice any tearing on my retina screen. Can you give a specific example?

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digigato

2 months ago

Hello! How can I download this theme? No files are listed :(

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hackan301

1 month ago

That sounds very strange. You have two places where you can download: The blue Download-button on your upper-right or click on the files tab above the description... If you can't see those then maybe try a different web browser.

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dayfuaim

3 months ago

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| 2018.11.16 | 3 days ago

* Remade the dock again, this time to give it a border, curved edges and a bit of shadow. It is something I had been planning to do for so long but never gotten around to before now :-D
* Remade the Activities button ( Gnome-foot). It is a bit larger and has better shadow.
* Adjusted spacing and padding in the overview
* Corrected a "bug" in the Task Switcher which hid the more programs/windows arrows

If you are also a fan of the colored theme variants I am going to bring them up to speed with Carapace Graphite this weekend :-)

| 2018.11.12 | 7 days ago

* Worked on Overview
* Ajusted the active-color for the dock

| 2018.11.10 | 9 days ago

Pretty excited about this update. Been working on the following:
* shades
* Overview
* Totally remade the dock. It also now has new types of indicators for running programs - The more windows the wider the indicator gets.
I personally think it's sexy as hell :-D
* Also, renamed the theme variants so you can easily switch between the variants you install

| 2018.11.09 | 11 days ago

This is a pretty huge update, bringing an even more polished Carapace!
I have done more this last month than I can write down in this changelog. But in short:

* I have gone through the code to optimize and make the theme more efficient - It should fly now on your Gnome Shell :-)

* I have redisgned many components to make Carapace more elegant

* I have gone with a more Pantheon-like look for the dock. Feel free to let me know if you miss the old, slim, one. I could make a separate version for it if so ;-)

Enjoy!

| 05.10.2018 | 1 month ago

I have worked on...
* tuning sizes and shades of borders
* adjusted colors of the Overview
* I believe in choice, haha, so a new Overview-variant is available :-D Check out the screenshots and compare ;-)

| 03.10.2018 | 1 month ago

Many updates these days, seems I have itchy fingers, haha

* Made the outlining of the zoomed out overview finer.
* Made the color for volume Overdrive orange - This will be the only non-gray-tone in this theme. The though I have with that is that it might be extra important to point out when your speakers are at risk of getting damaged, so orange it is :-D

| 03.10.2018 | 1 month ago

I have added a slightly curved radius to both the Traditional and the Zoomed out Overview-vairnats.
Just trying it out, let me know what you think :-)

| 02.10.2018 | 1 month ago

I added a variant of Carapace Graphite with a more traditional Overview... for those of you who aren't too crazy about the Zoomed out effect.

| 28.09.2018 | 1 month ago

* Adjusted the colors for Task Switcher... it is pretty sexy now :-D
* Fixed the colors for the brightness and volume -bars in the system-menu (which got affected by a Gnome Shell update recently, if you are not on bleeding edge you won't notice any difference)
* Fixed icon shadowing for focused list search results

| 23.09.2018 | 1 month ago

Been polishing a bit including...
* Remade a few graphical elements for retina dispays
* Adjusted grayscale colors
* Adjusted font weights and sizes

Hope you like this update :-)

| 11.08.2018 | 3 months ago

Did some work on the Task Switcher. It is now b/w and has a nice neutral color for the panel which works pretty well on both light and dark gtk-themes.

It may take a second to punch up the Task Switcher due to, I suppose, that I am doing the switcher in fullscreen rather than just having a "normal" list in the center.

Hope you'll enjoy it :-)

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