Carapace Graphite Original

Gnome Shell Themes and black minimalism white

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/HackaN/Carapace-Graphite

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Description:

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Note: Since Gnome Shell 3.32 some things have changed.

Latest version (2.8) is for Gnome Shell 3.32 and you must use a panel transparency extension with this version.
Look below for my suggestion on useful extensions

! If you have an earlier version of Gnome Shell you should use version 2.7
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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 :::

- Dynamic Panel Transparency
-- Because transparent panel is awesome (only required with version > 2.8)

- 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 Graphite (version 2.7) 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:

| 2019.04.14 | 5 months ago

And so, here it is - The theme is packed with a script which you will have to run prior to applying the theme in Tweak Tool (otherwise it'll just look weird)

The idea is to make my job a whole lot easier, so instead of packing six different versions of Carapace I have now two:
1) The stock (if you will) version which is what most people seem to have gone for judging by the number of downloads
2) The Tweak version which will allow you to easily set up your dock and overview the way you want them to be

Howto:
When you unpack the theme you will see a file called "Carapace_Setup.sh" in Carapace-Graphite-Tweaker/gnome-shell
Open a Terminal and drop "Carapace_Setup.sh" on it, hit enter and follow the instructions on screen
That's it.

Enjoy tweaking! :-D

j800r

4 months ago

Fantastic job with this. I love the personal touch in the script. Never had so much fun configuring something in terminal. ;)

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hackan301

4 months ago

Haha thank you so much for that feedback, lovely :-D

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jocixlinux

5 months ago

9 +

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aleskva

6 months ago

3 -Same issues like with the bright theme

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hackan301

5 months ago

I have corrected the issue :-)

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atellezf

8 months ago

9 +

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pr0tocol

10 months 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 months 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

11 months ago

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MichSt

11 months ago

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

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hackan301

11 months ago

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

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MichSt

11 months ago

Yes. TaskBar - incompatible with this theme.

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hackan301

11 months 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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MichSt

11 months 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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Baemir

11 months ago

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marlonmrnn

11 months ago

9 +awesome looks and supportive dev

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marlonmrnn

11 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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

11 months ago

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livez

11 months ago

9 + Good job, is beautifull!!

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hackan301

11 months ago

Thank you! :-)

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Glayers

11 months 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

11 months 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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| 2019.04.14 | 5 months ago

And so, here it is - The theme is packed with a script which you will have to run prior to applying the theme in Tweak Tool (otherwise it'll just look weird)

The idea is to make my job a whole lot easier, so instead of packing six different versions of Carapace I have now two:
1) The stock (if you will) version which is what most people seem to have gone for judging by the number of downloads
2) The Tweak version which will allow you to easily set up your dock and overview the way you want them to be

Howto:
When you unpack the theme you will see a file called "Carapace_Setup.sh" in Carapace-Graphite-Tweaker/gnome-shell
Open a Terminal and drop "Carapace_Setup.sh" on it, hit enter and follow the instructions on screen
That's it.

Enjoy tweaking! :-D

| 2019.04.12 | 5 months ago

First I have to say I am sorry I haven't gotten around to this update until just now.
Since Gnome Shell 3.32 some things have changed:
* The clock got really weirdly colored for some reason. That is fixed.
* #panel.solid seems to have been removed so now the built-in transparency is gone. But if you install a panel transparency extension you can solve that. I have put down a fair bit of work on getting the shade and top-edge to still be there during transparency. It works pretty good with: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/1011/dynamic-panel-transparency/

I am just uploading this one version of Carapace Graphite (because it is seriously hard work to save and pack several versions every time I update) and right now working on a little script which I intend will let you set up Carapace on your own. I hope it'll be up in a couple of days, if not during this weekend.

Until then, enjoy Carapace Graphite Zoomed out Overview with Pantheonish Dock :-D


Cheers!

| 2018.11.22 | 9 months ago

* Fixed panel paddings
* Ajusted wallpaper edge

| 2018.11.20 | 9 months ago

* Fixed a big in search-results which made it impossible to autoscroll results with arrow-keys. It somehow feels more natural to step through the results with keys so this is a pretty nice bug fix :-)
* Adjusted panel-frames
* Fixed padding issue with program-folders

| 2018.11.16 | 10 months 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 | 10 months ago

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

| 2018.11.10 | 10 months 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 | 10 months 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 | 11 months 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 | 11 months 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 | 11 months 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 | 11 months 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 | 11 months 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 | 11 months 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 | 1 year 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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product-maker jocixlinux Apr 13 2019 9 excellent
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product-maker aleskva Mar 18 2019 3 bad
-Same issues like with the bright theme
product-maker atellezf Jan 14 2019 9 excellent
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product-maker MichSt Oct 03 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker Baemir Oct 03 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker marlonmrnn Oct 02 2018 9 excellent
+awesome looks and supportive dev
product-maker fabrizioso Sep 29 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker livez Sep 23 2018 9 excellent
+ Good job, is beautifull!!
product-maker dayfuaim Aug 14 2018 9 excellent
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product-maker Count: 4 Rating: 5.0
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