Solarized-Light-and-Dark GNOME-Shell [all new this update]

Gnome Shell Themes dark gnome light night shell

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/rtlewis88/rtl88-Themes/tree/Solarized-Light-and-Dark-GNOME-Shell

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Description:

A GNOME-Shell - Light and Dark Mode Theme - Based on the Official Color Pallet Created by Ethan Schoonover.

Solarized Deluxe Icons, Folders, and Animated Cursors are available here at:
https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1312499/

Solarized Matching GTK Light & Dark Themes are available here at:
https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1309911/
https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1311022/

Solarized Light and Dark Modes - as originally created by Ethan Schoonover - are the highly valued color schemes for code editors and terminal emulators. These GNOME-Shell dark-mode-schemes strictly adhere to Ethan Schoonover's original color scheme, which has been published for many major applications, with some including the scheme pre-installed. Coders and GUI users, alike, know that - once you try Solarized-Dark - it is hard to go back to anything else.

In His Own Words:

"Solarized is a sixteen color palette (eight monotones, eight accent colors) designed for use with terminal and gui applications. It has several unique properties. I designed this colorscheme with both precise CIELAB lightness relationships and a refined set of hues based on fixed color wheel relationships. It has been tested extensively in real world use on color calibrated displays (as well as uncalibrated/intentionally miscalibrated displays) and in a variety of lighting conditions." https://ethanschoonover.com/solarized/

The GNOME-Shell theme represents a careful blending of modernized Numix elements, in tandem with those of minimalist artist Rafa Capoci, theme designer Wojciech Kalinowski, and full-stack web-developer/themer Pavel Agarkov, with an overlay of the original standard Solarized theming created by Ethan Schoonover.


Manual Installation Is Easy:

1) Extract the "tar.xz" file into your "~/.themes/" folder - to install for current user only - or into the "/usr/share/themes/" folder - for the theme to be applied globally. 2) Use the GNOME Tweak Tool or an equivalent app to enable it for your desktop.

Logging out and then logging back in may be necessary on some operating systems to fully implement themes.
Last changelog:

13-12-19 version 1.9 10 months ago

Both Light and Dark variants underwent a complete rebuild.

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cllrofwar

6 months ago

10 10 the best

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foobar

9 months ago

8 The great Solarized theme for Gnome Shell. Love it!

A little suggestion for improvement: The menu text is unfortunately white-grey instead of cyan as in the preview pictures.

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rtl88

9 months ago

jungman can be ruthless - lol.

@foobar, as I invariably suggest vis-a-vis these sorts of (specific) needs, just pm me, and let me know what you are looking for, in your scheme; and I'll see what I can do for you. Fair enough?

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rjungman

9 months ago

Hello, I am a developer for rtl88-Themes. This the way the theme will be for now. However, there is a new GNOME-Shell Solarized which I developed for our team, at the link below:

https://www.pling.com/p/1350648/

Perhaps one of the seven color variants will be to your liking. If not, please don't ask me to change any part of the color scheme for your personal tastes. We dropped what we were doing, the last time, to accommodate your new OS, and you did not even notice for nearly three weeks. And though it rendered your text perfectly, you still complain. No offense intended, we truly do hope to satisfy all of our users, just saying.

Best regards, Rikard Jungman.

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foobar

8 months ago

First of all: Thanks for your efforts! (I would also be happy to invite you for a beer here in Berlin.)
I was on holidays, so I didn't notice it earlier.

This was not intended as a complaint and I didn't want to appear ungrateful.

I'll check out the new color variants, thx.

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rtl88

8 months ago

@ foobar, check out this one, too: https://www.pling.com/p/1352834/

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soymicmic

10 months ago

9 9 excellent, great job!

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rtl88

10 months ago

Total rebuild to accommodate Ubuntu: 19.10 (others distros will notice a few nice tweaks too)

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foobar

10 months ago

I have a problem with the Solarized-Dark Gnome-Shell theme: https://imgur.com/2ZmtuF6 I can't read the text, because the text is too dark.

(I don't have this problem with the Light shell version.)

# gnome-shell --version
GNOME Shell 3.34.1

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rtl88

10 months ago

This is what it looks like, right now, on a GNOME tester machine:

https://cdn.pling.com/img/9/6/5/1/d0c659d84c5f5e08ea0305ffc36ba7c923ae.png

I also noticed you put up this rating and review:

https://cdn.pling.com/img/8/1/5/3/be9914254bd7f275c5efa585c4fea920487e.png

I'm not sure why your version of GNOME is doing that, but if you like the the full theme version of the shell, you can take the entire gnome-shell folder out of the theme's main folder and it will be just the shell at that point. Let me know, and thanks for the 10!

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foobar

10 months ago

Same problem when I'm using the shell theme from the full theme package (Solarized-Dark-GTK), GTK windows looking good, but shell doesn't: https://imgur.com/UrWowMA (I also just noticed the notification box: looks like it's mixing dark and light theme?)

thx for your help!

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foobar

10 months ago

I even tried it with a new fresh user account to be sure that I don't have any old conflicting configs.

Gnome: 3.34.1
Ubuntu: 19.10

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rtl88

10 months ago

Okay, I'll put my best member on it asap, and see if we can figure out what is happening on your box versus ours. Solarized is an important theme to a lot of people.

It hasn't been updated in a month, so perhaps we're just dealing with a match up challenge vis-a-vis your distro's 3.34.1. The tester machine, here, is openSUSE, what is yours, so we can go from there?

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foobar

10 months ago

> I even tried it with a new fresh user account to be sure that I don't have any old conflicting configs.

Gnome: 3.34.1
Ubuntu: 19.10

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rtl88

10 months ago

Good deal, Give us a day or so. Keep your notifications on, or check back in a day (or two at the most). If it is isolated to Ubuntu: 19.10, then a file will be added for that version of the distro. We've had to do that before, in similar situations. Thank you for the feedback, and use of the theme, foobar.

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foobar

9 months ago

Hi and happy new year! Any updates on this problem?

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rtl88

9 months ago

19 days ago: "Total rebuild to accommodate Ubuntu: 19.10"

Hundreds of happy users since:
https://www.pling.com/p/1317646/

Best of luck to you.

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rtl88

9 months ago

Sorry, here is the screenshot.
https://cdn.pling.com/img/6/0/7/b/77af5a6864b5826786bd70b05ae98eb096bb.png

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foobar

9 months ago

Ohh I missed that. Thank you so much for fixing it! I love this theme!

Small question: In the old version the menu text was cyan and now it's grey. Is this an intentional change? (I liked the cyan one more.)

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rjungman

11 months ago

The below comment doesn't make sense, it doesn't' say anything except that it is from a jealous competitor posing to be someone else, or their associate. I am proud to be an on-and-off again developer for rtl88-themes, and this obviously fabricated comment doesn't match what we see here, with the rest of the comments, or the hard work I have personally put into making so many details of this theme shine. The competitor never even mentioned whether the comment was for light or dark mode, or what icons they were supposedly using. Sad this is how some people must contribute to our shared world.

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yolifromcc

11 months ago

I agree! Solarized really isn't my thing, but I saw this comment running up the side of the feed, and had to install and see... for what it is worth, the both light & dark look perfect. I love how the whitish text text jumps out from the orange when you scroll on that light them. Yup, I use a lot of rtl88's dark themes, he/she keeps them updated and tight for me.

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rjungman

11 months ago

Thank you ma'am!

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xmrdo

11 months ago

1 terrible, text and icons barely visible,.

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dalunelleze

1 year ago

10 10 the best

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annafortys22

1 year ago

10 10 the best

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13-12-19 version 1.9 10 months ago

Both Light and Dark variants underwent a complete rebuild.

20-10-19: Version 1.6.9 1 year ago

Fresh builds per latest commit: 14-10-19

10-10-19: Version 1.6.8 1 year ago

Assets Adjustments

02-10-19: Version 1.6.7 1 year ago

Model Dialog Buttons Tweaks

24-09-19: Version 1.6.6 1 year ago

Border Adjustments

15-09-19: Version 1.6.5 1 year ago

Assets Adjustments

08-09-19: Version 1.6.3 1 year ago

Border Adjustments

31-08-19: Version 1.6.3 1 year ago

Assets Adjustments

22-08-19: Version 1.6.2 1 year ago

Text Adjustments

14-08-19: Version 1.6.1 1 year ago

Text Corrections

06-08-19 1 year ago

App-Grid Tweak.

28-07-19: Version 1.5.2 1 year ago

Assets Updates

19-07-19: Version 1.5.1 1 year ago

Shell, Dark-Mode Color Adjustments

10-07-19 1 year ago

Text and Menu Fixes

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product-maker cllrofwar Apr 17 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker foobar Jan 07 2020 8 great
The great Solarized theme for Gnome Shell. Love it! A little suggestion for improvement: The menu text is unfortunately white-grey instead of cyan as in the preview pictures.
product-maker soymicmic Dec 14 2019 9 excellent
9 excellent, great job!
product-maker xmrdo Oct 24 2019 1 ugh
terrible, text and icons barely visible,.
product-maker dalunelleze Sep 26 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker annafortys22 Aug 26 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker elf049 Jul 29 2019 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker carlosmongo Jul 28 2019 8 great
8 great
product-maker daveiess-kar Jul 21 2019 8 great
8 great
product-maker delish1 Jul 17 2019 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker GermaineF Jul 15 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker duke325 Jul 12 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker jimbanoos Jul 10 2019 10 the best
Thanks!
product-maker jack486 Jul 09 2019 9 excellent
useful
product-maker papa-dedeaux1 Jul 03 2019 10 the best
Big improvement from earlier versions, great work!
product-maker Base: 4 x 5.0 Ratings
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