Arc-BLACK [classic colors but darker] [support for GS-3.36]

GTK3 Themes black

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/rtlewis88/rtl88-Themes/tree/Arc-Black

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Description:

Arc-BLACK is a flat, dark-mode theme with transparent elements, for GTK, xfwm4, openbox-3, GNOME-Shell, and Cinnamon desktop environments. Black-on-black-on-black, with the signature Arc-Blue, right where you expect it.

The new rankings are still coming in for 2020, and the entire Arc suite, found here and on our other opendesktop pages, enjoys another #1 & also a #6 spot in the GTK Linux world - according to top Linux/GTK sites: 'itsfoss,' and ubuntupit Thanks again faithful users! https://itsfoss.com/best-gtk-themes/ https://www.ubuntupit.com/best-mate-themes-for-linux/

Arc-BLACK also has matching Icons and Folders here.
To check them out, go to:
https://www.pling.com/p/1326508/

Arc theme is 2020's most popular theme, as it has been for the past few years, according to major sources: (August 2, 2019) https://www.ubuntupit.com/top-15-best-gnome-shell-themes-gnome-desktop/. As such, the well-embraced standard Arc theme has always been available in the three variants of Arc, Arc-Dark, and Arc-Darker; but, at last, a measurably even darker black Arc has arrived on the GTK+ scene. Even at it dimmest, the earlier Arc variants have never quite satisfied those who need the lights turned down real low, but this black variant should fix all of that.

The black Arc desktop theme darkens only six elements, on the whole, but where it happens makes all the difference. Significantly, keeping the official Arc hues, contrasts, and structure wholly intact was foremost in this project's objective. Thus, nothing is altered one tiny bit in those crucial areas - as the existent, intact, Arc hues are pragmatically darkened.

Moreover, the signature Arc-Blue hue is not darkened or altered in any way via the new Arc-BLACK variant. The goal was invariably to keep Arc as we know it, while merely darkening the elements necessary to align with the brightness values more associated with what heavy users demand from dark themes. We hope we achieved that for you.

Special thanks to horst3180 at: https://github.com/horst3180/Arc-theme, for initially advancing Arc, and for inspiration. Further thanks to NicoHood at: https://github.com/NicoHood/arc-theme, for keeping Arc alive and great, more currently.


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.

If installing manually, make sure to install the dependency: "Murrine theme engine" if you do not already have it; and update your GTK+packages if you have not.

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

17-10-20: Version 1.8.7 3 days ago

This update modified the Arc-BLACK (3.36) flavor variant, Here the GS "Frequent" & "All" controller arm's "active/checked" element had it's white hue replaced with the theme's Arc-blue hue values (same values as selection and indicators' color). This enhancement has already been applied to the other two flavor variants. Commit: cc215c

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salexandarz

1 month ago

10 10 the best
Blackest is great!

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rtl88

1 month ago

Thank you!

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tjgordon

1 month ago

8 8 great

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rtl88

1 month ago

Thanks!

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sinesio46

1 month ago

Blackest is so perfect for me, I love it, and finally found one with matching arc icons! Thanks!

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sinesio46

1 month ago

10 10 the best

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rtl88

1 month ago

Thanks!

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dima1911

3 months ago

10 10 the best

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rtl88

1 month ago

Thank you!

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yolifromcc

4 months ago

Yay for dotted lines, there supposed to be there, brilliant (old nag) ~ lol.

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peppermint

4 months ago

Call me an old nag, but I still think you should remove the dotted lines in the scroll areas. They are useless and the themes look so much better without them, because you have some really awesome themes.

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lucasq

5 months ago

9 9 excellent

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rtl88

5 months ago

Thanks!

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andrijoe

5 months ago

10 10 the best

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rtl88

5 months ago

Thank you very much!

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sdmf

5 months ago

10 10 the best

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rtl88

5 months ago

Thanks a bunch!

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scoson

6 months ago

8 8 great
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rtl88

6 months ago

Thanks!

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imperhelp

10 months ago

10 10 the best

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bealsc

10 months ago

10 Excellent! Looking forward to the color variants. Not sure what colors you will use, but it would be nice to have a selection of colors close to the gnome-colors icon set. This theme matches GNOME-Brave(blue) nicely. Dust(brown), Human(orange), Illustrious(magenta?), Noble(purple), Wine(red), and Wise(green) remain. One very minor inconsistency: the text when clicking on the File, Edit, etc. menu in GTK2 apps e.g. Pale Moon, is still black text on blue BG. Keep up the great work, you're killing it.

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rtl88

10 months ago

Yep, all of that is in the works; I appreciate the hue suggestions! I'll go over your palette again tomorrow.

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bealsc

10 months ago

That's awesome, thanks! I look forward to seeing the results.

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rtl88

10 months ago

The first 7 colors are up (go look). I may do something different with the 'Kiwi... and make it a forest-green (your opinion?). No dust or wine, yet; but I wanted to get started with these (fairly) well-tested variants.

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bealsc

10 months ago

I think Kiwi looks fine as-is, but forest does sound interesting, so whatever you decide is cool by me.

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17-10-20: Version 1.8.7 3 days ago

This update modified the Arc-BLACK (3.36) flavor variant, Here the GS "Frequent" & "All" controller arm's "active/checked" element had it's white hue replaced with the theme's Arc-blue hue values (same values as selection and indicators' color). This enhancement has already been applied to the other two flavor variants. Commit: cc215c

08-10-20: Version 1.8.6 12 days ago

This update modified the Arc-BLACK (standard) flavor variant, Here the "Frequent" & "All" controller arm's "active/checked" element had it's white hue replaced with the theme's Arc-blue hue values (same values as selection and indicators' color). Commit: 4713e8

26-09-20: Version 1.8.5 23 days ago

This update modified the Arc-BLACKEST flavor variant, Here the "Frequent" & "All" controller arm had it's white hue replaced with the theme's Arc-blue hue values (same values as selection and indicators' color). Commit: 61d6b0

17-09-20: Version 1.8.4 1 month ago

This update sees the Arc-BLACKEST flavor variant get enhancements. Here, the base hue was applied to the GS "Frequent" & "All" control-buttons. The result is the hover effects switch from the Arc-blue hue to white, with button text color switching to opposing Arc-blue and white color at the same time, All other varieties of the Arc-Black theme have already, or will, receive the same enhancement via future update. Commit: 53b368

09-09-20: Version 1.8.3 1 month ago

This update modifies the 'BLACKEST' flavor variant. Here, the classic Arc base hue is added to the App-Grid search-window selection-text. Previously, this element rendered a pure-white hue. Commit: 43ef1a

02-09-20: Version 1.8.2 1 month ago

This update modifies the standard (black) flavor variant. Here, the classic Arc base hue is added to the App-Grid search-selection text. Previously, this element rendered a gray/white hue. Commit: 66236a

02-09-20: Version 1.8.2 1 month ago

This update modifies the standard (black) flavor variant. Here, the classic Arc base hue is added to the App-Grid search-selection text. Previously, this element rendered a gray/white hue. Commit: 66236a

21-08-20: Version 1.8.1 1 month ago

This update modifies all three flavor variants. Here, the classic Arc base hue is added to the App-Grid search window text. Previously, this element rendered a gray/white hue. Commit: 2903ee

09-08-20: Version 1.8 2 months ago

This update sees modifications to both Arc-BLACK-3.36 and Arc-BLACKEST flavor variants. Here, the GS "Frequent" and "All" text, per the App-View-Controller, switches from white to the theme's base hue - depending on "active" status. Commit: 6e6e92

22-07-20: Version 1.7.9 2 months ago

This update see the 'active' (pressed/engaged) element of the scrollbars and sliders modified for all three flavor variants. Here, the color values of the theme's orange/red hue (close button) are applied to these elements, where they once were white. Commit: ec4e6e.

04-07-20: Version 1.7.8 2 months ago

This update sees all three flavor variants get enhancements. Here, each of the flavor's base hue was applied to the GS App-Grid page control elements (big dots on right side). Previously, these elements rendered white. Commit: fb2aa2

26-06-20: Version 1.7.7 2 months ago

This update see the 'hover' element of the scrollbars and sliders modified for Arc-BLACKEST GS and the Arc-Black-3.36 GS variants. Here, for differentiation, a deeper (more saturated) value of the base-blue hue is applied to these elements, where they once were white. This enhancement has already been applied to standard variant, via earlier update. Commit: 497cd7.

08-06-20: Version 1.7.6 2 months ago

This update see upgrades for all three theme variants. Here, the GS top-bar and panel text were brightened. This enhancement measurably improves readability. Commit: d1af33.

08-06-20: Version 1.7.5 2 months ago

This update see scrollbars and sliders modified for Arc-BLACKEST GS. Here, the base-blue hue is applied to these elements, where they once were white. This enhancement has already been applied to other two variants, via earlier update. Commit: 226c54.

30-05-20: Version 1.7.4 2 months ago

Introduced Arc-BLACKEST-3.36 to suite.

21-05-20: Version 1.7.3 2 months ago

This update modifies the 3.36 variant. Here, the classic Arc base hue is added to the search window selection-text. Previously, the element rendered a gray/white hue. This enhancement was performed on the other version during earlier update. Commit: 553a05

10-05-20: Version 1.7.2 2 months ago

This update modifies the 3.36 variant. Here, the classic Arc base hue is added to the App-Grid search window text. Previously, this element rendered a gray/white hue. Commit: 7ac92e

01-05-20: Version 1.7.1 2 months ago

Arc-Black-3.36 underwent modifications to scrollbars, sliders, and handles in the GNOME-Shell. Here, the base Arc hue replaces the previously gray hue, vis-a-vis the "Active" elemental rendering. Commit: c540c4

24-04-20: Version 1.7 2 months ago

This update sees a complete reconstruction, and addition of new variant. Modifications include 423 changes and additions, across all platforms, save for GTK2. This exhaustive upgrade was due to major shifts in the ecosystem, namely the arrival of GNOME 3.36. Since most users are still on earlier versions, the original variant will still be retained, and refreshed, for the foreseeable future. Commit: ec73ad

15-04-20: Version 1.6.1 2 months ago

Arc-Black underwent modifications to scrollbars, sliders, and handles in the GNOME-Shell. Here, the base Arc hue replaces the previously gray hue, vis-a-vis the "Active" elemental rendering; whereas a darker version of the base Arc hue replaces the previously white hue, vis-a-vis the "Hover" elemental rendering. Commit: 17ae59

08-04-20: Version 1.6 2 months ago

Arc-Black underwent modifications to app indicators in the GNOME-Shell. Here, a lighter version of the base Arc hue replaces the previously white elements Commit: bcac53

30-03-20: Version 1.5.9 2 months ago

Arc-Black underwent color and architectural modifications to both Plank theme and the GNOME-Shell. The changes vis-a-vis GNOME beautifies and improves functionality in menu elements, by adding the base Arc hue to selection events. Commit: ea7744

23-12-19: Version 1.5.8 9 months ago

Arc-Black underwent color modifications to dock themes and gtk.gresource. These tweaks temper saturation vis-a-vis accent colored elements, e.g., check-boxes and radios. The result improves definition and adds a slightly lighter hex value to these elements. Commit: 63fd2b

15-12-19: Version 1.5.7 10 months ago

Arc-Black underwent 65 color modifications, across all platforms, save gnome-shell. These tweaks enhance saturation vis-a-vis accent colored elements, e.g., check-boxes and radios. The result improves definition and adds beauty to these elements.

06-12-19: Version 1.5.6 10 months ago

Arc-Black underwent 14 modifications, with 4 files added, to include: 1 change to plank; 2 changes to gtk-2.0; and 11 changes to gnome-shell.

29-11-19: Version 1.5.5 10 months ago

Arc-Black underwent 29 modifications, to include 4 changes to xfwm4; 6 changes to gtk/gnome default docks/panels; 1 change to plank; 1 change to openbox-3; 3 changes to metacity-1; 1 change to gtk-3.0; and 13 changes to cinnamon. The primary outcome of this update efficaciously adds more saturation and depth to the Arc-Blue hue on 'selected' and 'scroll-over' events.

20-11-19: Version 1.5.4 11 months ago

Only one modification via this update; but it is meaningful. All non-gtk-3 platforms will now have pure-white scroll-over/selected text, instead of the traditional dark blue-grey (gtk-3 based platforms had this change last update). This element change was due to user demands.

13-11-19: Version 1.5.3 11 months ago

43 modifications , including 1 to plank, 1 to gtk-3.0, 38 to gtk-2.0, 1 gnome-shell, and 2 to cinnamon. Namely assets, color tweaks for gtk-2 were at the forefront of this update.

04-11-19: Version 1.5.2 11 months ago

41 modifications in total , including, 1 change to plank; 1 change to gtk-3.0; 38 changes to gtk-2.0: 4 changes to menubar-toolbar; 34 changes to assets; 2 changes to cinnamon: 1 light assets, 1 message.svg.

24-10-19: Version 1.5.1 11 months ago

Various Assets Tweaks, Radio-Buttons Color Tweaks, Header and Standard Button Color Tweaks, and Active-Text Color Tweaks for GTK2, GTK3, and Cinnamon.

15-10-19: Version 1.5 1 year ago

Assets Tweaks and Rebuild

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