Prof-XFCE-theme

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes xfce

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/paullinuxthemer/Prof-XFCE-theme

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Description:

Prof-XFCE-theme

Made by paulxfce


Call me old-fashioned, but I do not like all the dark themes out there. My focus is this:

A pleasing, clear and easy-on-the-eyes theme that is meant for those who use the Gnome/XFCE-desktop professionally on a daily basis.

The focus in this theme is usability and compatibility: GTK-2 applications and GTK-3 applications look virtually the same.

This is a XFCE-Edition of Prof-Gnome-theme.
NEW: support for Nemo in XFCE-desktop.



IMPORTANT:

This theme is developed for the XFCE DE. It works on XFCE 4.14 combined with GTK3.22 to GTK3.29, and GTK3.32/34.

How to install:

Download the theme,

Just copy the extracted file to a '.themes'-folder you make in your home directory.

Then use Window-Managerl and select the theme.
Use Appearance and select the theme.

LOG OUT AND BACK IN for changes to take full effect !


Comments

Please comment if you see things broken, or want differently. I will post fixes as soon as possible.

Updates:

Major refinements in version 2.0, see changelog
Version 2.1 adds support for NEMO
Last changelog:

Updated theme ta add support for NEMO-filemanager 6 months ago

Updated theme ta add support for NEMO-filemanager

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jadzi

1 month ago

10 At last decided to change the look of my XFCE4 -- this theme goes best for me. Thanks!

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wizetek

3 months ago

Alt-Tab doesn't highlight the selected running application in Xfce 4.14 (gtk2 2.24.32-2, gtk3 1:3.24.16-1, Arch Linux)

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kujaw

5 months ago

10 10 the best

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armageddon51

6 months ago

10 10 the best theme around, hand down.

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paulxfce

6 months ago

thanks

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armageddon51

6 months ago

Thank you very much for your hard work, A few comments on this version, if I may. It is all a matter of taste actually.
I prefer the larger titlebar and preferably change its MAC-OS gray for another matching color for a change. The bottom bar is unnecessarily too large and a smaller one could make room for more content in the main windows (nemo)
The top rounded corners are pretty rough and the saw-tooth pattern clearly visible. I am not a fan of dark panel since it also render invisible the tray icons from my theme. As a matter of preference, I think I will stick with your previous version for now.
TX

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paulxfce

6 months ago

In XFWM4-theme the rough-pattern is identical in the previous (larger) window-theme. It is a longstanding issue with a (very) outdated XFWM4-window-manager, as it uses graphical (xpm's) elements to draw the window. Gnome or Vala are far better windowmanagers in this regard. Also, to provide enough thickness in the window-frame, the roundness is more pronounced. The window-frame needs to be tick enough so there is room for the resize-button-area.
So these are all compromises one must take to make a usable window-frame...

The dark panel does have a problem: there are not many decent icon-themes that work on dark panels. Which is not really my fault...
I will upload a version with the old (white) panel shortly. The larger titlebar is something you can choose yourself in the window-manager.

Nemo has no been on my list, really, because it is not a standard app in the XFCE-desktop. There is no code provided for nemo.

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armageddon51

6 months ago

The sawtooth corners seems to be recurrent on almost all themes. I notice the larger the top band, the more it is apparent.
I note that you upload the white panel already. Thanks

For the icons, I found the Korla set to match your theme very well. It is even better because it include 3 sets for dark or light panels.

As for Nemo, your themes works perfectly as is. So no special treatment needed.

Tx

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paulxfce

6 months ago

Version 2.1 adds support for NEMO.

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armageddon51

6 months ago

Wow ! Perfect ! On nemo, the smaller buttons, the dark highlight on the selected top buttons, new top band matching color, the smaller bottom band. Plus light and dark themes. There is nothing else to had. It's a work of love.I update three machines now. I use Zorin xfce on a very old mini laptop and your theme works much better then their default "all white" theme.

Thank you very much.

P.S Great idea to produce different themes names-versions which works independently. We can use all the versions to compare and chose any.

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paulxfce

6 months ago

You're welcome..

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krig

6 months ago

10 10 the best

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bealsc

6 months ago

Excellent job on v2.0 it's better than ever now. The dark panel and Whisker Menu are a nice touch.

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paulxfce

6 months ago

Thanks, I really tried to give whisker a modern look

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ganeshedge

6 months ago

10 10 the best

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paulxfce

6 months ago

Thanks

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bealsc

7 months ago

10 Looks good and performance is speedy. No problems yet (Debian 10 stable with XFCE 4.14). Nice work.

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paulxfce

7 months ago

Thanks, performance should be good. Because gtk3 uses minimal graphics.

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dobriii

7 months ago

10 10 the best

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paulxfce

7 months ago

thanks

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armageddon51

8 months ago

Yes you kept your word. Port to xfce, excellent. Thanks

I was looking at your others themes and a lot are for gnome only. They look very professional. It will be awesome if some of those could be port to XFCE, like Arongin, Telinkrin and my preferred one, Orangini. I notice that you have a preference for grey but it will be fun to explore others colours. It is really an art to pick a pleasing matching colours set. Btw, I don't like either all those dark themes which are moving to full black. Who use that ?

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paulxfce

8 months ago

The thing is: you can not achieve the same level of theming with XFCE. Nautilus is allot easier to change than Thunar. XFCE-applications are more difficult to modify in CSS than Gnome-applications.
Things are changing however, as XFCE moved to GTK3. But most distributions stick to old fashioned applications. Still using GTK2 or QT, it is horrendously difficult to unify the look.
Themingwise my focus (lately) is to mimimize the graphics: this theme's GTK3- buttons, for example, are almost entirely written in CSS. Buttons, titlebuttons, sliders switches,... are pure CSS. This is meant to increase the snappiness of the theme. Next, this theme also uses REM (instead of pixels) at key-places , so it is better at changing, when you choose to increase the scaling.

Colourful themes ? Perhaps. I do prefer an easy-to-eyes-colorpallet.

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armageddon51

8 months ago

Ok Paul, your call. I understand that it is not an easy task.
I think the most popular distros which have an Xfce DE have move to GTK3. (Manjaro, Mint, Ubuntu ?). I use Manjaro Xfce with Nemo (Thunar is pretty doll). I note the colourful themes that you create on pling. I am pretty bored with all those grey MAC alike themes. That's why I was asking for different colours. Not to critic the others developers by so far, there is a lot of uninspiring themes.

Thanks !

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redix

8 months ago

10 10 the best

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paulxfce

8 months ago

thank you

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Updated theme ta add support for NEMO-filemanager 6 months ago

Updated theme ta add support for NEMO-filemanager

Added a version with a ormal white bottom panel, and standard whisker menu. 6 months ago

Added a version with a ormal white bottom panel, and standard whisker menu.

New Panel, Whisker and Notify, smaller titlebar 6 months ago

Please visit my Gnome-Prof-theme changelog for changes in Version 2.0.
In this XFCE-edition there is:
- a new (smaller) XFWM4-titlebar-theme
- a completely rewritten (dark) panel, Whisker and -notification bubbles that now look as one theme
- padding here and there to make the UI less clunky.

Upload new version 7 months ago

Smaller radio-and checkbuttons, switch. And a solution for Gedit-search problem

Update to correct error not showing the focused button in dialogs 8 months ago

Update to correct error not showing the focused button in dialogs

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product-maker jadzi May 14 2020 10 the best
At last decided to change the look of my XFCE4 -- this theme goes best for me. Thanks!
product-maker kujaw Jan 14 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker armageddon51 Dec 15 2019 10 the best
10 the best theme around, hand down.
product-maker krig Dec 14 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker ganeshedge Dec 13 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker bealsc Nov 16 2019 10 the best
Looks good and performance is speedy. No problems yet (Debian 10 stable with XFCE 4.14). Nice work.
product-maker dobriii Nov 16 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker redix Nov 05 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker fblais Nov 04 2019 10 the best
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