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NEW! version: DeLorean-Dark-Themes-3.8(works in 3.6 too)Link

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Nov 26th:

  • Gtk2 is redesigned! ***NEW***
  • *Rebuilt almost entirely with SVG.

  • Xfce panel redisigned with sleek slim panels in mind
  • Openbox3 theme redisigned

  • Gnome-Shell-Theme still requires touch up to match the new design.

  • Requirements:
    • Gnome 3.6 *if you are using the Gnome Desktop

    • Gtk3-3.6*

    • gtk-engine-murrine- newer)

    • pixbuf-engine or the gtk(2)-engines package

    • gnome-themes-standard-3.5.*(provides the 'adwaita' theme)

    • Ubuntu, Linux Mint, & Ubuntu derivatives:
    • To add this PPA:
      - Copy and Paste the following in a terminal -
      For 12.10 Quantal Quetzal:
        sudo add-apt-repository ppa:killhellokitty/themes.ppa
        sudo apt-get update
        sudo apt-get install delorean-dark-theme-3.6
      For 13.04 Raring Ringtail:
        sudo add-apt-repository ppa:killhellokitty/themes.ppa
        sudo apt-get update
        sudo apt-get install delorean-dark-theme-3.6

    • Arch Linux install from AUR
      yaourt -S delorean-dark-theme-3.6

    • ALL other distrobutions
    • should download the version (delorean-dark-theme-3.6) from the top of this page. Unzip the archive, and copy the delorean-dark-theme-3.6 folder to /usr/share/themes/ *This theme can not be installed in ~/.themes. It will not work properly when installed within this directory!


    • Firefox Theme -- NEW for 3.6!

    • Thunderbird Theme Link
    • Download Here

    • Chromium Theme -- NEW
    • Download Here

    • Eclipse Theme -- NEW

    • Qt (KDE) Theme -- (The Qt(KDE) theme should no-longer be necessary. Gtk2 theme should be sufficient.)

    • Xfce & LXDE: Panel images are located in */delorean-dark-theme-3.6/gtk-2.0/panel. Choose the corresponding size to fit your Panel.

      Ubuntu Software Center: Make certain that you have the delorean-dark-theme-3.6 installed in '/usr/share/themes/' before you continue.
      1. First backup the original files. In terminal with root(administrator) privileges type the following:
      sudo cp /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/css/softwarecenter.css /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/css/softwarecenter.css.Original

      sudo cp /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/art/stipple.png /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/art/stipple.png.Original

      2. Copy over the new files. In terminal with root(administrator) privileges type the following:
      sudo cp /usr/share/themes/delorean-dark-theme-3.6/Software-Center/softwarecenter.css /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/css/softwarecenter.css

      sudo cp /usr/share/themes/delorean-dark-theme-3.6/Software-Center/stipple.png /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/art/stipple.png

      LinuxMint & Ubuntu with Unity: Slow Window Animations. Should you experience problems with window opening and closing animation the fix is to remove the 'metacity-theme-3.xml' file from the included 'metacity-1' folder.

    Wallpaper Sugestions:
    • 'Sexy Blue' by ShippD LINK.
    • 'Hint of Blue' by relhom LiINK.
    • 'Ubuntued' by Cláudio Novais LiINK.

    • 'F-Dark(Faenza)' by rodofr LiINK.


    9-24-12 -ver 2.42 Cinnamon version is 1.6 now. Changes for Nemo-file-browser introduced.
    9-26-12 -ver 2.44 TreeViews have been tweaked again, now the hover darkens and indents the views. Removed odd-row, even-row coloring from treeviews. Cursor in Text-Entry color is now blue and twice as thick as before, changed in both Gtk2 and Gtk3. Scale-Slider is FIXED! I removed the Unico-engine from the scale-slider. The scale-slider looks as intended in the Gnome-3.6 version! Firefox-theme fixed the missing background image from the start-page. Added Treeview, text-input, spinnbuttons theming it impoves DOM-inspector and Preferances-Window.
    9-27-12 -ver 2.46 Fixes, Fixes, Fixes! All buttons are rendering properly now. TreeviewHeaders are cleaned up. Final cleaning of scales. Cleaned up all(that i have found) backdrop windows widgets. And much much more...
    10-1-12 Added Arch Linux repo.
    10-3-12 -ver 2.48 Gtk2 progressbars are now solid to match Gtk3. Added Hover/Prelight attribute to Check and Radio Buttons. The ScrolledWindows and Frames are now drawing with the Unico-Engine. Posted Bug about crashing File-Roller to Launchpad (sidenote- this particular segfault was also happening with File-Roller in 11.04Ubuntu).
    10-5-12 -ver 2.49 Ubuntu Software Center theme files added. To install see the README inside the delorean-dark/Software-Center folder. --Ubuntu keeps changing how the software-center is drawn. This should fix it. Fixed the background text in Text-Entrys(finally). Adjusted the Scale-Slider-Button in 3.4 version. Soon will adjust 3.6 vers.
    10-14-12 -ver 2.50 Contacts app is now themed. Also the base color has been darkened.
    10-15-12 -ver 2.51 Fixed syntax in Contacts.
    10-16-12 -ver 2.52 Synaptic Package Manager, Fixed the Quick-Search-Entry. Now text is visible during search.
    10-16-12 -ver 2.53 Gnome-Shell is themed and working. There are still a few items I was unable to properly theme such as window lock, and GDM.(im using ubuntu Quantal to theme the gnome-shell and some of its functionality isn't working yet)
    10-21-12 -ver 2.55
    Menu-Items in Gtk's when hovered have been changed to match the gnome-shell look(light highlight when hovering over item).
    Metacity, fixed the appearance of the buttons when placed on the right side of window(I had been very unhappy with the previous look, this is much better). Cleaned up buttons both right and left side. Changed the pressed color of the buttons and gave tham better definition.
    Scrollbars, new scrollbars for both gtk2 and gtk3. I am much happier with these over the previous. Yes, they are kinda KDE retro looking, and I like em, and its much easier to determine the size/length of a scrolled-window with this style. This theme after all is a manage of retro and modern stylings!
    Firefox & Thunderbird (for some reason it refuses to draw the scrollbars properly) Go to the Firefox-Theme Link page and follow the instructions for the Scrollbar-Fix.
    Gtk3 The Calendar has been changed and newly themed.

    10-26-12 -ver.1.0 STABLE release! Gtk3 has been completely rewritten. There are many, many changes. Unico-Engine is no-longer required. It is recommended not to use overlay-scrollbars. This theme is intended to be used with its themed scrollbars. (but it is a personal decision.) I hope that I was able to sharpen and intensify the look of this theme while maintaining usability.
    10-27-12 -ver.1.01 Fixed the black windows when opening Totem-Movie-Player or EOG-Image-Viewer.
    10-27-12 -ver.1.02 Added Unity Panel Theme. Fixed the treeviews when hovered(with progressbars/ Transmission) or in backdrop state, finally. Added back the mesh toolbar to gtk2. Re-themed Chromium Browser within gtk2, I believe this version is preferred over the chrome-download-theme.
    10-28-12 -ver.1.03 Gtk2 fixed the Toolbars mesh image, it no longer distorts. Gtk2 new Tabs/Notebook to match Gtk3's. This is just the begining of the rewrite for Gtk2.
    Gtk3 changed the Selected-Text color to near black. Fixed the Toolbar-image for large toolbars(ie. Ubuntu-Tweak).
    10-30-12 -ver.1.05 Nautilus fixed for both version 3.6 and version 3.4(Ubuntu default). Both versions are fully themed as well as Nemo-File-Manager. Remade the Menu check/radio in svg. Changed dropdown menus back to blue-hover. Epiphany-Browser finished theming it. Reworked the Raised-Toolbar-Buttons/Combo-Buttons. Nautilus Scrollbars are drawn inset(on the icon-view) rather than outside it.(Necessary to maintain the bevel behind tabs in both versions of Nautilus). Cleaned up the hover of Check and Radio Buttons in rows/treeviews.
    11-06-12 -ver.2.0 Re-Design of gtk3 for a better experience with gnome3.6. Every part of gtk3 has been overhauled. There are still a few areas that require attention. I will get to those after the overhaul of Gtk2 to match. After that I will get to Gnome-shell GDM and Cinnamon. I hope everyone enjoys the new interface!
    11-12-12 -ver.2.1 Re-Design on Metacity's Buttons and the metacity-2 theme (Unity). I think i finally nailed it...LOL! Gtk3 for version 3.6.1 they have a new syntax for drawing Tab-Borders. I updated the syntax(for Arch Linux users) and kept the previous syntax for Ubuntu users(ubuntu hasn't updated to 3.6.1 in gtk3 as of today). I fixed the missing notifications switch in Gnome-Shell pop-up window. Fixed Unity Panel , removed the top highlight on the panel and reworked the panel image to be seamless with maximized windows.
    11-15-12 -ver.2.2 Gtk2's buttons are matched with gtk3's...metallic in windows and rubber in notebooks. GDM now has a working theme. The GDM-theme is just a placeholder until I have some inspiration. A fan/user of DeLorean-Dark created an awesome Chromium them that matches my Firefox-Theme. I will try to post it today. My appreciation for the awesome work, and for sharing it!
    11-16-12 -ver.2.25 Scrollbars in Gtk2 have been fixed. They now match gtk3's scrollbars. Also fixed the Scrolled-Window in Gtk2.
    I wanted to have both the Buttons and Scrollbars in Gtk2 made to match very quickly. They were the most noticeable difference between gtk2 and gtk3. Thats why the 2 updates in 2 days. ;-)
    11-18-12 -ver.2.30 Gtk2 major changes! The Entry's ComboEntry's, Spinnbuttons, Frames & Shadows, Scale, Progressbar, have all been redrawn in svg to be as close to identical as possible.
    If the version of Gtk2 you are using doesn't support SVG than do not use this theme. More changes to come for Gtk2!
    11-26-12 -ver.2.50 Gtk2 theme entirely rebuilt in svg graphics. The theme is now Pixmap based and the Murrine-Engine is used only for the rendering of Fonts in the theme. I tried to get it as close as possible to the gtk3 theme. You will need to use the Firefox-Delorean-Theme if you use firefox as your web-browser.
    12-01-12 --- New Eclipse and Firefox theme added to the Delorean-Dark suite.
    12-03-12 -ver.2.55 Metacity: shrunk the size of the Maximized tilte-bar for better screen real-estate. Gtk3: fixed the selected tab border when in backdrop mode. cleaned up the floating status-bar. Fixed the bug with nautilus sidebar's scrollbar showing squished/cut buttons(it wasn't suposed to show any). Gnome-Terminal and Epiphany: added an inset bevel (like the one behind nautilus's tabs) behind the tabs for both applications. And a few other minor fixes.
    12-04-12 -ver.2.56 Fixes to the last update: Floating-status-bar fixed the backdrop removing the box-shadows. Fixed the hover property of toolbar-buttons in backdrop.

    6-22-13 - NEW version: DeLorean-Dark-Themes-3.8

    *Help- If anyone knows how to code/draw in pixmaps the range-highlight for the scale/scale-slider in Gtk2. I would love to hear from you.
    ***Your feedback is important to help fix bugs, issues, and problems with this theme***

    Should you chose to download and/or use DeLorean, please take a moment to provide feedback. Be it positive or negative, just as long as it is constructive.
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I have both branded and non-branded versions of the wall in the zip file. :-)

Created with Gimp. ;-)
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This cinnamon 1.8 theme was inspired by many things.The lucido awn style that is default in zorin OS as well as the Divergence theme were most influential!Hope you enjoy!


-Extract the file and move the four theme folders to ~/.themes or /usr/share/themes.

-Install the "spacer applet(right-click panel-->add applet-->get more online) and add one instance of it in the first place on the right like

-The file comes with 2 different themes.One is the regular theme (Edge and Edge top panel),and the other is the theme with the orb enabled!
If you are using the orb theme then remove the icon and text from your menu applet(right-click menu-->menu settings)

-This file also comes with 6 different orbs.To change your orb all you have to do is copy-paste the 3 .png files from the orbs folder into your theme folder and restart cinnamon!

I recommend simplistic grey gtk3 themes to go along with this such as


Salute :)
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This is a light gray icon set for GNOME, to be used with dark GTK themes. I made it based on my other icon set, nouveGnome… , for my dark GTK theme, GnomishDark… . Its icons are designed for use against sufficiently dark backgrounds.

nouveGnomeGray depends on the GNOME icon theme, which is provided by the package gnome-icon-theme in Debian-based systems.

Recent Changes:

Mar 19 2014


Added some symlinks for Ubuntu.

Differentiated some common audio/video mime types.

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Greybird is the default theme in Xubuntu since 11.04 (Natty Narwhal).

The Greybird desktop suite includes:
  • GTK2 theme

  • GTK3 theme

  • Xfwm4 themes (normal and compact)

  • xfce-notifyd theme

  • Emerald theme

  • Metacity theme

  • Mutter theme

  • Unity support

Installation instructions for Ubuntu:

Ubuntu users can install Greybird using the following commands,

sudo apt-get install shimmer-themes

Installation Instructions for other distros:

Extract the zip file to the themes directory i.e. </code>/usr/share/themes/</code>

To set the theme in Gnome, run the following commands in Terminal,

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "Greybird"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme "Greybird"

To set the theme in Xfce, run the following commands in Terminal,

xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Net/ThemeName -s "Greybird"
xfconf-query -c xfwm4 -p /general/theme -s "Greybird"

Copyright 2009–2012 Simon Steinbeiß and Satyajit Sahoo

License: GPLv2 or later and CC-BY-SA 3.0 or later

Bugs: Please report bugs here…

Changelog: Full changelog can be found here…
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I love to play with my desktop setup so i decided to share one more theme suite with you ppl ... CathexiS is simple, minimal, distraction free foundation for building your desktop experience. It's dark theme which will stay in background while you work but in a same time it can be really attractive when you want to show your desktop around ... Your Openbox desktop can look really nice with this suite ...

Desktop Screenshot

Check CathexiS Suite in action -> Here

What you get ?

  • GTK2 Theme
  • GTK3 Theme
  • Openbox Theme
  • Tint2 Theme
  • Conky Theme
  • Slim Theme
  • Terminal styles
  • Fonts
  • Wallpapers

Icon theme

Im using Clarity Icons by jcubic


For theme to work properly you need to have gtk engines installed. GTK2 theme is using murrine engine and GTK3 theme is using unico engine. Ubuntu users should have those already installed and if you use archlinux it's easy to install.

pacman -S gtk-engine-murrine gtk-engine-unico

27/9/13 >> Updated

  • Colors >> new base colors
  • GTK2 Theme >> fixed many different bugs, changed buttons and tab style
  • GTK3 Theme >> is new and it's tested with gtk 3.8 now it looks much closer to GTK2 theme and your GTK3 apps will look nice
  • Openbox Theme >> changed some text colors to fit new base colors
  • TInt2 Theme >> changed some text colors to fit new base colors
  • Conky Theme >> no more errors when starting, changed some colors font sizes and elements placement
  • SliM Theme >> added slim theme read readme.txt to check how to install and enable it
  • Rxvt Terminal >> added my .Xdefaults and .bashrc files to make terminal fit cathexis style
  • NCMPCPP Config >> if you use ncmpcpp to listen your music i provided config file
  • Fonts >> added Inconsolata font for terminal apps
  • Wallpapers >> added new dark wallpaper 1920x1200px
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This took a long time to make but it was fun and i learned a lot making it.

Hope you like it!









Monitor: [link]

Planet texture: [link]
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After so much positive feedback from users i decided to update my OWL Suite to v2 ... Many bug fixes, improved GTK3 themes ( need more work ), added light theme for tint2 and new hi-res wallpaper ... much more ...

Suite Contains :

GTK2 & GTK3 Owl themes (light and dark variations)
Openbox themes (light and dark variations)
tint2 themes (light and dark variations)
conky theme
hi-res wallpaper 1920x1200px (owl photo used for wallpaper is from FForns)

For full experience use:

Font: Aller
Icons: Awoken icons by alecieve
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I will not continue work on this theme anymore!If you wish to upgrade it to Gnome Shell 3.10 you are more then welcome to!Please pm me before you do so that multiple people don´t start working on the same thing!!!

The dark and mean Bauraturia theme now for Gnome-Shell 3.8 as well! :)



The amazing NoobsLab team has been so kind to provide a ppa for my themes!!!

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bauraturia-set

This theme comes with support for the awesome GnoMenu Extension by Panacea Projects!( Screenshot / Extension)

This theme also provides stylesheets for the following extensions:

-Frippery Bottom Panel (Screenshot / Extension)

-System Monitor (Screenshot / Extension)

-Text Translator (Screenshot / Extension)

-Workspace Bar (Screenshot / Extension)

-Workspace Indicator (Screenshot / Extension)

-Sticky Notes (Screenshot / Extension)

-Task Bar (Screenshot / Extension)

-Workspace Grid (Screenshot / Extension)

-Transmission Deamon (Screenshot / Extension)

-Weather (Screenshot / Extension)

Applying Styles:

With the exception of the "GnoMenu" extension,in order to apply these styles, you will have to manually open their directories and get rid of the "stylesheet.css" files inside!
The default directory for extensions is ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions
The best way to get rid of them is to rename them (for example: "stylesheet.css" ---> "#stylesheet.css").
That way if you want to change your gnome-shell theme you can return to this folder and uncomment these files so that the extension can be displayed again under the new theme!


I also recommend you apply the Bauraturia theme to your "screen-shield" / "login-screen" as well!
In order to do that install the theme into /usr/share/themes.
Now head over to this site and install the "GDM3 settings" tool:

More Bauraturia goddies:

-Bauraturia cinnamon theme:…

-Bauraturia conky:…

-Spectro conky with Bauraturia theme:…

Update 30.09.2013:

Various fixes to overview and popups!

Various improvements in "gnome-shell.css" file!

Improved OSD notifications.

License: GPL

Salute :)
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As a fan of the wonderful Shiki-Colors theme I was disappointed to see a good version of this wasn't available for Openbox. So I took the time to create matching themes for the GTK and respective Gnome-Colors icon theme.


It appears that this suite of themes has recently passed the 500 downloads point. Thanks a bunch guys.

0.2: Added proper styling to OSD. See updated screenshot.
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