Orion is a modern light theme for Gnome. It supports Gnome, Unity, Pantheon, XFCE and Openbox. The theme is compatible with GTK 3.6. It also includes a GTK 2.0 theme using Murrine engine.
Ubuntu users can install Orion from our themes PPA using the following commands,
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:satyajit-happy/themes
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install orion-gtk-theme
Installation Instructions for other distros:
Extract the zip file to the themes directory i.e. "~/.themes/" or "/usr/share/themes/"
Use Gnome Tweak tool to choose the theme, or run the following commands in Terminal,
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "Orion"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme "Orion"
19.01.2013 - Minor tweaks
17.01.2013 - Tweaks to GTK2, flat style toolbar, fixes to GtkCalendar
16.01.2013 - Port to GTK3.6, major rewrite and redesign
16.06.2012 - Better granite widgets support, misc improvements
11.06.2012 - Granite Widgets support (expect better compatibility with elementary apps), fixed tootips in empathy
02.06.2012 - Rewrite metacity themes to remove weird borders, dropped styling for unfocused windows, minor improvements
26.05.2012 - Rewrite mutter and metacity themes to fix roundness and border issues, fixed text color in system settings, fixes to fallback mode panel, removed pixbuf engine dependency
22.05.2012 - Fixed a typo in gtk-widgets-backdrops.css, fixed menubar text color in fallbackmode panel
11.05.2012 - Fixed selected background in nautilus, improvements to mutter/metacity
07.05.2012 - Fixed appearance in System Settings, improved tab design
07.04.2012 - Fixed glitches in the dark theme, adjusted tooltip style in GTK2 to match more with GTK3
06.04.2012 - Title text is now properly centered (mutter), support hiding of titlebar in apps like gnome documents (mutter), support dark theme in apps like movie player, lighter text in sidebar
05.04.2012 - Improved sidebar view, added support for beatbox, added openbox theme
04.04.2012 - Updated for Gnome 3.4
03.02.2012 - Added steppers to scrollbar, fixed desktop mode font color
01.02.2012 - Minor improvemwnts
29.01.2012 - Added mutter theme, support for xfwm, improvements to metacity theme
27.01.2012 - Fixed Fallback mode panel, fixed banshee search entry, various improvements
26.01.2012 - Coloured the metacity buttons, fixed floatingbar color, fixed nautilus sidebar border, fixed menubar highlight colour in thunderbird, misc GTK2 improvements
25.01.2012 - Initial Release for Gnome 3.2
For older GTK versions, download the theme from launchpad,
(Unico engine required)
(Unico engine required)
This theme is not compatible with old Gnome 3.0.