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elementary gtk theme by DanRabbit elementary gtk theme by DanRabbit
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Unico Engine is required.

Tested on Luna and Precise with Pantheon.

Report problems to [link]


4/30/12 (v3.1)
+ fix :backdrop
- help buttons
- Noise statusbar
- text color
+ Popover fixes
- transparency
- adaptive borders
- gradient background
+ new .content-view-window
+ shorter buttons, better style for bottom-toolbar
+ style fixes for dynamic notebook
+ insensitive color for symbolic icons
+ grips for pane handles
+ Noise album view styles
+ fix "shadow" in views
+ new text header styles
+ better distinguish between selected and focused rows
+ support new Mutter theming

4/2/12 (v3.0)
+ GTK3 Support
- New Widgets
- Unico Engine
- Backdrop stylings
+ Dropped a few custom GTK2 stylings
- Nautilus elementary
- Eye of GNOME
+ Updated window border buttons
- Dropped minimize from default config
- New hover style
- New maximize style
+ White menus
+ Granite Support
- ContentView class
- Popover class

+ dropped Aurora engine
+ new xfwm4 theme
+ misc bug fixes
+ dark by default
+ New Breadcrumb and Modebutton style for Ne
+ New Dark Panel style with Dark Menus.
+ Revised Midori sidebar
+ All new Murrine Buttons
+ Scrollbars drawn with Murrine instead of Pixmap
+ Kicked Equinox Engine
+ Smaller file size and cleaner code
+ Closed 26 launchpad bugs
+ Brighter colors
+ New Progressbars
+ New Listview style
+ Tons of XFCE lovin'

+ Revised style for Nautilus elementary
+ Revised style for Midori
+ All new minimal scrollbars
+ Many speed enhancements
+ Modular per-app styles (so you can disable or borrow)
+ Bug fixes :D
+ Customizations for Totem
+ All new Metacity theme
+ Etched Text in Panel (New Murrine)
+ Rounded Scale trough (New Murrine)
+ Works Better with Google Chrome
+ Misc Bug Fixes
+ More Beautiful Aurora
+ Customizations for Midori
+ Meta Theme
+ Panel Tweaks

+ Revamped Nautilus sidebar
+ Enhanced appearance of EOG
+ Better metacity buttons
+ Square bottoms on windows, by request.
+ removed custom toolbar for more consistent look.
+ reinstated blue, by popular request.
+ removed Nodoka Dependencies.
+ Rounded sliders.
+ Visual refresh including a shift to a more neutral look.
+ Inclusion of Metacity theme.
+ Closed tickets involving terminal errors.
+ massive rewrite to use a new rendering engine
+ new fresh and modern look
+ fixed wireless applet bug
+ new Ubuntu flavor
+fixed some menu spacing issues
+included the hard to find nodoka 0.7 deb package
+fixed Ugly progress bars
+Menus are now are actually themed
+Got rid of cruft from gtkrc
+Got rid of two warnings
+Firefox tabs are now normally sized
+Evolution hacks now properly apply
+A little darker background.
+Button inactive state is more sane
+Increased contrast on inactive selections in treeviews
+Make menubar items consistent with the rest of the theme (rounded)
+Notebook items contrast fixes for pidgin
+ added experimental nodoka package
+ fixed bug involving panel.rc
+ slightly thinned scrollbars
+ fixed bug involving prelights
+ changed around some menu sizing
+ inherits colors from appearance applet
+ cleaned up some code
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Given 2011-03-11
elementary gtk theme by ~DanRabbit To say that this is a beautiful theme in light colours - is a severe understatement. Elementary theme is not just a GTK theme, but a whole new desktop experience. ( Featured by Alexander-GG )
Ceroart00 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019
Is compatible with Deepin 15.9 or or Ubuntu 18.04 or Debian 9.7?
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
Love it!
masnormen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
LOL, that's right and now I hate my life, lol. :P
leduc-gallery Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm a bit lost on how a theme works. This looks fantastic, but how is one to use it?
Lesik2008 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
Usually /usr/share/themes
anonymous-bot Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Any update on this theme? i'd love to have a GTK 3.8 compatible version.
CameronNemo Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
That is coming in the release of elemenatary os after Luna.
anonymous-bot Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
And that would be when?
CameronNemo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Who knows . . . .
bitthegeek Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My current theme. But gtk-3.0 apps don't show correctly for me - checkboxes show as blue squares and text is shown on oddly colored boxes instead. Not sure what caused this as I had installed murrine engines and other dependencies.

Currently using openbox plus tint2 and comptonon Fedora 18
aitjcize Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
same problem here...
I'm using Awesome WM, gtk2 apps shows the theme correctly.
But gtk3 apps looks wierd
leduc-gallery Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This looks awesome! It's a darn shame that Windows doesn't have software that looks like this. If it did, I'd get it in a heart beat.
kxmylo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
do you plan in the near future to update your theme to the new gtk 3.6? or only faster luna is released or....till the next elementary os version?
DanRabbit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
We'll be moving to GTK+ 3.6 in the next version of elementary after Luna (and that's when the theme will move as well).
SilverArtMax Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
would love to see a version of GTK 3.6
Strumpetdreams Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
o_O How do you get the menubar to look so awesomeness? Am I missing a package? My back and forward buttons are on the far right and not nearly as aesthetically pleasing. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.1 32bit running I believe nautilus. I'm not sure what other details to provide, I just want my filebrowser to look like that!
DanRabbit Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
It's not Nautilus or Ubuntu or GNOME. I'm running elementary OS.
Strumpetdreams Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Is it in Jupiter?
DanRabbit Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
No, this is Luna. The latest version of the theme doesn't work on Jupiter.
rom1v Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Great theme !

A tiny request for the scrollbar: would it be possible to make the rightmost pixel clickable?

Use case: open Firefox in fullscreen, put your mouse on the mostright pixel of the screen (which is very "direct"), left-click or middle-click: it does not work. You have to move your mouse 1 pixel on the left (it takes a lot of time for human to do this task).
JesseWB Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I love the gtk theme, but there's two things that keep me away from using the icon theme. It's the folder icons, the white in the folder icons doesn't separate them well enough from the background. I'd say even using a similar green as the one used in the arrows in place of the white part in the icons would be better. Also the special folders would probably look better if they were differentiated with engravings on the folder rather than the extra stuff. It just seems simpler/more elementary. That's just my two cents and I love here noted that I love everything else in your work. It's really amazing and I use pantheon shell as my main desktop shell. Would even love to contribute, specially to the gala compositor, I love Tom Beckmann's work on it.
xElendilx Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012

Can you share the wallpaper?
hundone Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Since DanRabbit refuses to share the wallpaper with us, I went out on a quest to find it! And with a shitload of luck I actually found it: [link] :D
letoloke Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What is Pantheon?? .-.
DanRabbit Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Pantheon is elementary's new Desktop Environment :D
letoloke Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:O can i try it if I using ubuntu 12.04?
DanRabbit Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
You can, but it's not quite stable yet. You should probably wait until we release ;)
letoloke Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i will wait so :)
s-haffar Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Love the theme, but can't apply it to Fedora 17 (GNOME 3.4.1)

Is that feasible??
TrillWill Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all, I do not see why Fedora doesn't give you a theme selector to begin with...
but here is my solution:
Copy the following in your terminal a single command without using sudo >
$ mkdir -p ~/.themes && unzip -o -u ~/Downloads/ -d ~/.themes

And if your haven't installed the gnome front-end for configuring Gnome 3 themes
Install 'gnome-tweak-tool' by running this in your terminal >
$ sudo yum install gnome-tweak-tool

Then enable user themes by installing the 'User Themes' shell extension >
$ sudo yum install gnome-shell-extension-user-theme gnome-shell-extension-theme-selector

Launch the theme selector by typing 'gnome-tweak-tool' in either terminal or using alt+f2 to enable user themes & theme selector shell extension (if not already).
BTW, installing dconf-editor via yum (yum install dconf-editor) will allow you to edit the titlebar layout.

Hope all this answers your question and good luck with "Beefy Miracle".
DarkThauanGX Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Artist
theme of docky
and the configuration of docky,pleeeease.
CassidyJames Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Interface Designer
It's plank. And the theme is in the elementary PPA.
suhy17 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Bardzo ładny styl :) Brakuje mi tylko ikonki do minimalizacji na pasku tytułu - chyba, że to taki ficzer
anggaFSP Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
share your wallpaper please
hundone Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Since DanRabbit refuses to share the wallpaper with us, I went out on a quest to find it! And with a shitload of luck I actually found it: [link] :D
solayagim Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Gr8 wallpaper, thanks for the link.
hundone Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Np. :D
anggaFSP Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
hundone Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
animpostertookmyname Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Epic theme! I wish it themed my currently white GNOME 3 classic panel. *winks*
ArkBlitz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that elementary was not intended to be used with a desktop, but how do I change the color of the desktop's text? Since it's currently set to black instead of white, most wallpapers make the text illegible.
4bidden404 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Hi! I really want to know if I'm the only one who is having issues with gedit and nautilus): The top bar is weird ):
esmirlin Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Just a little question. I'm using ubuntu 12.04 and with some apps, the top border of the windows looks weird when unselected no matter if we're using gnome-shell, unity or pantheon. Those apps are chrome, midori... (i don't remember more but there are). Any idea of how to fix it? In the other hand, it's the most beautiful theme ever for gtk stuff! ^^
legz98 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
+1 !
LuxieBlack Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Magog64 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
I'd love a version with the dark panel to classic mode
ayaneforever Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Thanks for the GNOME 2 warning, lol "you will hate your life" :D
krevard6 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Really nice! but I like it a bit less than your mockup and your gnome2.0 theme.
Will you make a black elementary theme like sometimes in your mockup? it could be really nice and adapted with HUD themes.
BufaloAttento Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Hi there,

I've installed this theme on Ubuntu 12.04: it works fine. Just two things could be fixed:
- desktop icons have just dark gray descriptions --> invisible with dark wallpapers
- selecting rectangle is solid white instead transparent light-blue

Are these problems related to any of settings on my machine?

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