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Boomerang - GTK3

'Boomerang' (Version 5.0) is a Linux desktop theme available for GNOME desktop environment. It is compatible with the latest GTK 3.4 and supports Gnome Classic Fallback, Gnome Shell, Unity and XFCE. It is included with two different flavours.

It is recommended for you to use this GTK theme with the Faience Azur icon theme.

This theme is licensed under GNU General Public License version 3.

Theme Requirements

You will NEED the following packages to use this theme:

- Unico GTK3 engine
- Murrine GTK2 engine or later
- Pixbuf GTK2 engine or the gtk(2)-engines package

Unico GTK3, Murrine and Pixbuf GTK2 engine installation instructions

The Unico GTK3 and Murrine GTK2 engine IS INSTALLED BY DEFAULT IN UBUNTU. So Ubuntu users JUST NEED TO INSTALL the Pixbuf GTK2 engine. To install it, open terminal and paste this command:

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-pixbuf

Unico GTK3 engine:

You can grab the Unico GTK3 engine package from here:

Murrine and Pixbuf GTK2 engine:


pacman -S gtk-engine-murrine gtk-engines

Debian-based/Mint/Ubuntu-based distros:

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf

Fedora/RedHat distros:

yum install gtk-murrine-engine gtk2-engines

Other distro:

Search for the engines in your distribution's repository or install the engines from source.

Theme Installation

Extract the Boomerang/Boomerang-Deux.tar.gz files to the themes directory:

"~/.themes/" or "/usr/share/themes"

Use gnome-tweak-tool a.k.a Advanced Settings to select the GTK and metacity themes.

Please read the included INSTALL file for more information.

Known Issue(s)

'Shade' and 'Stick' functionality for xfwm4 are available with this theme but the buttons are invisible. Click on the specific places on the window title to use it. You may need to use your intuition and psychic ability to spot those invisible buttons. Lulz!

Theme Image Preview Info

Background: TickTock by Picturs-Of-Me
Icons: Faience Azur by Tiheum
Font: Ubuntu Font Family by Canonical Ltd.


v5.0 (June 2012)

#New in version 5.0

* Updated to work with GNOME 3.4/GTK 3.4
* New unfocused ('backdrop') state for GTK3 widgets
* xfwm4 theme added

#List of changes

* Boomerang Deux with new 'dark colour' (#4A4A4A) which is lighter than the previous version
* Bold text as the column header label
* No highlight state on check and radio button
* Minor visual improvements (unnoticeable) on checkradio button, scale slider and menu

* Menu item highlight does not overlap the menu border
* Active tab on Nautilus and Gedit use '@base' colour (#FFFFFF)
* Border radius of Nautilus searchbar entry changed to 2.5px (squared) from 16px (rounded)
* Some other minor changes and improvements such as gradient tweaks, toolbar buttons, etc

* Refinements on unfocused windows buttons
* Boomerang Deux window frame is lighter in colour which is uniform with the new 'dark colour'

13 March 2012

* Window decoration bug fixed

v4.0 (January 2012)

* Glossy style for button, check-button & column header
* New style for inline toolbar
* New style for toolbar button
* Style for 'GtkPathBar' added
* Slider for 'GtkScale.scale-has-marks' added
* Progressbar used css code instead of image
* Notebook got some minor improvements
* Text prelight state removed from sidebar

* Glossy style for button, check-button & column header
* Button roundness set to '3'
* Toolbar internal-padding set to '0'
* Progressbar now looks more like the GTK3 progressbar

* Glossy style for window control button
* Squared corners for maximized window added

v3.0 (December 2011)

* Support for GTK3
* All new style with new colour scheme
* Dark version (Boomerang Deux) included

v2.0 (January 2011)

* All new menu item highlight
* Removed stepper (arrow) from the scrollbar
* Improved look of metacity theme
* New progress bar
* Glassy tab

v1.0 (December 2010)

* First public release

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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-03-05
Boomerang by ~ghogaru A slick, clean, quality theme for GNOME 3. ( Suggested by half-left and Featured by Alexander-GG )
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017
Beautiful work
sergioad Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
I love them, can you make a variant with elementaryOS like window controls? I mean if you can do a variant of Boomerang but with the elementaryOS' close minimize and maximize symbols, this could be awesome :)
RobyOny Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gracias ! ! ! Gracias ! ! ! Gracias ! ! ! me gusta...sigue así.
EGBOY Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
شكراً اخى , تصميم رائع جدا
Jessanmartin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice theme, thanks for sharing!
DFX4509B Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For some reason this looks inspired by Ambiance or Greybird.
Azur1200 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
works in XFCE too?
RedCo0on Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Great work indeed! thanks for sharing :D
tungudeep Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Was one of my favorite themes, too bad it hasn't been updated for 3.6 & 3.8. Window border still works nice though at least :D
karanrajpal14 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Beautiful theme! :) Will this work on 13.04? Sorry but i'm new to linux. Hope you don't mind. Thanks!
altjx Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Agreed. I'm using Kali Linux and gnome-terminal is a bit screwed up (the prompt and its outputs are cutting the borders off... I'm in the process of now of trying to figure out how to fix this myself. This is the only issue I'm having with this theme as of yet.
hojgaard Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Would b wonderful if it could be ported to gnome 3.6 :)
DDZ57 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Please, port it to GTK 3.6
Thank you in advance!
Ohrer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Please, consider adding support for Nemo.
arj00001 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Its a pretty good theme!
Please update it to 3.6
AbdullahAbuhaimed Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Very nice. :dalove:
lorine77 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
How it's possible to DL this theme? I Don't understand, it's free?
I don't see the link
ivica221 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I don't using Linux, but I :love: it :peace:
HeKeL Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
sooo.. I can haz GTK3.6 compatability
tsadeviant Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
How do I find these folders in the first place? Yes, I'm a linux noob.
DiscipleOfDante Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Any chance this will be updated to have compatibility with GTK 3.6 anytime soon?
wind1r Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Will upgrade to GTK 3.6?
bzjvlfnmhz Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
awesome, great instructions and good design! a well deserved daily deviation
claudette86 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
the best theme <3
Thonixx Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
When will you provide an update for Ubuntu 12.10? :)
ademalsasa Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I dont see how aesthetic is your theme is but I interested so much with the way you create this single presentaation picture. Pink, hmmm, okay (although I'm male) but aaaargh. It looked cool and glossy. Where do you learn to design this presentation?

Ow yeah, you can proof my statement at my blog [link]. I interested in theme design and mockups.
claudette86 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Can you port it for emerald? :D
claudette86 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Is this possibile?
MameMame187 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Can't wait fr it to wrk with 12.10!
HellsDark Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
dnano91 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
is there also xfce support? i'd need a theme that supports both
dnano91 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
actually it works great with xfce except the panel.
diverze42 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Nice theme indeed
DarkThauanGX Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Artist
this theme is so amazing!
MameMame187 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Too bad I only have 12.10.
ZekeMx Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
I love this theme, but in Mageia Linux text can hardly be read in gnome-tweak-tool, it also affects other windows like system settings.

I am using gnome 3 classic 3.4.1

Is there a way to fix this?
ghogaru Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The theme has been updated to GTK 3.4. Please download the updated theme and all the problems will gone. :)
IceHell Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Really nice theme :) I hope you will fix it soon!
ghogaru Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Boomerang GTK 3.4 is now available! :)
IceHell Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Great :D Thanks a lot!
claudette86 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
can you port this theme on Xfce? :) i really like :)
ghogaru Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello claudette86, Boomerang has been updated to GTK 3.4 and it is included with xfwm4 theme! Enjoy :)
claudette86 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
omg thanks <3 I appreciate!! :)
themrfarquad Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Has it been updated yet? I absolutely love this theme. :D
ghogaru Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It has been updated now! :D
themrfarquad Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Thanks! :D
joeday4 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
thanks for share.
MameMame187 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
I am dying waiting for 3.4 release!
ksemeks Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Yeah, me too! :)
ghogaru Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi ksemeks, Boomerang GTK 3.4 is now available! :)
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