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GNOME 3: Adwaita Improved
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Published: April 24, 2011
© 2011 - 2019 half-left
This is just an improved version of the default GNOME 3 theme called Adwaita.

Improvements include:

Reduced the overuse of padding in combo boxes and the primary toolbar(breadcrumb Nautilus bar).

Blended the sidebar colour into the background colour.

Instructions:

Extract the theme to ~/.themes(make one if you don't have it) which will override your root version in /usr/share/themes. Restart with Alt, F2, r.

Note
Only use this with GNOME 3.0, since some of the changes went upstream to GNOME 3.0.x.
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WHchaz1027i's avatar
Is this supports Gnome 3.4?
half-left's avatar
half-leftHobbyist Interface Designer
The improvements are in 3.4 now, this was just for 3.0.
awesomemanftw's avatar
Subtle, but effective. Nice work.
Cypher2's avatar
Is there any way to get rid of the window resize handle (bottom-right dotted arrow thing) through one of the css files in the theme? please let me know: nathanel.titane@gmail.com
half-left's avatar
half-leftHobbyist Interface Designer
Only if you make it the same colour as the background I think.
Cypher2's avatar
Oh and p.s.: which widget assets need to be modded to get rid of the window borders ?
Cypher2's avatar
well this guy claims he got rid of it by calling it's width and height as GtkWindow-resize-grip and setting it to 0.

Didn't work when I installed it... :/

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ContentAwarePhil's avatar
Doesn't work with GNOME 3.2 :( Any fixes?
half-left's avatar
half-leftHobbyist Interface Designer
Doesn't need to because some of the stuff went upstream anyway.
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dreamnymphHobbyist Photographer
Font?
half-left's avatar
half-leftHobbyist Interface Designer
Aller Sans
fuzzieone's avatar
Thanks....working great!
half-left's avatar
half-leftHobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, good to know. :)
chest069's avatar
How do I get rid of it showing 2 docks. I don't like the one that is always visible. Thanks and great theme.
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half-leftHobbyist Interface Designer
You cannot. You ,ight want to look at extentions for GNOME Shell then.
byakugan95's avatar
Nice work! However, I have a problem with this: namely, in Fedora 14, it's telling me that I don't have the Metacity theme for Adwaita installed despite the fact that it's clearly included. Anything I can do about this?
half-left's avatar
half-leftHobbyist Interface Designer
Shouldn't be, unless you're using an old version of GNOME Shell.
byakugan95's avatar
That's probably the case, F14 only has one of the 2.9x versions... guess I'll have to wait for F15 to officially release to see the full benefit. Still, all the buttons and whatever show up in the window border (albeit with these weird circles in the top corners), I think the theme manager just doesn't play nice with GTK3 themes.
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half-leftHobbyist Interface Designer
Well, you only have 4 days to wait till Fedora 15 final releases. :)
byakugan95's avatar
True, though even then I'd have to wait for my internet to get set back up (it's been out for a few days, leeching the neighbor's signal isn't really fun...), so I guess I'll have to wait a bit beyond four days... I just hope nothing serious breaks in the upgrade.
cneo97's avatar
It's working now. Don't know what I was doing wrong.

It's a huge improvement, thanks ^^.
cneo97's avatar
It isn't working for me on Fedora 15 beta. I have even tried by adding it to the share/themes folder, and I'm still stuck in the original Adwaita...
aznsmartj0ck's avatar
not working here either...
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