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Sable-3.12 09.03252015

Sable and SableNC are carbon and black tone themes for Gnome 3.12.  It includes Sable a multi-accented theme.  And SableNC a gray scale theme.
You will likely need to adjust your monitors contrast till most of the theme appears as tones of black, only the buttons should appear as a dark shade of gray.
Sable uses a carbon and black base with copper and turquoise accents.
SableNC uses carbon and black base with gray.
Icons are Flattr by DevianTN7k1
Please report Bugs!

Ubuntu Unity This theme doesn't work well in Unity due to Ubuntu's patched gtk3 and its use of a much older version of Nautilus.  I do not know how well it will work in 14.10.  But it works well in Ubuntu with Gnome-Shell. FIXED

As always your comments are encouraged.  Thanks killhellokitty!

  • Gtk2 & Gtk3 Themes
  • Metacity/Mutter/Unity

  • gtk-3.12.*
  • gtk-2.24.17(or newer)
  • gnome-themes-standard-3.12*(adwaita engine)
  • pixbuf-engine or the gtk(2)-engines package
  • gtk-engine-murrine-0.98.2(or newer)

  • Download the Sable Theme package from the top of this page.
    Unzip the archive, and copy the Sable folder to '/usr/share/themes/' for system-wide installation, or to '~/.themes' for individual use installation.
  • Arch Linux & Manjaro
    Install from Arch Linux AUR
    If using yaourt, type in terminal: yaourt -S sable
  • Ubuntu 14.10
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install sable-gtk

  •  *For Ubuntu you will need to edit the /usr/share/Sable*/gtk-main.css file.  Open it in your favorite text editor and go to the bottom of the page.  You must then uncomment line #226 (remove the forward '/*' and the backward */ to enable working tabs for Ubuntu.

Ubuntu Software Center Installation
  • In Terminal as super-user Backup the original folder and name it "software-center.backup":
    sudo cp -a /usr/share/software-center /usr/share/software-center.backup
  • Install the SableNC Theme for the Software-Center This assumes SableNC-3.12 is installed to 'usr/share/themes':
    sudo cp /usr/share/themes/SableNC/Software-Center/softwarecenter.css /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/css/softwarecenter.css && sudo cp /usr/share/themes/SableNC/Software-Center/stipple.png /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/art/stipple.png
  • Start/Restart the Ubuntu Software-Center
  • To revert changes:
    sudo rm -r /usr/share/software-center && mv /usr/share/software-center.backup /usr/share/software-center

09-13-2014  First upload.
09-20-2014  Fixed metacity theme for fullscreen.  Added  SableNC theme to the theme package.
09-23-2014  Fixed Active button color in SableNC, and fixed scale-slider error.
09-27-2014  Fixed insensitive and active insensitive buttons, added stripes for better visualization.
09-30-2014  Fixed desktop background being covered by the carbon image when selected filemanager handles the desktop.  Fixed text colors in the view.
10-01-2014  Ubuntu fixes.  New Tabs for Ubuntu, and fixed the pathbar in Nautilus and few other fixes. Added Ubuntu Software Center Theme.
10-02-2014  Repackage with the above mentioned changes.
10-07-2014  Fixed Nautilus in Ubuntu, got rid of ugly box surrounding pathbar! whew! U must however uncomment the 'ubuntu-tabs.css' line at the bottom of the 'gtk-main.css' for it to work.
10-13-2014  Opera Browser fixed url bar, it is now usable.  This is last fix/update for 3.12
03-25-2015  Fixed an error in Gtk2
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darkmanek's avatar
Hi! Nice look, but where I change font color desktop?
file /usr/share/themes/Sable/gtk-2.0/gtkrc, line 1084, in package sable-gtk_3.12.9~trusty~Noobslab.com_all.deb
should read "#eeeeee", not "eeeeee"

This fixes the following error message:
/usr/share/themes/Sable/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:1084: Invalid color constant 'eeeeee'
/usr/share/themes/Sable/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:1084: error: invalid string constant "eeeeee", expected valid string constant
killhellokitty's avatar
thank you for reporting this bug.  I believe I have squashed it in version 09.
vnON's avatar
All dark but address bar at Chrome - white.
killhellokitty's avatar
Chrome is very difficult to deal with.  The best suggestion is to download a theme for it that you like.
azimcz's avatar
well done you!
driftermike's avatar
Another great dark theme . Thank - You !
killhellokitty's avatar
kiritoxcii's avatar
Hello, awesome artwork! but it does not let me see my desktop wallpaper, how do I fix this?
killhellokitty's avatar
Its been fixed for version 05.  Thanks for pointing it out.
vnON's avatar
Active and inactive tabs are the same.
killhellokitty's avatar
I have fixed this issue in newest update which I will post later today or tomorrow it will be update 4.
vnON's avatar
I make

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sable-gtk

But at Appearance I not see your theme.
killhellokitty's avatar
I believe you must use Ubuntu-Tweak or Gnome-Tweak-Tool to select this theme.
vnON's avatar
Yes: ubuntu-tweak help me.
killhellokitty's avatar
It sould be there.   Try downloading from this page and installing to /usr/share/themes.  Maybe something is wrong with the Ubuntu package.  Let me know if that helps at all.
vnON's avatar
Not sudo add-apt repository ppa:noobslab/themes


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
killhellokitty's avatar
vnON's avatar
Write to Canonical - your dark themes must be preinstalled at Ubuntu.
YH7NNUX's avatar
One of the best themes I have ever used, light practice, very black and soft  congratulations  masters  hands  did this topic
ShippD's avatar
oh oh looks awesome
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