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May 3, 2011
Atolm by ~SkiesOfAzel Outstanding quality, refine style and good usability. Do not miss this theme!
Featured by Alexander-GG
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Version 0.7.5 :

This theme is a collaboration between me and MonkeyMagico whose mock up was the initial inspiration behind Atolm.

You will need the murrine, pixbuf and equinox gtk engines to use this theme. The AwOken icon theme is also highly recommended as is Nautilus Elementary.

Installation :


Make sure you have uninstalled any older versions of the theme before installing via ppa. For good measure type on a terminal :

rm -R ~/.themes/Atolm

to install the Equinox gtk engine (provided by Tiheum) :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-equinox

to install Atolm :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nikount/orta-desktop
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install atolm-theme

to install the Atolm xfwm4 decorators :

sudo apt-get install atolm-xfwm4-decorators

to install the Atolm emerald decorator :

sudo apt-get install atolm-emerald-decorators

Manual Installation :

just extract the contents of the zip file somewhere and drag and drop the Atolm.tar.gz and Atolm-Squared.tar.gz to the Appearance Preferences window (again, make sure you have uninstalled any previous version first). You can also install the emerald theme via the Emerald Theme Manager.

Customization :

If you prefer the old tabs, edit the gtkrc file (found inside ~/.themes/Atolm/gtk-2.0/ or /usr/share/themes/Atolm/gtk-2.0/ if you have installed via ppa) and replace the line :
include "Styles/tabs1.rc"
with this:
include "Styles/tabs.rc"

If you don't use Nautilus Elementary, edit the gtkrc and make this line:
include "Apps/nautilus-elementary.rc"
look like this:
#include "Apps/nautilus-elementary.rc"

OpenOffice and most other Gtk apps now have a different base and text color than the rest of the theme. This is unavoidable if you want to have a usable OpenOffice. If you want to have a unified look, you can make all Gtk apps follow the same settings by setting the Input Boxes background color to 5C5C5C and the Input Boxes text color to ECECEC.

License :

Thanks :

I would like to thank my partner in crime, MonkeyMagico, JurialMunkey for his valuable feedback and advice, Sword1ne for his amazing wallpaper and all of you that keep supporting my work :)

Changelog :

- Squared Metacity decorator added.

- Xfwm4 normal and squared decorators added.

- Emerald decorator added.

- Text color of the contact name on the pidgin messaging window fixed.

- Text color of the JDownloader exit dialog and progressbars fixed.

- Text visibility of titles and quotes with lLiferea fixed.

- Firefox entry dark text on dark color bug on some sites fixed.
© 2010 - 2022 SkiesOfAzel
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Does not work for raring :(
The Shell theme doesn't play too well with font scaling in pop up menus.
GhostPrototypeII's avatar
Great theme ! Would like to see a GTK3 version too .. ! Using it with XFCE on all of my computers ..
I keep getting "Unable to locate package atolm-theme" as well as the other decorators... =/ i'm going to try the manual
pSYcl0Ne's avatar
Same here $
W: Failed to fetch [link] 404 Not Found
WHchaz1027i's avatar
One more thing :) where did you get that keyboard applet on your panel?
WHchaz1027i's avatar
Kindly share also docky theme and the wallpaper :D
EugineNisperos's avatar
does it work in windows 7?
This is an amazing theme and I love it! It's my current Ubuntu theme, keep up the good work
artificial-art's avatar
Where do I get the tar files from? I am using LMDE and I cannot use PPA.
artificial-art's avatar
nvm got it, great work, cheers!!
artificial-art's avatar
Nope, this theme does not work with LMDE. Everything just looks white -ish. I used the manual install. Too bad, I used this theme on my last laptop(Ubuntu).
ecto-plazm's avatar
Very nice!
I noticed a few radio button cropping here and there:
GreyAreaRK1's avatar
Wow. This could make me switch to Ubuntu.
xXWintersDescent's avatar
Sweet theme! i like the dark yet soothing design...

Just curious though, where did you get your wallpaper?
Rasa13's avatar
is there any way to change the blue to something else?
Vustom's avatar
Does this work with Ubuntu 11.04?
hekctor's avatar
pls get it working on unity!!
pls get it working with unity!
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