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Published: January 18, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 tiheum
This theme was previously known has 'Ice Cream Sandwich'.

An experimentation to mimic the new theme designed by Google for Android 4.0. It includes a Gnome-Shell theme, a GTK3 theme and some Metacity borders. A simple GTK2 theme is also provided.

GTK3 theme required Unico and Adwaita engines.
GTK2 theme required Murrine and Pixbuf engines.

I suggest to remove the globalmenu (Ubuntu users only) and move the window controls to the left of the titlebar.

Licence: GPLv3

Icons: Faience
Wallpaper: Architecture (I choose this one for a better contrast in my screenshots but you should prefer the default one: link)


* Gnome-Shell: the wide black message train is replaced by a smaller one in the right corner
* GTK3: wider buttons in toolbars
* GTK3: an ugly red background I used for debuggind (and forget) is removed
* GTK2: no more borders for scrollbars
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Braja69's avatar
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VirgilBush1|Professional Artist
Very creative software....
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Nexus-Guy's avatar
Yeah, would love to have this theme on ubuntu 13.04 but it is white and not compatibility
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StephaneKazmierczak|Hobbyist General Artist
I like this theme very much, however it is missing versions for gnome 3.6 3.8 and 3.10
I create a github project to migrate to the different gnome versions, contributor are welcome to join on github.com/StephaneKazmierczak…
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smooch1502's avatar
This theme is awesome (running on Openbox (Crunchbang)) however some applications have issues, while others are completely fine:

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Magnusmaster's avatar
Please port it to 3.8!
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Sneaky-Matthew's avatar
+2 (because why not?)
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Quinny898's avatar
I made an attempt at porting it to Gnome 3.8, results and download here:
All credit > tiheum
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Tizionario's avatar
It doesn't work on Gnome 3.8, too bad :(
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varunpriolkar's avatar
3.8 version please..
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visaidj's avatar
Need for 3.8 ver.
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jparnell8839's avatar
aww! Wish this worked on Fedora 18! Btw, total linux n00b, so idk fi this does or not, just see a lot of gnome-shell and stuff... :P
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WHchaz1027i's avatar
I'm looking forward for 3.6 version. Thanks Man.
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phillips1012's avatar
I second this
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drukargin's avatar
I'm trying to use the Holo GTK2/3 and gnome-shell themes in Arch Linux, which is running Gnome 3.6. I've noticed a few things that look like problems to me: in gnome-terminal, the menubar appears to be styled incorrectly. Also, in gnome-tweak-tool, the on/off toggle switches appear to be styled incorrectly.

I'm happy to entertain the idea that I've done something wrong... but I don't know what. ;) Any thoughts?

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pwohlhart's avatar
Hi. I love the theme, thanks.
Just one thing: the gnome-shell.css is missing an entry for .dash-label

for me, this results in black text on black background on the hover labels of the dash icons

(like shown here:

I copied this from the Zukitwo theme and it seems to work:

.dash-label {
color: #FFFFFF;
border-radius: 2px;
padding: 4px 12px;
background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.5);
text-align: center;
-x-offset: 8px;
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phillips1012's avatar
Make a APEX theme for gnome 3.6 please
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SlipperyJohn's avatar
I keep getting white text on white backgrounds, is there any way for me to change it? I've tried changing values in the settings.ini and gtk.css to no avail.

screenshot: [link]
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tiheum's avatar
I don't know as you are using Cinnamon. This theme is designed for Gnome-Shell ;)
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