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GnomishDark by tsujan GnomishDark by tsujan
GnomishDark is a clean dark theme for GTK3. It also contains a GTK2 theme, that depends on the latest Murrine and Pixmap engines.

*** Current Dependencies ***

GTK3 = 3.12.X (works with 3.10 too)
gtk2-engines-murrine >= (for GTK2)
gtk2-engines-pixbuf >= 2.24.10 (for GTK2)
Metacity >= 2.34 (for GTK2)

*** Notes ***

1) Ubuntu users could disable "overlay-scrollbar" if they want to have the original scrollbars of the theme. See…

2) Don't forget to take a look at the file "README" in the theme folder. It contains useful tips for LibreOffice, Firefox, Epiphany, etc.

3) Light monochromic icons go well with this theme. I've made the gray version of nouveGnome… for it.

Recent changes:

Mar 4 2014
Added a matching Unity theme for Ubuntu Trusty.

Apr 14 2014
Goodbye Adwaita!
Updated for GTK+-3.12 (still works with 3.10).

May 9 2014
Added support for Gnome's client side decorations.

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Psyker7 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Love the theme.
I've noticed that the May 9 version turns text on tooltips in Chrome white, while leaving their background yellow, making them unreadable.
Unfortunately Chrome themes don't seem to touch the tooltip colours =(
tsujan Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
I thought I could fix it in the theme but it's a known Chromium bug:… Fortunately it's fixed in the latest version of Chromium.
tsujan Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Yes, that happens with the recent versions of Chromium. I'll try to fix it soon.
CRPSD2014 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Where would I find the Unity theme for Trusty Tahr?
tsujan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
If you put GnomishDark's folder in /user/share/themes, its Unity theme will be used alongside its GTK+ theme after changing dconf-editor > org > gnome > desktop > interface > gtk-theme to GnomishDark.
fantab Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Thanks a million tsujan for this beautiful Gnome Theme. I have been using this theme for a long time. I use it on my Arch-Gnome. Great artwork, Keep it up. Clap Clap

I hope and encourage you to release fixes for gnome 3.10 soon.
(Yesterday I updated to Gnome 3.10 and the shell-theme in particular is not behaving as it should).
tsujan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Thanks a lot for your feedback.

As I (and also many people, who make Gnome3 themes or create Gnome3 extensions) have pointed out elsewhere, the Gnome devs have a bad habit of breaking themes with every new release, as if they don't want any other theme for Gnome3. Their disrespect for users and also for developers wasn't my only reason to leave Gnome for KDE in 2012. However, I still have my Gnome-based Debian and will update GnomishDark as soon as a stable version of Gnome-3.10 comes to Debian.
Skwap Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Great job.

I just changed the grey/blue (#3b3b3e) in #3F3F3F and I adopted it. Thanks.
tsujan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Thank you :) BTW, it's still for Gnome 3.6.You're welcom
Skwap Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
However, that works so very well with OpenBox. It was just necessary to make a home-made OB theme. ;) (I can share it if you want, that can be useful)

I don't use Gnome3, never tested moreover.
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