GTK3 Themes 333 comments

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Apr 16 2018
Normally, you should download icon and cursor themes in your .icons folder and the GTK and Shell themes in .themes (create them if they don't already exist). Both are hidden folders in your Home folder.

If done so, you should have the icon theme available for selection in GNOME Tweaks. - Apr 16 2018
Some applications use dark themes (if available) by default. For example, eye of GNOME (Image viewer) or Totem (video player) use the Dark theme by default. I haven't found the exact list but that's how it works.

Some other apps have, in their settings, the option to change to use the Dark theme like Builder. It is also the case for Rhythmbox, if you use the Alternative Toolbar Plugin (the option is in the Plugin settings).

That's what I use. However, I read it was possible to change the specific theme of an application specifically by requiring it to load a specific theme. By using launching the app with "GTK_THEME=theme:variant app" instead of just "app" (with "app" being the name of the app you want to launch, "theme", the exact name of the theme (i.e. the name of the folder the theme is in(case sensitive)) and "variant", the name of the variant you want to use).

The name of a variant seems so be determined the name of a specific CSS file. In the theme folder, you will find different folders named "gtk-2.0", "gtk-3.0", "gnome-shell", "unity" depending of the theme type. Each of these contains a CSS file and an "assets" folder. For gtk themes, look for "gtk.css" in the folder "gtk 3.0". This CSS file gives the normal theme, the one you can choose in the Tweak Tool. In some cases, you will also find a second file, named "gtk-dark.css". This is used in case a theme uses the dark variant. It is called so by convention, since it is the name expected for app preferring dark themes. However, it is worth noting you could have anything as name for the CSS file like gtk-red.css, specifying the "red" variant. To launch an app with that variant, you would then type "GTK_THEME=theme:red app". It is also worth noting that if the "red" variant of the theme doesn't exist, it will default to the standard theme. For example, if you type GTK_THEME=theme:yellow app" but the gtk-yellow.css file doesn't exist, it will switch to the normal gtk.css file.

Also note that this is only based on personal experimentations and doesn't seem to work for electron apps like Atom or Harmony (I installed Harmony as a .deb to check if this wasn't due to the fact Atom was a Snap) nor does it work for gnome-terminal.

To make an application use the specified theme whenever you launch it, you will have to modify its .desktop file. Specifically, you need to modify the Exec line. Normally, it is written "Exec=app" and you need to modify it to "Exec=GTK_THEME=theme:variant app". Keep in mind that modifying .desktop files can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing (and I personally don't).

However, this means that each time you change your theme, you will need to modify each and every single one of the desktop files you previously changed.

Finally and unfortunately, I haven't found a way to impose a theme variant instead of a specific variant of a specific theme which would help us immensely since the setting would be kept across themes and ignored if a specific theme doesn't have the require variant. - Jan 08 2018
It seems I failed to put the correct links for the colour suggestion... Here are the correct ones:

Space Grey new blue:
Space Grey new vs old blue: - Jan 07 2018
Appart of what I said in the other threads, I'd like to give feedback and ideas for the themes.

First of all, thanks for the correction of that bug in Files and the improvement of the tabs. I just changed to Pop 2 days ago (I change themes all the time, moving from yours, United (Darker), Pop and then back to yours) when I saw the changes and thus, I'm back to Gnome-OSX-HSierra. Overall, it still looks great, and even better now than before when I have multiple tabs in Files of gedit. Thanks!

If I may do a remark, I like to use dark theme variants in different applications (Rhythmbox or Builder for example) but the Space Grey theme is simply not working in Builder. Most of the areas are still White. Here are a few screenshot:

Gnome Builder with all sidepanels:
Gnome Builder Preferences:

Also, if I may suggest, still on the SpaceGrey theme, you probably should add a little more color or vivid colors. For example, the swith buttons could turn blue when activated or use the same green you use in the regular theme. Similarly, the blue you use is a little dull or colourless (the exact word I'm looking for is the French word "terne"). You could use the same blue you use in the HSierra and Traditional themes. I made a little montage to see what it would look like:

Space Grey new blue:
Space Grey old vs new blue:

Sorry for the quality, it's the first time I've used Inkscape.

Finally, I have a question: do you know if it is possible to override the theme or part of the theme for specific applications? For example, I use Atom (snap) a lot when coding (I planned to switch to Builder when I'll start to learn Rust and GTK but that'll have to wait) with the Atom Material Theme which has a bright blue tab bar and I'd like to see if it would be possible to override the Theme to have the same color in the titlebar. Similarly, I'd like to see if it's possible to override the Terminal's titlebar theme to have the same black color I use for the background of my Terminal. - Jan 07 2018
The Space Grey theme is fine. It's your theme after all and you do what you want. However, I think most people (including me) thought more of the look of the macOS Photos app when they thought macOS dark theme. I think the best way to solve that would be to make a variant of the theme with the black headbar (like some people do with dark headbars on light theme). This should (according to my non-existent understanding of GTK theming) require a minimal amount of work.

That being said, the Space Grey theme still needs refinement. I'm especially thinking about the thick black lines appearing in some places (like the sidebar of Files or Rhythmbox). They are much more discreet in the High Sierra theme.

macOS Photos:
macOS Garageband: - Jan 07 2018
Well... They did announce macOS like blur/translucency for GTK4. I quote: "blur effect for a translucent overlay over main content, like you see in various OS X apps." (from the GTK4 checklist). I would be implemented as a property of GtkOverlay (I'm not sure what this means since I counldn't 1identify what this exact widget was but I suspect it has something to do with menus).

So, be ready for that... I think with that we can also hope for a kind of translucency on sidebars (like the one in Files) or a lighter translucency on headbars (be it over window or background content). We might even see translucency effects on the Shell (translucent top panel or dock for example) but I'm not sure the Shell uses GTK, so it might be unrelated. - Jan 07 2018
Hi! I must say I really like your High Sierra GTK theme which I'm currently using with a slightly modified Human-NEXT Shell theme.

I'm however less fond of the dark Space grey theme as I think it needs more refinement. I also think the headerbar shouldn't be lighter than the rest of the window. But that isn't my choice to make: it is your theme after all.

I'd also like to report what seems to be a bug: in GNOME Files 3.26, when using the icon view, the background is white. However, if you open a new tab, the background becomes grey in both tabs. Closing all tabs but one makes the background white again. - Dec 07 2017
My bad. Thanks for the list! - Dec 07 2017
I already use Human-Next but, somehow, yours looks better. It may have to do with the wallpaper.
The extension link is broken but I guess it is Unite. - Dec 07 2017
What shell theme do you use and what are the extensions you use with it? - Dec 07 2017

Gnome Shell Themes 4 comments

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Dec 28 2017
Hi! Nice theme.

Since you said it is under construction, I will wait before giving you any concrete feedback but I can only encourage you to continue on that path. - Dec 29 2017

GTK3 Themes 132 comments

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Apr 16 2018
Unfortunately, it is not possible to blur things with GTK+ 3. It is, however a functionality being discussed/implemented for GTK+ 4 but I don't know when that will be released or when GNOME dev will change their apps to move to GTK+ 4.

Personally, I wish I would be able to blur my terminal's background, contextual menus or shell elements like the top bar and the dock but it is currently impossible. - Dec 07 2017

Gnome Shell Themes 29 comments

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Dec 28 2017
- Have the Tweak Tool installed (needed to change themes, icons and cursors (amongst other things))
- Have the User Themes extension installed (needed to change Shell Themes)

1. Download the archive
2. Open you file explorer in your home folder
3. Show hidden files
4. Look for a folder named .themes. If there isn't one, create it
5. Open .themes and extract the archive in it
6. Close the file explorer and open the Tweak Tool
7. In Appearance, there is a Shell Theme option. In there select Human-NEXT.
8. Enjoy your new theme.

That's the installation process of Shell Themes. GTK Themes (handling windows) follow the same principle but, in step 7, Shell Themes is replaced by GTK+. Icons and cursors are also installed similarly but are stored in .icons instead of .themes.

In some cases, themes or icon packs are installed through a package (.deb, .rpm, .aur, etc.), in this case skip 6 first steps and go straight to 7. - Sep 06 2017

There it is. I didn't include the dark dots for the dash. Tell me if you want them too. - Sep 03 2017
I'd be happy to help with what I can do.

How do you want me to send it? - Sep 02 2017
I've been working a little more on your theme and managed to have the blue text when hovering over the appMenu.

I added ".panel-button:hover #appMenu {color: #0077ff;}" around line 730-735. I also added the same line with active instead of hover but it didn't change anything so, I guess it was useless.

I also changed some assets:

Here with the close button in Overview (replaced by modified close buttons from the Gn-OSX-HS GTK theme):

And I also changed the colours of the dots on the dash to dark dots (rbg 42 2 0) instead of white ones:

Good continuation!
- Aug 27 2017
I managed to have the bold texts I was looking for in the Activities text and AppMenu text. Here is what I did:

For the Appmenu text: at line 729 of gnome-shell.css, I changed the font-weight from "300" to "bold".

For the Activities button: I searched for an hour for a tutorial or a way to modify it before finally noticing the guy developing Activities Configurator mention rapidly the possibility to format the text. So I changed Ubuntu to Ubuntu in the extension.

Here is the result:

Since the change is dependent from Activities Configurator, I don't know if it is a good idea to put it in the version you release. - Aug 25 2017
I really like the fact the sub-menu's titles of the Status menu become blue and bold when selected. I also like the colour used.

I only have two remarks:
- The menu of the running application doesn't become blue when hovered over or selected which breaks consistency.
- I still have the problem of having an empty menu slot in menus requiring only one item like Firefox's or Dash to Dock's "Show Application" icon (when right-clicked on). Here are examples:
- Dash to Dock:
- Firefox:
- Sound menu (scroll on the sound icon with Better Sound Indicator extension):

I modified the Activities icon and text with Activities Configurator and changed the font to the Ubuntu family for better coherence with the rest but in general it is great.

If I may suggest, I'd really like for the Activities button's text and the app menu button text to be bold but I won't bother you with that as I know you hide the text on the Activities button. I'll look if I find a way to do it (and tell you if I do) but it is not really urgent. I'm really eager to see the future changes. - Aug 24 2017
La Capitaine

Icon Themes 117 comments

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Sep 06 2017
Tout le plaisir est pour moi.

I really like your theme btw. - Jul 18 2017
French is my first language so I might help you with that one.

Traditionally, capitaine is masculine only (for historical reasons, main one being the absence of female captains for the most part of the language's existence). But, as we know, it is now possible to find women at positions were they would be qualified as "capitaines". Therefore came the need to create a feminine form. In French, it is generally done by simply adding an 'e' at the end of the word (for example, "avocat" (lawyer) becomes "avocate" when speaking of a woman) with the usual exceptions you find in French (and the exceptions of the exceptions). As "capitaine" already ends with an 'e', the word don't change (that 'e' is silent anyway (but changes the pronunciation of the end of the word in some cases)). So "la capitaine" is totally correct if applied to a woman. You can find an example on wiktionary (french one) under the 4th definition: "La capitaine de l'équipe de volley féminin."

As such, it is not masculine or feminine but both and, out of context, "le capitaine" or "la capitaine" are both correct. - Jul 18 2017
Human Shell Theme Collection

Gnome Shell Themes 94 comments

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Apr 12 2018
May I suggest a Human Mobile variant with the iOS style slider and notification area? That way, you could suit everyone's preferences and keep the 4.5 sliders (it is your theme after all).

We would then have:
- Human Light with light notification area, menus and top bar and desktop macOS style sliders

- Human Dark with dark notification area, menus and top bar and desktop macOS style sliders

- Human Mobile with Human 4.5 notification area and menus and a fully transparent or dark translucent top bar that becomes dark or light when a window is maximized (like the future behaviour of the top bar on Gnome 3.26) and the current sliders to mimic behaviour and look of iOS 11.

Also, a bug or problem I noticed while using 4.5 BETA is that it is impossible for the sliders bar to be completely full when sound is maximized.

Keep up with the good work! It's one of my favourite shell theme with United. - Jun 11 2017
Ok, I've seen where it comes from. Remember that what is good in mobile interface might not be on desktop. I think there are two solutions:
- You can wait a little and see how High Sierra does it to use those sliders
- You can keep this aesthetics but make the bar smaller (a half or a third of its current width) to keep the iOS feel while maintaining a good coherency with the desktop.
- You can leave it like that. It's your theme after all ^^

I was talking about the red. The grey is good and coherent with the rest of the theme.

One last thing I forgot:
- The notifications that appear on the centre of the screen when using Fn-keys to change the volume or brightness (I don't know how to call that)

And I take back what I said about Gnome OSX, your theme works really well with the last version (Gnome OSX H.Sierra) - Jun 11 2017
I almost forgot. In personal observations:
- The Power Off color looks really bright. A slightly darker color might be better. - Jun 10 2017
Comment for Version 4.5 BETA

Personal observations:

- Sliders for volume and brightness should be smaller. The previous ones were perfect in my opinion.

- If you want to do a dark variant of the theme, you should also make the top bar dark. Like this:
You could call this dark variant "Human Dark". For comparison, here is the light variant:
I think that given the limits of GTK+ 3 (no blur), you pretty much nailed the light variant.

- I thought you nailed the dock color and transparency in 4.2 but it is even better now. For both light and potential dark variant of your theme.

- Menus might be too big. Given the size of your to bar, the size of the menus is pretty disturbing.

- I don't know why you use grey for the hover and selection colors but I think blue would be more appropriate given the goal of your theme is to reproduce macOS look. That's only a matter of personal taste.

- I know you recommend Gnome-OSX for your theme but I've found it to work better with OSX-Arc-Plus

Technical issues:
- For some reasons, if a menu has only one entry, it shows the entry and then put one or two empty lines under the first and only useful line. I had that on 4.2 too.

For the rest, good work in general. Continue like that! - Jun 10 2017

GTK3 Themes

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Jan 07 2018

Gnome Shell Themes

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Dec 29 2017

Gnome Shell Themes

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Aug 24 2017
La Capitaine

Icon Themes

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Jul 18 2017
Human Shell Theme Collection

Gnome Shell Themes

Score 72%
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Jun 19 2017