OneStepBack
GTK3 Themes
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OneStepBack README

OneStepBack is a Gtk 2 and 3 theme with some colors and embossed widgets inspired by the good old NextStep look. I'm old.

It is developed from scratch, is light and minimal, uses only three shades of grays and one color. That was the challenge.

It has been tested on Arch Linux with Gnome-Shell, Gtk+ from 3.16 to 3.22, a good amount of Gtk2 and Gtk3 applications. A lot of widget controls are still missing and it is not tested at all with unity or xfce.

This is a GPL 3 free software. Feel free to change and share the code.

This is the version 0.98, released in January 2018.

To install the theme, unzip the archive and copy the theme in your theme directory.

(For your information, the screenshot shows: Ubo Icons Theme; Dash to Dock; Dynamic Top Bar.)

Known bugs:

- gtk3: in firefox, thunderbird and QT5 applications: arrow buttons shape and colors, color of active menu items: unfortunatly, nothing I can do.

ChangeLog

version 0.97: January 2018
- gtk3: fix a color bug in the flotting bottom information bar in nautilus
- add a color variant
- gtk3: fix a color bug in popover (modelbutton:active)
- gtk3: drop support for gtk 3.16 and 3.18

version 0.96: July 2017
- fix a color bug for mouse color selection in caja (mrnhmath)

version 0.95: July 2017
- fix a color bug for background in icon view in caja (mrnhmath)
- fix a color name bug

version 0.94: July 2017
- fix a color bug for selected and unfocused wxgtk items

version 0.93: May 2017
- gtk3: fix a color bug in nautilus for selected and unfocused icons
- gtk3: fix a color bug for selections in firefox gtk3
- change for a blue-gray color for progress bars and switch

version 0.92: November 2016
- gtk3: fix a color bug in headerbar pathbar
- gtk3: add a left margin to arrow in menus
- gtk2: fix wrong background color in rox when switching theme
- gtk3: improve css syntax for font definitions

version 0.91: September 2016
- gtk3: disable the GtkWidget-window-dragging function that breaks things in gnumeric (thanks Ingo S.)

version 0.9: August 2016
- add support for easy color changes
- gtk3: add a minimal lenght to the scrollbar sliders
- gtk3: improve arrows design in scrollbar when disabled

version 0.8 : April 2016
- gtk3: fix a bug in desktop borders when nautilus manages the desktop
- gtk3: more consistant design of the scrollbar arrow buttons
- gtk3: add support for scale indicators
- gtk3: fix bug for scale sliders overpassing trough
- gtk3: fix a bug with labels of scale bars
- gtk3: add support for arrows in popover menus
- gtk3: change behaviour of the checked button in hea.derbar
- gtk3: add basic support for calendar and iconview widgets
- gtk3: fix a color bug for radiobutton label when disabled in list
- gtk3: add support for expander arrows when active

version 0.7 : April 2016
- gtk3: port to gtk 3.20: gtk3 part rebuild from scratch !
- orange progress bar color
- gray active widgets
- no more highlight on hover

version 0.6 : November 2015
- gtk3: improve borders of menus (thanks behrz)

version 0.5 : October 2015
- gtk3: improve borders/shadows to better match the gtk2 part (thanks behrz)
- gtk3: improve switch borders
- fix some colors and rocking in toolbar buttons
- change borders of scrollbar sliders to match the new button shadows
- gtk2: better centering of the scrollbar thumb
- gtk3: fix a padding problem in gedit open document popover (thanks to bd209ocp)

version 0.4: October 2015:
- gtk3: fix some color and padding tweeks for nautilus 3.18
- add arrow buttons to scrollbars
- gtk3: test with gtk 3.18: ok

version 0.3: October 2015:
- gtk2: fix shadow glitchs in the scrollbar design
- add a shell script to easily change the colors of the theme
- gtk3: improve calculation of shadows on buttons

version 0.2: September 2015:
- gtk3: fix borders glitchs in menus
- gtk3: improve borders of the embossed widgets
- gtk3: define help colors for borders
- gtk3: fix :hover colors on switchs
- gtk3: add support for gnome-logs selections
- fix color of insensitive combobox and check and radio buttons labels
- gtk2: fix color of gimp loading bar

version 0.1: August 2015: initial version

izzzy

12 days ago

great

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wesbluemarine

21 days ago

Nice theme but I can't see icon highlight area start, I can see only the highlighted icon.
Can you change it?

Thanks

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jpsb

20 days ago

Could you explain what you're calling "icon highligth aera start" ?

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wesbluemarine

18 days ago

Look here (before your theme, then another one to show you the correct view)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVGO8zJdizI

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jpsb

17 days ago

Thanks ! You're right, seems a good idea to have a colored area selection. I'll have a look at this. (Probably not this week because I'm short in time.)

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jpsb

1 day ago

It's easy for the gtk3 part: simply add to the end of the file OneStepBack/gtk-3.0/gtk.css

.rubberband {
background-color: alpha(@darker_color,0.5);
}

I don't know yet how to do it in the gtk2 part...

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novtesk

1 month ago

Is there a Metacity theme inside this theme?

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jpsb

1 month ago

No. Sorry.

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supatheme

2 months ago

In libreoffice black dropdown menu (font, font size) and rulers

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jpsb

2 months ago

Do you have a picture of the problem ? With LibreOffice 5.4.3.2 et gtk 3.22.26, I don't see it.

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supatheme

2 months ago

https://imgur.com/a/sKlvf
libreoffice 5.2.7.2

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jpsb

2 months ago

Ok. Seems the gtk3 version of LibreOffice is going crazy. I have to find the documentation of the theming of gtk3 version of LIbreOffice and add a new exception...

As a workaround, may I suggest you put a

export SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gtk

in your ~/.bashrc file to use the gtk2 version ?

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jpsb

2 months ago

To be more specific: as far as I know you're using the QT version of LibreOffice, that is converted in a gtk3 version by your system/settings. It's better to use a genuine gtk2 version putting "export SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gtk" in your ~/.bashrc file.

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supatheme

2 months ago

thx that helped!

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leenux

3 months ago

getting better

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megacoder

3 months ago

I'm been searching for this look for a long, long time. Thank you very, very much!

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xerxeslins

3 months ago

Great theme! OneStepBack + Tango2 icon = awesome!

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vaskas

5 months ago

Hi jpsb, what is the Gnome Shell theme you are using in the screenshots? Looks like a good match! Can you please also share the panel icons?

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jpsb

3 months ago

I updated the description with some informations. (Sorry for the delay.)

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hmd9261

6 months ago

I just upgraded my system, so that now I have gtk3-3.22.10-4. Unfortunately the latest version does not work with it, i.e. the theme gets completely ignored. With gtk2 applications it's just fine. Any hint?

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hmd9261

6 months ago

I found 0.91 in the net. It can be used but does not completely work. Hence I would probably want to try out some of the archived versions, but I can't download them. Any idea?

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jpsb

6 months ago

No idea, sorry. I am on gtk 3.22.18 and the theme works fine. Stupid questions: are other third party themes working on your system ? And just for clarity, what are your distribution and window manager ?

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hmd9261

6 months ago

Other themes work, but I had to try out a few to get one that worked well. It looks like there are subtle differences that can cause such problems.

I use e20 as window manager, and Oracle Linux 7.4 as my distro. The distro is quite exotic, but it is basically a clone of RHEL with some Oracle addons. People have to use stuff like this at work :)

Since there are no downloads of older versions available here, is there any chance to download them somewhere else? I could not find anything in the net. If you use a version control system to maintain the code, ever thought of making it public on github? People could then (a) access older versions and (b) contribute patches. Think about it :)

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freelancer96

6 months ago

brings back some good memories...

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mrnhmath

6 months ago

I have two issues with it: Caja folder view has a black background and the tabs looks bad compared to Gtk2

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great

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I'm been searching for this look for a long, long time. Thank you very, very much!

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This is the prefect antidote for having had too much flat/osx/transparent theming

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Cool :-)))

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