Xfce Evolution

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The Xfce Evolution theme attempts to rid the Xfce desktop of visual distractions by providing a more consistent look (buttons, scrollbars, menus, etc) across older and newer applications.

If you like this theme please rate it so that other people can find it more easily.

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Based on Ambiance:gtk2, Adwaita:gtk3, and Greybird:xfwm4.

Blends well with 'elementary Xfce darkER' icon set and 'Noto Sans 9' fonts (see the INSTALL file in package).

Developed and tested on Xubuntu 17.04.
Last changelog:

4.10.1 12 days ago

- tweaks for gtk3 pressed buttons' shades and outlining

onderkar

1 day ago

+ Love it. Should be XFCE's default theme :)

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gyll

22 hours ago

He he, great minds think alike :P
Actually, i made this proposal to xfce, but they were not all that thrilled with the idea :) They are more like looking for maintainers for what they already have in store (at least for the time being), which i was not keen getting into. I'll try to pitch it to them again a bit later as the theme gets even more polished, and who knows...

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Hi Virgil,

thanks for the message and the links. I've checked them out, those are some nice looking themes!

Regarding your proposal, we're trying to only keep a minimum amount of themes in Xubuntu, but always make sure they are maintained and retained. So ideally when you upgrade you would find your theme there and working. We also are a fairly small artwork team, a lot of things I've maintained alone for many years (Greybird and elementary-xfce mostly) and there's always enough work with Gtk+3 versions or other aspects changing - so I'm rather looking for supporters with the already existing artwork stock. Would that interest you at all?

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gyll

22 hours ago

err, my proposal was sent to xubuntu, not to xfce, i'll try to pitch it directly to xfce too

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poiluzt

3 days ago

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gyll

3 days ago

Thanks for your "+", several more tweaks are on their way, so stay tuned :)

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ayubowan2u

5 days ago

Great piece of work, gyll. I am struggling with one problem - ie how do I get xfce evolution working with Compiz? I am using Ubuntu Studio and tried to run Compiz with Xfce Evolution already being set as my theme. However, gtk-window-decorator some how screws up the theme and uses its own default fonts and buttons. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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gyll

4 days ago

oops, unfortunately i have no clue whatsoever about what exactly compiz is and what it does, so, along with a "thank you" for your nice words, please also accept my "geesh, i really can't help you with any of that..." :(

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gyll

4 days ago

still, maybe you can imgur.com me some screenshots, who knows, maybe i'll find some time to look around and investigate. no promises whatsoever (because of my total ignorance on the subject), but who knows, maybe by sheer luck i'll run into something some day

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ayubowan2u

3 days ago

Hi, I do have a better understanding of the problem now. Just to keep it short, Compiz is a compositing window manager for X windows (compiz.org for more details). Compiz uses gtk-window-decorator for window decorations and as I understand now, it can only use Metacity themes (I may be wrong but many trials I have done lead me to this conclusion). If I specify any Metacity theme, all appear to work OK.

The question is do you have a Metacity theme for Evolution?

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gyll

3 days ago

Nopse, this theme is specifically meant for Xfce, that's why it's xfwm-only, i don't even know how it looks like on other DEs :) I did have the intentions to write a metacity definition but i soon gave up, metacity really is a mess to start writing a theme for it from scratch...

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arjanm

9 days ago

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gyll

7 days ago

Thank you

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Frédéric314

12 days ago

+Beautiful themes with new colors, thank you!

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gyll

11 days ago

Thanks man, a couple more tweaking options on their way :)

Cheers!

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dodona

1 month ago

+

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gyll

1 month ago

Thanks for your '+', glad you liked it :)

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RJVB

1 month ago

This is one of the first themes for GTk3 (since it dropped its proper, legacy theming support) I find which I actually could live with - in applications that no longer offer a GTk2 variant.
It could be a bit more compact to my taste though, and I'd really like to know how to get the overall colour palette of the standard version but with the highlight colours of the "Graphite" variant. Maybe I'm overlooking a simple way to set the highlight colour?

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gyll

1 month ago

Thanks!

As for tweaking options, please see the 'HACKING' file in the 'Xfce Evolution' base theme folder.

Also, since maybe you did not read the 'HACKING' file, i'm thinking maybe you also didn't read the 'INSTALL' file; please read this file carefully and use EXACTLY the install procedure described there because otherwise you might miss some important bits and pieces (e.g. the font fix for Qt5 apps, etc).

Cheers!

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RJVB

1 month ago

Did read the INSTALL, not the HACKING (yet). I'm only interested in the GTk3 theme, for Qt and GTk2 I'm sticking with my own QtCurve theme!

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gyll

1 month ago

okay, check 'HACKING' and you'll find the tweaking options there (and you'll only use them for the gtk3 theme)

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gyll

1 month ago

Uh, one more thing: if you'll find this theme useful please rate it so that other users can find it more easily based on its ranking (well, dunno if rating is still possible for regular users anymore, but you can try :)

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gyll

1 month ago

And yet one more thing: stay tuned in the following days because a new update is on its way with a few more nice tweaks (improved highlighting for mouse-over on darker themes among other things)

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thwald

1 month ago

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gyll

1 month ago

Thanks :)

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paulxfce

2 months ago

Great that someone takes the effort to improve XFCE, you have just earn your first pling. (You can receive financial reward for your efforts if you have set up a paypall account in your settings-page) The more plings you receive from the contributors (like me) the higher the potential reward you get. Most of us themers are trying to get more contributors, as it is actually fun rewarding other artists for their efforts. Feel free to join us: become a contributor.

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4.10.1 12 days ago

- tweaks for gtk3 pressed buttons' shades and outlining

4.10.0 13 days ago

- new tweaking options: 'button-pressed-bent/-contrast' (see 'HACKING' file): 'button-pressed-contrast' provides a consistent look for pressed buttons across all applications (gtk2/gtk3), while 'button-pressed-bent' provides a more modern look but is available only for gtk3 apps (gtk2 uses contrast)
- renamed tweaking options 'panel-themed-mono' and 'default-button-bright' to 'panel-contrast' and 'default-button-contrast' respectively (for name consistency among tweaking options, see 'HACKING' file)
- tweaked the shades on gtk3 default buttons when pressed (for even better consistency with gtk2)

4.9.0 1 month ago

This update contains some renamed files and folders, please MAKE SURE YOU DELETE ALL PREVIOUS 'Xfce Evolution XXX' folders you may have on you system before installing this update (this is automatically achieved if you follow exactly the step-by-step instructions in the 'INSTALL' file)
- new highlighting formula for gtk2/gtk3 to correct over-highlighting on darker themes
- consistent look for gtk2/gtk3 default-button-pressed (gtk3 mimics the gtk2 style because gtk2 murrine does not allow different geometries for pressed/not-pressed widgets)
- consistent gtk2/gtk3 highlighting of check and radio buttons (gtk3 mimics gtk2 style)
- removed label displacement on gtk2 buttons when pressed, for consistency with gtk3. The gtk3 css '-gtk-icon-transform: translate' does not work (yet?), so label displacement cannot be implemented on gtk3 for labels with icons; label displacement will be enabled for both gtk2 and gtk3 button-pressed if/when the gtk3 css 'translate' will work
- the 'focus-rectangle-off' option now also disables the menu accelerators
- renamed 'tabs-XXX' options to 'tab-XXX' (see 'HACKING' file)
- renamed the 'Lead' sub-theme to 'Summerstorm'
- other minor tweaks (e.g. gtk3 treeview header buttons, highlighting of xfwm and gtk3-csd buttons, gradients on gtk3 buttons, etc)

4.8.0 2 months ago

- new 'lead' sub-theme
- renamed tweaking options 'panel-light' and 'panel-light-mono' to 'panel-themed' and 'panel-themed-mono' to better reflect their appearance
- new highlighting formula in gtk2 for increased gtk2/gtk3 consistency
- tweaked highlighting for gtk2 panel buttons
- more gtk2/gtk3 consistency tweaks

4.7.2 2 months ago

fixed highlighting of Gtk2 buttons and Gtk2 combos which was not uniform

4.7.1 2 months ago

minor fix over 4.7.0 (xfwm maximize/restore button shape when window in maximized mode)

4.7.0 2 months ago

- many gtk2/gtk3 consistency tweaks (eliminated border shadows under gtk2 buttons, more consistent highlighting, gtk3 disabled buttons consistent with gtk2, etc)
- xfwm button fixes
- gtk3 code refactoring

4.6.1 3 months ago

- replaced the menu-separator-flat/relief option with menu-separator-light/dark/relief
- various consistency-related tweaks (e.g. made the radio bullet in menus the same size in gtk2, gtk3, and gtk3-csd popups, shaded the gtk3-csd popups to look more like classic menus, etc)
- replaced some duplicate files with symlinks

4.6.0 3 months ago

- new sub-theme: Xfce Evolution Solaris
- new tweaking option: relief/flat menu separators

4.5.1 4 months ago

- made the checkmarks and radios consistent in gtk2, gtk3, and gtk3-csd menus
- tweaks for the gtk2 and gtk3 panel plugins buttons
- made the gtk2 checkboxes and radiobuttons look better on themes with colored canvas

product-maker onderkar 1 day ago

+ Love it. Should be XFCE's default theme :)

product-maker poiluzt Jul 14 2018

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product-maker arjanm Jul 08 2018

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product-maker Frédéric314 Jul 05 2018

+Beautiful themes with new colors, thank you!

product-maker dodona Jun 17 2018

+

product-maker thwald Jun 11 2018

+

product-maker paulxfce May 13 2018

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product-maker xerxeslins Feb 06 2018

The best theme.

product-maker yethiel Feb 01 2018

Adds some depth and originality!

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product-maker Polesz Nov 07 2017

Perfect, but colorized scrollbar?

product-maker UgoYak Nov 05 2017

Very good if you like a "eye friendly" theme.

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