Description:

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:xfwm.

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:

4.6.1 22 days 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

fblais

1 month ago

Thanks!
BTW, the window decorations from this theme are blending very well with the Greybird version:
https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1224212/
Additionally, the title bar is thinner in comparison to yours, and I prefer that.

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gyll

1 month ago

window decorations: well, sure, you can use anything that works well, but the problem with not using my decoration is that the gtk3-csd (the apps without window decorations) don't look consistent, i'll make a thinner border version in a future release

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fblais

1 month ago

Yes, I already noticed that yesterday night with something. File-roller I think. (I use that instead of Xarchiver, which I'm not a fan of)
Thanks in advance for the thinner title bar! :)

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fblais

2 months ago

Didn't notice any change, so I suppose it was a very little update?
There's no 4.4.1 line in history file as well.
Thanks anyway! :)

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gyll

2 months ago

yes, just some small changes (e.g. the buttons on the dark taskbar have a less prominent relief) and some code cleanup. and yes again, no history entry for this one, i don't document revisions in history, just major and minor releases

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gyll

2 months ago

@fblais: finally, there you have it: light/dark/black xfce-panel options (see 'Xfce Evolution/HACKING' file) :)

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fblais

2 months ago

Thanks! :)

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fblais

2 months ago

I tried the Greybird variant and it may be buggy?
The taskbar is dark, but the menu checboxes show a red dot when they're checked. Same with the arrows at the bottom and top of the vertical scrollbar, which only show a red dot..

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gyll

2 months ago

works at my end, you had a similar problem before and it was because your archive manager was not extracting the symlinks. The solution that worked for you was to use the command line 'unzip', so try to extract the archive with unzip in terminal (btw, using the command line 'unzip' is the way it should be done, see 'Xfce Evolution/INSTALL' file)

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fblais

2 months ago

Indeed, I first extracted it within Peppermint and copied over to my Xubuntu partition.
I extracted within Xubuntu and it was oksy then,
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gyll

2 months ago

oh, forgot to ask, the themes with light panel work fine?

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fblais

2 months ago

Yes, thanks! (only extracted the base and Greybird to be honest)

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xerxeslins

2 months ago

The best theme.

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gyll

2 months ago

Thanks!

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xerxeslins

2 months ago

Great! Thank you! I am very happy. Using the Bronze variation!

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gyll

2 months ago

Glad you like it, if you're really happy with it then please rate it, that's all we developers get in return for our work :)

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gyll

2 months ago

Bronze: i also have days when i switch to bronze or crux, but most of the time i stay with the default, looks as classic as it gets to me

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xerxeslins

2 months ago

done!

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yethiel

2 months ago

Adds some depth and originality!

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gyll

2 months ago

You made my day!

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yethiel

2 months ago

Glad :)
I really appreciate your work. It's great that some people still make themes that aren't flat. Especially the different color schemes are amazing!

There was a lot more variety in terms of desktop themes a few years ago. Now everyone's on the flat-design train and everything looks the same.
I think themes with depth give your eyes something to grasp. It makes everything feel a bit less abstract and more familiar.

Remember the themes from Win98 Plus/ME? There were so many color schemes, icons, wallpapers that actually represented a theme. It allowed you to express yourself and what you like and it also made you feel at home in your desktop environment.
I think that kind of variety and choice is important, especially for people who have to work with their computer a lot.

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gyll

2 months ago

Remember Win98 Plus: uh oh, i even remember Win 95 Plus! And actually i remember them quite well, i used Win 7 with 'classic' theme (which looks just like Win 95) until i switched to linux. As a matter of fact, the lack of Win 95 theme was *THE* reason i switched, believe it or not :)))

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gyll

2 months ago

I mean the lack of Win 95 theme in Win 8+

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fblais

2 months ago

Great theme.
I have read the Hacking section of the Install file.
Honestly, for me, this theme would be perfect if it had a dark panel (XFCE) sub-theme.
:)
Cheers!

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gyll

2 months ago

will do, will do, stay tuned :)

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4.6.1 22 days 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 1 month ago

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

4.5.1 1 month 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

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product-maker xerxeslins Feb 06 2018

The best theme.

product-maker yethiel Feb 01 2018

Adds some depth and originality!

product-maker AV1Aca Jan 28 2018

product-maker Eugenious Jan 26 2018

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product-maker 1E1E1E Nov 07 2017

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.

product-maker bolimage Oct 07 2017

product-maker fblais Sep 27 2017

product-maker vistaus Sep 17 2017

product-maker mrnhmath Sep 16 2017

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