Shades-of-gray-theme

GTK3 Themes

Source (required if based on other people's work): https://github.com/WernerFP/Shades-of-gray-theme

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Description:

A flat dark GTK-theme with ergonomic contrasts. It supports Gnome, Cinnamon, Xfce4, Mate and Openbox. Theme customizations for Firefox, Thunderbird and Inkscape are additionally included. Shades-of-gray is available in seven color variants:

• Gray
• Arch
• Cerulean
• Firebrick
• Harvest
• Orient
• Patina

Installation:

Arch Linux: You can install the AUR package gtk-theme-shades-of-gray [1]

Manual Installation:

Extract and copy the chosen theme folders either for personal use into directory ~/.themes/ or for common use into /usr/share/themes/.

Customizations:

Each theme folder contains an app-gadgets directory with additional theme files for Thunderbird, Firefox and Inkspape.

Thunderbird: The file userChrome.css in folder Thunderbird-Shades-of-gray contains a Thunderbird theme adapted to Shades-of-gray. Copy the file or its content to this location:

~/.thunderbird/name-of-your-profile/chrome/userChrome.css

Lightning uses its own bright colors in default setting. The option for using the theme colors is hidden as "Accessibility". Open the Thunderbird settings and activate the checkbox "Optimize colors for accesibility" in calendar area.

If you change a Shades-of-gray theme color, it is not necessary to copy the file again. You can simply comment out the current theme color in userChrome.css (Thunderbird and Firefox) and comment in the new theme color value.

Firefox: The file userChrome.css in folder Firefox-Shades-of-gray contains a theme adaption to Shades-of-gray. To enable the customizations, copy the file or its content to this location:

~/.mozilla/firefox/name-of-your-profile/chrome/userChrome.css

Firefox uses widgets of the current GTK3 theme in websites that have not designed their own widgets for forms. With dark themes this is ugly and input fields, checkboxes etc. are difficult to use (e.g. black font in dark input fields). To fix this behavior the file userContent.css contains color-neutral form widgets. Copy the file or its contents to this location for enabling:

~/.mozilla/firefox/name-of-your-profile/chrome/userContent.css

You should choose the dark style in Firefox to get a consistent dark appearance.

Inkscape: Original colored icons in Inkscape are hard to identify in dark themes. The file icons.svg in folder Inkscape-icons contains bright icons. To use them in Inkscape, the file must be stored in this directory:

~/.config/inkscape/icons/icons.svg

Requirements:

• GTK+ 3.20 or above
• Pixmap theme engine
• Murrine theme engine
Last changelog:

1.1.0 7 days ago

• New: Theme for Cinnamon added
• GTK3: Minor changes
• Metacity: Updated for Cinnamon
• Thunderbird 60: Fixes and improvements
• Lightning: Theme adaptation improved
• Firefox: Fixes and further theme customizations

annoyingduck

15 days ago

I just love this theme set. One thing I just noticed in the Cerulean variant. In Clementine music player the lower spectrum analyser is not the cerulean light blue, but rather a very dark blue and looks out of place. This is only happening with the cerulean variant. The darker Arch blue variant has the analyser as nice lighter blue and the other variants have colors that all match. Issue is only with the cerulean one (which happens to be my favorite!). Running Arch w/XFCE. It's also the same on Arch w/Cinnamon.

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WernerFP

14 days ago

Is the system color set selected in Clementine?
Preferences → Appearance → Use the system default color set
The colors of the spectrum analyzer should then be displayed as expected.

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annoyingduck

14 days ago

Yes, theme settings are correct in Clementine. It's only the Cerulean variant that has a mismatched analyzer color. All the other variants theme correctly in Clementine. For some reason the Cerulean makes the analyzer a very dark blue, a much different blue than it should be.

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WernerFP

14 days ago

I can reproduce it. It only affects the Block analyzer, all others (Bar-, Boom-, Turbine analyzer) process the color value correctly.
Clementine gets the color value from gtrc. This single hex value is the only difference between the gtrc theme files.
I have tried different hex color values - some are parsed properly, others are replaced by fallback color. I think it's is a problem in Block analyzer converting hex color to QColor format.

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Adyel

18 days ago

+ Great Theme, Easy on the eye.

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1E1E1E

22 days ago

+

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fenario

25 days ago

My apologies Werner, false alarm. I'm tweaking the theme and it got a bit confusing. All works well on Ubuntu 18.04 but in 16.04 it is squashed; so above gtk-3.20 would be OK

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fenario

26 days ago

Hi Werner, Thanks for a great theme. I'd like to use this as my dark theme. I have noticed that in Ubuntu 18.04 tweak tool (gtk 3) has no buttons showing although they work. Is it to do with the theme? Any tweaks that can be done?

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WernerFP

25 days ago

Sorry, my reply took some time. I have set up a virtual machine with Ubuntu 18.04 (I normally use Arch Linux). Gnome-tweaks looks right to me with Ubuntu- and Gnome-Shell:
Ubuntu-Shell: https://pasteboard.co/HvXHykw.png
Gnome-Shell: https://pasteboard.co/HvXHRk7.png
Probably a problem with Wayland? In case of discussing please post your issue on Github (link above).

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scorici

27 days ago

+

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intro18

28 days ago

+

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gyll

28 days ago

Great piece of work pall! A few remarks though (for now): 1) i think the separators in the menus should be visible (some shade of grey) 2) the gtk3 sub-menus should not be distanced from their parent menu, it breaks the consistency with gtk2. Anywayz, it's definitely a '+'

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WernerFP

28 days ago

Thank you gyll. The menu distance is fixed in 1.0.4.1

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gyll

27 days ago

(like)
how about the menu separators, don't you agree it would be better with them visible?

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WernerFP

27 days ago

I don't like it. But I have added a file "Customization-FAQ" with a description how to customize visible separators.

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gyll

26 days ago

fair enough, you's the author, you's the king :)

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annoyingduck

1 month ago

+Most excellent work. Finally a suitable dark replacement. Running Arch w/XFCE, everything looks great so far.

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ben2talk

1 month ago

+Not bad - after the 'Yltra' theme stopped working...

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rafenator

1 month ago

+

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edada

1 month ago

I really like the looks of the theme but I am having problems resizing windows. When I move the cursor to a window boundary I am not getting "arrow plus bar" cursor and am not able to grab the window frame. I am running ubuntu 18.04 and don't have this problem with other themes. I am running with DMZ-White cursors via Gnome tweaks but have tried others. Perhaps I just need to tweak something else. Thanks.

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WernerFP

1 month ago

@edada
Thank you for your bug report!
I had accidentally commented out a necessary instruction in gtk.css (line 4294). The bug is fixed now in 1.0.3.

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edada

1 month ago

Thanks for the fix. I'll be pounding on it for a while and will let you know if I find anything else.

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nand

1 month ago

+

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maryrosie

1 month ago

Great post! I didn’t know about several of these resources and I’m going to go check them out now! wuxiaworld

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1.1.0 7 days ago

• New: Theme for Cinnamon added
• GTK3: Minor changes
• Metacity: Updated for Cinnamon
• Thunderbird 60: Fixes and improvements
• Lightning: Theme adaptation improved
• Firefox: Fixes and further theme customizations

1.0.4.1 28 days ago

• Fix: gtk3-submenus are positioned closer to the parent menu
• New: Shades-of-gray-FAQ.html (2018-07-29)

1.0.4 28 days ago

• Thunderbird: added theme customizations for color tags in email tree view (userChrome.css)
• Borders and separators slightly less contrast (gtk-colors.css, gnome-shell.css)

1.0.3: 1 month ago

Bug fix: Window decorations of Gnome applications now correctly trigger a resize mouse pointer.

product-maker Adyel Jul 31 2018

+ Great Theme, Easy on the eye.

product-maker 1E1E1E Jul 27 2018

+

product-maker scorici Jul 22 2018

+

product-maker intro18 Jul 21 2018

+

product-maker gyll Jul 21 2018

Great piece of work pall! A few remarks though (for now): 1) i think the separators in the menus should be visible (some shade of grey) 2) the gtk3 sub-menus should not be distanced from their parent menu, it breaks the consistency with gtk2. Anywayz, it's definitely a '+'

product-maker annoyingduck Jul 04 2018

+Most excellent work. Finally a suitable dark replacement. Running Arch w/XFCE, everything looks great so far.

product-maker ben2talk Jul 04 2018

+Not bad - after the 'Yltra' theme stopped working...

product-maker rafenator Jul 03 2018

+

product-maker nand Jun 29 2018

+
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