Shades-of-gray-theme

GTK3 Themes

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified 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 folder assets and the file userChrome.css in folder Thunderbird-Shades-of-gray contain a Thunderbird theme adapted to Shades of gray. Copy both to this location:

~/.thunderbird/name-of-your-profile/chrome/assets
~/.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.

This file also contains theme customizations for the New Tab page (about:newtab).

Copy the file or its contents to this location for enabling:

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

The file bookmark-search-plus-2.css contains theme customizations for the very useful add-on Bookmark search plus 2 (AMO). Copy this file into your chrome directory:

~/.mozilla/firefox/name-of-your-profile/chrome/bookmark-search-plus-2.css

Note: 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

Issues:

Please report bugs, issues and feature requests on Github.

Last changelog:

1.1.3.1 2 days ago

• Gnome: volume and brightness slider fixed (gnome-shell.css)

khandakershahi

2 days ago

I have a problem with the volume and brightness indication on gnome. It shows no indicator like a bar or dot.

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WernerFP

2 days ago

@khandakershahi
Thanks for your report. It is fixed now in 1.1.3.1.

Sorry for the inconvenience of a new update.

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khandakershahi

1 day ago

Thank you for the update. Is it possible to have a progress bar at volume and brightness control.

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WernerFP

1 day ago

@khandakershahi
I reproduced and fixed the bug of the invisible slider (Gnome panel). I can't see a problem with the progress bar and need more information.
Please post your issue on Github so that we can discuss, fathom and solve this problem:
https://github.com/WernerFP/Shades-of-gray-theme

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khandakershahi

1 day ago

Okay. I have posted the issue on github. Here is the link. https://github.com/WernerFP/Shades-of-gray-theme/issues/1
Thanks.

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khandakershahi

2 days ago

I have a problem with the volume and brightness indication on gnome. It shows no indicator like a bar or dot.

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AV1Aca

2 days ago

+

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annoyingduck

2 days ago

@WERNERFP, I have to comment again about how awesome this theme set is. I'm so glad your actively still working on it, most themes here are abandoned not long after the initial upload, plus the addition of an AUR package to make life easier for us Arch/Arch-based folks is just great. They have been my DD themes since release. I run these themes on Arch-XFCE and Arch-Cinnamon and they are the most gorgeous, accurate, and overall best darker themes ever made IMO and work perfect on both of those distros. XFCE is always tricky where many small elements are themed improperly, but not this set. The grey base vs blackish is simply perfect. Easy on the eyes, but you don't have to struggle to see things like many blackish based themes. Big thanks again, and keep up the great work.

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WernerFP

2 days ago

@annoyingduck
Wow…
Thank you for your feedback!

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logarithm2

2 days ago

Very clean theme except for the menus. I think menu items need more vertical padding (and also a seperator between menu groups)

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WernerFP

2 days ago

@logarithm2
You can easily change this behavior. Please have a look at the Shades-of-gray-FAQ.html. I've also added a section for vertical spacing of menu items.

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khandakershahi

2 days ago

+Nice Theme!

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khandakershahi

2 days ago

+Really great theme! Thank you. Can I get theme icon and wallpaper link please?

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WernerFP

2 days ago

@All_Users
Thank you for your feedbacks and ratings!

@khandakershahi
I've uploaded the used backgrounds (Wallpapers.tar.gz).

The theme icons are Numix-Circle and Numix-Folders (grey folders):

https://github.com/numixproject/numix-icon-theme-circle
https://github.com/numixproject/numix-folders

In Openbox I'm using Polybar with icons of the fonts DejaVu Sans Mono, MaterialIcons, Icomoon and UbuntuMono NerdFont.

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khandakershahi

2 days ago

@WernerFP
Thank you.

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Franua

3 days ago

+Great theme! Soothing for eyes... Love it!

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brique

20 days ago

+

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sunaku

1 month ago

+

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NOMIC82

1 month ago

+

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kamathln

2 months ago

+Finally a sane dark theme which is 1) is elegant 2) differentiable widgets 3) Easy on the eyes.

If I ever make a distro, this will be the default GTK3+ theme

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AbeTheAbe

3 months ago

+Chrome theme is not working properly, I would prefer the same color as the rest of theme ( gray) for top panel instead of black and this theme desperately needs the compact version, thanks!

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WernerFP

3 months ago

In the file Shades-of-gray-FAQ.html I have added how you can change the Gnome panel color.
If you think something is not working properly, please post your bug report on Github (see link above).

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WernerFP

3 months ago

I'm sorry, I think I misunderstood - you meant the Chrome/Chromium panel. In version 69 the GUI was changed (hard-coded). Please call "chrome://flags/#top-chrome-md" in urlbar and select "Normal". If that doesn't solve the problem, let's please discuss this on Github.

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WernerFP

3 months ago

Did you select GTK+ in "chrome://settings"?

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annoyingduck

4 months 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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1.1.3.1 2 days ago

• Gnome: volume and brightness slider fixed (gnome-shell.css)

1.1.3 4 days ago

• Thunar, Nemo, Nautilus, Caja: list view improved (gtk.css)
• Firefox: minor adjustments in userChrome.css (places window)
• Firefox add-on theme added: Bookmark search plus 2 (bookmark-search-plus-2.css, userContent.css)

1.1.2 1 month ago

• Xfce4: panel adjusted to gtk3 in Xfce 4.13 (gtk.css)
• Xfwm4: window buttons supplemented (xfwm4)
• Evolution: sidebars adjusted (gtk.css)
• gThumb: sidebar and browser background improved (gtk.css)
• Calendar: gnome-calendar enhancements (gtk.css)
• Firefox: smaller identity box for extensions in urlbar (userContent.css)
• Firefox: menus in about:preferences fixed (userContent.css)
• Thunderbird, Lightning: Shades-of-gray icons added (userChrome.css, assets)

1.1.1 3 months ago

• Openbox: close button modified, window handle and menu improvements
• Thunderbird: minimum column width defined (userChrome.css)
• Lightning 6.2: bright navigation buttons (userChrome.css)
• Firefox: form widgets also adapted for moz-extensions (fixed in userContent.css)

1.1.0 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

1.0.4 4 months 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: 5 months ago

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

product-maker AV1Aca 2 days ago

+

product-maker khandakershahi 2 days ago

+Nice Theme!

product-maker Franua Dec 15 2018

+Great theme! Soothing for eyes... Love it!

product-maker brique Nov 28 2018

+

product-maker sunaku Nov 04 2018

+

product-maker NOMIC82 Oct 28 2018

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product-maker kamathln Oct 10 2018

+Finally a sane dark theme which is 1) is elegant 2) differentiable widgets 3) Easy on the eyes. If I ever make a distro, this will be the default GTK3+ theme

product-maker AbeTheAbe Sep 17 2018

+Chrome theme is not working properly, I would prefer the same color as the rest of theme ( gray) for top panel instead of black and this theme desperately needs the compact version, thanks!

product-maker AbeTheAbe Sep 17 2018

+Very Nice!

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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