opendesktop-dark-gtk Mod

GTK3/4 Themes dark gtk kdeplasma linux theme

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/vincenzocaselli/opendesktop-dark-gtk

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Description:

OpenDesktop-Dark-GTK is a dark theme for GTK 3, GTK 2 and Gnome-Shell

Best results with OpenDesktop-Icons - https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1498619

KDE Plasma users may go to System Settings, Appearance, Application Style, Configure GNOME/GTK Application Style..., Get New GNOME/GTK Application Style..., search for opendesktop-dark-gtk and apply it.
Non-KDE Plasma users may download and unzip the compressed file into ~/.themes (create .themes folder if it doesn't exists in your home); then apply it depending on your system (e.g. on Ubuntu use Tweaks)

(designed for "OpenDesktop-Dark" KDE Plasma Global theme - https://www.pling.com/p/1484021 )
Last changelog:

2.0.8 1 day ago

other changes to add glowing border for other apps (just active window)

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Triceratops

16 hours ago

2.0.8: confirm, after reboot, glow border working on all apps including Bitwarden and Slack. This looks now very good. Also confirm Chrome seems to stand a par with its own border effects. But this is not a big deal. I notice when the window is UN-focused, the glow border is replaced by a quite thick black shadow. Can you make it less black? ie. a bit thinner with a dimmer gray.

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Triceratops

4 days ago

You may want to have a look at Solarized Dark by RTL88 https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1308808/
This theme also has a glow border and suffers the same issue than your theme. The glow border only works on true Gnome3 apps. However the author uses a nice trick, he surrounds the border of the window in focus by a thin bright border. And that thing bright border works all all apps!. Pretty useful when you have several dark overlapping windows.

Other than that, Solarized Dark is 100% flat. Personally I like better the slightly 3D effects on the headerbar of opendesktop-dark. However I like better the flat dropdown box from Solarized Dark. This is pure personal opinion. Not a critic of the design of opendesktop-dark.

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vincenzocaselli

1 day ago

I tried version 2.0.8 on Ubuntu 21.04 and I see the following (I had to logout/login though).
Just tell me if you see the same or not.

Ok glow border:
* Audacity https://i.imgur.com/KiFqKxC.png
* Firefox https://i.imgur.com/4vTORCA.png
* VS Code https://i.imgur.com/SzL49XG.png
* IntelliJ https://i.imgur.com/JF2gD75.png

* Bitwarden & Slack: I have conflicts and am not able to install them just now

Chrome indeed has the problem
* Chrome https://i.imgur.com/KqH2IRl.png

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vincenzocaselli

1 day ago

Also with Solarized Dark I see the same problem with Chrome https://i.imgur.com/v9Z7ajS.png

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Triceratops

4 days ago

2.0.7 is much better. Thanks for removing transparency and the gradient pane in Gnome Files. Looks very professional now.

The glow border seems to work only on genuinely Gnome apps. Others apps are not probably 100% compatible Gnome3 (Firefox, Chrome, VS Code, IntelliJ, Audacious, Slack, Bitwarden) still have a dark shadow instead of the glow border when in focus.

But you know what, that doesn't matter. I can perfectly live with this. There is no need for you to waste your time to fix all those little artifact issues, which I suppose most are out of your control. Thanks for putting all the efforts in this theme.

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vincenzocaselli

1 day ago

Thank you very much for the feedbacks! Being a little obsessed by detail I will try to go deeper on having the glow border on most app.

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intro18

8 days ago

9 9 excellent

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nollie8969

11 days ago

8 I do like the Grey. In the dark version the navigation bar on the left is not even. There's some strange shine in it.

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Triceratops

13 days ago

Not sure if this is a bug: the glow border now exists on all windows, focused or unfocused. Is it intentional? I think it would be better if only the window in focus has the glowing border.

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vincenzocaselli

11 days ago

Yes, it's a bug. Fixed in 2.0.1. Let me know if there are still problems in some cases.

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Triceratops

10 days ago

In 2.01, the flow border is fixed (ie. only the window in focus has this glow border). However, the jumpy bug is back. Switching to another window make it shaked a bit. Also not all app has that glowing border (VScode, Firefox, Slack, IntelliJ, Ubuntu Updater, Audacious). As I mentioned in my previous message, the 2x version seems to overload too much on graphics effects (3D gradient, transparency, blue outline on drop down, glow around buttons)

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vincenzocaselli

5 days ago

I am on Arch+gnome40 and I cannot find other gtk themes that have glowing borders on all app. Could you point me out some? Tnx

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vincenzocaselli

4 days ago

wait.. I think I got it. Try 2.0.6. Any feedback is welcome

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vincenzocaselli

9 days ago

In 2.0.5 the jumpy bug when switching to another window should be fixed. Gradients, transparencies, blue outline and buttons glow were removed between 2.0.1 and 2.0.5. Still working on glowing border on all app.

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Triceratops

13 days ago

Version 2.0.0:

POSITIVE:

- The brighter glow border is better
- Fixed the jumpy window when changing window focus.
- WIndow control buttons +-X look nicer

NEGATIVE:

1) I think the glow around the topbar buttons are overdone. Sometimes too much of a good thing brings the opposite effects.

2) The thin blue line around border or boxes was better when it was gray. You can compare a setting dialog between GTK2 app (like Audacious) there is no blue line highlight, I find this looks calmer.

3) The 3D gradient on the left pane (Gnome Tweaks, Gnome Files) is probably un-necessary

4) The gray background is slightly transparent (Gnome Tweaks, Gnome Files). Maybe there is an aesthetic purpose, but from my point of view, the transparency is counter productive. I have some troubles to read the content of the window in focus when it mixes with the irrelevant content which is supposed to be hidden in the background.

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friartux

13 days ago

This would look awesome IF it weren't that ugly dark grey, and the borders were a bit brighter. Suggestion: make the background dark blue or cyan (hex:- #00xxxx, for example), and the borders a light blue or cyan.

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Triceratops

29 days ago

Just saw a theme with a red close button. Look at the version on the right (Cloudy Dark Blue): https://cdn.pling.com/img/8/2/a/9/aaecc74e46a6c276774ff77eb9fb5bd4f177baba304d28c484fbbe0fcd7ab90da67f.png

If you think this looks good, can you do the same?

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Triceratops

30 days ago

v1.0.10: GTK2 looks perfect! Hope you would consider this request: Make the close button red, only for the window in focus. For GTK3 and GTK2.

This is debatable, but here is my rationale. Because this make the window in focus stand out better. It is up to you to choose the red tint, normal and mouse-over, for that "close" button.

BTW, not sure if this is a bug, but the close button on this theme looks different with the Gnome Terminal app. Is it the theme or Gnome? https://imgur.com/N7CtP7J

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Triceratops

30 days ago

I see those red close buttons already exist (light red on mouse over and darker red when mouse click). Can you try to make the darker red permanent to see how this would look like?

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Triceratops

1 month ago

10 This Breeze Dark mod is gorgeous. The glow border around the window in focus is genius. The topbar with a different color is also very good. All the changes you made are better than the original. Kudos.

Suggestion to make it even better. Here are the areas I think need improvements:

- Add GTK2 support (the original Breeze-dark is clearly better here)

- Differentiate the tone of gray backgrounds for left/right panes in windows having a left pane with selectable items and right pane showing the content. Example of apps: Files, Gnome Tweaks, Gnome Settings dialog. Maybe have a look at this for inspiration? https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1239855/

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Triceratops

1 month ago

Additional improvement requets about titlebar/topbar
- Make it compact
- Lighter background color (of the bar itself). This would make it easier to select underneath windows when several windows overlap.

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vincenzocaselli

1 month ago

Hi thank you! Indeed I was looking for a thinner titlebar too. And yes, lighter background is better. Here it is (v. 1.0.7).
I will then study also your previous suggestions.

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Triceratops

1 month ago

v1.07 is way better with that topbar! Good job. Thanks. Here is a screenshot showing you how a GTK2 app (Audacious) looks with OpenDesktop-dark vs the Marwaita theme : https://imgur.com/JDVRL0w
I hope the implementation for GTK2 support is not too much work.

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vincenzocaselli

1 month ago

First draft of GTK2 is available in v.1.0.10. Any feedback is welcome.

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2.0.8 1 day ago

other changes to add glowing border for other apps (just active window)

2.0.7 4 days ago

uniformed gtk2 checkbox to the gtk3 one

2.0.6 4 days ago

added glowing border for other apps (just active window)

2.0.5 9 days ago

* fixed jumpy bug when switching to another window

2.0.4 9 days ago

* border for toggle buttons hover/checked
* Tweaks category hover background

2.0.3 10 days ago

Gray thin line around border or boxes

2.0.2 10 days ago

* reduced transparencies and gradients
* slightly darkest grey in main panels
* background colors made even
* glow border only on active window

2.0.1 13 days ago

* removed glow around buttons
* removed glow around context-menus
* reduced transparencies (still not completed)

2.0.1 13 days ago

* removed glow around buttons
* removed glow around context-menus
* reduced transparencies (still not completed)

2.0.0 14 days ago

Added border and glowing to buttons and other widgets, changed title buttons colors and behavior and other several changes

1.0.10 1 month ago

fix GTK2 selection color

1.0.9 1 month ago

changed menubar-button color

1.0.8 1 month ago

First draft of GTK2 implementation

1.0.7 1 month ago

thinner titlebars and with lighter background

1.0.6 1 month ago

changed panels background black tone

1.0.5 1 month ago

added border glowing on active window

1.0.4 2 months ago

Changed dark background color

1.0.3 2 months ago

Changed selection background color

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product-maker intro18 Jun 16 2021 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker nollie8969 Jun 13 2021 8 great
I do like the Grey. In the dark version the navigation bar on the left is not even. There's some strange shine in it.
product-maker Triceratops May 19 2021 10 the best
This Breeze Dark mod is gorgeous. The glow border around the window in focus is genius. The topbar with a different color is also very good. All the changes you made are better than the original. Kudos. Suggestion to make it even better. Here are the areas I think need improvements: - Add GTK2 support (the original Breeze-dark is clearly better here) - Differentiate the tone of gray backgrounds for left/right panes in windows having a left pane with selectable items and right pane showing the content. Example of apps: Files, Gnome Tweaks, Gnome Settings dialog. Maybe have a look at this for inspiration? https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1239855/
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