PDA

View Full Version : [ubuntu] Unity GTK3 Dark Theme



lads
December 27th, 2011, 05:28 PM
Hello everyone,

I've been looking for a decent dark theme for Unity, but they seem quite scant. Here's what I found so far:


Plastiq (http://www.upubuntu.com/2011/12/plastiq-amazing-gtk3-dark-theme-for.html) - not a real dark theme, leaves a lot of stuff with white/light backgrounds.
Elegant-Arch (http://www.upubuntu.com/2011/12/elegant-arch-elegant-gtk3-dark-theme.html) - looks very pretty in snapshots but it doesn't work, you get an horrible white theme.
Malys-revolt2 (http://www.upubuntu.com/2011/12/malys-revolt2-amazing-dark-gtk-3-theme.html) - works in general, but a few minor issues reduce usability.


Are there any other GTK3 dark themes that work? Thanks.

Frogs Hair
December 27th, 2011, 05:58 PM
Gnomish-Dark
AdwaitaWolfe AllDark
Blapple

lads
December 28th, 2011, 03:21 PM
Gnomish-Dark
AdwaitaWolfe AllDark
Blapple

Hi Frogs Hair. I appreciate your answer but I'm looking for themes for Unity, not for Gnome.

Frogs Hair
December 28th, 2011, 03:31 PM
Hi Frogs Hair. I appreciate your answer but I'm looking for themes for Unity, not for Gnome.

Those themes will work in Unity also as most GTK 3 themes . There are a few Unity specific GTK 3 themes at Gnome look . Ubuntu art had absolutely zero GTK 3 themes the last time I looked .

Many of the GTK 3 themes include GTK 2 and Metacity inside the folder . Both Unity and the Gnome Shell run on top of Gnome 3 .

lads
December 29th, 2011, 09:44 AM
Ok that's nice. How do I install one of those themes on Unity? I've tried before but it didn't work so I thought only Unity themes could be used.

Thanks.

Frogs Hair
December 29th, 2011, 05:55 PM
http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Install-GNOME-Themes-in-Ubuntu-11-10-231213.shtml

lads
December 30th, 2011, 04:53 PM
http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Install-GNOME-Themes-in-Ubuntu-11-10-231213.shtml

Ok this is easy enough. Problem is, no Gnome GTK3 theme renders like it is presented in the snapshots. I'm realy fond of Atolm, but it only works with a few applications. It neither works with NetBeans or Eclipse, though does a good job of messing up those.

Anyway thanks for the reply. I guess we'll just to have to wait till someone at Canonical decides to spare our eyes.

cbowman57
December 30th, 2011, 05:00 PM
Ok this is easy enough. Problem is, no Gnome GTK3 theme renders like it is presented in the snapshots. I'm realy fond of Atolm, but it only works with a few applications. It neither works with NetBeans or Eclipse, though does a good job of messing up those.

Anyway thanks for the reply. I guess we'll just to have to wait till someone at Canonical decides to spare our eyes.

Sounds like you might be missing the correct gtk3-engine-unico, alternatively there used to be a dark adwaita option if you poke around in the themes folder. I think all you need to do to use it is rename gtk-dark.css to gtk.css, it looks real good with the Atolm-gtk windows theme.

You might also just want to use the Atolm-gtk package.

Also, if you poke around in the Unity theme of one you downloaded you may discover that modifying one of those is fairly simple, I don't use Unity so I haven't explored that.

lads
January 2nd, 2012, 09:22 AM
Hi cbowman,


Sounds like you might be missing the correct gtk3-engine-unico,


$ sudo apt-get install gtk3-engines-unico
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
gtk3-engines-unico is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 16 not upgraded.



alternatively there used to be a dark adwaita option if you poke around in the themes folder. I think all you need to do to use it is rename gtk-dark.css to gtk.css, it looks real good with the Atolm-gtk windows theme.

I replaced the css files as you suggested, but it only affects Nautilus, all other programs are rendered with a light gray background on menus and panels. The good thing is that doing this doesn't screw up NetBeans or Eclipse.


You might also just want to use the Atolm-gtk package.


$ sudo apt-get install atolm-gtk
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package atolm-gtk



Also, if you poke around in the Unity theme of one you downloaded you may discover that modifying one of those is fairly simple, I don't use Unity so I haven't explored that.

I understand I could make a theme on my own. But before Unity it was fairly straight forward to add new themes that actually worked. More than that, back then Ubuntu shipped with a dark theme that you could use by simply selecting it, without needing any tinkering.