Aldabra

GTK3 Themes

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Description:

Aldabra is a GTK2 theme that uses the Murrine and Pixmap engines to mimic the look of Adwaita, the default GNOME 3 theme.

The goal of this theme is to provide visual consistency between GTK2 and GTK3 applications. It is a work in progress, and there are several known issues: keyboard shortcut color in menus, gray menu gradient, and toolbar button hover glow.

Versions currently exist for GNOME 3.0 and GNOME 3.2. Please download the version of Aldabra that matches your version of GNOME.

Aldabra is available under the LGPLv2+. Anyone is welcome to rename, package, or otherwise distribute the theme (in whole or in part) as permitted by that license. Constructive feedback is greatly appreciated.
Last changelog:

9 years ago

2011-11-14 Version 3.2.2
Removed low contrast hack so that menu separators are shown. Fixed white bar in LibreOffice.

2011-11-05 Version 3.2.1
Updated Metacity and GTK themes to fit GNOME 3.2. Metacity and GTK3 theme are taken from Adwaita. Modified notebook tab to clean up Firefox. Made menus and tooltips borderless and sized correctly. Added toolbar dragging. Thanks goes to ScionicSpectre and GregKNicholson (gkn.me.uk) on gnome-look.org.

2011-06-18 Version 0.7.5 Added a COPYING and NEWS file to the archive to help packagers. The theme itself has not changed.

2011-06-15 Version 0.7.5. Fixed Eclipse scrollbars. Thanks goes to mxt on ubuntuforums.

2011-06-06 Version 0.7.4. Corrected the colors of radios and checks in menus. Fixed the scrollbar "invalid borders" error.

2011-06-02 Version 0.7.3. Switched archive formats again. Attempted to allow installation via dragging archive to gnome-appearance-properties and to reduce errors in GNOME 2.

2011-06-02 Version 0.7.2. Modified index.theme. Aldabra displays as a full theme in gnome-appearance-properties without errors/warnings about missing dependencies.

2011-06-02 Version 0.7.1. Modified index.theme.

2011-06-02 Version 0.7. Modified index.theme. Removed the active tab underline and replaced screengrab checkboxes/radiobuttons with the official Adwaita images. Switched back to .zip because of GNOME-look's upload filesize limit.

2011-06-01 Version 0.6.2. Fixed gVim scrollbars.

2011-06-01 Version 0.6.1. Modified the toolbar pixmap to work better with some applications. Added radiobuttons and checkboxes to Firefox.

2011-05-31 Version 0.6. Added Adwaita-styled checkboxes and radiobuttons. They are not applied perfectly yet. Please comment about any regressions.

2011-05-31 Version 0.5.2. Fixed Firefox menubar selected text color.

2011-05-31 Version 0.5.1. Uploaded a .tar, because .tar.gz would not open. Fixed expanders.

2011-05-31 Uploaded a .tar.gz to help packagers. Contents of file have not changed, just the archive format.

2011-05-31 Initial commit to GNOME-look.org.

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ceramicm

9 years ago

Thank you for the support!

I asked about this on #gnome-design, and jimmac explained that the Clearlooks (GTK2) engine would be updated eventually to draw widgets more like Adwaita. That's a cleaner solution overall.

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leecon

9 years ago

Thank you for making this. Was wondering when a gtk2 theme would come out that matched gtk3, this looks very good!

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ceramicm

9 years ago

Thank you for the positive feedback!

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pauli8585

9 years ago

Really nice!
Thank you very much!

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ceramicm

9 years ago

Thanks! I'm glad you like it.

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mariobl

9 years ago

I've just build a package for Fedora 15. It is available from [url=http://mariobl.fedorapeople.org/Packages/Fedora_15/RPMS/noarch/gnome-theme-aldabra-0.7.3-1.fc15.noarch.rpm]here[/url].

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mariobl

9 years ago

New package v0.7.4 is downloadable from here:
http://mariobl.fedorapeople.org/Packages/Fedora_15/RPMS/noarch/gnome-theme-aldabra-0.7.4-1.fc15.noarch.rpm

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mariobl

9 years ago

Hm, BBCode seems to be broken... Here the link again:

http://mariobl.fedorapeople.org/Packages/Fedora_15/RPMS/noarch/gnome-theme-aldabra-0.7.3-1.fc15.noarch.rpm

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mariobl

9 years ago

Note: Before you install the official Fedora package, you have to uninstall my (temporary) package first. Otherwise you could end up in a package conflict, which can't be resolved by yum.

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ceramicm

9 years ago

Thank you for packaging Aldabra. I appreciate it.

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leecon

9 years ago

Thanks, worked fine for me

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lucke

9 years ago

I've tried 6.1, 6.2, 7.2 and 7.3 on two PCs running Gnome 3/Arch Linux. In lxappearance I get "** (lxappearance:8561): WARNING **: Invalid borders specified for theme pixmap:
/usr/share/themes/Aldabra/gtk-2.0/assets/scroll-background.png,
borders don't fit within the image" errors (sometimes with null.png too) and it seemingly reverts back to gtk2 adwaita (at least in Arch/my installs adwaita gtk2 theme looks just like clearlooks). Changing to aldabra seems to stick in gtk-chtheme and gtk-theme-switch2, but instead of nice adwaita scrollbars, I get the default gtk2 adwaita/clearlooks ones, just wider. Some other elements seem to be from gtk2 adwaita/clearlooks too.

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ceramicm

9 years ago

The newest version (0.7.4) should fix the scrollbar "invalid borders" error.

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lucke

9 years ago

With 7.4 I get those errors with null.png and scroll-background.png when using gtk-chtheme (I think with gtk-chtheme I was getting null.png sometimes before, don't remember seeing the scroll-background.png), but at least now the theme looks properly in its preview and when set through it. lxappearance seems to be useless for changing gtk2 themes in gnome 3.

Thanks for making my gnome 3 experience nicer with this theme.

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lucke

9 years ago

Hm, I've just discovered that you can change the gtk2 theme with gnome-tweak-tool (I thought the theme setting there was for gtk3) and aldabra works when set that way.

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mariobl

9 years ago

gnome-tweak-tool can set the theme for gtk2 if there are subfolders for both gtk2 and gtk3 in the theme folder.

BTW, the theme works fine for me, it's a long awaited way to get old and new gtk apps in a similar (or even identical) appearance. Many thanks for your work!

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ceramicm

9 years ago

You're welcome; I'm glad you appreciate it!

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deny26

9 years ago

your artwork on my watchlist :)
thanks to share this beauty artwork..
I like it.

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ceramicm

9 years ago

Thank you. I'm glad you like it.

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kagedin

9 years ago

I'm really excited for this theme, but does it work with unity? Is there a specific way to install it? When I moved it into the .themes folder and applied it, it didn't seem to work right. Any help would be appreciated, I really want to get this theme working.

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ceramicm

9 years ago

I do not have Ubuntu installed right now, so I haven't tested Aldabra with Unity. I would be curious to know if it works.

To install Aldabra, open a terminal and type "sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf". Press enter and the required engines will be installed. Next, untar Aldabra to either $HOME/.themes or /usr/share/themes. Then, open gnome-appearance-properties (GNOME 2) or gnome-tweak-tool (GNOME 3) and select the "Aldabra" theme. That should do it. Please let me know if it still doesn't work.

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kagedin

9 years ago

Hey thanks for the reply, the theme kind of works, some elements of it are slightly pixelated, especially the window borders, the panel also isn't themed to match Gnome3, then again I am using Unity. But overall it's a great theme thanks for making it, it looks really good!

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wavded

9 years ago

Excellent work on the theme love it with Gnome-Shell and GTK3 apps. If you are looking for apps to tweak, pgAdmin3 is a little off for the tabs on the top. Not sure if its expecting an icon there or what but thought I'd mention.

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ceramicm

9 years ago

Thank you. I'll look into it.

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sipik

9 years ago

This is really nice and exactly what was missing to have a consistent look between gtk2 and gtk3!

However I have 2 tiny comments.

1. I personally feel the default size of the scrollbars waist a bit of space. Would it be possible to make the scrollbars a bit thinner? (or at least give the instructions on how to do it myself. in both gtk2 and gtk2)

2. The look of buttons is currently different in gtk2 and gtk3 (e.g., when the button is focused). Not a biggie, but perhaps something for the future (if it is not already on your list). Or maybe even use another gtk engine, like equinox or aurora (which I personally think have some elements which would fit very nicely with default Adwaita)?

Anyways, great work and thanks for sharing!

Cheers

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9 years ago

2011-11-14 Version 3.2.2
Removed low contrast hack so that menu separators are shown. Fixed white bar in LibreOffice.

2011-11-05 Version 3.2.1
Updated Metacity and GTK themes to fit GNOME 3.2. Metacity and GTK3 theme are taken from Adwaita. Modified notebook tab to clean up Firefox. Made menus and tooltips borderless and sized correctly. Added toolbar dragging. Thanks goes to ScionicSpectre and GregKNicholson (gkn.me.uk) on gnome-look.org.

2011-06-18 Version 0.7.5 Added a COPYING and NEWS file to the archive to help packagers. The theme itself has not changed.

2011-06-15 Version 0.7.5. Fixed Eclipse scrollbars. Thanks goes to mxt on ubuntuforums.

2011-06-06 Version 0.7.4. Corrected the colors of radios and checks in menus. Fixed the scrollbar "invalid borders" error.

2011-06-02 Version 0.7.3. Switched archive formats again. Attempted to allow installation via dragging archive to gnome-appearance-properties and to reduce errors in GNOME 2.

2011-06-02 Version 0.7.2. Modified index.theme. Aldabra displays as a full theme in gnome-appearance-properties without errors/warnings about missing dependencies.

2011-06-02 Version 0.7.1. Modified index.theme.

2011-06-02 Version 0.7. Modified index.theme. Removed the active tab underline and replaced screengrab checkboxes/radiobuttons with the official Adwaita images. Switched back to .zip because of GNOME-look's upload filesize limit.

2011-06-01 Version 0.6.2. Fixed gVim scrollbars.

2011-06-01 Version 0.6.1. Modified the toolbar pixmap to work better with some applications. Added radiobuttons and checkboxes to Firefox.

2011-05-31 Version 0.6. Added Adwaita-styled checkboxes and radiobuttons. They are not applied perfectly yet. Please comment about any regressions.

2011-05-31 Version 0.5.2. Fixed Firefox menubar selected text color.

2011-05-31 Version 0.5.1. Uploaded a .tar, because .tar.gz would not open. Fixed expanders.

2011-05-31 Uploaded a .tar.gz to help packagers. Contents of file have not changed, just the archive format.

2011-05-31 Initial commit to GNOME-look.org.

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