zonColor Themes Pack

GTK3 Themes

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Description:

** Latest Updates: Create GTK themes, support latest Unity, GNOME/GTK 3.8, Cinnamon 1.8, app support for LXDE, new icons/themes, various improvements, fixes **

zonColor Themes Pack is a complete set of simple yet beautiful, elegant themes for GTK-based Linux desktop, aimed to bring freedom in theme customizations particularly color customizations so that users can easily use/apply their very own color combination/color palette/color scheme for the themes.

zonColor is more than just a theme collection; the themes are more like theme templates. They have been designed with customization in mind especially their colors. zonColor themes are using flexible color definitions that can be changed and applied easily without having to modify theme codes/materials directly.

Not only the color of basic/common items (such as base, bg, or selected item in GTK themes and folder icons in icon themes), color definition can be assigned separately for many specific theme's elements, such as header-menubar-toolbar-popu-menu-etc in GTK themes, action-folder-display type icons, and even the color of wallpaper image!

Currently, GTK themes, icon themes, wallpapers, "theme-sets" (metatheme, mix-and-match of theme components) and some other theme-related utilities and also simple app are provided in this pack.

To install, you can use installation launcher/script provided.

Alternatively, you can always install/use/enable themes usual way (note that this will install themes only, without customization feature/app):
Extract downloaded archive ===> Browse 'zoncolor' folder within the extracted folder ===> Copy gtk-themes into ~/.themes, icon-themes into ~/.icons, wallpapers to wherever location ===> Use an appearance utility app (i.e. GNOME Tweak Tool) to enable.

Please see README files before using this pack.

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Last changelog:

7 years ago

1.6.5 (2013-06-30)
- Improved, tweaked, fixed various icons/GTK/window/shell themes.
- Added GTK/window theme templates RedmondModern.
- Added actions/apps/devices/emblems/status/symbolic icons.
- Added window themes (metacity/xfwm/openbox).
- Added special utility for LXDE desktop (experimental).
- Added some simple fix utilites.
- Added color tool script to generate color shading/mixing.
- Improved openbox themes thanks to new color tool.

1.6.1 Testing (2013-06-07) (work in progress)
- Fixed MATE panel menubar font color, Openbox themes.

1.6 Testing (2013-06-05) (work in progress)
- Added feature to create GTK-themes using templates.
- Added support for latest desktops (GNOME/GTK 3.8, Cinnamon 1.8, etc.).
- Added some new Xfwm (Xfce window manager) theme.
- More features are coming, i.e. to create window decoration themes.

1.1 (2013-01-15)
- Added "Ubuntu Phone" wallpapers + template.
- Added "start-here" icons + changer script, some presets.
- Fixed text-color issue on non-GTK apps when using dark color scheme, other fixes.
- Removed unneeded codes, updated documentation/README files.

1.0.5 (2013-01-05)
- GTK-color-scheme support for Xfce 4.10 (Xubuntu 12.10)
--(Thanks to: TiZ - http://gnome-look.org/usermanager/search.php?username=TiZ)
- Additions: Xfwm themes, some icons, reset script.
- Updated info/documentation/README files.

1.0 (2013.01.01)
- Initial release

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zonsaja

7 years ago

If your 'problem' was the color used in a customized color scheme, that was not problem.
Yes, it affects colors of other GTK themes, but you can change or reset using tools like dconf-editor or gconf-editor or xfconf editor.

This pack brings back a feature available in the old GNOME 2's Appearance Preferences into GNOME 3 session, that lets you customize color scheme without changing theme codes directly. GTK themes in this pack take advantage of this feature, and fully support it.

Oh, thanks to TiZ (see his comment on this page: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=156189&forumpage=0) for his info that Xfce 4.10 now support GTK color scheme too, just like in GNOME.
And FYI, Cinnamon team is also planning to add configurable color scheme support in their next releases. See this page: https://github.com/linuxmint/Roadmap#cinnamon-18

The customized GTK color scheme is stored as value in "gtk-color-scheme" setting in gnome's gsettings or gconf or xfconf (rather than changing the theme codes directly and/or recreate a new theme), that can be easily changed using tools like dconf-editor or gconf-editor, or appearance preferences if available.

Like I said in previous comment, you need to RESET color scheme first before switching to other themes (since most GTK themes available today do not support color customization). You can do it by using reset utility provided, or you can do it manually using tools as said above.

And, if you don't want customization, simply don't use any customization tools provided in this pack; just use the themes in "normal" way (see description above).

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Ahmose

7 years ago

Ok, The only way I foun to get my old themes working again is by selecting them through Ubuntu Tweak.
Nothing else works, But ubuntu tweak got me my old theme back, so thats all i care about. lol :)

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Dax999

7 years ago

After installing the themes I was unable to use any of the previously installed themes or icons via the gnome tweak tool. I purged everything and may revisit the themes later when find out why this happened.

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Ahmose

7 years ago

I still can't get any theme but AMbiance to work right now. I even just did a fresh install and STILL can't get "Salience" theme working again.
Ive tried everything i know to try. :(
Any oher ideas?
Man this sucks. :(

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Ahmose

7 years ago

so this broke something so badly that even after a fresh, brand new install, things are still not working right. How does this happen?

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cbowman57

7 years ago

This is amazing. Great work.

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Ahmose

7 years ago

I appreciate the work and idea here..
But I tried this, then wanted to switch back to my old theme.. an now that theme is totally bonkers and not working right.
How do I completely purge everything from this?
Really wish it didnt screw with my other themes.

If I could just remove and undo everything this theme has done, I'd be happy.

Can you help?

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Ahmose

7 years ago

I have used the uninstall option/script..
but still my old theme is broken. :(

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Ahmose

7 years ago

I just finally had the perfect theme (Salience), and I thought "oh Ill give this color pack a try"..
and now I cant even go back to using salience.
It's also messed up my Unity dash. Turning it a solid black.
I'm really annoyed by this.

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zonsaja

7 years ago

I'm really sorry to hear your problem. I dont know exactly what you meant by screw other themes, but this pack shouldnt touch any of them.
Regarding your problem (I believe it's color scheme), you can try the RESET utility (located in main folder or in the 'zoncolor' folder). Note that it will revert settings back to system default, you may need to log out and log back in. Or try resetting color scheme manually by running in Terminal:
gsettings reset org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-color-scheme
gconftool --unset /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_color_scheme

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Ahmose

7 years ago

Thank you, sorry for soo many replies.
I dont know how somany duplicates got there.
Everything Ive tried has not worked.
I still can't get things back to normal.
Not even after a brand new 12.10 install.
Still broken. :(

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Ahmose

7 years ago

I just finally had the perfect theme (Salience), and I thought "oh Ill give this color pack a try"..
and now I cant even go back to using salience.
It's also messed up my Unity dash. Turning it a solid black.
I'm really annoyed by this.

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Ahmose

7 years ago

I just finally had the perfect theme (Salience), and I thought "oh Ill give this color pack a try"..
and now I cant even go back to using salience.
It's also messed up my Unity dash. Turning it a solid black.
I'm really annoyed by this.

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TiZ

7 years ago

It seems that XFCE actually can set color schemes. I tried out this program here http://www.webupd8.org/2012/09/customize-gtk3-gtk2-theme-colors-using.html because I knew I remembered there was some way to do it, and it worked. So I investigated the source.

It turns out that by setting the xfconf property /Gtk/ColorScheme in channel xsettings, you can define a color scheme. I just modified the zcsscommon script to support this, and it worked perfectly! The only kink is that the window theme must be switched to and from zoncolor for the change to take effect.

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TiZ

7 years ago

That is, in order for the color change to take effect on the window theme, you have to switch it to something else then back to zoncolor.

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zonsaja

7 years ago

Nice! Thanks a lot for your effort. I tried it and yes it worked nicely. I will release updated version soon (with a credit to you).

For the window theme, I added some additional code to reload current window theme when applying color-scheme in xfce session, so you don't have to switch to another theme to see color changes.

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TiZ

7 years ago

No problem. I'm glad I could help! :)

If I may make a couple of other suggestions while I have your ear, I'm not a fan of the super-thick treeview headers. I think a ythickness of 1 for them looks much better.

In addition, the recent release of Thunar eliminated the border width on its gtkhpaned, so we can now theme it without it looking stupid. You should enable the fm_view style on widget_classes *Thunar*View* and *Thunar*Pane*, enable fm_sidebar on *ThunarShortcutsView* and *ThunarTreeView*, and enable fm_handle on *Thunar*HPaned.

Enabling fm_statusbar on *ThunarStatusbar* ALMOST looks good... the resize grip doesn't get themed right, though. If you can figure it out, it'd look great, but you'd also want to change the scrollbar trough to @base_color and I was never able to figure out how to fine-tune scrollbar trough colors. Maybe you'd have better luck. :)

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Gespenst

7 years ago

The best!

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TiZ

7 years ago

This is exactly the kind of thing I wanted my old theme Flow to become. I stopped working on Flow entirely when GTK3 hit and when it became a huge pain in the butt to keep up with every release since the GNOME devs wanted to break everything each time. I can rest easy now knowing there's a successor, and one that's waaaay better than my old theme anyways.

Now, if I may offer some advice. Perhaps to enable color scheme support for XFCE, you could generate a gtk theme and hardcode its colors. XFCE's lack of color scheme support is irritating to be sure, but this should work around it.

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CruelAngel

7 years ago

because color customizability for themes these days are getting hard

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twodogs

7 years ago

voted good!

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zonsaja

7 years ago

Hey, thanks!

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7 years ago

1.6.5 (2013-06-30)
- Improved, tweaked, fixed various icons/GTK/window/shell themes.
- Added GTK/window theme templates RedmondModern.
- Added actions/apps/devices/emblems/status/symbolic icons.
- Added window themes (metacity/xfwm/openbox).
- Added special utility for LXDE desktop (experimental).
- Added some simple fix utilites.
- Added color tool script to generate color shading/mixing.
- Improved openbox themes thanks to new color tool.

1.6.1 Testing (2013-06-07) (work in progress)
- Fixed MATE panel menubar font color, Openbox themes.

1.6 Testing (2013-06-05) (work in progress)
- Added feature to create GTK-themes using templates.
- Added support for latest desktops (GNOME/GTK 3.8, Cinnamon 1.8, etc.).
- Added some new Xfwm (Xfce window manager) theme.
- More features are coming, i.e. to create window decoration themes.

1.1 (2013-01-15)
- Added "Ubuntu Phone" wallpapers + template.
- Added "start-here" icons + changer script, some presets.
- Fixed text-color issue on non-GTK apps when using dark color scheme, other fixes.
- Removed unneeded codes, updated documentation/README files.

1.0.5 (2013-01-05)
- GTK-color-scheme support for Xfce 4.10 (Xubuntu 12.10)
--(Thanks to: TiZ - http://gnome-look.org/usermanager/search.php?username=TiZ)
- Additions: Xfwm themes, some icons, reset script.
- Updated info/documentation/README files.

1.0 (2013.01.01)
- Initial release

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