GTK2 Themes

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://bitbucket.org/newhoa/victory-gtk-theme

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Description:

Victory is a bright, flat, and minimalist theme. This theme was made using, and primarily for use on, Xubuntu and Lubuntu 16.04 thru 18.04, but should work fine with any XFCE/LXDE-based distro. Gtk3 elements should work on Gtk 3.18 (Ubuntu 16.04) and above. Even though a Gtk3 theme is provided, I have not tested it on Gnome3, so please report issues. As of the 18.07 release, Gtk3 theming has become the primary focus, and as of this release, all Gtk3 elements should be themed correctly. I've also included variant borders and styles for Openbox and XFWM, as well as a notification theme for XFCE. Again, please let me know if anyone has any problems, thoughts, constructive criticisms, etc.

Thanks again everyone... I really appreciate all the feedback, votes, and comments!

I have also recently set up Patreon and Liberapay pages for those interested in supporting my work, and any contributions are greatly appreciated:

https://www.patreon.com/newhoa
https://liberapay.com/newhoa/

Thanks!

- Darin


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++ Installing ++

To install, downloaded the tar.gz, open it and extract the folder of your preferred theme into your ~/.themes folder (if your home directoy does not have a .themes folder, create one). Then open your desktops Appearance Manager to select the theme.

+ Appearance Managers

- XFCE: xfce4-appearance-settings (for Theme/Controls)
- XFCE: xfwm4-settings (for Window Border)

- LXDE: lxappearance (for Theme/Controls)
- LXDE/Openbox: obconf (for Window Border)

+ Theme Directory is located at /home/USERNAME/.themes


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++ Configure ++

You can modify the colors and change some styles in the /home/USERNAME/.themes/victory-gtk-theme/gtk-3.20/gtk.css file. Open that file and you can change the colors. At the bottom you can uncomment lines for various custom styles that will affect certain applications or parts of the theme (more styles to be added later). The picture for this theme is using Thunar, for example, with the thunar custom view line uncommented. This removes the back/forward/home buttons from thunar and makes the location bar take up all the space.


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++ Credits ++

In the first preview image I am using the Victory Icon Theme and the wallpaper Flow by tri5tian here on this site. Icons used in the second image (temporarily removed until I have time to re-add the color variants after the 18.07 release) include Boston icons, Arc icons, Papirus icons, Breeze icons.

Victory Icon Theme: https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1012338/
Flow by tri5tian: https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1043280/
Boston Icon Theme: https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1012402/
Arc Icon Theme: https://github.com/horst3180/arc-icon-theme
Papirus Icon Theme: https://github.com/PapirusDevelopmentTeam/papirus-icon-theme
Breeze Icon Theme: https://github.com/KDE/breeze-icons

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newhoa

8 years ago

Thank you! I'm glad you like it! English was good, and thank you for the pictures!

I made this using Gnome 3.2, but Ubuntu 12.04 uses Gnome 3.4, and they made some theme changes. Here is a quick fix for the white text:

1.) Open /home/YOURNAME/.themes/Victory/gtk-3.0/gtk-widgets.css
2.) Go to the very bottom, and add this:

Quote:
GtkWindow
{
color: @fg_color;
}

GtkWindow .cell:selected
{
color: @selected_fg_color;
}


After you add that to the bottom, save it, and log out and back in. It should work!

Let me know if you have any more problems! I've been working some on the theme, and hopefully will update it in the next month to fix a lot of these problems.

- Darin

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renatolxdefanatic

8 years ago

this fix works for me, very tanks

this theme rocks

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newhoa

8 years ago

Great! I'm glad it worked! Thanks!

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renatolxdefanatic

8 years ago

tanks dude, i gonna try this fix

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ilnanny75

8 years ago

Thanks :D
i use it for ,gnome,lxde and xfce.(with my icon theme "Ghnomix" is truly perfect!)
Thanks for sharing your great work:D

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newhoa

8 years ago

Thank you so much!

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mike1337

8 years ago

Hey dude,

You now the GTK3 Theme is broken, don't you? Every gtk3 program looks absolutely awful using your victory theme under archlinux... -__- please fix it....

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newhoa

8 years ago

Hey, I just updated the Gtk3 theme in this package - totally rewritten. Hopefully it works for you! Let me know!

- Darin

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SpecKtacle

8 years ago

I got several errors when trying to extract the files from the archive. The Cinnamon, GTK3 and Unity folders do not contain any files.

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newhoa

8 years ago

Wow, that's terrible! Thanks for letting me know! I don't know what's going on lately, but file-roller is giving me nothing but problems.

Tried it again with xarchiver and reuploaded it - everything should be there.

Please give it another try and let me know if you have any other problems! Thanks!

- Darin

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SpecKtacle

8 years ago

It works now. The files are all present and accounted for! The only problem now is Ubuntu 12.04. It kind of breaks GTK3 themes, yours included.

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newhoa

8 years ago

Hey thanks a lot for the update, glad it's all there. Ubuntu seems to not like working well with a lot of things lately... it's pretty annoying (to say the least). Wonder if it's something they plan on fixing before release? Or with the way Ubuntu is going lately, if I can even do anything about it on my end. Guess I'll go ahead and download the latest (Beta?) just to see what's going on.

Are there any Gtk3 themes that do work well with it?

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SpecKtacle

8 years ago

Adwaita Cupertino is the only one I've seen that looks as intended in Ubuntu 12.04. The only problem with that theme is the GNOME Fallback Panel, which no theme has been able to theme correctly. It has something to do with the Indicator applet.

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newhoa

8 years ago

Okay, thanks. Guess I'll have to work on this over the next month or so.

The worse problem for me was all the text turning white, which made it unusable. Here's a rough temporary fix for anyone interested...

Add this to the bottom of the ~/.themes/Victory/gtk-3.0/gtk-widgets.css:

Quote:
GtkWindow
{
color: @fg_color;
}

GtkWindow .cell:selected
{
color: @selected_fg_color;
}


Still a lot to fix, but that should solve the white text problem for now, anyway.

- Darin

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kronozord

9 years ago

Does someone know how to make Victory look like the 2 picture that is posted? The red and gray theme!
Thanks :)

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newhoa

9 years ago

Sure, here are is what I was using for that:

Window Border - Simple eGtk
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Simple+eGTK?content=119812

Wallpaper - one of these (I think it was a mod):
http://ipapun.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2djnqm
http://ipapun.deviantart.com/art/Grey-Inspire-143532222?q=gallery%3Aipapun%2F6250275&qo=7

Icons - Moblin
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Moblin+Unofficial+Icons?content=137740

The moblin icons I was using were in the Ubuntu repositories. It was made for netbooks, so some of the icons don't look so good on the Desktop.

Other than that, I simply changed the sidebar color to the red color, and the tooltip color (and maybe background color) to match the window border.

Hope that helps!

- Darin

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newhoa

9 years ago

Sure, here are is what I was using for that:

Window Border - Simple eGtk
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Simple+eGTK?content=119812

Wallpaper - one of these (I think it was a mod):
http://ipapun.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2djnqm
http://ipapun.deviantart.com/art/Grey-Inspire-143532222?q=gallery%3Aipapun%2F6250275&qo=7

Icons - Moblin
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Moblin+Unofficial+Icons?content=137740

The moblin icons I was using were in the Ubuntu repositories. It was made for netbooks, so some of the icons don't look so good on the Desktop.

Other than that, I simply changed the sidebar color to the red color, and the tooltip color (and maybe background color) to match the window border.

Hope that helps!

- Darin

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picolo

9 years ago

thanx alot for the beautiful

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newhoa

9 years ago

You're welcome! Thank you very much!

- Darin

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Kruptein

9 years ago

Hey, I really like your theme!
I only have a problem with the unity topbar I liked the way my previous theme rendered it but I don't want to drop this theme just because of it.

Do you perhaps know where in the configuration file(s) I can find the line that defines this behaviour? :f

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newhoa

9 years ago

Hey, thanks, and glad you like it.

Are you talking about the default Ubuntu 11.04 theme for the Unity topbar? If so, there's no line you can remove from my theme to make it go back to the old way... each theme has to define its own style. So the Ubuntu theme has its own panel style, and if other themes don't, it just falls back to not themed. So the only way to get the exact same panel would be to take the panel parts of the Ubuntu theme and replace the panel parts in mine.

Try this and see if it works better, though...

In the gtkrc file (/home/yourname/.themes/Victory/gtk-2.0), go to the very bottom. There is a section called "Options". You'll see 1) Panels with a list of include lines. Comment out (put a # in front of) all of those lines except for 1b, or 1a - only do one of these at a time. So it should look like:

Quote:#include "extras/panel-dark-murrine.rc"
include "extras/panel-dark-pixmap.rc"
#include "extras/panel-medium-pixmap-top.rc"
#include "extras/panel-medium-pixmap-bottom.rc"

#include "extras/unity-window-border-blend.rc"
#include "extras/unity-window-border-blend.rc"
Then switch to a different theme, and then back to the Victory theme (or log out and back in) to see the change.

Both of those options are for a darker topbar... one flat (1a) and one with a gradient (1b) - 1b, the gradient/pixmap one, should look closer to the default Ubuntu theme.

If you like that, you might also want to switch to the dark Victory window border - it's just the default Ubuntu border with different buttons - or just switch back to the default Ubuntu border now that I think about it - I guess it just depends on if you want different buttons, ha. If you do this, be sure to also change the tooltip_bg color to #3c3b37 either in gnome-appearance-properties, or at the VERY top of the gtkrc file. The will change the menubar colors (and firefox tab bar color) in windows to match the window border.

Anyway... sorry. I wish this was easier, but hopefully this will get you closer to something you like.

Let me know if you need help with any of this.

- Darin

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Kruptein

9 years ago

Thanks for the quick response :)
Your solution didn't help, but I think I can live with it :) in the beginning it was annoying me but now I don't have a problem with it :p
the exact problem was/is that It appears to me that the bar was flat before and now isn't anymore :) but nevermind!

so keep up the good work :)

one last question :p is it possible to get the normal victory borderless? I saw one of the darker themes having it, but I like the default :)

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newhoa

9 years ago

Now that I think about it, for the panel... maybe you can take the Ubuntu themes panel image from that folder (/usr/share/themes/) and replace the image in my theme folder... as long as it has the same name, it may work.

For the window borders... the default light one does come with a borderless version. Just check in the Appearance Properties > Customize > Window border. The dark one doesn't have a borderless version.

But I think you can make any window border borderless by editing the metacity xml folder. At the top under frame geometry, you can adjust the right_width and left_width.

Let me know if this helps.

- Darin

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fabrixx

9 years ago

great theme but:
1.) Open terminal and type:
2.) sudo mv /root/.themes /root/.themesbackup
3.) Hit enter, then type:
4.) sudo ln -s ~/.themes /root
5.) Hit enter

not work mon my debian wheezy, sudo terminal and synaptic have old style

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newhoa

9 years ago

Hmmm... are you using Gnome 2? Maybe you have to select it as root. Try in the terminal:

Quote:sudo gnome-appearance-properties

Then try selecting the theme, and see if that works.

Thanks for the compliment, glad you like it.

- Darin

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