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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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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moskito

10 years ago

Hi

How can i change the inactive buttons?

I mean this: http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/6742/seleccin004u.png

I prefer normal icons

Thank u for the theme and sorry for my english

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newhoa

10 years ago

Hey, your English is fine!

But sorry, I don't get that problem with the icons. I'm not sure why it is doing that. Mine look like this:

http://newhoa.deviantart.com/art/Theme-test-another-162328720?q=1&qo=1

Does it only happen with this theme - or with others?

- Darin

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moskito

10 years ago

Yes, as far i know, only with this. But i dont know if it depends, or have any relation, on compiz, because actually im not usin compiz.

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newhoa

10 years ago

I'm sorry, I'm not sure why it's doing that. I haven't had that problem using Compiz or Metacity or anything.

Sorry I can't be of more help right now - I'm not sure why that would happen. Maybe if you list some specs (murrine version, distro, graphics, etc), someone else may have a similar issue or a solution.

- Darin

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lekegf

10 years ago

Hi!

Its theme is cool, but OpenOffice does not work! (Even using the terminal)

Please, see this theme: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Ambiance+Elementary+Fusion?content=125990

1. You can use this scrollbar, it works in OpenOffice and it's very nice! More beautiful even than the elementary scrollbar.

2. You can make two versions of your theme, a "Light" (with the white panel) and "Dark" (with the black panel, like the Ambience theme).

3. Join the 3 buttons in the corner of the window only (preferably the left :P)


Oh yeah and you know when you go to Applications> Internet> Firefox and stayed with the mouse on it? It appears the program description. So now do this using the theme from the link above and see the difference, is far more beautiful. You can do the same in your theme.

I really liked how the name of the icons appear on desktop using your theme, it was really cool. If you do what I suggested I'm sure your theme will come close to perfection. I joined this site just to comment on. :)

I hope the next update.

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newhoa

10 years ago

Hey, thanks a lot for the ideas.

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1. For OpenOffice:

Do you mean it doesn't start at all, or the scrollbars don't work? If you mean it doesn't start... I'm not sure why that would be. You would have to list the terminal output or something here. I'm not sure that I would be much help.

If you mean the scrollbars, there is a fix for it in the description above. That's the best I can do for now. I'm working on it, though.

2. The Panels:

A lot of people have asked for Light and Dark panel versions. I might do something about it in the future, but not right now. The best I can do is point people to Gnome Color Chooser.

http://gnomecc.sourceforge.net/

With this, you can make any theme with a dark panel.

3. The Buttons

I'm not sure why I left the buttons as they are. I hate when themes take over your buttons! So for the next update, this will change back to 3 buttons on one side!

4. Tooltip

I tried this before, and didn't really like it. It made the text hard to see. If you want to try it, you can open the gtkrc file and change this line (line 14):

GtkWidget ::new-tooltip-style = 0

Change the 0 to 1, and reapply the theme. I might play around more with this in the future, though.

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Anyway, I'm glad you like it, and I appreciate the ideas - they're all good. Thanks for taking the time to sign up and comment! I really appreciate it. I'm glad you like the Desktop icons, too. I wasn't sure if people would like those, and almost turned that off.

Thanks again, and hopefully I can keep making it better, and maybe a lot of these things will help.

- Darin

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RuyJol

10 years ago

would you please let me know the iconset and font you are using in this theme?

looks great!

thanks

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newhoa

10 years ago

Thanks!

The theme suggests elementary-monochrome:

http://danrabbit.deviantart.com/art/elementary-Icons-65437279

In the pictures, I use the elementary icons, Moblin icons, and nuoveXT 2 icons.

For the font, I'm not using anything other than the default on Ubuntu - Sans.

Glad you like the theme - let me know if you need anything else!

- Darin

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repsakkgn

10 years ago

well done, dude. But IMO you should change the scrollbars. elementary scrollbars look way better...

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newhoa

10 years ago

Yeah, the elementary scrollbars are real nice. I responded to tyler about them, so I won't post much twice.

But I don't plan on using them, sorry. I like them on that theme... but I want to try to keep this one different - I know it needs work!

Anyway, thanks for the comment, though. If you have any more suggestions or anything, let me know.

- Darin

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tylerisfat

10 years ago

the updated version looks great, as usual. I'm curious as to whether or not you're looking into integrating DanRabbits scroll bars that he has on his Elementary theme. The new version he has are super unintrusive and really slick.

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newhoa

10 years ago

Thanks man.

I don't have plans to use the elementary scrollbars, as nice as they are. I do like them - they fit that theme well. But I have been trying to move away from pixmap elements. This theme started off with several pixmap elements, and I've tried to eliminate all of them.*

The reason being that pixmap elements are fixed in color... and I'm really trying to make this theme to fit with any color. It was one of the reasons I started this.

I could emulate them without using pixmap... but I don't think they would look as nice.

Plus, I would rather not copy. I like that theme, and I like to see the originality that a lot of themes like it bring. I would feel disrespectful taking that.

Maybe it'll end up inspiring a new scrollbar for this theme, but no plans now, and none to actually use the elementary ones. Sorry.

One day I think I might do a more fixed theme with pixmap and stuff. It definitely allows for more flexibility for the author, but usually not much for the user. I wish you could combine engines, and overlay an engine with pixmap.

Anyway, thanks again. If you have any other ideas or anything, please ask. I always appreciate your comments.

- Darin

* For anyone interested... the original scrollbars in this theme were pixmap, and are still included in the download. In the Options folder is a gtkrc-old file. If you put that in place of the actual gtkrc, it will give you an idea of what the scrollbars were like. That file is kind of a mashup of the original version and one from a month or so ago.

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shankru85

10 years ago

Simply superb.... Keep up the good work...

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newhoa

10 years ago

Thanks a lot!

- Darin

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ronj

10 years ago

Hi!

What are the window borders used in http://gnome-look.org/content/preview.php?preview=3&id=123936&file1=123936-1.png&file2=123936-2.png&file3=123936-3.png&name=Victory+%28Strikes+Again%29 ?

This version looks awesome. Thanks!

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newhoa

10 years ago

Thanks!

Someone also asked about that border earlier on OMGUbuntu, so I'll use that answer here! It's from the Ambiance Drakfire Mod on Gnome-Look:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Ambiance+Drakfire+Mod?content=124028

But it looks like that one was from this Fresh Dark Gnome theme on DeviantArt:
http://hcalves.deviantart.com/art/Fresh-Dark-Gnome-Theme-2-1-95737856

Which itself was from K03 theme?
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/K03?content=86417

The Drakfire mod one matches best, and is the one I used in the picture. The K03 theme I think includes a borderless version, which is cool too. It's a really nice border.

- Darin

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kriese

10 years ago

Best theme out there ;)

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newhoa

10 years ago

Thanks! Glad you like it!

- Darin

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sixpounder

10 years ago

Usually I don't comment on gtk themes except for bug reporting. But I really want to say this is great work, looks awesome on my 24" monitor!

Would you mind preparing a slimmer version for smaller monitors? :)

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newhoa

10 years ago

Like a netbook edition? I actually wouldn't mind doing this.

Sometimes this theme is tough to keep updated as it is - Also the fact that I'm trying to do a version for regular Nautilus and Nautilus Elementary right now...

I might try and play around with this and the dark panel idea in the future.

Do you have any suggestions on what aspects to change/make smaller? That would help. Thanks for the feedback! Glad you like it.

- Darin

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sixpounder

10 years ago

Thinking through it, it is not THAT important. I mean, using gnome-global-menu would solve much of the problem. The only thing that comes to mind would be a "slimmer version" of breadcrumbs, with reduced height but I dunno if this is possible via gtk2 rc. How bout that?

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newhoa

10 years ago

Hey, while I was playing around with this, I realized you can change the padding of the toolbar. In the gtkrc, just do a search for:

GtkToolbar::internal-padding

And change that value. 0 means no padding. Also, if you want to save more space, right under that, you will find the style:

style "toolbarbutton-prelight"

GtkButton::inner-border

This will change the padding of the buttons. {x,x,x,x} - the last two digits will change the padding above and below, the first two will change padding to the left and right.

Anyway, let me know if this helps, and if this is what you were looking for!

- Darin

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newhoa

10 years ago

I'm playing around with a slim version - try giving that a look if you haven't already.

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Victory+%28Strikes+Again%29+-+Small+Victory?content=124225

I'm using Nautilus elementary right now, and the only way I could reduce the size of the breadcrumb bar was to reduce the icon size, and the text size. I'm not sure if this would work in normal nautilus. I changed the size of the Places title, and that didn't make a difference in the size of the toolbar.

But changing the icons and text sizes only reduces it by a few pixels anyway. I can't control the size of the toolbars - they often have a defined size or set padding between the bars and text/icons.

Try looking at the Small theme, though, and let me know on that page what you like or don't like about it. It's kind of an experiment right now, so I'm up for ideas on that one for sure.

- Darin

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bzhu6

10 years ago

I really like the gtk theme! but i have 2 questions for you:

1) In my PC, for the openoffice, there is no scrollbar (vertical or horizonal) available. You mentioned you fixed something in openoffice. I'm not sure we are referring to the same. could you help to take a look?
2) for me, the vertical padding between menu items (I mean Main Menu in gnome panel: Applications/Places/System) is a little large. I want it be smaller. Would you tell me how can I modify the gtkrc file?

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newhoa

10 years ago

Thanks! Glad you like it. Also glad you got the OpenOffice thing working.

For the Menu Item spacing, open the gtkrc and find the line:

style "menu-item"

ythickness = 6 - This is what changes the spacing between menu items. It may also change the menubar padding. If you don't like that, you can add a ythickness line under style "menubar"

Anyway, hope this helps. Let me know if it works!

- Darin

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