Regrettably, I have made the decision to cease making any themes Specifically for Gnome. This includes Gnome Shell themes. I will leave what is currently uploaded up. However, there will be no more theming done for the Gnome Desktop Environment forward from 11 Feb 2020. I will not be updating uploaded Gnome-shell themes from this date forward.
The CSD standard of Gnome makes theming Gnome- In This Style- exceptionally difficult and sloppy. I attempted to make a stand against it by creating Gnome Themes that clearly resist the Gnome Vision. But resist is all they can do. Many flat or multicolored themes work well in Gnome. However for themes that use imagery, depth, and skeuomorphism, Gnome just will not work out.
Gnome wanted to ensure they could protect their brand image- they have succeeded.
UPDATE: Corrected Gnome Shell Panel issue where the panel background was not repeating.
UPDATE: Patched for gap under headerbar.
I am not a Professional that works for Canonical or anything. I am a mechanic that switched to Linux in still (barely) under a year ago (as of Dec 8 2019).
I am learning. But sometimes, I learn how dumb I can be. I have figured out a nominal way of more or less framing in the gtkbox on most windows. The Downloadable file Now Reflects this so if you downloaded this for gnome prior to Dec8 2019, you do not have this update.
About three days before I posted this, I realized what AzenisEX looks like in all lower case letters. Hmmph...
I had originally hoped to have this ready by the tenth anniversary of Azenis Theme. I am sorry, gtk kicked my butt.
This is attempt number one at a system theme.
Please keep in mind: I am a classic car restoration mechanic. Nine months ago or so, I had never even heard of .css cascading Style Sheets. I had never heard of gtk. I was unhappily using Win-system and had been for many years.
This year, I joined the Linux crowd and I found the Azenis theme while customizing my Linux distro, fresh as fresh can be. I was disappointed to learn that it was long outdated and totally obsolete on modern linux distros. In short, I could not have the Azenis Theme.
The hell with that...!
So Here it is- Azenis EXtended. My aim was to go pretty much over the top, increasing depth, texture and feel.
What this includes: Icons set for AzenisEX; AzenisEX theme; Gnome Shell, XFCE xfwm window borders; fonts; wallpapers. Coming Soon: Cinnamon Desktop theme to compliment this pack.
Link to cursor
You will notice right away that something looks odd about this new variant..
Gnome integrated the header and titlebars. This means that I had to "elevate" the header imagery to accommodate the buttons. In this sense, this is not so much mimicking the look of J.J. Yings Azenis as much as being Inspired by it to get creative.
I extended the buttons out to be larger and longer for Close, Minimize and Maximize. This is, like AzenisXFM, intended to make it harder to miss your target.
I themed the titlebuttons to "close the eyes" when inactive, much like my XFMi window borders listed. This makes it easier to tell which is your active window at a glance.
In these times, theming has moved away from images and toward linear gradients. That is a fine thing, in its place, and I used many but sometimes, an image is needed. However... In SOME cases, the developer of an app thinks in terms of Linear Gradients and designs something that can expand to huge sizes or tiny sizes without considering that a background image may be used.
For this theme, the pathbar button on the latest Thunar File Manager is a good example. It looks weird.
I'm not changing the buttons, sorry. It works over-all and I already tested it as a linear gradient and it looked 100% awful.
On the Gnome Shell: I included a basic bg image for the panel. However, if your screen size, resolution matches, you can switch to the same Panel background you see in the images by renaming the image files. Rename "panel.svg" to "panel-alt-1.svg" then rename "panel-alt.svg" to "panel.svg." I have noticed on some testing machines and distros (I tested on Zorin 15 gnome, MX linux XFCE, Linux Mint Tessa...) that occasionally some outside apps do not pick up the Client Side Decorations completely, picking up only the Titlebuttons without the background of the header.
Chrome has a fix for that by selecting "use system theme."
On 3.22 the titlebuttons appear small whereas on 3.24 they appear normal size on these CSD apps. I am working on that.
Azenis was designed by J.J.Ying to compete in WindowBlinds (Microsoft) and won the championship. It was ported to KDE by EZY and later to Gnome by JamesHardy88. Yantar created AzenisXF window borders for XFCE. Cursor ported by Kuduk and by Ahyangyi.
Images show GTK apps as well as XFWM managed apps.
To Install, extract "AzenisEX-darkGTK+" to /usr/share/themes
Extract AzenisEX Icon set to /usr/share/icons
NOTE: On MATE Desktop, and on Cinnamon Desktop: Please see Here: https://www.pling.com/p/1340109/
Move font files to your ~/.fonts folder.Then Save the document and close.
PLEASE report bugs, glitches, problems in the comments down below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Criticism welcome, insults, derision, nudies, spam are unwelcome.
I hope you enjoy; and if you feel inspired, Get Creative. Modify - change the theme to suit you; add elements, take elements away, change the images, the colors, whatever floats your boat. Keep FOSS alive, keep customizing and expressing your individuality. I left MANY unused elements in the assets and borders folders that you can use.