Empire theme Cinnamon Desktop gtk3.22 and up full theme Original

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Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/Aravisian/Empire_theme

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--UPDATE-- On Metacity and for XFCE users, XFWM- Watching the individual Downloads and listening to some feedback... I have opted to make the Gray Orb version of the XFWM and the Metacity-3 the Default and the Small XFWM and the Original orbless Metacity and XFWM the Alternates. The original or Alternates are still available as separate downloads.
Update: Corrections to Nemo Treeview

UPDATE: Tooltips are now enabled by default. If you would like to disable Tooltips, in your themes folder, navigate to Empire/cinnamon/gtk.css and open it in a text editor. Scroll to line 1876 and remove the Comment Start "/*" and remove the Comment End at line 1884 "*/"
UPDATE- ADDED: Nautilus, Caja and Thunar all Themed in properly.
NOTE: For those having any contrast issues on FIREFOX with some webpages, this is a known issue that FF likes to sit on. A helpful user created an extension to resolve such issues:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/text-contrast-for-dark-themes/?src=api

---ADDED--- Alternate metacity-3 theme in which the orbs of the Titlebutton close, min, max gray out rather than disappear when window is Inactive/Unfocused.

It was high time I created another original theme.
I named this one "Empire" because of its art deco style dark tones and step level design; it reminded me slightly of the Empire State Building.
You may notice that the Panel bar looks familiar... This was the Original Intention for this design, however, it looked dark and cool so I migrated it to Azenis EX for Cinnamon before I finished this theme and got it ready for release. As you can see, it matches this theme perfectly whereas the Azenis EX is a bit forced and I included the Original Azenis panel background in addition to the Azenis EX theme.

For XFCE users:
I created the XFWM4 theme to instep 10px to allow greater area for Resize-Grip troubles. No fighting to find 1px border, here.
Due to XFCE 4.16 planning the move to fully CSD, dropping XFWM4 themes, I have migrated to Mint Cinnamon, so my screenshots are taken on Cinnamon D.E., however, the XFWM4 theme is complete and Does Work.
----UPDATE---- It was suggested to me that a larger titlebar would be easier for double click-to maximize. I had reconsidered making a larger version because so many Gnome claims are for smaller borders and "precious real estate". But, suggestion noted and approved: I have uploaded a LARGER XFWM4 FILE SEPARATELY. You can download it along with your Empire theme and swap them out if you prefer the larger titlebar.

This comes with the WhiskerMenu and ZorinmenuLite themes built into the theme. If you prefer to not use them, comment out the portions of the .css that enables them.

This comes with Cinnamon Desktop Theme, with a dark and minimalist approach. Stark Menu theme included in the file.

Two Versions:
With CSD and NOCSD- BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD THE CORRECT ONE- If you are not using PCMans gtk3-nocsd, then the NOCSD theme will create odd n' unusual headerbars on your csd apps.

I have not yet finished making the icon set for this (That is a lengthy and tedious task) but I am using the Torque Icons with it. It fits pretty well.

INSTALLATION:
Extract package to your Downloads folder. Then move the Empire Theme folder to your /usr/share/themes folder or to ~/.themes
That's it. Since Whisker and ZorinMenu is included, it goes with it.
To use the Menu Button on Cinnamon:
Right click the CinnaMenu and click Configure. Select custom icon and browse to your themes folder empire/cinnamon/mint-menu-icon.png and select it, FIRST.
To use the Menu Button Icons for WhiskerMenu:
Right click WhiskerMenu, then choose Properties. Click the button to select an icon and navigate to your themes folder, empire/gtk-3.0/whiskermenutheme/transparency.png and select it.
ZorinMenuLite stores its icon (usually) as an .svg file in /usr/share/icons/hicolor/symbolic/apps

I hope you enjoy this theme as much as I do. PLEASE REPORT ISSUES TO ME- if I do not know about them, I cannot fix them.
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omillare

3 months ago

10 excelente tema

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aravisian

3 months ago

Gracias. :)
Este tema es uno de mis favoritos personales. Si disfrutas de temas muy oscuros, mantente atento a un próximo proyecto, "Azenis-Black", que es un remake "desde cero" de Azenis con muchas correcciones y en tonos muy oscuros.

This theme is one of my personal favorites. If you enjoy very dark themes, keep an eye out for an upcoming project, "Azenis-Black" which is a "from the ground up" remake of Azenis with many fixes and in very dark tones.

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originalseed

3 months ago

10 Good work!

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aravisian

3 months ago

Thanks, I took a look at some of your themes, as well. Puts me to shame.

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petchil

7 months ago

9 9 excellent

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petchil

7 months ago

A lot work? Nice theme

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aravisian

7 months ago

Yes, but I think it was worth all of the time. I am using this one and have been since I posted it. It has become my favorite, alongside of Azenis2

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pawanneupane

8 months ago

It's so refreshing to find something totally different from all the flat themes and icons today. Please keep them coming.
I found a minor bug in both Empire and AzenisEX, though. When I bring up the Run dialog with Alt+F2 in Cinnamon, I can't see the text I'm typing. How can I make the text visible?
That being said, thank you for such great work.

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aravisian

8 months ago

Thank you for letting me know. I wish more people did that...
I was able to reproduce it.
I took a look at the Cinnamon .css and sure enough, I put "white" in the wrong place.
I have fixed it and adjusted the download so downloading a new copy will resolve. HOWEVER, I also posted your bug report and fix above if users prefer to fix rather than download again.

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pawanneupane

8 months ago

Thanks for the prompt fix. Much appreciated. :)

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aravisian

8 months ago

You're welcome. Usually, I keep testing things looking for problems- because it is exceptionally rare that people let me know of problems and here I am... being foolishly proud of my handiwork only to have it subpar on someone elses system and they don't say nothin'...
You have no idea how you made my day letting me know about that.
I would have fixed it sooner, but the alert of your message caught me elbow deep in an engine block. Took me a minute to wash up :D

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rayd

9 months ago

WOW! This is a righteous theme. A lot of work went into this. Wish I had this theme way back when. I was an Apple developer back in the day I would have bought this theme for distro if we could have. Keep up the great work!!

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aravisian

9 months ago

That could be a perk of it being made available in this day- It's FOSS, baby!

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verdigod

9 months ago

After testing it for a while, I found out that there is only one bug. When mouse over an applet on cinnamon panel, tooltip won't show up. Also the same happens in Prowler theme

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aravisian

9 months ago

Verdigod, this was actually by design... Though maybe not one of my better ideas. In the cinnamon folder gtk.css, you will find:
Line 1852:
#Tooltip {
background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.0);
color: rgba(0,0,0,0.0);
border: 0px solid #000000;
background-color: transparent;
background-gradient-start: rgba(0,0,0,0.0);
background-gradient-end: rgba(0,0,0,0.0);
background-gradient-direction: vertical;
}
Either delete that snippet from the .css or Comment it out with /* at the start of that snippet and */ at the end of that snippet and it will then fallback to the Tooltip snippet on line 55. Hope this helps.

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verdigod

9 months ago

Thanks for the advice, fixed it but I think it's useful because there is some info you want to know like sound volume or so

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aravisian

9 months ago

Interesting... In XFCE, the volume popover does not use the tooltip. I keep on learning. I will take your advice and reverse it to where tooltips are enabled by default and have this listing give the tip for disabling them,

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verdigod

9 months ago

Definitely something different. It reminds me the good old days in the early 10s when people were obsessed with custom themes in win 7

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verdigod

9 months ago

9 9 excellent

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panisawesome

9 months ago

9 9 excellent. Another great out of the box theme

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aravisian

9 months ago

This has become my daily user and current favorite, to be honest. I guess it makes sense that it would suit my tastes, but I cannot deny I surprised myself with this one.
Thanks, Panisawesome:)

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product-maker omillare Aug 10 2020 10 the best
excelente tema
product-maker originalseed Jul 25 2020 10 the best
Good work!
product-maker petchil Apr 23 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker verdigod Feb 14 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker panisawesome Feb 13 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent. Another great out of the box theme
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