GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 7 comments


Looks like you got a corrupt download,
the dropbox pic. is not even Sage but looks
like a faulty Chi2 xfwm theme.

I re-downloaded Sage, backed up my original
and replaced with this version and there
is no difference.

I am in Xfce4.10 at this moment with no problems
with or without compositing.

If you want to wait a few days, I am porting
over my latest IceWm theme Sage-Fresh with
bigger title buttons, and I might make a change
or two the old Sage xfwm theme. Plus,
I have some gtk2 theme changes expressly for
Xfce panel.

If you have my Christmas theme Cranberry, try
that xfwm theme, For a different look.

Been busy trying to get things buttoned up for
winter. I will try to work it in this weekend. - Oct 04 2014

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 7 comments

Thanks Bob,

You made my day!

It has been a long rocky road,
I finally feel comfortable using Gimp.

Here is a little secret, I use gcolor2,
in tandem with Gimp, using gcolor2; color
picker helps me set Gimps colorize options.
It is a real time saver and helps get
the colors dead on.

take care, - Sep 10 2014

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 6 comments

Thanks, buddy!

What do you say? ....
Let's Rock this House! - Aug 30 2014
Maya Serie

Cursors by markitos66 23 comments

I do not use Chrome or Chromium, but I went
ahead and installed google-Chrome36.0.1985.143.
Set my .Xdefaults or .Xresourses to
Xcursor.size: 64
restarted my desktop and opened Chrome,
wala a big huge pointer.
Then I reset the size to
Xcursor.size: 40
Closed Chrome and restarted my desktop
Re-opened Chrome
Ahh, a mid-large pointer that fits my laptop
You are using an X11 mouse theme, would not
it be better to control it using a X11 conf
file rather than using dconf setting?
So it seems Chrome is picking up your
default X11 mouse settings rather than your
desktop settings through dconf.

Hope this helps
- Aug 16 2014
Maya Serie

Cursors by markitos66 23 comments

You may find this Arch wiki helpful,
Xresources is a user-level configuration dotfile, typically located at ~/.Xresources. It can be used to set X resources, which are configuration parameters for X client applications.

for example here is mine> you can do many more things, but I just set some general guides and do the rest through lxappearance.
! Xft settings ---------------------------------------------------------------
!! dpi: 96, 102, 120 and fractional
!! easily find the dpi of any screen or
Xft.dpi: 112
Xft.antialias: true
Xft.rgba: rgb
Xft.hinting: full
Xft.hintstyle: hintslight
Xcursor.size: 40
!! 64,56,48,40,32,24 or 16 pixels

please note you will have to restart your desktop
enviroment or window manager for these changes
to take affect.
- Aug 16 2014
Maya Serie

Cursors by markitos66 23 comments

Sounds good Marko! - Aug 14 2014
Maya Serie

Cursors by markitos66 23 comments


Okay, whipped out gcolor2, a couple of my themes,
some screenshots of collected web items, buttons

Here is a list of a few color combo's.
Some fill and outline may have to be switched,
to look right, or maybe, it might be easier to
just colorize the whole pointer.

I noticed that the pointer, has some transparency
so it might be more apparent with some of the
lighter colors.

A green ?
fill color = #798560
outline color = #DAE6C3

A red ?
fill color = #AA1C1C
outline color = #AD8C50

A sun yellow ?
fill color = #FFE888
outline color = #6B635C

A perriwinkle ?
fill color = #B27CFF
outline color = #7D7380

A brown ?
fill color = #4D4841
outline color = #C5C5C5

A sky blue ?
fill color = #B0C4CD
outline color = #4DC4FF

Tried to keep the saturation down in most of
the fill colors, but really have no idea, how
it would look as a pointer theme.

Anyway, I will leave that in your expert hands.

Again thanks for sharing this theme. - Aug 10 2014
Maya Serie

Cursors by markitos66 23 comments

I have been following your development of this
pointer theme, each update an wonderful improvement.
Just love the nice clean lines and being able to
adjust the size. Now all I need is a few different
color choices ;)

Thanks, for making this pleasant theme.
also, thanks for your meticulous care in
creating all your themes, as I know for sure
each and everyone will work as it should. - Aug 08 2014

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 6 comments

I have spent over a month, reworking this theme.
Your appreciation is warmly received.
- Jul 21 2014

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 6 comments

Not enough information.
Is it showing up in your gtk2 theme selector?
Are you having problems, extracting the .tar.bz2?
Do you have pixmap engine installed?
Are you placing the files at ~/.themes or /usr/share/themes?
The best way is to manually place the extracted
folder 02_Air not 166240-02_Air in your home
directory, ~/.themes, if you do not have a .themes folder, just create one, your gtk2
theme manager is designed to check for themes
at this location and it will show there.
- Jul 21 2014

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 50 comments

A good way to check for errors in a theme.
Open a terminal and type in your theme manager
app. For example, I open Roxterm then type
in lxappearance hit enter. It will report any
major errors in the theme. - Jun 17 2014

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 50 comments

Thanks for the comment,

You are on your way to becoming a themer.
Fixed and updated.
See change log, for details.

Fourth line down> Engine=Pixmap, Mist

take care,
IamJustus - Jun 17 2014

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 50 comments

No, I do not use gtk3 or gnome apps or anything that requires
gtk3. I use only gtk2, much easier and less headaches.
No gnome tweaker, no keyrings, no display manager.
- Jun 17 2014

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 16 comments

Yeah, I could go that way with Gimp, but I do not like to make
specific mod for specific app. If I can do it with generalized
tweak that still conforms to my theme, I am for that. Why?
cause apps come and go,or change their defaults at whim.

Here are two of my themes that use my old entry style and
look nice with Gimp.

So, download one or both and open up the gtkrc,
then Ctrl+F >type in "entry" then Ctrl+G to toggle thru the gtkrc.
The main point is setting entries with....
base[NORMAL] = "#81896A"
set the color to whatever entry bg color you like.
- May 20 2014

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 16 comments

The standard treeview way uses:
GtkTreeView::odd-row-color = "#4D4736"
GtkTreeView::even-row-color = "#423E30" # treeview bg color for file mngrs
line numbers 79 & 80 of the gtkrc

However, I have also used:
style "treeview-item"
xthickness = 1
ythickness = 1
engine "pixmap"
function = FLAT_BOX
state = SELECTED
file = "Listheaders/treeitem.png"
border = { 8, 8, 5, 9 }
stretch = TRUE
function = FLAT_BOX
state = NORMAL
detail = "cell_odd"
file = "Listheaders/odd.png"
border = {0, 0, 0, 0}
stretch = TRUE
function = FLAT_BOX
state = NORMAL
detail = "cell_even"
file = "Listheaders/even.png"
border = {0, 0, 1, 1}
stretch = TRUE
starting at line number 1084 of the gtkrc
to overide the default and give a textured look to file managers,
sidebar treeview.

By the way, I did find you were right about gimp's Zoom combobox
entry on the statusbar, the entry shadow does not completely fill.
I tried several different fixes, but nothing changed. Recently
added shading to my standard gtkrc's entry-style. The old way
of just setting a bg color works, but not willing to give up the new
look in this instance for gimp.

I use Gimp's keyboard shortcuts for Gimp's zoom,
1=100%, 2=200%, 3=400%, 4=800%, 5=1600%

Just looked at your screenshot of the gtk3,
It looks better than I expected, nice work.

- May 17 2014

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 16 comments

I am using Firefox 29.0.1, with default theme.
However, I could not stand the new interface and added the
Classic Theme Restorer 1.1.8, an extension, which brings back the
old look. The only real difference I notice now, the entry is flat, but
the rest looks ok.

Arora and Midori, are nice web browsers that match the gtk2 theme.
They also use less memory than firefox, opera, chromium.
Chromium being, the big memory hog and ugly to boot.
I think it is time to let that one go.

I use Gimp almost exclusively, and do not see any problems with
version 2.8.10, my bet is probably something from gtk3 has messed
with your Version.

I put the following lines in every theme I make.

- design by daman
- and any inspired artist to follow (feel free to modify)
- when completed,please... share your work

So, please do share. that keeps us creative.

Your last line, is something I always strive for and hope that I am
getting better at. ;)

- May 13 2014

GTK3/4 Themes by tsujan 64 comments

For gtk2, of gtkrc style "button"
I suggest removal of:
image {
function = FOCUS
file = "assets/button_default_glow.png"
border = {1,1,1,1}
stretch = TRUE

and adding it back in as an overlay for prelight and active buttons :
image {
function = BOX
state = PRELIGHT
file = "assets/button_normal.png"
border = {3,3,3,3}
stretch = TRUE
overlay_file = "assets/button_default_glow.png"
overlay_border = {1,1,1,1}
overlay_stretch = TRUE
image {
function = BOX
state = ACTIVE
file = "assets/button_active.png"
border = {3,3,3,3}
stretch = TRUE
overlay_file = "assets/button_default_glow.png"
overlay_border = {1,1,1,1}
overlay_stretch = TRUE

this gives nice nice toolbar button and regular button preglow and removes the pressed focus linger after button press.

Also suggest

style "menubar"
disabled this:
#bg_pixmap[NORMAL] = "assets/menubar_separator.png"

added back in here:
image {
function = BOX
state = NORMAL
file = "assets/menubar_separator.png"
border = {0,0,0,2}
stretch = TRUE
fix for line through menubar text, places line now at bottom of menubar.

Nice work, thanks - Feb 26 2014

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 2 comments

There are plenty of choices to replace gnome apps and their gtk3
dependencies. For example, network manager use wicd-gtk2 or better
yet connman. File managers, thunar or better yet spacefm-gtk2. Multi-media, use VLC and clementine, and use qtconfig-qt4 and select gtk+
as your GUI style. To manage your apperarance looks use, lxappearance. For your panel use: tint2, lxpanel, xfce4panel, Icewm,
fbpanel. Desktop enviroment? Xfce4 runs perfectly fine without gtk3 and so does E-17. All window managers run fine without gtk3.
The benefits are enormous, no stupid key ring, no display manager ie.
login screen unless you want one. I do not, I have SSD drives so
with connman I can be on the web within 10- 15 seconds of turning
my laptops on. If you want compositing Xfce has it or use compton.

I used to distro hop and found that most are just someone's elses
vision of the perfect user interface, but along the way they bend
things and add this and that which adds complications.
To go your own way you need to do a minimal install or use
a root distro like slackware, gentoo, debian, archlinux.

I am a happy archlinux OS user. It has gave me knowledge and joy.

archlinux about page:

archlinux OS:
- Feb 21 2014

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 7 comments

Thanks Bob,
Your comment made my day.
I have noticed your work with gtk3.
You seem to be one of the few artists' in that
style, that realize what theming is about, colors,
styles, pushing at the seams.
I respect that. - Jan 21 2014
Lubuntu Shadowplay

GTK2 Themes by Lubuntufan 13 comments

Don't worry this theme will work for the majority of window managers'. and some desktop's like E-17 and Xfce4.
The only reason, it wouldn't if the user or OS developer
brought in gnome3 or gtk3 dependencies. I use only gtk2 apps
or qt apps (vlc).

Very good, I tried it out with IceWM session and
Xfce4.10 looks good. Archlinux OS here.

only two problems that I see.

1) The entry style.
In my opinion, this is one of the hardest
items to theme right.
Unless, you intentionally wanted an outie style, I vertically flipped
your, entry-inactive.png.
Also, if you want a background color for your entries.
add this to your gtkrc at line 1633.
base[NORMAL] = "#656A70"
or whatever color you prefer.

2) Unlike LXDE. Xfce panel does not handle panel bg with end caps
very well. It segments the panel. So your panel-bg2.png works
better for Xfce4.

ps. love your scrollbar steppers.

Distance is something, but its the first step that counts.
- Dec 21 2013

Ice-WM Themes by IamJustUs 3 comments

Thanks Francesco,

Edited correctly now. - Nov 29 2013
ASpell GUI

Office Apps by keithhedger 5 comments

I got the same error as Red.
Arch Linux x86_64
Kernel: 3.11.6-1-ARCH
Opened a terminal and typed in aspellgui,
and there it was!
Nothing in /usr/share/applications, though
So, nothing in Xfce4-appfinder under accessories. - Oct 23 2013

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 12 comments

Thanks A C, - Oct 17 2013

GTK2 Themes by shareplay 4 comments

Hey Joel,

I use Archlinux too, strictly gtk2

You can replace galculator with galculator-gtk2,
from AUR

File-roller with Xarchiver from AUR

- Sep 08 2013

GTK3/4 Themes by unheeding 1 comment

Aye take it yer no flatlander??

Aye would give ye my vote, gladly
but the sheep might follow - Sep 01 2013

GTK3/4 Themes by hellokitten 79 comments

Two minutes, looking over your gtkrc and
trying out your theme, astounded me.
Nice techniques, inspired thousands of ideas.
You can teach a old dog new tricks.

thanks - Aug 30 2013

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 9 comments

Thanks Marcin,
transmission is a gnome app that requires gtk3.
This is strictly a gtk2 theme.
Any gnome app that requires gtk3 (probably all now)
will not follow gtk2 guidelines.
You will need to download a gtk2/gtk3 theme.
If this is the only app on your OS that is ugly.
I would remove it and gtk3.
If you really like transmission, there is
transmission-qt that can very closely match
this gtk2 theme, but only after you remove gtk3
cause it is a bully and wants top dog.
This is not my theme or Xfce's problem it is
strictly your Linux Mint fault or your own
for downloading a gnome app.
There are lots of other torrent clients out
there to choose from just check the dependencies
If gtk3 is listed stay away from it.
Yes, even I have been caught before, it is not
much trouble to remove the app and gtk3.
Did you know that Opera web browser has a built
in torrent handler? - Aug 29 2013

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 9 comments

Thanks originalseed,
Your DarkCold theme is a beauty. I admire your
tenacity. Jumping through fire rings, is not
my style. I am more of a walrus, lay on the
beach, soak up the sun type. One little
gtk3 developer gets a twitch and your back
at the drawing board. Anyway, you too,
keep pushing out your art. I am looking for
some fresh gtk2 ideas. ha ha - Aug 23 2013

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 7 comments

Thank-you William,

I do not have gtk3 installed, tried it once , did not like it.
So, no gtk3 port from me, sorry.

I have moved on or back some might say. Went to something
simpler and more stable that does not require gtk3.
I do not use Gnome 3 apps or KDE 4 apps. I use Xfce 4,
gtk2 and qt apps. I was using Xfce 4 desktop, but now mainly
use IceWm as my session manager. Heck I no longer use
a login manager. With Archlinux as my Operating System and
a 120 GB SS Drive, I go from boot screen > autologin > to my
IceWm session in less than 7 seconds. Had to wait for Wicd
network manager to catch up another 10 to 15 seconds until
I found connman network manager, it is up and running before
I can open my web browser.

BTW, ubuntu 7.10 ? Gnome was my first, then I became a Distro
hopper, many OS's later I have found a home with Arch.
Likewise, with desktops and window managers I have run
the gauntlet and IceWm just feels like home.

- Aug 11 2013

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 12 comments

Maybe it is time for an update on this theme.
I make my own IceWm themes now, Sounds
like a nice winter project. - Jul 16 2013

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 3 comments

We all have been windows users at some time or another.
Especially after a new computer purchase til we reformat
our hard drives ; )
Hey, if you are using gimp you are half way to linux,
Next stop dual booting,
then distro hopping >>

All the best... on your path! - Jul 15 2013

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 50 comments

thats a great compliment.
And what I try to achieve,
sometimes failing , stumbling.
Then, I hear my Dad saying,
"Keep your nose to the grindstone".

Thanks for the comment and votes - Jul 15 2013

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 2 comments

Thanks for the comment,

This theme came about from an Idea of
breaking through barriers , I remember at
the time I was in a creative slump and then, the
light bulb came on.

- Jul 15 2013

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 50 comments

Thank-you Eduardo,
It is a nice day when I get a compliment,
such as yours. - Jun 11 2013

Wallpaper Other by nukkio 1 comment

Thanks for sharing - Apr 15 2013

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 2 comments

Neither this theme or gtk2 is outdated.
You are just uninformed.
for more info see my reply to your comment
here - Apr 01 2013

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 2 comments


It is not needed, it is only needed if you bring
in gnome apps which now have gtk3 dependencies.
I use a combination of independent, xfce4, lxde,
apps. that do not use gtk3.

for additional info see my reply to your comment
at - Apr 01 2013

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 9 comments


It is not needed, it is only needed if you bring
in gnome apps which now have gtk3 dependencies.
I use a combination of independent, xfce4, lxde,
apps. that do not use gtk3.

I suspect that you have hybridized your bodhi distro with gnome by downloading some gnome apps,
now gnome wants to control your enlightened desktop. or perhaps bodhi has.

So, I installed enlightenment17 (0.17.1-1) on my
archlinux, just to include a screenshot 3, showing that emerge gtk2 works just fine with
the latest e17.

Here are a couple of links that may help your

I used to be a KDE 3.5 user, I jumped on that
KDE 4.0 bandwagon and was sorely disappointed,
I have seen this all before and do not wish
to chase any more rainbows.

By the way, as much as I love e17, I had removed
it from my computer, and only reinstalled to see
if you knew what you were talking about.

I admire August's tenacity in trying to keep up
with e17 engineers. I have too full a plate
to attempt this. My last e17 update ripped all
his themes to null and reset my desktop settings
back to default. No thanks!

You are also wrong about gtk2, it is still being
developed, it does not grab the headlines cause
its not the new kid on the block.

My rolling pacman log:

[2012-07-23 01:40] upgraded gtk2 (2.24.10-3 -> 2.24.11-2)
[2012-09-13 15:24] upgraded gtk2 (2.24.11-2 -> 2.24.12-1)
[2012-09-25 01:12] upgraded gtk2 (2.24.12-1 -> 2.24.13-1)
[2012-12-07 01:05] upgraded gtk2 (2.24.13-1 -> 2.24.14-1)
[2013-02-12 03:09] upgraded gtk2 (2.24.14-1 -> 2.24.15-1)
[2013-03-02 01:38] upgraded gtk2 (2.24.15-1 -> 2.24.16-1)
[2013-03-19 00:50] upgraded gtk2 (2.24.16-1 -> 2.24.17-1)

My hope is that you are just uninformed and not
just spreading your own agenda or group think.

Let me reiterate, I spent some time thinking on
this response, since you posted this on three
of my themes.

Gtk3 themeing is too new for me keep up with, do
you know which direction they are headed? I do
not, I am not sure they even know.

I am not anti gtk3, but I would say I am pro
If you like gtk3 more power to you, chose a gtk3
This is Linux you can have your cake and eat it
too. - Apr 01 2013
Wood Mint

GTK2 Themes by Brahimsalem 5 comments

You need to fix your download, it just brings
up your desktop screenshot - Apr 01 2013

Cursors by markitos66 7 comments

Nice concept and well thought out. - Mar 24 2013

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 9 comments

Thanks! - Mar 08 2013

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 18 comments

thanks Nathan,
the mouse cusor link is included in the above description.
copy and paste in a new tab, the download link at deviantArt,
is kind of hard to find, its in the right-hand column directly under
"browse more files like this".

The window border in the previews is xfwm with compositing enabled.
It is included with the download here, Also obenbox window theme
is included if you use openbox.
I could also do an IceWM window theme if anyone is interested,
but that is as far as I could pursue.
- Mar 07 2013

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 50 comments

Thanks Cris,
Love the overlay tip, with the slider... that slider gave me hours
of frustration, I originally wanted a magnifier glass look in the
center of the slider, I knew there had to be a way, but felt like
I was knocking my head against a wall. Funny , I use that
technique frequently, just didn't put two and two together.

Great comments and apprieciate the help.
Double thanks comming from such a compentent
pixmap artist as yourself. - Feb 18 2013

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 4 comments

Thanks Aaron,
I have a nice scifi wallpaper, I sometimes use with this theme,
a portal with lots of glass elements with this highlight color.
Nice to hear that you like this theme.
It is one of my favorites. - Dec 22 2012

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 50 comments

Thanks, for the input.
Menu is a tough nut to crack, lots of variables.
In the menu folder, FiftyWays/gtk-2.0/Menu,
I left a couple other menu choices, just rename
your choice to menu.png

I have done tons of openbox themes, and have
rarely been wowed, it is just the nature of the

The xfwm4 theme, I absolutely love, it frames
the gtk2 theme perfectly and what ease
to work with, a themers' delight. Simple and

I looked at the icon sets you suggested, and
really all seem good.
my criteria with icon sets is this:

Is it a complete set? nothing more annoying than
a mixed set.

Is it colorful? monochromatic is boring and makes
finding right app, like searching for waldo.

Is it consistent? as in dimensions, most
important to me a themer as I do not like to
spend all my time designing a panel, menu,
toolbar, etc. and immediately noticing the odd
duck. Here is where Fanza icons really shine.

I do not support gtk3, it does not support themeing. Will it ever?

Yeah, I never thought about a search for
steampunk at deviantArt, good idea!

take care,
off to do a deviantArt search.
- Dec 06 2012

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 7 comments

Thanks Keith,
I'll see what I can do. I am trying to bring all my themes current
and tweaking them along the way.

That wallpaper is called, "Where the heart is" by Thomas Kincade.
here is the link:

If you place " thomas kincade" in the search box @ , I know you will enjoy show and come away
with more than one. He is the master of painting, I hope you
have a fast internet conection, as there are over 56 search
pages. Not all his work as it is a generalized search, but most
- Oct 19 2012

GTK2 Themes by IamJustUs 2 comments

there is no metacity theme included.
I do not have metacity installed and no way to
test it.

My hat comes off to all metacity themers,

and you will see what I mean.

I can point you to a metacity customizer website
that looks promising. It lets you pick various
options, including colors,borders,etc. to make
your own metacity theme.

If you make a theme you are happy with, please
share it with us.

The Xfce window manager theme (xfwm) is the
window border shown in the screenshots.
It is a port of Iceberg icewm theme, created by
Stefan Mairhofer (modified by AlienX)
further modified by me to fit xfwm parameters with some additional
changes to coincide with Sea2Sky theme.

You can get the colors and button look from
the xfwm4 folder. Gimp and gcolor2 may also be
a help.

thanks for comment, vote and fan.

I hope this helps
- Aug 21 2012

Wallpaper Other by ceebeebg 5 comments

Family portrait was nice touch along with
the Seuss like gold fish.

I also, believe Apple will be hiring you
for their next add campaign!

"Droids' use apple computer in their own home"!

ha..ha.. exceptional work

- Aug 18 2012

Wallpaper Other by ceebeebg 5 comments

Family portrait was nice touch along with
the Seuss like gold fish.

I also, believe Apple will be hiring you
for their next add campaign!

"Droids' use apple computer in their own home"!

ha..ha.. exceptional work

- Aug 18 2012

Openbox Themes by IamJustUs 2 comments

Thanks Ped,
For the kind reply.

You can view all my work here:

Most have openbox themes, some icewm themes, xfwm themes.

My latest openbox theme is here:

take care,
Iam - Jun 06 2012