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#1 2020-03-31 09:09:20

urukrama
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Simple Gtk3 themes with no gradients?

I've always found editing Gtk2 themes (especially when using the xfce engine) particularly easy. But I've never learned how to edit Gtk3 themes because in the beginning the syntax for Gtk3 themes kept changing with each new version (I hope they stopped that!), and because all the Gtk3 themes I ever used relied extensively on gradients, which makes it so much more difficult to adapt a theme to a colour scheme of your choice.

I rarely use gradients in my own themes and like solid colours for nearly everything. Is there a decent Gtk3 theme that I could download that is simple enough to allow me to edit it without having to master the subtleties of CSS? In other words, I'm looking for a simple but good Gtk3 theme without an excessive use of gradient textures whose configuration files are well formatted and/or commented and where you wouldn't require a whole lot more to modify it then swapping one colour for another.

Over the years I've occasionally looked for a Gtk3 theme that would suit this, but have had no luck, and most of the popular Gtk3 themes do not suit my particular tastes (which are now dated, I suppose). I know I could work my way through the Gtk3 theme documentation and figure it out that way, but I'd prefer if there was an easier way smile

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#2 2020-03-31 12:17:55

ohnonot
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Re: Simple Gtk3 themes with no gradients?

urukrama wrote:

in the beginning the syntax for Gtk3 themes kept changing with each new version (I hope they stopped that!)

It's less pronounced nowadays but still happening.
No gradients & flat is the new cool with the GNOME kids, so you should be able to find plenty:

aur/vimix-gtk-themes 2020.02.24-1 (+1 0.95%) 
aur/numix-gtk-theme 2.6.7-1 (+8 1.53%) 
aur/matcha-gtk-theme 2020.03.29-1 (+21 2.69%) (Installed)
aur/gtk-theme-plano 3.34.2-1 (+0 0.00%) 
aur/gtk-theme-gray-simple 1.0-1 (+0 0.00%) 
aur/gtk-theme-futura 1.1.0-1 (+7 0.00%) 
aur/gtk-theme-flatstudio 1.03-2 (+76 0.00%) 
aur/gtk-theme-clearlooks-flat-compact r17.e115648-1 (+10 0.00%) 
aur/gtk-theme-arc-red 20160626-3 (+3 0.00%) (Out-of-date 2019-07-15) 
aur/gtk-theme-+1 25032013-1 (+8 0.00%) (Orphaned) 
aur/canta-gtk-theme 2018.10.30-1 (+2 0.00%) 
aur/candy-gtk-theme 0.3-2 (+2 0.00%) 
community/arc-solid-gtk-theme 20190917-1 (396.7 KiB 7.4 MiB) (Installed)
community/arc-gtk-theme 20190917-1 (396.2 KiB 7.4 MiB) 

You might want to look at oomox - and if you ever manage to update one of your GTK2 themes to GTK3, let us know!


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#3 2020-03-31 13:08:21

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Re: Simple Gtk3 themes with no gradients?

@urukrama
Sorry, I have nothing to contribute. I probably gave up on GTK theming around the same time you did. Just wanted to say hello. Been a while since I've (formerly gutterslob) seen you around. Hope you're doing good.

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#4 2020-03-31 16:07:42

hhh
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Re: Simple Gtk3 themes with no gradients?

oomox-gui let's you generate GTK3 themes and converts to gtk resource (@input url) for you...

https://github.com/themix-project/oomox

-edit- I can't get the deb to install. Warning! Do NOT attempt to install either deb file!!!

Use Arc-Dark and the other themes in the Modern folder. Export Theme generates other themes as well, including a GTK2 theme which needs a tweak or two to match (selected background color is wrong and tooltip colors are reversed, IIRC) and an Openbox theme that needs some work.

My latest BL-Lithium themes and @cog's Yeti themes (note: Lithium branch!) Fever_Room, Lithium/Lithium-light, and Yeti/Yeti-Lith...

https://github.com/BunsenLabs/bunsen-th … ium/themes

You can also create and export Papirus and other icon sets.

Really cool to see you posting here, @uruk. Many moons have passed since your posted your Openbox Guide!

Our monthly screenshot thread, I just posted my latest Bunsenlabs (Openbox) desktop...

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=6603

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#5 2020-04-01 09:41:42

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Re: Simple Gtk3 themes with no gradients?

hhh wrote:

Really cool to see you posting here, @uruk. Many moons have passed since your posted your Openbox Guide!

Lot's of +1's!


Using the Openbox (3.5.2) session of Lubuntu 14.04 LTS but very interested in BL :)

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#6 2020-04-01 09:54:44

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Re: Simple Gtk3 themes with no gradients?

+1 here too. I remember when I was a new Linux user on the Ubuntu forum and Urukrama was already an openbox authority. cool


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#7 2020-04-01 17:05:44

hhh
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Re: Simple Gtk3 themes with no gradients?

@urukrama and all, if you can't get oomox installed, post a color scheme here and I'll generate themes for you.

I'm pretty much quarantined, so what the heck.

Please post using hex code (so for white post ffffff, for black post 000000)...

  • text color

  • background color

  • base color (usually slightly darker or lighter than background, or the same as background if you want things really flat, or completely different, it's your call)

  • selected background color

I can take it from there. Please let me know if you need an Openbox theme and/or an xfce4-notifyd theme as well. I'll create Papirus icons too, if you ask nicely.

I'll host the themes on Google Drive and post the shareable links, sorry if Google is an issue for you.

it helps if you have a specific wallpaper in mind. Please link to the wall as well if that's the case.

Cheers!

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