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GTK 2.x Theme/Style

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Downloads:  7098
Submitted:  Mar 8 2012
Updated:  May 25 2012


This theme is not an exact copy of Adwaita the default GNOME 3 theme. It is just looked like.
You will need the murrine and pixbuf gtk engines to use this theme.

You can find GTK3 light and dark themes here:

1. Extract to ~/.themes

2. Сreate a symbolic link to Adwaita GTK3 theme:
ln -s /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-3.0 ~/.themes/Adwaita-X/gtk-3.0

3. Open GnomeTweakTool and select theme

Arch's AUR:

Ubuntu/Mint/Debian distros:
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf

Fedora/RedHat distros:
yum install gtk-murrine-engine gtk2-engines

pacman -S gtk-engine-murrine gtk-engines


v1.02 bug-fix

(Adwaita-X dark/light)
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 Doesn't work

 by jordoex on: Mar 16 2012
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Just changes the size of the scrollbars. I have the engines installed.

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 Re: Doesn't work

 by KEIII on: Mar 16 2012
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I have installed gtk-engine-murrine on my Ubuntu 11.10
Do you have same version?

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 Re: Re: Doesn't work

 by jordoex on: Mar 17 2012
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Yup, I have murrine installed on archlinux, gtk2 version 2.24.10-3. This theme (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Aldabra?content=142247) does work, except for its scrollbars.

Also, It does work if I use gtk-theme-switch2 instead of gnome-tweak-tool to apply the theme.

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 Re: Re: Re: Doesn't work

 by KEIII on: Mar 17 2012
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so, if try to start some gtk2 app in terminal is any errors about theme?

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Doesn't work

 by jordoex on: Mar 18 2012
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gtk-theme-switch2 created a ~/.gtkrc-2.0 that sets the theme, so it's working fine now, and there's no theme errors when I launch any apps. I could investigate more, but it's probably a gnome 3 bug that's been inadvertantly fixed in Ubuntu, in their many patches needed to get Unity to work.

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 by WorLord668 on: Apr 5 2012
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Absolutely brilliant. The GTK2/GTK3 inconsistency is a bite in the butt of Gnome-Shell. This functionally makes everything better.

Thank you so much!

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 Re: Brilliant

 by KEIII on: Apr 5 2012
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Thanks. I did it for myself and I glad to it likes somebody else.

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 Thank You

 by hank863 on: Apr 6 2012
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I love this theme! Thank you very much. I packaged it for Arch's AUR https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=58198.

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 Very beutifull

 by anespor on: May 10 2012
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Superb theme, the best nconsistency for gtk2/3 apps in Xfce 4.10.

Thank you!

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 Minor Improvements

 by hank863 on: May 25 2012
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Here is a comment I received from Glinx on my packagebuild for Arch. I have updated my packagebuild to patch your theme, but thought you may be interested in incorporating these improvements in your next update.

"I Change the lines in the gtkrc file for ff and tb to show the menu bar text correctly, and for same tooltips as my gtk3 apps.
libreoffice is the only programme on my system to show white menu bar text (ie unreadable) when selected. Ideas anyone??

For firefox and thunderbird
line 3 (end) changed to - nselected_fg_color:#2e3436"
line 219 changed to - fg[PRELIGHT] = "#ffffff" # selected item color

For tooltips
line 263 changed to - bg[NORMAL] = "#343434"
line 264 changed to - fg[NORMAL] = "#ffffff""

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 Re: Minor Improvements

 by KEIII on: May 25 2012
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Added fix for Firefox and tooltips
check this out and report about problem

LibreOffice/OpenOffice - It's known but there is no solution yet

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 by hank863 on: May 28 2012
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This page says the theme was updated to version 1.02, but I'm still getting the 1.01 tarball.

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 Re: Update

 by KEIII on: May 28 2012
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tnks.. fixed

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