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GTK 2.x Theme/Style

Score 75%



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Downloads:  35494
Submitted:  Jun 28 2011
Updated:  Jan 16 2015


New(16 Jan 2015):

GTK 3.14 adjustments

- comboboxes
- tabs
- side-toolbars
- buttons
- spinner added,

(Download from github)

Known issues:
OpenOffice / LibreOffice - Calc doesn't show cell background color

Tools > Options > LibreOffice > Accessibility > Automatically detect high-contrast [off]

compatible with libgtk-3-0 version = 3.14

NOTE: If Metacity (borders around the window) will not load in Cinnamon try the instructions from this link

or download Muffin themes provided with Metacity themes

Cinnamon Theme:


XFWM Theme (xfce):

Additional Metacity/Muffin:

MDM Theme
Install, unzip:

1. Copy DarkCold4 dir to /usr/share/themes

2. Appearence ->Select any theme, Customize...->Controls Tab, select DarkCold4 (gnome2/mate)

3. Window Border Tab, select DarkCold4

4. Add Panel background from
- panel-bg.png for bottom panel
- panel-bg-top.png for top panel
Screenshot 2: with emerald theme


new look of Buttons, progress bar

Darker, much darker!,
Active and Inactive titlebar added,
All buttons modified

3.0 (screenshot 2)
- Handles changed
- Lines changed
- Graphics for Panel bottom and top added.

Oct 8, 2011 - KDE applications (fix) DarkCold-kdeglobals.zip
Because KDE native applications will load default color theme (white), Krusader, Amarok ... will look bad.

FIX: Extract DarkCold31.zip then DarkCold-kdeglobals.zip and extract/overwrite the kdeglobals file to /home/USERNAME/.kde/share/config

Inactive button changed,
Background window added.
(see Screenshot 3)

4.1a gtk3 - Dec 22, 2011.
Support for gtk3 applications.
gtk3 version of this theme is to be considered as alpha version

4.2a gtk3 - Feb 06, 2011.
- changed inactive button
- scrollbar changed
- Closer to GTK2

4.3b Jun 10, 2012.
- code upgrade due to the changes in theme engine (Mint 13), CSS3 is interpreted more correctly.

4.4 Jun 26, 2012.
- sliders fixed.
- checkbox, radiobox fixed
- progressbar improved

4.5 Jun 29, 2012
- checkbox and radiobutton when focused disappear fixed
- menubar tweak (padding fix)

4.6 Aug 13, 2012
- checkbox and radiobutton wrong scaling fixed
- handles added like in GTK2
- button appears in button fixed
- arrows changed (adwaita engine required)

4.7 Nov 9, 2012
- lines horizontal and vertical added
- compatibility with gtk 3.6
- combobox top padding fixed

4.8 Mar 2, 2013
- Context menu separators fixed

other((DarkCold4 (Gtk2/3 & MetaCity, Emerald, kdeglobals)
(DarkCold@Github )
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 Totally Amazing!!!

 by jukswede on: Apr 9 2015
Score 63%

I'm in love with this theme!In combination with the smoothx blue icontheme this theme are really beautiful! Many thanks for all time you spent on this theme!

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 Love it, But Needs Controls for Cinnamon

 by SuperRoboWizard on: Aug 18 2015
Score 50%

I'm currently using this theme on Linux Mint 17.2 with the Cinnamon desktop, and it doesn't seem to have an icon set for the "controls" theme setting. I don't know whether it's missing some sort of identifier that says where the controls icons are, or something else, but it would be great if you could add that. =D Thanks!

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 Not Working For Me!

 by mlauzon on: May 19 2016
Score 50%

I had it [DarkCold] installed under MATE a few days ago, decided to try Sabayon Linux -- wasn't that good -- reinstalled LM MATE, put the theme in:


And it's not showing up at all in the Appearance applet...I even tried putting it in:


Same outcome, it's not showing up at all now.

What the hell is going on..?!

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