Elementary GTK Theme 3.0 Released, Install in Ubuntu 12.04

elementary-gtk-3.0-theme released

Elementary GTK theme 3.0 has been updated to version 3.0, this being the first stable release that supports GTK3.

Here’s Changes in elementary GTK theme 3.0 since the previous stable release:

  • GTK3 support, including :backdrop class, but there’s no dark theme yet
  • elementary now uses the Unico GTK3 engine
  • Granite support (which is used by many applications that will be default in the elementary OS Luna, such as BeatBox, etc.)
  • Dropped GTK2 classes for GTK3 apps so there’s no more support for applications like Nautilus elementary and others (so any application that has a GTK3 version doesn’t have support for GTK2 anymore)
  • The default placement is now close:maximize
  • The maximize button has been changed from the “+” (typically used to mean new) to two opposing arrows
  • And More..

The New version of elementary GTK 3.0 has been built with Pantheon in mind and unfortunately it isn’t and won’t be tweaked for Unity or GNOME Shell so the theme won’t look exactly as it should under these desktop environments.

for instance, there are no window buttons for maximized windows in Unity, etc.  Also, the theme only works with the latest GTK3 (3.4) available in Ubuntu Precise and won’t work with older GTK3 versions (like in Ubuntu Oneiric for instance).

How to Install Elementary GTK Theme 3.0 in Ubuntu 12.04

First Download elementary GTK theme 3.0.

Download Elementary GTK Theme 3.0

To install it, extract the downloaded archive and copy the “elementary” folder to the ~/.themes directory (if it doesn’t exist, create it).

tar -zxvf elementary.tar.gz
cp -r elementary /home/username/.themes 

For your user or under /usr/share/themes/ to make it available for all users (and applications ran as root).

sudo cp -r elementary /usr/share/themes/

if done, Restart your desktop manager by pressing key ALT+F2 then type “R”, use Gnome Tweak tool to change theme..

Originally Posted @WebUPD Blog

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