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Greybird - GTK3 Theme by satya164 Greybird - GTK3 Theme by satya164
Greybird is the default theme in Xubuntu since 11.04 (Natty Narwhal).

The Greybird desktop suite includes:
  • GTK2 theme

  • GTK3 theme

  • Xfwm4 themes (normal and compact)

  • xfce-notifyd theme

  • Emerald theme

  • Metacity theme

  • Mutter theme

  • Unity support

Installation instructions for Ubuntu:

Ubuntu users can install Greybird using the following commands,

sudo apt-get install shimmer-themes

Installation Instructions for other distros:

Extract the zip file to the themes directory i.e. </code>/usr/share/themes/</code>

To set the theme in Gnome, run the following commands in Terminal,

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "Greybird"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme "Greybird"

To set the theme in Xfce, run the following commands in Terminal,

xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Net/ThemeName -s "Greybird"
xfconf-query -c xfwm4 -p /general/theme -s "Greybird"

Copyright 2009–2012 Simon Steinbeiß and Satyajit Sahoo

License: GPLv2 or later and CC-BY-SA 3.0 or later

Bugs: Please report bugs here…

Changelog: Full changelog can be found here…
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Is there a way to make the Unity panel black, with white foreground text, just like in xfce?
satya164 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It's black in the latest version. Use the version from the repos.
This looks amazing!  Do you have any more pics ?
satya164 Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You can try the theme and see :)
Hello Satya!,you are amazing doing this stuff and I liked greybird  and numix so much, now I'm on greybird, the only "issue" that I can tell is when I'm clicking on topbar icons (white in transparent dark background) they still white, but the clock and global menu turns black like it'd must (I think)... So, do this have any fix or something I could do?

PD: Sorry if my english is kinda "monkeyish"


satya164 Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm.. Can you report the bug on GitHub? It'll be really helpful -…
Hi satya,

I really like this gtk theme but I have a problem with some apps, buttons are cut !? Here's a screenshot about the problem :…
I also have the same problem with Numix and Orion... 

I use Arch with xfce and murrine/unico engines are installed. Could you please help me to fix that ?

satya164 Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm.. Never saw something like that! Does changing the WM theme help?
I have the same problem with all themes except "Adwaita".
In fact, all my gtk-2 apps work fine, I have this issue only with gtk-3.10 apps.
I use your theme for a long time and it's the first time I see this "bug", I have this problem since some of my applications have been updated to gtk 3.10
satya164 Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Please report the bug on GitHub -…
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