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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 bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sou…

Changelog: Full changelog can be found here github.com/shimmerproject/Grey…
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Sadi58 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
The Best Theme for Ubuntu 14.04!

Even better than the official default theme Ambiance which has a number of imperfections that you cannot find in Greybird!

I also look forward to seeing a Dark variant in the near future (replacing only all silver grey bgcolors with a very dark grey -similar to Ambiance- and black fgcolors with white) which can be a direct replacement for Ambiance ;-)
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satya164 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A fully dark theme?
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elgandoz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Is there a way to make the Unity panel black, with white foreground text, just like in xfce?
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satya164 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's black in the latest version. Use the version from the repos.
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Lesik2008 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
The window decoration buttons looks bad for maximized windows – see i.imgur.com/Oe0vvGp.png
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satya164 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aware of the issue. Probably we need to change the panel color on Unity.
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Skrell Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
This looks amazing!  Do you have any more pics ?
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satya164 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You can try the theme and see :)
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rcastill Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
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"

Regards!

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satya164 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm.. Can you report the bug on GitHub? It'll be really helpful - github.com/shimmerproject/Grey…
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Samcoop Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
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 : pix.toile-libre.org/?img=13821…
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 ?

Thanks
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satya164 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm.. Never saw something like that! Does changing the WM theme help?
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Samcoop Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
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
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satya164 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Please report the bug on GitHub - github.com/shimmerproject/Grey…
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Samcoop Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
No problem I will !! 

Thanks
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satya164 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. Let's hope this bug can be fixed soon :(
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InkBlotTheColt Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
is the screenshot on 3.8? my nautilus has a different close button.
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satya164 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The screenshot is from Gnome 3.9 with CSD.
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Samcoop Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Gnome 3.8 compatible ?
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satya164 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Samcoop Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Oh thank you !! =)
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Samcoop Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
another question: what's the font used in the screenshot ?
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Areku-The-OF Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Always making great and beautiful themes! I have a question though, as seeing that this theme in particular is optimized for xfce. I recently downloaded some themes to customize my Xubuntu 13.04 install (I'm a fan of flat-looking themes and minimalist desktops) and I notice most of them have problems either with the pulse audio menu or the xfce panel sound menu. For example, in this theme ([link] everything shows fine except for a generic looking slider on the xfce panel sound menu which looks out of place with the rest of the theme, unlike in Greybird where the looks are consistent along all sliders. Is there a way to fix the slider in the sound menu? Thanks and keep the great job!
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Sadi58 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I've attempted to make a mozilla theme (for LibreOffice, Firefox, etc.) to complement Greybird, which is one of my favorites.
It's here: [link]
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ThreatDown Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Is there anyway to fix this issue with greybird/nautilus 3.4? There is no border at the top of the sidebar which looks kinda bad: [link]

I'm using the latest greybird from the shimmer-themes ppa on ubuntu 12.04. I tried using the solus os patched nautilus like in your screenshot, and the theme looks good with that, but unfortunately a bug with that version of nautilus really annoyed me so I'm back with regular nautilus 3.4 (with the patched nautilus the breadcrumb/locationbar is a fixed width no matter what, and doesn't change with the window size like its supposed to )
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satya164 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You may use the old gnome-applications.css file [link]
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ThreatDown Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
In case anyone else is wondering, I actually got better results adding a section from the css file satya linked to the current version of that css file. If I just use that old gnome-applications.css file it gives me a border on the top, but messes with the border on the right (there's no border on the section where the toolbar meets the sidebar).

What I've done is add this to the bottom of the nautilus section of the gnome-applications.css file in the current greybird version:

/* sidebar */
NautilusWindow .sidebar .frame {
border-color: shade (@theme_bg_color, 0.8);
border-width: 1px 0 0 0;
border-style: solid;
}

Doing this gives me the desired look for vanilla nautilus 3.4, a full border along the top and right:

[link]
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ThreatDown Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
thanks!
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ayaneforever Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
For some reason it doesn't show up in my themes list. I removed the old Greybird (I actually put in an .Greybird-old folder on my desktop but that's not the point) am I missing something? I tried installing manually as well as with the PPA. I have Xfce 4.10 on Xubuntu 12.04 if that helps. Thanks.
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satya164 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Permission problem?
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ayaneforever Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
NEVER MIND I FIXED IT. Sorry.
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Sadi58 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
For those who would like to see the window titlebar control buttons of this nice theme in Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Dashboard window as well:
You can use this script [link] to backup the default ones, and this script [link] to create symbolic links to relevant images in the unity sub-folder of the theme.
These scripts assume that the theme is under the system folder "/usr/share/themes" and should be modified otherwise.
The first can be run by user from anywhere, but the second one should be placed into the "unity" sub-folder of the theme and run from there in terminal.
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freetimepusher Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
That's a good one, great job
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satya164 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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ThreatDown Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
this is by far out of the most consistent and usable gtk themes out there.
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satya164 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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luccaspaivasilva Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wall please
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satya164 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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satya164 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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valmar73 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Congratulations Satya, great theme!!

I would like two report a small glitch. When using evolution, you have a little problem with the color in one of the bars, please see the snapshot in this link (the red arrow):

[link]

Furthermore, as you can see, the alternating color lines in the message list are: dark grey / light grey. In nautilus, for example, they are: white / light gray.

Thank you again!!
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satya164 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. About that glitch, it's due to different background colors of the two panes which I don't think I can do much about (unless I know the widget classes). Also, changing the background color of the message list may need to wait till next cycle since UI freeze is already over :(

BTW you may try reporting a bug about that [link]
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Ivanmladenovi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Can I use it in 12.04 lxde vanila ? ! ?
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satya164 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is a normal GTK theme. So you can use it as any other theme.
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Pranavg1890 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
satya164, you are from which part of india? Just asking!!! You are a great theme designer.
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satya164 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Odisha. Thanks for the complements :D
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nuckin42 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
This theme looks great but I'm having problems with it regarding GTK2 applications, Running Arch with xfce 4.10 and it styles GTK3 applications fine but GTK2 ones are left unstyled.

Installed to ~/.themes
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satya164 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have the murrine engine installed? Can you give a screenshot?

If problems persist even after installing murrine, please report here [link]
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nuckin42 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
That did it, wonderful work
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satya164 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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pissnaround Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
nice job... [link]
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