Orion is a modern light theme for Gnome. It supports Gnome, Unity, XFCE and Openbox. The theme is compatible with GTK 3.6 and above. It also includes a GTK 2.0 theme using Murrine engine.
Ubuntu users can install Orion from our themes PPA using the following commands,
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:satyajit-happy/themes
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install orion-gtk-theme
Installation Instructions for other distros:
Extract the zip file to the themes directory i.e. "/usr/share/themes/"
Use Gnome Tweak tool to choose the theme, or run the following commands in Terminal,
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "Orion"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme "Orion"
17.09.2013 - Loads of fixes, CSD support, XFWM theme now uses gtk-color-pickup
04.08.2013 - Backported Mutter theme to Metacity
08.07.2013 - Full GTK 3.8 support, redesigned WM themes, various improvements & fixes
19.01.2013 - Minor tweaks
17.01.2013 - Tweaks to GTK2, flat style toolbar, fixes to GtkCalendar
16.01.2013 - Port to GTK3.6, major rewrite and redesign
16.06.2012 - Better granite widgets support, misc improvements
11.06.2012 - Granite Widgets support (expect better compatibility with elementary apps), fixed tootips in empathy
02.06.2012 - Rewrite metacity themes to remove weird borders, dropped styling for unfocused windows, minor improvements
26.05.2012 - Rewrite mutter and metacity themes to fix roundness and border issues, fixed text color in system settings, fixes to fallback mode panel, removed pixbuf engine dependency
22.05.2012 - Fixed a typo in gtk-widgets-backdrops.css, fixed menubar text color in fallbackmode panel
11.05.2012 - Fixed selected background in nautilus, improvements to mutter/metacity
07.05.2012 - Fixed appearance in System Settings, improved tab design
07.04.2012 - Fixed glitches in the dark theme, adjusted tooltip style in GTK2 to match more with GTK3
06.04.2012 - Title text is now properly centered (mutter), support hiding of titlebar in apps like gnome documents (mutter), support dark theme in apps like movie player, lighter text in sidebar
05.04.2012 - Improved sidebar view, added support for beatbox, added openbox theme
04.04.2012 - Updated for Gnome 3.4
03.02.2012 - Added steppers to scrollbar, fixed desktop mode font color
01.02.2012 - Minor improvemwnts
29.01.2012 - Added mutter theme, support for xfwm, improvements to metacity theme
27.01.2012 - Fixed Fallback mode panel, fixed banshee search entry, various improvements
26.01.2012 - Coloured the metacity buttons, fixed floatingbar color, fixed nautilus sidebar border, fixed menubar highlight colour in thunderbird, misc GTK2 improvements
25.01.2012 - Initial Release for Gnome 3.2
For older GTK versions, download the theme from launchpad,
(Unico engine required)
(Unico engine required)
This theme is not compatible with old Gnome 3.0.
Window theme based on Plastico fav.me/d6835ev
by Camilo Higuita kxmylo.deviantart.com/