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elementary Dark - GTK3 Theme by satya164 elementary Dark - GTK3 Theme by satya164
elementary Dark is a soft and subtle dark theme based on the higly popular elementary theme by DanRabbit - [link]

The theme is compatible with the latest GTK 3.4 and uses the Unico engine. It also includes the elementary Dark GTK 2.0 theme using Murrine engine.


Ubuntu users can install elementary Dark from our themes PPA using the following commands,

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:satyajit-happy/themes
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install elementary-dark-theme


Installation Instructions for other distros:

Extract the zip file to the themes directory i.e. "~/.themes/" or "/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 "elementary Dark"

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme "elementary Dark"



13.06.2012 - Fixed Ubuntu Software Center background, minor fixes

10.06.2012 - Ported to GTK3.4

30.01.2012 - Ported to GTK3.2

29.07.2011 - Fixed view mode widget, adjusted menu highlight text color, adjusted gnome panel colors, minor changes

28.07.2011 - Adjusted breadcumb colors and highlight color for buttons, made the theme a little darker, many other fixes

26.07.2011 - Nicer Breadcumbs

23.07.2011 - Initial Release



If you use Gnome 3.2, download the theme from launchpad [link]

This theme is not compatible with old Gnome 3.0.


Credits: sonnhy96 [link] for ElementaryLi [link]


License: GPL
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opensas Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
I just found a workaround for the firefox issue, see:…
satya164 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup. But as I said, it cannot be fixed inside the theme. Also, I don't even maintain the theme anymore.
lasthunter914 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Some really GREAT work here, was looking for a dark theme for elementary and this is perfect!
opensas Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
marvellous work!

I had an issue using it with elementary an firefox 27, input text boxes are really hard to see. works ok in chrome

here's the launchpad ticket:…
satya164 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. That cannot be fixed in the theme. Sorry :(
ivocm94 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
sup nigga, do i need to download gtk project to use this shit? 
illage2 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Is there anywhere I can get the Dark elementary Window decorations as I am using KWin on Xubuntu.
satya164 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ohaiohaiohai Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Hi. I'm using this theme and I'm trying to edit the wingpanel transparency/color. How do I do that. Thanks.
satya164 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You need to add a class .panel and set a rgba color as background.
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