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Customizing a GTK theme can be frustrating, especially with both GTK2 and GTK3 themes lying there. And why go through all the hassle when you want to change just few things. You no more have to! I've made a GTK theme configuration tool that allows anyone to change some basic elements of a GTK theme easily (both GTK2 and GTK3) with a simple interface.

Features
  • Customize selected background color
  • Customize Xfce panel, Gnome panel and Unity panel
  • Customize menu colors


This works for any theme (If doesn't work correctly with a theme, please report bug here github.com/satya164/gtk-theme-…). You can revert all changes with just a click.

If you use Ubuntu, Linux Mint or any Ubuntu based distro, install the tool from the Shimmer Project PPA. It is available for both Precise and Quantal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shimmerproject/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gtk-theme-config


If you use Fedora, add this repo download.opensuse.org/reposito… and install.

su -c "yum install gtk-theme-config"

A repo for OpenSUSE is available at download.opensuse.org/reposito…

Also thanks to the Arch Linux community who provide a PKGBUILD, install via Aur aur.archlinux.org/packages.php…

If you use other distros, you have to compile it from source (sorry), it is straight forward,

First install the build dependencies, gtk3-devel (>= 3.4.2), glib2-devel, vala (>=0.16.1)

Then clone from git and compile,

git clone git@github.com:satya164/gtk-theme-config.git
cd gtk-theme-config
make
sudo make install

You can get the source code here github.com/satya164/gtk-theme-…
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Ocean-Sea Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
If you do it for Linux Mint 17 is better, because it is a LTS ;) (Wink) 
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Ocean-Sea Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Problem: I tried both Highlight background and Highlight text, and does not apply the changes
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satya164 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think there is some bug in LinuxMint. I've not got time to look at it yet.
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Ocean-Sea Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Okay, warn if you find time to fix
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Ocean-Sea Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Hi, I use LM 16 64 bit cinnamon, I had tried with LM14 Cinnamon 32 bit time ago and it worked well
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Ocean-Sea Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Hello and thanks, I removed it and downloaded correctly, but it doesn't work well again.
I saw in package manager suggests to install the recommended packages: xconf.
This is the problem?
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satya164 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, some are saying it doesn't work correctly in Linux Mint. I wonder why! Are you using Cinnamon or MATE?
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satya164 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No. xfconf is only required if you use Xfce.

Can you tell me what problems are you having exactly?
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Ocean-Sea Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
I installed from PPA, but in Linux Mint 16 64bit does not work well.
It gave me this message:

W:Failed to fetch ppa.launchpad.net/shimmerproje…  404  Not Found
, W:Failed to fetch ppa.launchpad.net/shimmerproje…  404  Not Found
, W:Failed to fetch ppa.launchpad.net/shimmerproje…  404  Not Found
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
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satya164 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. For Saucy, you do not need the PPA. It's in the default Ubunt repos. Hence the PPA isn't available for Saucy.
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artbhatta Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If Paz was late to the party maybe I am too early for an updated version ;)

Does this work with Gnome shell 3.10? And can I add it from the Repositories using Ubuntu Gnome 13.10?
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satya164 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. And the package is also available in the default repos. Just do "sudo apt-get install gtk-theme-config"
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artbhatta Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey ! Thats good news, Am gonna try it !
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satya164 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Tsjoklat Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Like it, but no way of changing the scroll bar color. It does not have enough contrast and I would like to change it to #333333. Where or how? :-)
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satya164 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You need to look inside the gtk-widgets.css and gtkrc files.
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Paz-1 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I'm late to the party ;) ------Big thank YOU! :dance:
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satya164 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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gfgw Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Just discovered your tool, it is very nice.
Any chance of a new version with more options, like window title bar colours?
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satya164 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope... It's a very difficult task already :(
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Nasreddine Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Good job, thinks.
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satya164 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome :D
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