Soil Mod

GTK3/4 Themes dark green shiny skeuomorph

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Available as/for: CinnamonGnome 3.38GTK2GTK3.24MateXFCE 4.16
Description:

This is an evolution of my Pho-earth by night theme (https://www.pling.com/p/1459383/), completely rebuilt using Azurra Framework by Elbullazul (https://github.com/Elbullazul/Azurra_framework).
As you can see, it is yet another skeuomorphic theme. It is dark, with green accents. Disabled elements are brown. It is very three-dimensional, with shadows and highlights and everything.
It also features a unique animation, never seen before in a GTK theme (that I am aware of): each time you activate a window, its title bar briefly shines. CSS animations have a great potential with GTK themes and have not been widely used (Materia themes are the ones with more obvious animations when clicking certain objects)

Note about the window control icons: the icons are the ones in your current icon theme. I am using my own Buuf Nestort theme (https://www.pling.com/p/1012233/), which has these colorful hand drawn icons. But it'll show your icon theme's ones.
By the way: this GTK3 theme has absolutely no png or svg assets: everything is CSS magic, including checkboxes and radios.

For now I'll just publish this regular tar.gz file, and I'll update it when I create the repo so you can track changes directly.

I've tested it under XFCE and Plasma.

This themes includes the following elements:
GTK2, GTK3, metacity, openbox, Unity, XFWM4, Cinnamon, Unity, KDE Color scheme, QT5ct color scheme and Emerald theme. Emerald window decoration can be seen in last image (it uses Buuf's colorful buttons)
(GTK2, metacity, openbox, Unity, Cinammon and QT5ct color schemes were create using Oomox and then modified by me).

I like it together with buuf-nestort icon theme (also mine, here: https://www.pling.com/p/1012233, especially if you use Emerald)

TO DO:

- Better key navigation indicators
- Shinier overshoot indicators
- Maybe more animations, but unintrusive? Is that possible at all? I'll experiment.
- Less padding for headerbar buttons (but keeping big size)
- Preview images done with other icon themes so it is obvious that window control button icons are always picked from current icon theme.
Last changelog:

1.1 21 days ago

Highly improved keyboard navigation visual feedback.
Reduced some padding for buttons, combos and horizontal spinbuttons. Headbar is therefore a bit thinner.
Updated one preview with Adwaita icon theme so no Buuf icons appear (to get a better sense of what it'll probably look like on a more regular theme)

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kvinayaks

15 days ago

10 10 the best

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hotteterre

21 days ago

7 7 good

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AlexR1

1 month ago

Ilike animations, and theme but dislike huge headerbar.
Is there possibility to make version with smaller headerbar.

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nestort

1 month ago

Thanks Triceratops and 1freepony for your comments! This is much more informative than just a number :)
About window button icons: exactly, they come from your current icon theme, I'll update this in the description. I am currently using my own Buuf Nestort theme, so that's why they appear like that. Maybe I'll include a capture using another theme, so it is more obvious that this is what happens.
As for the titlebar animation: I was inspired by some Enlightenment themes, which feature such animation (which looks very "gamy", that is, very typical of computer games UI). For my taste it is subtle enough, but of course, everyone has different tastes ;)
As for the titlebar (headerbar) size: yes, it's big, but that is because I like it so. I love those huge Adwaita buttons: closing windows is something one does quite often, so having a big button there makes sense to me. It's true that depending on the size of your screen, that may be a waste of space.
If you'd like a lighter theme, I also have Pho-Earth (https://www.pling.com/p/1467179/), which is a previous version of some of the ideas here, and which is a direct modification of some themes called Pho-* (like Pho-Myrtus https://www.pling.com/s/Gnome/p/1240355/).
I haven't paid attention to key navigation indicators, true, and that's something I'll address in a future version. I'll also make overshoot more shiny.

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1freepony

1 month ago

7 (Note for downloaders: the titlebar icons come from your theme, iltimately. The wonky fun window buttons in the preview come from the Buuf theme. This theme suits Papirus (green, nordic, or bluegrey) as well, however.)

I **really** dislike the massive distracting animation, but the button active/inactive colors are gorgeous. It's chunky and good.

It could do with a bit more consistency for keynav (tab+modifiers) highlighting. Subtle animation there could be nice.

Thank you so much for making tabs that actually look like tabs, and generally bucking the trend towards flat areas with no borders or outlines.

Any chance of a mid-light version of this theme, once it's cooked?

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nestort

1 month ago

Thanks for your comments! I'll answer above

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Triceratops

1 month ago

This theme differentiates the color of the headerbar, which is great. The window in focus change the color which is plentiful enough. From the user experience standpoint, I find that animation effect rather counter-productive.

There is a lots of works in this theme to fit many Desktop envs. I can comment only for GTK3. The window controls buttons are too big, causing the headerbar to be unnecessarily big. As color and taste goes, I am not very fan of the yellow/green tone. Otherwise there is a lot of good things in this theme.

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nestort

1 month ago

Thanks for your comments! I'll answer above

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1.1 21 days ago

Highly improved keyboard navigation visual feedback.
Reduced some padding for buttons, combos and horizontal spinbuttons. Headbar is therefore a bit thinner.
Updated one preview with Adwaita icon theme so no Buuf icons appear (to get a better sense of what it'll probably look like on a more regular theme)

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product-maker kvinayaks May 29 2021 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker hotteterre May 23 2021 7 good
7 good
product-maker 1freepony May 05 2021 7 good
(Note for downloaders: the titlebar icons come from your theme, iltimately. The wonky fun window buttons in the preview come from the Buuf theme. This theme suits Papirus (green, nordic, or bluegrey) as well, however.) I **really** dislike the massive distracting animation, but the button active/inactive colors are gorgeous. It's chunky and good. It could do with a bit more consistency for keynav (tab+modifiers) highlighting. Subtle animation there could be nice. Thank you so much for making tabs that actually look like tabs, and generally bucking the trend towards flat areas with no borders or outlines. Any chance of a mid-light version of this theme, once it's cooked?
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