DarkCold
GTK2 Themes
Score 71%
Description:

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New(16 Jan 2015):

GTK 3.14 adjustments

FIX:
- comboboxes
- tabs
- side-toolbars
- buttons
- spinner added,

(Download from github)

Known issues:
OpenOffice / LibreOffice - Calc doesn't show cell background color

Solution:
Tools > Options > LibreOffice > Accessibility > Automatically detect high-contrast [off]

compatible with libgtk-3-0 version = 3.14

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NOTE: If Metacity (borders around the window) will not load in Cinnamon try the instructions from this link
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=86813

or download Muffin themes provided with Metacity themes
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/DarkCold+-+3xMetacity?content=148659

Cinnamon Theme:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=148562

EMERALD:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=143234

XFWM Theme (xfce):
http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php/DarkCold?content=148515

Additional Metacity/Muffin:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/DarkCold+-+3xMetacity?content=148659

MDM Theme
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/DarkCold+MDM?content=152101
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Install, unzip:

1. Copy DarkCold4 dir to /usr/share/themes

2. Appearence ->Select any theme, Customize...->Controls Tab, select DarkCold4 (gnome2/mate)

3. Window Border Tab, select DarkCold4
(gnome2/mate)

4. Add Panel background from
/usr/share/themes/DarkCold4/gtk-2.0/Panel/
- panel-bg.png for bottom panel
- panel-bg-top.png for top panel
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Screenshot 2: with emerald theme
Last changelog:

2 years ago

Theme:
new look of Buttons, progress bar

Metacity:
Darker, much darker!,
Active and Inactive titlebar added,
All buttons modified


3.0 (screenshot 2)
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- Handles changed
- Lines changed
- Graphics for Panel bottom and top added.

Oct 8, 2011 - KDE applications (fix) DarkCold-kdeglobals.zip
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Because KDE native applications will load default color theme (white), Krusader, Amarok ... will look bad.

FIX: Extract DarkCold31.zip then DarkCold-kdeglobals.zip and extract/overwrite the kdeglobals file to /home/USERNAME/.kde/share/config

4.0
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Inactive button changed,
Background window added.
(see Screenshot 3)

4.1a gtk3 - Dec 22, 2011.
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Support for gtk3 applications.
gtk3 version of this theme is to be considered as alpha version

4.2a gtk3 - Feb 06, 2011.
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GTK2:
- changed inactive button
- scrollbar changed
GTK3:
- Closer to GTK2

4.3b Jun 10, 2012.
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GTK3:
- code upgrade due to the changes in theme engine (Mint 13), CSS3 is interpreted more correctly.

4.4 Jun 26, 2012.
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GTK3:
- sliders fixed.
- checkbox, radiobox fixed
- progressbar improved

4.5 Jun 29, 2012
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GTK3:
- checkbox and radiobutton when focused disappear fixed
- menubar tweak (padding fix)

4.6 Aug 13, 2012
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GTK3:
- checkbox and radiobutton wrong scaling fixed
- handles added like in GTK2
- button appears in button fixed
- arrows changed (adwaita engine required)

4.7 Nov 9, 2012
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- lines horizontal and vertical added
- compatibility with gtk 3.6
- combobox top padding fixed

4.8 Mar 2, 2013
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- Context menu separators fixed

mlauzon

1 year ago

I had it [DarkCold] installed under MATE a few days ago, decided to try Sabayon Linux -- wasn't that good -- reinstalled LM MATE, put the theme in:

/usr/share/themes

And it's not showing up at all in the Appearance applet...I even tried putting it in:

~/.themes

Same outcome, it's not showing up at all now.

What the hell is going on..?!

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SuperRoboWizard

2 years ago

I'm currently using this theme on Linux Mint 17.2 with the Cinnamon desktop, and it doesn't seem to have an icon set for the "controls" theme setting. I don't know whether it's missing some sort of identifier that says where the controls icons are, or something else, but it would be great if you could add that. =D Thanks!

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jukswede

2 years ago

I'm in love with this theme!In combination with the smoothx blue icontheme this theme are really beautiful! Many thanks for all time you spent on this theme!

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pseudononymous

2 years ago

Just made an account to say thanks mate.

This is really cool. I never change my theme because I cant make my own gnome themes very well and no on ever seems to make themes I like.

But this is awesome! I have to ask though, sorry if this is a terrible question. How do I go about changing the Blue to any colour of my choice? I looked in GTT and also system settings also colour picker etc but I couldnt seem to figure it out. Thanks.

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originalseed

2 years ago

Hi and thanks,

As far as the customizations, since the widgets are in fact images, you would need to change the colors by importing the graphics into photoshop/gimp and then change the colors, you will have to do this for gtk2 and gtk3 theme. Font colors can be changed by editing gtk-3.0/gtk.css and gtk-2.0/gtkrc.

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edjen

2 years ago

Very large letters on the icons. Ubuntu 14.04

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originalseed

2 years ago

Thanks for the feedback, can you provide GTK version?

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fullmoonguru

3 years ago

THANKS! for this great theme. It's a bit too dark for me but it's georgious and I'm learning a bit of css to tweak it to my taste.

I was using your divornium blue theme in Mint 13 & now this one in Mint 17 Cinnamon. I have a couple of things to ask about:

The active folder is not lit in the path bar of Nemo. How do I make it turn blue like the hover color?

On Firefox, the text boxes are mostly black, sometimes white, sometimes white with black text, sometimes white with blue test, sometimes black with black text! How do I just turn that part off?

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LeaveYouFarBehind

4 years ago

Thanks for made this theme, this looks perfect in MATE. :D

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LeaveYouFarBehind

4 years ago

PS: Can you make a gray version of it?, Please.

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Chewi

4 years ago

This isn't new and doesn't appear to be a problem but I also see this message a lot.

WARNING **: Can't load fallback CSS resource: Failed to import: The resource at '/org/gnome/adwaita/gtk-fallback.css' does not exist

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Chewi

4 years ago

Love this theme, use it at home and at work with XFCE. Only problem is since upgrading to Fedora 19, some menus display all the items in the hover state. I've so far noticed this in the NetworkManager applet and Emacs. The GTK+ versions are 2.24.19 and 3.8.2.

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originalseed

4 years ago

Thanks for the feedback, I will address the issues on gtk 3.8. Im using debian so im a "little" behind with latest versions og gtk :)

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Chewi

4 years ago

It works now, thank you! :)

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quantumstate

4 years ago

Finally, I can run xfce -and- Evolution (gtk3) with a consistent and beautiful theme.

Thank you.

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DarkAngelv1

4 years ago

i have just installed gtk3-3.6-1 and the theme is not displaying corectly could you upgrade the theme pls

Thank in advance!!

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Anonycat

4 years ago

How would I go about converting the XFWM theme into one for Openbox?

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danhuu

5 years ago

Dear originalseed, IMO your widget design is the best! A special thanks for xfwm4 theme. But so blackish themes are not convenient for me and I want to make one on the base of your in colors like http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/devART+Autumn+09+edition?content=114712. So need some help: it's not a problem to change color in gtkrc but recolorize graphics...
What program are you use creating widgets? GIMP? Inkscape? Maybe you can send me some sources (.xcf or smth else) of widgets from DarkCold and some instructions (or links to appropriate lessons/tutorials). Of course, if I post the result here all references, acknoledgements and admirations ;-) will be at place.

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originalseed

5 years ago

Hi mate,

I use photoshop for graphic. Unfortunately i dont have a PSD file. You can take the graphic transform to gray, create a new layer on top of the gray one, add some color and set that layer to overlay/linear dodge/linear color or what ever you think is best. Or just change the graphics.

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scorici

5 years ago

Hi there, I like this theme very much and I use it on my arch system, it's the best I know so far. But wold I ask to much if you would make a lighter variation like IceCold or some other name, with white-light-blue backgroud instead of black-blue one? I saw you made DarkMint variation and it's great, I dual boot Mint with Arch. I hope I'm not asking too much.
Thanks for this amazing theme and your effort and time put in it.

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originalseed

5 years ago

Hey mate,

Thanks for the kind words.

As of the light theme, I had in mind something like that, but I dont like light theme so I gave up in the start. These 2 I use at work and at home and thats the only reason I update them. To be honest I would gladly make light version but I just dont have time... but things can change.

Cheers

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jmoney4769

5 years ago

I download the file and I get the darkmint theme. I don't want that though, I want the darkcold theme. Where can I find the download for that one?????

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originalseed

5 years ago

Hm, I just checked the content of the .zip file, checked the graphics and css, its DarkCold theme in there.

Download again, you should have DarkCold4 dir in that zip.

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666threesixes666

5 years ago

i know theres a way the style that can make the document backgrounds black in libreoffice, plz fix that to be so.

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BurritoBazooka

5 years ago

I can confirm that this theme works now in Mint 13 as it did for me in Mint 12.
Thanks again for the work :D

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2 years ago

Theme:
new look of Buttons, progress bar

Metacity:
Darker, much darker!,
Active and Inactive titlebar added,
All buttons modified


3.0 (screenshot 2)
--------------------------------------
- Handles changed
- Lines changed
- Graphics for Panel bottom and top added.

Oct 8, 2011 - KDE applications (fix) DarkCold-kdeglobals.zip
--------------------------------------
Because KDE native applications will load default color theme (white), Krusader, Amarok ... will look bad.

FIX: Extract DarkCold31.zip then DarkCold-kdeglobals.zip and extract/overwrite the kdeglobals file to /home/USERNAME/.kde/share/config

4.0
-------------------------------------
Inactive button changed,
Background window added.
(see Screenshot 3)

4.1a gtk3 - Dec 22, 2011.
-------------------------------------
Support for gtk3 applications.
gtk3 version of this theme is to be considered as alpha version

4.2a gtk3 - Feb 06, 2011.
-------------------------------------
GTK2:
- changed inactive button
- scrollbar changed
GTK3:
- Closer to GTK2

4.3b Jun 10, 2012.
-------------------------------------
GTK3:
- code upgrade due to the changes in theme engine (Mint 13), CSS3 is interpreted more correctly.

4.4 Jun 26, 2012.
-------------------------------------
GTK3:
- sliders fixed.
- checkbox, radiobox fixed
- progressbar improved

4.5 Jun 29, 2012
-------------------------------------
GTK3:
- checkbox and radiobutton when focused disappear fixed
- menubar tweak (padding fix)

4.6 Aug 13, 2012
-------------------------------------
GTK3:
- checkbox and radiobutton wrong scaling fixed
- handles added like in GTK2
- button appears in button fixed
- arrows changed (adwaita engine required)

4.7 Nov 9, 2012
-------------------------------------
- lines horizontal and vertical added
- compatibility with gtk 3.6
- combobox top padding fixed

4.8 Mar 2, 2013
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- Context menu separators fixed

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