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XFCE/XFWM4 Themes
Cinnamon Themes
WinColor XFCE

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes by novomente 7 comments

10 the best - Jan 14 2021
Zephyr XFCE theme incl Whiskermenu theme

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes by aravisian 3 comments

I have not made a specific Zephyr Icon set at this time. I am using the Aelous set I made previously, which is shownin the images above.
https://www.pling.com/p/1468329/
I May make some different looking Zephyr icons in the future, but for now, I have been trying to clear the plate a bit to make room to complete the Crystal Remix Request another user asked for sometime back.
- Jan 14 2021
10 the best - I love skeuomorphism and glassy blue. - Jan 11 2021
Ocean (Preview concept)

Icon Sub-Sets by Ghostdmn 2 comments

10 the best - I think ten the best, 9 years later. - Jan 11 2021
BlacQuave Icon

Icon Sub-Sets by XadhimX 2 comments

10 the best - Jan 11 2021
CLP 310

Icon Sub-Sets by ProSK8JARED

10 the best- never had that printer... But the artwork in the Icon is Top Notch. - Jan 11 2021
chrome gears

Icon Sub-Sets by DJStarBuck 3 comments

10 the best - Jan 11 2021
10 the best - I am probably biased to both Orb shapes and to blue. - Jan 11 2021
10 the best - Jan 11 2021
RecTag Folder icons

Icon Sub-Sets by potzblitz7 3 comments

10 the best - 6 years later, I add a Plus One to Pablos hope to see a full set. - Jan 11 2021
Krayscale (Plasma tray icons)

Icon Sub-Sets by kubicle 31 comments

10 the best - Jan 11 2021
Sphere weather

Icon Sub-Sets by potzblitz7

9 excellent-The purple... Personal tastes vary. But the Concept is great. All these years later, I wish I had the chance to see the fully developed set. - Jan 11 2021
Record

Icon Sub-Sets by potzblitz7 2 comments

10 the best - Jan 11 2021
kde ringed

Icon Sub-Sets by DJStarBuck

10 the best - Jan 11 2021
KDE icon

Icon Sub-Sets by World-fly

10 the best - Jan 11 2021
SUSE icon

Icon Sub-Sets by World-fly

10 the best - Jan 11 2021
Black Penguin Logo

Single Icon/Logo by bu99zy

10 the best better lookin' than Tux, IMO - Jan 11 2021
KDE_Leather_Logo

Single Icon/Logo by giancarlo64 2 comments

10 the best - Jan 11 2021
Nox Zebra Icons

Single Icon/Logo by noxdhi 1 comment

10 the best - Definitely right up my alley. - Jan 11 2021
Skull

Cinnamon Themes by Brahimsalem

10 the best - Extreme visuals. :) - Jan 06 2021
In response to gregorylock testing SpatiumCircueo on Xubuntu 18.04:
I am typing this partway through the video you posted showing a tour. What I am seeing right away is how CSD's have heavily effected even those of us not regularly using CSD distro's.Many developers assume that direction. Many distros default settings with the Distro Look in mind, not the users customization in mind. For example- on Xubuntu, you must click Edit on the menu of Mousepad, then select Preferences> View tab- then select "none" on Custom Colors to use the system theme instead of the Xubuntu Default.
Vivaldi kinda always does its own borders and thing- but Vivaldi also can be themed to Epic Proportions and I have even made Azenis and Empire and other Vivaldi Browser themes for download (If you would like one for SpatiumCircueo, say so and I can make one and upload it.) In the meantime, you can adjust Vivaldi to use the Theme Window Borders from within Vivaldi's settings.
"I can't see the title of this program."
Ok... This is intentional but not intentional for YOU. My themes are almost always made for use with gtk3-nocsd.
THis theme is unusual in that I banged it out very quickly. And as such, I was not clear in the description- though if you look at my other themes, I usually include instructions on installing gtk3-nocsd. It a terminal quickie with "sudo apt-get install gtk3-nocsd"
In use with gtk3-nocsd, the Window Borders are properly restored and the headerbar of CSD apps becames the Toolbar. Which is why the headerbar background you are seeing on CSD Apps is the Toolbar, not the titlebar.
This would caus ethe title of the program to be Doubled- so I match the font color to the headerbar, allowing the Window Border Titlebar to be the Only Title.
In doing this, I am providing the No-CSD crowd with options that they normally would not have- that they normally would be just a minority, cast to the wayside. I am sorry, but I am unwilling to change this. This needs attention and it needs a voice.
In other details, there still are things that probably need fixing and improvement. I wanted to be sure to get a Fast reply out- but it is 4pm and I need to finish up working on things, but will continue to view the Video tour later and see what items need addressing.
And a Big Thank You to gregorylock for helping out so much in his own time.

- Dec 24 2020
I will reply in depth below- as it is, the margins of the webpage are squeezing the comments into obscurity. - Dec 24 2020
Ah, I see what you mean by Highlight, now. You are referring to "rubberband." That is what you meant by black on black. In the .css, rubberband is set to the same as you see in your File Manager view when you select multiple folders, which you can see is a light color with about half opacity.
Well, thanks to you pointing that out for Mousepad in "None" view mode- I have corrected that in the theme as of now.
Ok, SimpleScreenshotRecorder not following theme: This is because it is not using the gtk toolkit and is QT based. QT Based applications as well as sandboxed applications such as Flatpack and Snap packages will often not follow the users theme. You can check if an app is Snap using the terminal with "snap list". You can also check using the Software Store by looking at your installed apps, opening the page for the one you want to look at and scrolling down to the bottom to read.
For QT based apps, it may be possible to get them to follow system theme:
https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/05/get-qt5-apps-to-use-native-gtk-style-in.html
- Dec 23 2020
In the .css, there is no text shadow in the .vew portion that deals with text editors. I am not sure why you are seeing a text shadow on yours- I just zoomed in on mine and there is no text shadow. Which editor is showing that?
I also notice in your screenshot that you are Not Using gtk3-nocsd.
I just went ahead and filled in some of the csd portion of the css for you in the latest upload. - Dec 23 2020
I think I must have explained that badly. I use "white" text in my text editor as highlight, so the '.view' color is usually set to a non-white color - You had asked if the #555555 color was intentional. The change to this theme was to make the standard text color white.
Yes, there is a Text Shadow but that is included across the theme.
Hopefully, it made it more visible and easier to read in your copy of the theme- as well as now you know how to adjust that if you like for any theme in the future. - Dec 23 2020
Just uploaded this change along with some fixes to Thunar as commented below.
It occurs to me that I never actually answered your question: Yes, it was intended. The WAY I use text editors almost always deals with css or c++ or java... and color coding is a big part of that. For me personally on dark themes, Intense White is usually my Highlight Text color. But you are right, many users do not use text editors with coding enabled and #555 was too dark. - Dec 23 2020
I use geany and Pluma as well as mousepad. Pluma has changed things to where it does not follow the theme- at all. It has its own built in list of themes to choose from and I hate them. It's a trade off, whether you can see the text or see the cursor.
In Mousepad, it is similar. If you select Edit > Preferences > View tab, then go to the bottom for Color Scheme, you can select the color scheme for the Inner Window (Content view) - On mine, I just selected Ambient-MATE and it looks quite crisp.
If you prefer to have the Edit>Preferences>view> color scheme set to NONE and use system theme only (Mousepad), you can open the spatium theme folder, navigate to gtk-3.0 folder and open the gtk.css in a text editor. Scroll down to line 85 and change "COLOR" to #fff :
.view, iconview,
.view text,
iconview text,
textview text {
color: #fff;
background-color: #101010;
}
Save the gtk.css and then close it and reload the theme from Appearance and the text color will now be white.
I will probably make that change and upload it later- but for now, this will get you fixed up. I would like to test it a bit to see if the color change affects other things- PLUS I noticed while looking at your panel plugins that in thunar, the rubberband and selected options look differently than they do in Nemo. I would like to check into that and get a new gtk.css uploaded within a couple days. - Dec 23 2020
This means a great deal to me that you are willing to take the time to help me to improve things. Believe me when I say, it does not happen often.
I do not use those plugins since I use conky, so I may not know about a quirk here and there. Corrected "tooltip" and reuploaded as of 1P.M. -6hrsGMT 23Dec - Dec 23 2020
I am still using Zorin 15 but with embrosyn Cinnamon Desktop on it. In fairness, I started out on Zorin 12.4. -Chuckle- just a couple months before 15 was released.
That was just a couple years ago but even so, back then, I had never heard of themes. New to Linux, yes, but I had never heard of Windowblinds, either. The first time I saw Azenis was on Jameshardy88's defunct page. I wanted it- but was too late to the party. At least, at that moment. It also was the inspiration to start trying to learn how to theme.
I never used Gnomenu. And it's gone... And these days, there are many menus available to the point where theming means Adapt and Modify more than Port.
Never heard of Covergloobus, by the way. I will have to look that one up.
It is funny you mention Zorin because in making this theme, I did mentally picture the old Zorin Blue diagonal line on the App Menu on the panel.
Some of these changes... We have to accept... I mean, we can try to put some pressure on Devs to fill the void but in the end, they really do hold the cards. We must resist- always...Before it becomes more like MS. But resist is all we can do. This theme is one of several forays into acceptance. I mean... css DOES truly offer some remarkable things. CSD does not but... Orion NPR is another example of being able to learn how to use gradients to achieve an effect I used to need a .png or .svg for.
Yes, a Brighter Note: Sorry... I tend to lean toward the Science and here, where I live... Science is the last thing people want. With Covid-19 and the denial- the mask requirements and the anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers... The raging divide in politics - I have essentially been receiving non-stop accusation, insult and derision by trolls in other areas of the web and I think Mentally I am just at the "I'm not even remotely taking it at all, now."
Appreciate the encouragement. Blue-dxca93 did send a list of things he felt needed fixing or improving which I am currently working on. The Horizontal Scrollbar buttons are pressing BUT I may have found a workaround on that which I will explore further. - Dec 23 2020
I am now on XFCE4 desktop and added CPU Graph plugin and system load plugin- I see the same thing as you show in your screenshot. I then cycled through all of my themes and I see most look quite normal- but they also look like the progressbar.
I did notice that this may relate to something another user pointed out on MATE D.E. yesterday about too wide or too short vertical progress- So I reversed the Min-height and Width and that seems to have made a big difference.
I then did a total redesign of the progressbar to make it more compliant with unknown applications and more generic- but still in the spirit of the theme. Uploading the modified theme as of Now.

- Dec 22 2020
Ah, I see: the XFCE4-Panel addons are using the Progressbar from the theme. This is not coded by the theme, but by the addons javascript. Many developers assume that everyone is using Flat Papery Generic themes and just code their stuff for linear gradients to be used.
Let me switch to XFCE4 desktop Environment and try to replicate- I will need to install those add ons so please allow me some time to look into this and see if I can locate where in the Javascript it is calling for the theme. - Dec 22 2020
(sigh) Too many assumptions.
I did not port Azenis to Linux. Ezy did that, porting it to KDE and he did so honorably and with J.J. Yings permission. JamesHardy88 then ported it to gtk2. It is true that I ported it up to gtk3, but that is all that I did.
I DID Port J.J. Yings First Edition Azenis to gtk3 (The one that was the precursor to Azenis 2 which is the Windowblinds Championship winner) ALSO with J. J Yings permission after I contacted him.
I dubbed that Azenis-One.
This Theme has nothing to do with Azenis. This theme is the one you addressed. This theme is the one you said could not have been created in the time I said, but I think you did not consider that not all themes go that fast or that this minimalist theme is Original, but not built from scratch (No need to be redundant and inefficient by writing all the same css all over again - Only that which is needed for the theme).
You twice referenced Windowblinds being ported on this theme download page. You said THIS theme looks like a Windowblinds theme. You have not supported that accusation with a link and now- You seem to retract that accusation.

On your Private Message: You point out a few glitches or suggestions for improvements. Here, you point out that the time I spent may be involved. On this, I agree. I missed rounding the borders on Bottom tabs.
Highlight effect on The Range Buttons- In gtk3 but not in gtk2 _ The reason why is because it is better supported in gtk3 and gtk3 is far more heavily used. Essentially, most users will be seeing it in gtk3.
Buttons on the Horizontal- Yes, that is a thorn in my side. Again, fortunately, in application they are rarely seen in gtk3. However, there are times when they are and I have not yet learned a way of fixing that.
Blue Line over the -hide/show pane icons- That must be on Caja (I use Nemo and that is not present in Nemo) - I will look into that and fix it for Caja.
Menuitem buttons not rounded but could be- I will round them.
Menu look in gtk2 vs. Menu look in gtk3- Yes, I can add margins to space the menuitem button more inward on each side.
Lastly: The scrollbar Widget box being Oversized in some applications: Another thorn in my side. I do not know how to change that from within the css. This is set by the widget and it rears its head in only a few applications. Devhelper is another one. As soon as I figure out HOW to fix that- if I even can fix it on my end at all- I will very gladly do so.
Remember- I am a novice. I am a mechanic, not a Software Engineer.

Finally: I cannot quote what you said privately to address it publicly, but I can respond to it--- The design of the theme is not special to windowblinds in any way. Themes are varied across all OS's and creative expression is just as varied. I have seen many Windowblinds themes that so intense you can barely follow them with your eye and some that look like they would fit right in on Gnomes Nautilus.



- Dec 22 2020
For any other readers that come across this fiasco...
Over a year ago on the XFCE Forum, a member complained that the Grabbable portion of the border was too hard to find. As I knew this was due to the XFWM4 theme, I commented in the thread that I would make him a new XFWM4 theme that looks similar to the one he has but with more grabbable borders. You can look this up- then look at my page and find that WITHIN TEN MINUTES IT WAS UPLOADED. Ten Minutes. All the time I needed. You cannot fake that because it is archived on a forum and here- I cannot change it, edit it or control those Verifiable Facts.
Making themes IS Easy. It is not part of some Exclusive Club that only Super-smart people can do and you just have to take what they give you. Moreso, if you go look at some of my Early Attempts at theming, My Download Page Clearly Says, "If you want, Take this, use it as a template and modify it, make it Your Own."
It's FOSS, baby. No, it is not exclusive and no, you do not have to take what we give you. Mostly- it IS Easy even if unfamiliar at first. Many of my early attempts at theming have mistakes, still. I had a lot to learn. But, within a few months of my Starting to use Linux after a decade of being a windows user- I was already making and uploading themes- Verifiable in the Forum posts and Here.
This is- a Minimalist Theme- As Stated. Built upon a template. And while it took me about a couple hours- sure, your first try may take longer. But with practice and learning.... Yeah, anyone can bang one out pretty quick. And NoOne Builds Each Theme From Scratch. NOONE does.
Porting a theme from windowblinds is harder because the way widgets and windows line up and operate are different and you must adapt. That can take longer. However, This Theme Is NOT a port of a Windowblinds theme.
- Dec 22 2020
Screenshots of what? IF you are claiming this is a Ported Windowblinds theme- LINK to the Windowblinds theme. I do not need you in my inbox- post it Publicly where everyone can see it. - Dec 22 2020
I use Templates for everything I theme. I have three separate folders- Visible in Many ScreenShots provided to show my themes, on OLD themes, too- So you cannot claim I just make them.
These templates include a large number of images or ideas, things I come up with in Gimp or Blender, mostly, sometimes shrunk from pictures I take and on occasion, open source from the web as well.
These Templates are used for Icon Sets, Metacity and Themes.
My .css templates are pretty standard, as they remain the same from one theme to the next. The same widgets. So All I need to do is change colors on some things, adjust this or that for which Geany and Pluma offer the Tools- Find and replace. The most changed things within css include Scrollbars, button colors or borders, whether used or not and tabs.
In THIS THEME, you can plainly see that the background image created by the Nemo Treeview Directly Led to the Progressbar- Literally, I took a screnshot of open Nemo FM, then cut the pieces from treeview and created the progressbar. Easy Peasy. Plain As Day.No, really... Go look, they totally match.
That same imagery in the Metacity is the Same Image in the Background lower portion of Nemo Treeview. Not a Lot of Complex work, there. And CLEARLY not a port of some Random WindowBlinds theme that you THINK it MIGHT maybe look like. This theme was literally me horsing around with one base image and I came up with a theme. I named it in Latin for Coming Full Circle to honor what inspired it. I banged it out in About Two hours and did not think much of it- But I Certainly did not type out All the 4,000 odd lines of css from SCRATCH for it. I only needed to change what applies in the template.
No, you do not get to look at others work, and spew forth a list of baseless and unwarranted accusations.
- Dec 22 2020
This is NOT a ported WindowBlinds Theme.
Now- Are you going to accept my challenge or are you going to continue making Baseless Accusations? - Dec 22 2020
10 the best- The color contrasts on this are almost regal. Very fluid blending. Thanks for keeping Linux lively and customizable. - Dec 21 2020
In fact- Tell you what. If you want to drop an accusation- I can drop a challenge just as easily.
You come up with a Spec- That is a detail as to what you want in a theme. It must be similar to this one in that it is a light-dark, mid-dark or DARK theme. It must be generally as minimalist as this one is. Detail what will make it unique, like progressbar or the range sliders and so on- And when you say "Go" I will knock out a theme based on your spec in about two hours. You up for it? - Dec 21 2020
Always question your own assumptions when you go to accuse others- mainly because you clearly have no clue what you are talking about.
One- the css is a template. Two- Obviously, it is not impossible or anywhere near.
It is actually very EASY and part of why I put these themes out under the GNU Creative Commons is so that anyone may use them as a template, change out a few .png's, and have their own new theme of their own design.
If you see imperfections- it helps to reply what they are instead of making a vague statement filled with accusations.
Lastly- I have themed over, ported or even revamped what were originallly Window-Blinds themes and I ALWAYS Credited the Original.
So- in short, Go Shaft yourself. You are an ignorant prick that wants to look like you're smart but actually, you are just clueless while egotistical.

- Dec 21 2020
Azenis-Black for Mate Desktop

GTK3 Themes by aravisian 4 comments

Added a mate green theme - 10 Dec 2020 - Dec 10 2020
Dark Acadia Icon Set Desktop Theme xf

Cinnamon Themes by aravisian 2 comments

Thank you as always. :) - Dec 09 2020
Stickwoo, I am very sorry, I am just now getting back to this request. I will need to download and load up a copy of Fedora in order to locate the Icons and the ID/Names for them. Or, if you prefer, you can email me directly at aravisian@protonmail.com and help me to locate the icons. - Nov 28 2020
Zeileion, I think it is very important to keep 3 dimensional Icons and some skeuomorphism in theming. I am glad to help.
The Crystal Icon set you requested is about 70% complete as of 28 November. I admit, though, that I have recently taken some time off to unwind. As of yesterday, I got back to some theming work and the icon set, as well as a New Icon set (That I may build a theme for, too).
- Nov 28 2020
Well, then. This will take some time. The set you linked to contains no symbolic icons, at all. No .svg, files; they will need to be made. It is quite a sparse set, really. I will need to determine the lowest Common Base Image that makes the theme, then try to build off of that to fill in the missing icons. - Oct 31 2020
Crystal Remix

Full Icon Themes by dangvd 17 comments

10 the best - Oct 30 2020
I took a look but without really digging into the files, I do not yet know an eta on completion. I will pop an update as a reply here when a download is ready. - Oct 29 2020
I have actually tried repeatedly to get into KDE. I hear a lot about its great customization, but at every attempt, I fail to find it. In fact, I usually fail to figure out how to get connected to the net.
I would like to make some Plasma themes, but have not figured out how they work. They appear to be made in pieces and those pieces stored in different places. Maybe I will seek out a KDE-tutor. - Oct 26 2020
There are several Azenis Window Decorations available at this time, depending on which Desktop Environment you are using. Including the Azenis-Black, which is what I am using now.
I no longer will theme GNOME desktop, however.
I will need to look into the Fedora Updates icon as I never used Fedora before. I am sure I can find the icon shortly.
- Sep 22 2020
StarWars

Cursors by KuduK

10 the best - Sep 11 2020
Thanks, zaileion. It is helping me to learn a great deal more about Blender, Gimp and also... how to constantly update a set.... - Sep 08 2020
8.3
Oct 06 2019
Azenis

KDE 3.5 Themes
by Ezy

5.8
Aug 09 2019
WinColor XFCE

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes
by novomente

6.9
10   Jan 14 2021
10 the best
6.5
10   Jan 11 2021
10 the best - I love skeuomorphism and glassy blue.
6.0
10   Jan 11 2021
10 the best - I think ten the best, 9 years later.
BlacQuave Icon

Icon Sub-Sets
by XadhimX

6.5
10   Jan 11 2021
10 the best
CLP 310

Icon Sub-Sets
by ProSK8JARED

6.5
10   Jan 11 2021
10 the best- never had that printer... But the artwork in the Icon is Top Notch.
chrome gears

Icon Sub-Sets
by DJStarBuck

6.5
10   Jan 11 2021
10 the best
6.4
10   Jan 11 2021
10 the best - I am probably biased to both Orb shapes and to blue.
6.5
10   Jan 11 2021
10 the best
6.0
10   Jan 11 2021
10 the best - 6 years later, I add a Plus One to Pablos hope to see a full set.
7.9
10   Jan 11 2021
10 the best
Sphere weather

Icon Sub-Sets
by potzblitz7

5.0
9   Jan 11 2021
9 excellent-The purple... Personal tastes vary. But the Concept is great. All these years later, I wish I had the chance to see the fully developed set.
Record

Icon Sub-Sets
by potzblitz7

5.6
10   Jan 11 2021
10 the best
kde ringed

Icon Sub-Sets
by DJStarBuck

6.4
10   Jan 11 2021
10 the best
KDE icon

Icon Sub-Sets
by World-fly

6.9
10   Jan 11 2021
10 the best
SUSE icon

Icon Sub-Sets
by World-fly

6.5
10   Jan 11 2021
10 the best
Black Penguin Logo

Single Icon/Logo
by bu99zy

6.0
10   Jan 11 2021
10 the best better lookin' than Tux, IMO
KDE_Leather_Logo

Single Icon/Logo
by giancarlo64

6.0
10   Jan 11 2021
10 the best
Nox Zebra Icons

Single Icon/Logo
by noxdhi

6.0
10   Jan 11 2021
10 the best - Definitely right up my alley.
Skull

Cinnamon Themes
by Brahimsalem

5.7
10   Jan 06 2021
10 the best - Extreme visuals. :)
6.0
10   Dec 21 2020
10 the best- The color contrasts on this are almost regal. Very fluid blending. Thanks for keeping Linux lively and customizable.