Beautiful MediterraneanNight GTK 3.6 Theme Pack Updated

MediterraneanNight is a pack of 3 darkish GTK3 themes based on Gnome Cupertino available for both GTK3.4 (Ubuntu 12.04) and GTK3.6 (Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04) as well as for Xfce.
The beautiful theme pack has been updated yesterday, getting some interesting changes, but only for the GTK3.6 version:new switches,more rounded buttons,improved Rhythmbox sidebar color,Nautilus 3.6 changes: pathbar better spacing, improved icons sidebar color, changed the style of tabs (better readability),many fixes and details like fixed OSD widget, checkbox and radiobutton symbols in menus, fixed Synaptic GTK3 toolbar and more.
Below you can see a few screenshots featuring the latest MediterraneanNight, MediterraneanDark and MediterraneanLight for GTK 3.6:
MediterraneanNight GTK3.6 themeMediterraneanNight
MediterraneanNight widget factoryMediterraneanNight
MediterraneanDarkMediterraneanDark
MediterraneanDark widget factoryMediterraneanDark
MediterraneanLight gtk3 themeMediterraneanLight

As you’ve can see in the screenshots above, Nautilus 3.6 uses a different toolbar with smaller buttons and rounded pathbar (like Gnome Cupertino), but you can get the old style back using the configuration script I’ve packed with the theme, which you can use to customize any of the three Mediterranean themes. To do this, simply run:sudo mediterranean-configThen select the theme you want to customize, and when you reach the “Select style for Nautilus” step, select “3” which is “Nautilus 3.4 with light sidebar and pathbar” and even though the description says it’s for Nautilus 3.4 it should work with Nautilus 3.6. Then, restart Nautilus (sometimes a logout is required to fully apply the changes):nautilus -q
And you should have the old MediterraneanNight toolbar/pathbar for Nautilus 3.6:

Nautilus 3.6 old MediterraneanNight pathbar style

Install MediterraneanNight themes in Ubuntu
The theme pack is available in the WebUpd8 Themes PPA so to add the PPA and install the MediterraneanNight themes in Ubuntu 12.10 or 13.04 (for Ubuntu 12.04, the version is slightly older), use the following commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mediterraneannight-gtk-theme
Once installed, apply the theme using a tools such as GNOME Tweak Tool, Ubuntu Tweak or Unsettings and if you want to tweak the themes, don’t forget to use our configuration script, especially since you’ll have to select the desktop environment style (with or without a global menu), so once you’ve installed the themes, run:sudo mediterranean-config
For other Linux distributions, get MediterraneanNight from Gnome-Look.

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2 Beautiful Dark Themes For GTK 3.6 Or 3.4 [Ubuntu PPA]

We’ve got quite a few requests to post some dark GTK3 themes, so here it is: DeLorean Dark and MediterraneanNight are two great dark GTK3 themes that support both GTK 3.6 (Ubuntu 12.10) and 3.4 (Ubuntu 12.04).

DeLorean Dark
DeLorean Dark is a beautiful GTK3 theme that supports the latest GTK 3.6. There’s also a GTK2 theme available, which has been completely redesigned recently.
Also, the theme isn’t just for GNOME (this includes Unity, Cinnamon, etc.), there are Xfce and Openbox themes available as well.
Here are some DeLorean Dark screenshots:
DeLorean Dark theme
DeLorean Dark theme

To install DeLorean Dark in Ubuntu 12.10, use the following commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:killhellokitty/themes.ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install delorean-dark-theme-3.6
The theme is also available for GTK 3.4 / Ubuntu 12.04. To install it in Ubuntu 12.04, instead of the last command above, use:
sudo apt-get install delorean-dark

For other Linux distributions and some extras which include Firefox, Thunderbird or Chromium themes, tweaks and fixes, see the DeLorean Dark DeviantArt page: for GTK 3.6 | for GTK 3.4.

MediterraneanNight
MediterraneanNight is a pack of 3 darkish GTK3 themes that’s available for both GTK 3.4 and 3.6: MediterraneanDark, MediterraneanLight and MediterraneanNight as well as for Xfce.

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How To Customize GDM 3.6+ Login / Lock Screen (Change Theme, Wallpaper)

GDM3Setup, a tool to tweak the GDM3 login screen / lock screen, has been updated recently to support the latest stable GDM 3.6.

GDM3Setup features:
Change the GDM3 GNOME Shell / GTK themeChange icon theme, wallpaper, cursor themeEnable/disable automatic loginGNOME Shell: change logo, show date in clock, show seconds in clockGTK: change font, disable user list, disable restart buttons
In my test, some GNOME Shell themes didn’t work properly with GDM and caused it not to start, so I suggest you don’t change the GDM GNOME Shell theme! Also, an user has reported that the automatic login feature causes issues too. Only use these features if you know how to restore everything to default without a working login screen.

gdm3 3.6 login screen

Download GDM3Setup
GDM3Setup is available for Ubuntu, Debian, openSUS, Fedora and Arch Linux and can be downloaded from GitHub:
Download GDM3Setup
Note: even though the GDM3Setup page says the Ubuntu deb package is for Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot, it works with Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and the latest GDM 3.6.

How to change the GDM 3.6 background image
gdm3 3.6 lock screen
GDM3Setup supports changing the GDM 3.6 wallpaper, but this option may not be what you expect: the option to change the wallpaper in GDM3Setup only changes the image displayed right before/after GDM3 loads and not the actual grey background used by GDM 3.6 for the login / lock screen.
Until GDM3Setup gets an option for this, you can manually change the GDM 3.6 grey background image. The image used by default is located under /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/ and is called noise-texture.png.

Like its name says, the grey image used by GDM 3.6 is a pattern, but you don’t have to use a pattern and a regular wallpaper image works too. To change it, open Nautilus as root:gksu “nautilus –no-desktop /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/”then make a backup of the original “noise-texture.png” image and replace it with the image you want to use as a background for the GDM 3.6 login / lock screen.

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How To Customize GDM 3.6+ Login / Lock Screen (Change Theme, Wallpaper)

GDM3Setup, a tool to tweak the GDM3 login screen / lock screen, has been updated recently to support the latest stable GDM 3.6.

GDM3Setup features:
Change the GDM3 GNOME Shell / GTK themeChange icon theme, wallpaper, cursor themeEnable/disable automatic loginGNOME Shell: change logo, show date in clock, show seconds in clockGTK: change font, disable user list, disable restart buttons
In my test, some GNOME Shell themes didn’t work properly with GDM and caused it not to start, so I suggest you don’t change the GDM GNOME Shell theme! Also, an user has reported that the automatic login feature causes issues too. Only use these features if you know how to restore everything to default without a working login screen.

gdm3 3.6 login screen

Download GDM3Setup
GDM3Setup is available for Ubuntu, Debian, openSUS, Fedora and Arch Linux and can be downloaded from GitHub:
Download GDM3Setup
Note: even though the GDM3Setup page says the Ubuntu deb package is for Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot, it works with Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and the latest GDM 3.6.

How to change the GDM 3.6 background image
gdm3 3.6 lock screen
GDM3Setup supports changing the GDM 3.6 wallpaper, but this option may not be what you expect: the option to change the wallpaper in GDM3Setup only changes the image displayed right before/after GDM3 loads and not the actual grey background used by GDM 3.6 for the login / lock screen.
Until GDM3Setup gets an option for this, you can manually change the GDM 3.6 grey background image. The image used by default is located under /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/ and is called noise-texture.png.

Like its name says, the grey image used by GDM 3.6 is a pattern, but you don’t have to use a pattern and a regular wallpaper image works too. To change it, open Nautilus as root:gksu “nautilus –no-desktop /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/”then make a backup of the original “noise-texture.png” image and replace it with the image you want to use as a background for the GDM 3.6 login / lock screen.

Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.



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