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 Install Synaptic With GTK3 Support In Ubuntu [PPA]

The latest Synaptic Package Manager from BZR has been ported to GTK3 and the new version will probably be available in the Ubuntu 13.04 repositories. Since many of us are still using Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04, I’ve uploaded the latest Synaptic with GTK3 support to a PPA so you can easily install it.
Synaptic GTK3 Ubuntu 12.10Synaptic built with GTK3
On a first look, it seems like nothing has changed – that’s because the toolbar was supposed to be dark for GTK3 applications using Ambiance, but it looks like Synaptic is using a custom toolbar, at least for now. But you should notice the difference (e.g. buttons, checkboxes, etc.) once you start using it.
Further more, besides the GTK3 port, the latest Synaptic from BZR has got a lot of bug fixes – a complete list can be found here.

Install Synaptic Package Manager with GTK3 support in Ubuntu
Synaptic Package Manager built with GTK3 is available in the WebUpd8 Unstable PPA, for Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 and 13.04. Currently, there are no other packages for these Ubuntu versions, so the PPA is safe, but at some point I might add some other unstable packages.
Also, this version of Synaptic is currently considered experimental. So use it at your own risk! I can’t guarantee everything will work for you, but I can tell you that I’m using it right now in Ubuntu 12.10 and everything works fine.
To add the PPA and install Synaptic with GTK3 support in Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10 or 13.04, use the following commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/unstable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install synaptic
Alternatively, you can download the Synaptic deb from our PPA.

If you want to built it from source, you can grab it via Launchpad.

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Zukitwo, Adwaita Cupertino Themes Ported To GTK 3.6

Two pretty popular GTK3 themes have been updated to work with the latest stable GTK 3.6 recently: Zukitwo and Adwaita Cupertino (now called Gnome Cupertino).

Gnome Cupertino (previously known as Adwaita Cupertino) is a GTK2/3 theme pack based on the colors of Mac OSX Snow Leopard and Lion, each with variations optimized for either GNOME Shell or Unity.
Gnome Cupertino theme
Because Adwaita Cupertino was practically re-written from scratch in the transition to GTK 3.6 and also, since the theme doesn’t uses the Adwaita Engine for several versions, its designer decided to rename it to Gnome Cupertino.
The package available in our PPA has two themes: the default Gnome Cupertino and a variant optimized for Unity, but inside the theme folder (e.g. /usr/share/themes/Gnome-Cupertino) you’ll find some alternate Metacity / Unity buttons which you can use, but you must make the changes manually – see the readme.txt file inside the theme folder. In the same file you can also tweak the theme to use a custom style for Nautilus 3.4 because by default, it’s optimized for Nautilus 3.6.
Since the theme has just been ported to GTK 3.6, there are some bugs. For instance, the GNOME Classic indicators have a weird white border at the bottom. Hopefully this will be fixed in future versions.

Gnome Cupertino theme
To add the WebUpd8 themes PPA and install Gnome Cupertino in Ubuntu 12.10 or 13.04, use the following commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-cupertino-gtk-themeAs a reminder, the theme is also available for Ubuntu 12.04 (GTK 3.4), as “adwaita-cupertino-gtk-theme”.

Arch Linux users can install Gnome Cupertino via AUR.

For other Linux distributions, download Gnome Cupertino via Gnome Look.

Zukitwo, one of the most popular theme packs has finally been updated for GTK 3.6. In the process, the theme lost yet another variant (Zukitwo Dark) so there is now only one Zukitwo theme.
Zukitwo theme
Zukitwo theme
Also, the theme no longer uses the Unico GTK3 engine and the buttons have been replaced with the ones used in the Zukini theme.

Just like Gnome Cupertino, Zukitwo has a few bugs and the theme doesn’t look too good with the classic GNOME session panel. Hopefully they will be fixed soon.
Zukitwo theme
To install the latest Zukitwo GTK2/3/GNOME Shell/Xfwm theme pack in Ubuntu 12.10 or 13.04, use the commands below:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install zukitwo-theme
The PPA also has an older version that works with GTK 3.4 for Ubuntu 12.04 (install “zukitwo-theme-all”).

Arch Linux users can install Zukitwo theme via AUR.

For other Linux distributions, download Zukitwo via Gnome Look.

Also see: 8 GTK 3.6 Compatible Themes Available In PPAs For Ubuntu 12.10.

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8 GTK 3.6 Compatible Themes Available In PPAs For Ubuntu 12.10

GTK themes need to be updated to work with each new major GTK version, and because of this, some beautiful themes available for GTK 3.2 or 3.4 like Zukitwo and others, don’t work with the latest GTK 3.6 available in Ubuntu 12.10 and other Linux distributions.
There are, however, a few cool themes which work with the latest stable GNOME / GTK (3.6). Below you’ll find 8 GTK3.6 compatible themes which are available in PPAs / repositories for Ubuntu 12.10 and work with both GNOME Shell and Unity.

Greybird, the default Xubuntu theme, includes a Xfwm4 theme obviously, as well as GTK3 and GTK2 themes, so it can be used in Unity or GNOME Shell too and not just in Xfce:
greybird theme
greybird theme

Ubuntu 12.10 users can install Greybird theme from the official Ubuntu repositories using the following command (the package contains some other themes, like Bluebird as well):sudo apt-get install shimmer-themes
For Ubuntu 12.04 (GTK 3.4) and other Linux distributions, see THIS article.

Adwaita X Dark is a GTK theme based on Adwaita, which includes GTK2, GTK3, Mutter/Metacity and Xfwm4 themes:

adwaita x dark theme
adwaita x dark theme

Install Adwaita X Dark theme in Ubuntu:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install adwaita-x-dark-theme

Adwaita X Light is a light variant of the Adwaita X Dark theme:

adwaita x dark theme
adwaita x dark theme

Install Adwaita X Light theme in Ubuntu:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install adwaita-x-light-theme

For other Linux distributions, Adwaita X Dark/Light can be downloaded via Gnome-Look.

Evolve is a minimal light theme that works with GTK 3.6 and includes a GTK2 theme as well as an Xfwm4 theme:
evolve gtk theme
evolve theme
Install Evolve theme in Ubuntu:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:satyajit-happy/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install evolve-gtk-theme

For other Linux distributions, Evolve can be downloaded via Gnome-Look.

Gnomish Beige is a beautiful, beige theme based on Adwaita. The pack comes with GTK2/3 (GTK 3.6 compatible) themes as well as a GNOME Shell theme:
gnomishbeige theme
gnomishbeige theme
gnomishbeige theme

To install Gnomish Beige theme in Ubuntu, use the following commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnomishbeige-theme

For other Linux distributions, Gnomish Beige can be downloaded via Gnome-Look.

Gnomish Dark looks the same as Gnomish Beige theme, except it uses dark colors. The pack, just like Gnomish Beige, comes with GTK2/3 as well as GNOME Shell themes:
gnomishdark theme
gnomishdark theme
gnomishdark theme

To install Gnomish Dark theme in Ubuntu, use the following commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnomishdark-theme
For other Linux distributions, Gnomish Dark can be downloaded via Gnome-Look.

Gnomish Grey is yet another theme from the “Gnomish” series, which uses silver gray as the main color:
gnomishgray theme
gnomishgray theme
gnomishgray theme

To install Gnomish Gray theme in Ubuntu, use the following commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnomishgray-theme
For other Linux distributions, Gnomish Gray can be downloaded via Gnome-Look.

Faience is a new GTK theme released by the Faenza designer. The pack includes GTK2, GTK3 (compatible with GTK3.6) and GNOME Shell themes:
faience theme

To install Faience theme in Ubuntu, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install faience-theme
For other Linux distributions, download Faience theme from Gnome-Look.

To apply any GNOME theme, use GNOME Tweak Tool, Ubuntu Tweak, Unsettings or other such tools.
And a final, important note: in Ubuntu 12.10, there’s an overlay-scrollbar bug which causes some themes to display black widget areas. The only way around this bug so far is to remove the “overlay-scrollbar” package.

Some of the themes in this post are available for GTK 3.4 / Ubuntu 12.04.

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The Faience Pack Gets A Beautiful New GTK3 Theme, GNOME Shell And Icon Themes Updated

The Faience pack has been updated today with new and improved icons for the icon theme, GNOME Shell 3.6 support for the GS theme and there’s also a beautiful new GTK3 theme.
faience icon theme
New in Faience icon theme 0.5:
New design for the desktop, remote desktop, wallpaper, GDM setup, session properties, Terminal, Xterm, Twitter, Spotify and adressbook iconsUpdated blue folders colorIcons for the system settings categories on Ubuntu

The Faience GNOME Shell theme has been updated as well, and it now supports GNOME Shell 3.6 (for GNOME Shell 3.4, use the old theme version as this one won’t work!):
faience gnome shell theme

The GTK3 / Metacity theme will probably remind you of the beautiful Equinox GTK2 themes, designed by the same Tiheum, which were very popular in the GTK2 era, but weren’t updated for GTK3. Here’s the new Faience GTK theme which includes GTK3 (GTK 3.6), GTK2 and Metacity themes:
faience gtk theme
faience gtk theme
There’s also a dark Faience GTK theme, used by the applications that specifically request a dark theme (like EOG for instance), which can be forced by using GNOME Tweak Tool (Theme > Enable dark theme for all applications), but the dark window titlebar is only available for GNOME Shell so in other desktop environments, you’ll get a dark theme with a light titlebar.
Here’s how the dark Faience GTK theme looks like in GNOME Shell:
faience gtk theme dark


The Faenza icon theme has been updated as well and includes:
New app icons: UbuntuOne Music, Ubuntu Online AccountsNew design for Twitter, Spotify and Addressbook iconsIcons for the system settings categories on Ubuntu

Install Faience pack and Faenza icon theme in Ubuntu
To add the official Faience / Faenza PPA in Ubuntu, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update
Then, to install the Faience icon theme, use the following command:
sudo apt-get install faience-icon-theme
To install Faience GTK3 and GNOME Shell themes, use (for GNOME 3.6 only!):
sudo apt-get install faience-theme
And finally, to install the Faenza icon theme:
sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme

To change the icon theme, GTK theme or GNOME Shell theme, install an application like GNOME Tweak Tool (for the GNOME Shell theme you’ll also need the User Themes extension).
For other Linux distributions, you’ll find download links below:
Faience icon themeFaience GNOME Shell and GTK3 themesFaenza icon theme

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