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Elegant GNOME Pack v 1.0 by a-r-o-b-a-s-e Elegant GNOME Pack v 1.0 by a-r-o-b-a-s-e
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If you wanna appreciate the job that was done, you can send a small donation via PayPal at "slpiv@mail.ru".
Thanks in advance.
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UPD: The package for Linux Mint 10 is now available in PPA

IMPORTANT: DO NOT complain me about the OpenOffice, Firefox or Pidgin until you have read the Help


Finally, i'm glad to present the first stable release of this pack. A lot of job were done since the first release and I hope that you people have been enjoying this theme :)

This is a project that provides an automatic configuration of your GNOME desktop just in one click, with the backup and restoring support.
The main goal of this projects is to create the most complete dark theme for the GNOME desktop with easy installation experience.

The pack contains the following stuff :
- GUI utility to configure your desktop
- Icon theme: Elegant-AwOken based on the AwOken icon set by alecive
- GTK+ theme: Elegant GTK theme v 4.0
- Cursor Theme: Neutral++ by ducakar
- Wallpaper: gDIGE by *Muscarr
- Keyboard layout indicator flags (296 total)
- Firefox theme
- Google Chrome theme by Jorge Carrillo
- Google Chrome scrollbar extension
- Smplayer theme
- Pidgin buddy list theme

You must have this stuff installed on your system before you'll start:
- Murrine GTK engine 0.98.0 or higher
- Droid Sans Font
- Nautilus-Elementary (optional)

Ubuntu Lucid/Maverick and Linux Mint 9 installation instructions:

1. Install Elegant GNOME:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elegant-gnome/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
a)sudo apt-get install elegant-gnome
or
b)sudo apt-get install elegant-gnome-mint

2. Go to "Applications -> Accessories -> Elegant GNOME"
1. Install Nautilus Elementary: (optional)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:am-monkeyd/nautilus-elementary-ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

2. Run Elegant GNOME app
3. Choose Configure Nautilus -> Nautilus Elementary

Archlinux installation instructions:
1. yaourt -S elegant-gnome
2. Go to "Applications -> Accessories -> Elegant GNOME"

To install the pack from sources:
1. Download the archive and extract it
2. Open the terminal and cd to the extracted directory.
3. Run the command "make 'name of your distro'"(e.g. "make ubuntu"),
run "make help" to see the available variants.
4. Run the command "sudo make install"
5. Go to "Applications -> Accessories -> Elegant GNOME"
6. Optional step. If you use the Nautilus Elementary:
a) Go to Applications -> Accessories -> Elegant GNOME
b) Choose "Configure Nautilus"
c) Select "Nautilus Elementary"

To remove the pack: (installed from sources)
1. Open the terminal and cd to the extracted directory.
2. Run the command "sudo make uninstall"

To install the Google Chrome theme:
1. Download and extract the "Google Chrome" archive
2. Drag and drop the *.crx files into the Google Chrome window.

Credits:
- alecive : for the great icon set
- Frank Kurian : for the great help in testing
the pack on Ubuntu Linux
- Jorge Carrillo : for the help in creating
the Google Chrome theme
- Corey Buckingham: for some fixes in the Elegant GTK theme
- Istvan Szabo: for the great help in testing the pack on OpenSuse
and creating the fix for the Pidgin
- Everyone else who helped me in creating and testing this pack.

If i forgot to put you in this list, please feel free to send me a private message.

The pack has been tested on:
1. Ubuntu Lucid/Maverick
2. Archlinux
3. OpenSuse 11.3
4. Debian testing
5. Fedora 13

Page at gnome-look.org

ChangeLog:
Version 0.7.0
- Elegant GTK v 2.1:
- Fixed the bug related to the infobar background(appeared in empathy, rhythmbox, gedit etc.)
- Changed the tabs' border width
- Fixed panel image
- Firefox style update
- Icon theme update(now based on the AwOken icon theme v 1.1):
- Fixed blurry icons on the panel
- Added the icons for the experimental version of the Dropbox
- Implemented an automatic installation for the Firefox theme
- Added a menu entry for configuring the Smplayer theme
- Added Google Chrome Theme to match the GTK+ theme
- Added Google Chrome scrollbar extension to match the GTK+ theme
- Fixed the script's code related to the GDM2.
- Fixed the scripts's code related to the Emesene.
Version 0.8.0
- Elegant GTK v 3.0:
- Bunch of changes. Almost every part of the theme were revised.
- Code cleanings. Preparations for release the stable version.
- Added Help menu entry.
- Added Pidgin buddy list theme. See Help for more information.
- Fixed the installation of the Emesene theme in OpenSuse
- Fixed the installation of the GDM2 theme in OpenSuse
- Google Chrome theme update. Google Chrome scrollbars theme update.
- Small script's code cleanings and improvements.
Version 0.9.0
- Elegant GTK v 3.1:
- Metacity theme update
- Fixed the bug related to the Shotwell's sidebar
- Other small fixes and changes
- Added an ability to choose the window buttons alignment during the installation
- Added Google Chrome extension that adjusts the text selection color to match the Elegant GTK theme
- Google Chrome scrollbars update
Version 0.9.1
- Elegant GTK v 3.2:
- Fixed the new mail notification bug in Pidgin
- Fixed the infobar background color in Rhythmbox
- Changed the tooltips' style
- Added an ability to switch the Nautilus's style. So now the installing of the Nautilus
Elementary is optional and the theme now preconfigured for the regular Nautilus by default.
- Some code improvements
- Help update
Version 0.9.2
- Elegant GTK v 3.3:
- Fixed the treeview style in the Nautilus Elementary
- Fixed the toolbar style in the Firefox
- Changed the handle style
- Changed the toolbar style
- Other slight modifications
- Backported the new icons from the AwOken icon theme v 1.3
- Fixed the critical bug related to the theme's reinstallation
- The icon theme now named as "Elegant-AwOken" to avoid the conflicts with the original AwOken icon set.
- Added support for the Beesu (Fedora users).
- Firefox theme update
Version 1.0
- Elegant GTK v 4.0:
- Fixed the style for the progressbars
- Fixed the treeview progressbars style
- Updated the tooltips' style
- Updated the metacity themes. Now the buttons got the colors on hover:
- minimize - blue
- maximize - green
- close - red
- Fixed the keyboard layout flag for the Arabic language.
- Fixed the bug with the network-manager icon.
- Backported the new icons from the AwOken icon theme v 1.4.7
- Added the Slackware logo
- Added menu entry to configure the Cpu Freq Applet theme
- Added About menu entry
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:iconvision4reality:
Vision4reality Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  New Deviant Professional Photographer
Hi! is it compatible with Ubuntu 14.04 ?
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:iconterrance8d:
Terrance8d Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm back. Using it on Arch Linux with MATE, and I have to say, you have created the most amazing theme that I've ever seen. Well done!:)
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:iconterrance8d:
Terrance8d Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'd love to see an Xfce compatible version, will that happen?
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:iconabdoubouam:
AbdouBouam Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i've modified it to suit my preferences, i hope you don't mind
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:iconabdoubouam:
AbdouBouam Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, thank you very much for this theme, i'm gonna test it on kali linux (custom debian wheezy 7)
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:iconrayonant:
Rayonant Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Hi just have to pass by and congratulates you for your great work, I've been using this for about six months and really liked, but I have to ask, do you have any plans for porting this to gtk3?
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:iconjanhouse:
Janhouse Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have the same question. :)
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:iconntim007:
ntim007 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Don't have ubuntu :(
Where can I find the wallpaper ?
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:icona-r-o-b-a-s-e:
a-r-o-b-a-s-e Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Just download the archive. It has the wallpaper inside.
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:iconxaavierblack:
XaavierBlack Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
hey, this is awesome! but can i install it on ubuntu 11.10?
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:icona-r-o-b-a-s-e:
a-r-o-b-a-s-e Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Hi, I don't think so, coz Ubuntu 11.10 based on gnome and gtk 3, while this theme pack was designed for gnome 2.
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:iconxaavierblack:
XaavierBlack Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
hey, this is awesome! but can i install it on ubuntu 11.10?
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:iconscionicspectre:
ScionicSpectre Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome. If they had that window theme for Openbox, I might just stop caring. Wouldn't be hard to port, though. Awesome work for a classic style.
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:iconmimicwewe:
mimicwewe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
The black window does not work on Linux Mint Lisa(12)
I've tried all ways but they do not seem to work
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:iconsniper115a3:
Sniper115A3 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011   Digital Artist
Absolutely Amazing. I like Dark Themes. :)
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:iconshinigami-milo:
shinigami-milo Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it man!!! this is some rocking package!!!!
I have been using it for a while now, and it is FCKNG BTFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[link]
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:iconmahngiel:
mahngiel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Had to change the fonts, but I like this theme.
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:icondush4n:
DuSh4n Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Using it now... good one, thank you.
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:icondesprosal:
desprosal Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
please add the icon for gmusicbrowser
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:icondarkside7tk:
Darkside7tk Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
No 1 ! Great job !
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:iconmatko933:
matko933 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Using this one for like 3 months and still didn't get bored of it! It's simply amazing! Love this theme.. especially because I am new to Linux, so this was really easy to install! keep it up!
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:iconcarlosrc007:
Carlosrc007 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
I tried your theme on ArchLinux and I cant seem to make it fully work, here it what it looks like

[link]

I have installed latest dependencies and requiered packages
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:icona-r-o-b-a-s-e:
a-r-o-b-a-s-e Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Did you restart the X server after the installation?
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:iconcarlosrc007:
Carlosrc007 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
yessir, i have nautilus-elementary too
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:iconacrox999:
acrox999 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Tested and working perfectly on Fedora 14. I'm sure this theme will look better if I have Nautilus Elementary.
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:icona-r-o-b-a-s-e:
a-r-o-b-a-s-e Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
RetroSilver, pawelkono, Xyrus02
Thanx! :)
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:iconxyrus-02:
Xyrus-02 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely fantastic suite for GNOME. You, sir, are a god!
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:iconpawelkono:
pawelkono Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
I am using SnowLeopard, but this Linux customization is the closest to elegant Mac experience I have seen so far
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:iconretrosilver:
RetroSilver Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
wow.
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:iconbigfunkychiken:
bigfunkychiken Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
the best, dude! Thanks!


but I do have one question: Why does you Nautilus look different from mine? I installed the nautilus-elementary thing...
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:icona-r-o-b-a-s-e:
a-r-o-b-a-s-e Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Have you done this step?

6. Optional step. If you use the Nautilus Elementary:
a) Go to Applications -> Accessories -> Elegant GNOME
b) Choose "Configure Nautilus"
c) Select "Nautilus Elementary"
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:iconbigfunkychiken:
bigfunkychiken Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
yes, I have.

here is a screenshot:
[link]
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:icona-r-o-b-a-s-e:
a-r-o-b-a-s-e Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
There are some settings that you have to enable in the Nautilus, but i can't say you exactly how to enable them, because i don't have my linux machine with me right now.
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:iconbigfunkychiken:
bigfunkychiken Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
No worries, I got it fixed! Thanks very much!
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:iconkevinmariano:
KevinMariano Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
nevermind I've found them in the system folder thanks
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:iconkevinmariano:
KevinMariano Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Hey man you have only the icon i love this icon and i want use this in another theme
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:iconkumaraatish:
kumaraatish Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Hi!
I tried to make an empathy theme based on the elegant look. Please have a look. [link]
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:iconkumaraatish:
kumaraatish Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
This is beautiful. I took a screenshot with your theme.
[link]

Great work. Maybe if I work hard enough I could make a better conky script to suit this theme.
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:iconstelios68:
stelios68 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
BRAVO!
It's my favorite theme.
Thanks!
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:iconjamessarrow:
JamesSarrow Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Very nice, but I noticed a rather annoying issue.... for some reason, the Firefox theme is really toying with Firefox4's appTabs
Normally there should be a set of taps that are shortened and pinned on all workstations in Firefox 4. With this just installed, it truncates it to one pinned tab visible (regardless of the number of appTabs) and a noticeable gap in the tab bar where the appTabs should be located.


I am on Fedora 14, if you want more details, I am more than willing to help.
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:iconjamessarrow:
JamesSarrow Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Very nice, but I noticed a rather annoying issue.... for some reason, this theme is really toying with Firefox4's appTabs (.
Normally there should be a set of taps that are shortened and pinned on all workstations in Firefox 4. With this just installed, it truncates it to one pinned tab visible (regardless of the number of appTabs) and a noticeable gap in the tab bar where the appTabs should be located.


I am on Fedora 14, if you want more details, I am more than willing to help.
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a-r-o-b-a-s-e Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
The 4th Firefox is still in development, so i don't support it. The pack contains the theme for the Firefox, but it works only with the 3rd Firefox. If you have the 4th Firefox, you have to go in ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/chrome and remove the userChrome.css file and then restart the Firefox.
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:iconjamessarrow:
JamesSarrow Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Fair enough.
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:iconspazdaddy:
Spazdaddy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Beautiful theme and excellent usability for a dark theme. I'd say about 95% perfect. I have it on my both my Sid and Arch installs, works great on both. Thanks!
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:icona-r-o-b-a-s-e:
a-r-o-b-a-s-e Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
If you think so, that means i've been moving in the right direction :) Thanx
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:iconspazdaddy:
Spazdaddy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
yeah, since 9.2 I've been using it on my Arch install. looks and works great.
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:iconsamdere81:
SamDeRe81 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Hey I actually want to make a slight change, I'd like the 656565 color to be changed to 525252 for the input boxes as well as the other window area that is 656565 but when I goto the Appearance folder it's empty, it just has 1 file with nothing else :? Can it be done?
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:icona-r-o-b-a-s-e:
a-r-o-b-a-s-e Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Run: sudo gedit /usr/share/themes/Elegant-GTK/gtk-2.0/gtkrc
and make the changes you want
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SamDeRe81 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
It's nice but monkeymagico had a theme called Cold which he ported to Gnome (it's in storage now) and it beat this hands down =/ Also LaGaDesk's icons beat these sooooo :X I might try it though since you offer a PPA
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:iconlordatlas:
LordAtlas Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
So, I do not recall if this was a problem in 10.04, but for me Elegant Gnome ( and a few other themes ) do not respond well as far as context menus go when running in tandem with Compiz. For example, on the GNOME panel, right clicking an item and mousing over the "Move to another workspace" results in the context menu never 'popping out', but you end up having to click three times or so to get it to draw. So when you first mouse over it THINKS it's being drawn, but it doesn't actually get drawn. This doesn't happen with a theme like, say Ambiance.

Any ideas? Upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 on Oct 2nd.
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