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MintLiner gtk3 theme


GTK 3.x Theme/Style

Score 61%
MintLiner gtk3 theme

Minimum required   GTK 3.x
Downloads:  5939
Submitted:  May 5 2011
Updated:  Oct 21 2011


This is the gtk3 (not Gnome shell theme) theme for Gnome 3. I originally made this theme inspired by the theme of Minty Freshness(earlier version) for LMDE. This theme was originally based on adwaita engine (Gnome 3.01). It is now based on unico engine 1.0.1. Old theme for Gnome 3.01 (Fedora 15 and others) is present in a package called MintLiner_old. The theme for Gnome 3.2 (based on adwaita engine) has been identified as MintLiner_experiment. I do not guarantee it will work properly. The new theme (unico engine) is now present and contains gtk2 part, which is actually Clearlook gtk2 theme.
This theme contains the metacity theme (not mutter) of Minty Freshness theme.

Tested on Ubuntu 11.10(Gnome 3.2) - new theme, Fedora 15 and Gnome Live CD OpenSuse(Gnome 3.01 ver.) - old theme.

License: GPL


Known issues:

- (Fixed*) Ubuntu 11.10 Fallback mode. The main menu on the gnome panel not themed properly, menubar is round and incomplete.
- Some other elements have a white inner edges. This is due to the Button display
- There may be some bugs becouse of gtk engine updates over time.


Start creating a GTK theme that is not boring and gray as Adwaita. I started to make the theme Skyliner. Theme does not look bad.


Soon I decided to make a theme for Linux Mint (like Minty Freshness). So I left the theme SkyLiner.


I found a way to modify the look of the Nautilus 3 (at least slightly more). I hope there is a better way than this, but for now this is it.


I think that this theme can be useful. I'm not sure, but I think that Adwaita engine has some limitations. For example, menubar.menuitem,
expander, active tabs and couple other things can't be represented by picture or by using the Gradients.

This is under construction. If someone has more knowledge about this please feel free to let comments.


Well, I didn't come some time on deviant. A lot of things have changed.


Using Ubuntu 11.10 I realized that adwaita engine upgraded, so MintLiner theme no longer works properly. MintLiner theme works fine on Fedora 15 and Gnome 3.01 (including OpenSuse), but not in Ubuntu 11.10. Therefore, I must rewrite the whole theme to some time soon as possible.


Currently I'm leaving Adwaita engine. The reason for this is some "instability" in certain elements of the theme (the edges of buttons, menus, etc. are not displayed correctly - despite of a good code). Perhaps it comes to some bugs, but it does not suit me more certain limitations on this engine. That's why I switched to the Unico engine. Unico engine is present in Ubuntu 11.10 and Fedora 16.


The new theme is quite different from the old version.

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 by trollonrent on: Nov 28 2011
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btw there's also a channel on youtube explaining how to install different sort of linux themes. might find it helpful. check it out:


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