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GTK 3.x Theme/Style

Score 75%


Forum:  Link
Downloads:  19698
Submitted:  May 31 2011
Updated:  Nov 15 2011


Aldabra is a GTK2 theme that uses the Murrine and Pixmap engines to mimic the look of Adwaita, the default GNOME 3 theme.

The goal of this theme is to provide visual consistency between GTK2 and GTK3 applications. It is a work in progress, and there are several known issues: keyboard shortcut color in menus, gray menu gradient, and toolbar button hover glow.

Versions currently exist for GNOME 3.0 and GNOME 3.2. Please download the version of Aldabra that matches your version of GNOME.

Aldabra is available under the LGPLv2+. Anyone is welcome to rename, package, or otherwise distribute the theme (in whole or in part) as permitted by that license. Constructive feedback is greatly appreciated.


2011-11-14 Version 3.2.2
Removed low contrast hack so that menu separators are shown. Fixed white bar in LibreOffice.

2011-11-05 Version 3.2.1
Updated Metacity and GTK themes to fit GNOME 3.2. Metacity and GTK3 theme are taken from Adwaita. Modified notebook tab to clean up Firefox. Made menus and tooltips borderless and sized correctly. Added toolbar dragging. Thanks goes to ScionicSpectre and GregKNicholson (gkn.me.uk) on gnome-look.org.

2011-06-18 Version 0.7.5 Added a COPYING and NEWS file to the archive to help packagers. The theme itself has not changed.

2011-06-15 Version 0.7.5. Fixed Eclipse scrollbars. Thanks goes to mxt on ubuntuforums.

2011-06-06 Version 0.7.4. Corrected the colors of radios and checks in menus. Fixed the scrollbar "invalid borders" error.

2011-06-02 Version 0.7.3. Switched archive formats again. Attempted to allow installation via dragging archive to gnome-appearance-properties and to reduce errors in GNOME 2.

2011-06-02 Version 0.7.2. Modified index.theme. Aldabra displays as a full theme in gnome-appearance-properties without errors/warnings about missing dependencies.

2011-06-02 Version 0.7.1. Modified index.theme.

2011-06-02 Version 0.7. Modified index.theme. Removed the active tab underline and replaced screengrab checkboxes/radiobuttons with the official Adwaita images. Switched back to .zip because of GNOME-look's upload filesize limit.

2011-06-01 Version 0.6.2. Fixed gVim scrollbars.

2011-06-01 Version 0.6.1. Modified the toolbar pixmap to work better with some applications. Added radiobuttons and checkboxes to Firefox.

2011-05-31 Version 0.6. Added Adwaita-styled checkboxes and radiobuttons. They are not applied perfectly yet. Please comment about any regressions.

2011-05-31 Version 0.5.2. Fixed Firefox menubar selected text color.

2011-05-31 Version 0.5.1. Uploaded a .tar, because .tar.gz would not open. Fixed expanders.

2011-05-31 Uploaded a .tar.gz to help packagers. Contents of file have not changed, just the archive format.

2011-05-31 Initial commit to GNOME-look.org.

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 problem with skype

 by lfrodrigues on: Jul 18 2011
Score 63%

Using skype I get no scrollbar and no checkbox in the startup dialog.

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 Using it on MATE DE

 by Perberos on: Jul 23 2011
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Matsusoft / Ugamela

Hello, I add this theme to the mate project.

Can see it on the repo:

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 Toolbar dragging?

 by ScionicSpectre on: Jul 26 2011
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The patch that allows menubar dragging in gtk2 also seems to have an option available for toolbar dragging. As Adwaita has this feature, are there plans to add this option to the gtkrc file in Aldabra?

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 thank you

 by maarizwan on: Aug 21 2011
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I like it very much. makes gnome-shell useful. thanks again!

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 ubuntu 11.10 messes up theme

 by wavded on: Aug 26 2011
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if you use this theme in ubuntu 11.10 its all messed up. not sure what changed

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 Adwaita has changed quite a bit for GNOME 3.2.

 by ScionicSpectre on: Sep 12 2011
Score 63%

After checking out GNOME 3.1 in the Ubuntu Beta, it seems there are quite a few changes to the theme. Most notably, the menus and buttons, although there are a few more which will likely be different.

Do you think you'll be up to updating this or making a new theme for the new Adwaita? Or should we just wait for more people to port their applications to GTK 3? :\ Seems that the GNOME team isn't very serious about integrating anything but the menu bar BG color for GTK 2.

Thanks so much for giving us a seamless experience, by the way, even if this version of the theme was short lived. I'm sure this will at least provide a nearly-identical theme for the next release, in the meantime. (I'll post some screenshots when I get home this evening)

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