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GNOME 3: Adwaita Improved by half-left GNOME 3: Adwaita Improved by half-left
This is just an improved version of the default GNOME 3 theme called Adwaita.

Improvements include:

Reduced the overuse of padding in combo boxes and the primary toolbar(breadcrumb Nautilus bar).

Blended the sidebar colour into the background colour.

Instructions:

Extract the theme to ~/.themes(make one if you don't have it) which will override your root version in /usr/share/themes. Restart with Alt, F2, r.

Note
Only use this with GNOME 3.0, since some of the changes went upstream to GNOME 3.0.x.
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:iconwhchaz1027i:
WHchaz1027i Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Is this supports Gnome 3.4?
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The improvements are in 3.4 now, this was just for 3.0.
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:iconwhchaz1027i:
WHchaz1027i Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
OK..Thanks Man.
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:iconawesomemanftw:
awesomemanftw Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Subtle, but effective. Nice work.
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:iconcypher2:
Cypher2 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Is there any way to get rid of the window resize handle (bottom-right dotted arrow thing) through one of the css files in the theme? please let me know: nathanel.titane@gmail.com
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Only if you make it the same colour as the background I think.
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:iconcypher2:
Cypher2 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Oh and p.s.: which widget assets need to be modded to get rid of the window borders ?
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:iconcypher2:
Cypher2 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
well this guy claims he got rid of it by calling it's width and height as GtkWindow-resize-grip and setting it to 0.

Didn't work when I installed it... :/

[link]
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:iconcontentawarephil:
ContentAwarePhil Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Doesn't work with GNOME 3.2 :( Any fixes?
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Doesn't need to because some of the stuff went upstream anyway.
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:icondreamnymph:
dreamnymph Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Font?
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Aller Sans
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:iconfuzzieone:
fuzzieone Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Thanks....working great!
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, good to know. :)
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:iconchest069:
chest069 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
How do I get rid of it showing 2 docks. I don't like the one that is always visible. Thanks and great theme.
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You cannot. You ,ight want to look at extentions for GNOME Shell then.
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:iconbyakugan95:
byakugan95 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Nice work! However, I have a problem with this: namely, in Fedora 14, it's telling me that I don't have the Metacity theme for Adwaita installed despite the fact that it's clearly included. Anything I can do about this?
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Shouldn't be, unless you're using an old version of GNOME Shell.
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:iconbyakugan95:
byakugan95 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
That's probably the case, F14 only has one of the 2.9x versions... guess I'll have to wait for F15 to officially release to see the full benefit. Still, all the buttons and whatever show up in the window border (albeit with these weird circles in the top corners), I think the theme manager just doesn't play nice with GTK3 themes.
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Well, you only have 4 days to wait till Fedora 15 final releases. :)
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:iconbyakugan95:
byakugan95 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
True, though even then I'd have to wait for my internet to get set back up (it's been out for a few days, leeching the neighbor's signal isn't really fun...), so I guess I'll have to wait a bit beyond four days... I just hope nothing serious breaks in the upgrade.
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:iconcneo97:
cneo97 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
It's working now. Don't know what I was doing wrong.

It's a huge improvement, thanks ^^.
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:iconcneo97:
cneo97 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
It isn't working for me on Fedora 15 beta. I have even tried by adding it to the share/themes folder, and I'm still stuck in the original Adwaita...
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:iconaznsmartj0ck:
aznsmartj0ck Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
not working here either...
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Should work if you put Adwaita folder in ~/.themes
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:iconfatihlombok:
fatihlombok Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
thanks I apply this to my desktop.
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:iconpompidoi:
pompidoi Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
thanks again. lol
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:iconflp98:
flp98 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
With the titlebar_fill_unfocused section defined like this, it looks much better IMHO:

<draw_ops name="titlebar_fill_unfocused">
<gradient type="vertical" x="0" y="0" width="width" height="height">
<color value="blend/gtk:bg[NORMAL]/gtk:base[NORMAL]/0.6" />


<color value="gtk:bg[NORMAL]"/>
</gradient>
</draw_ops>

(I just copied the titlebar_fill_focused_alt section)
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:iconflp98:
flp98 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Would be awesome if you could alter your theme so that the titlebar of inactive windows don't look so ugly,
e.g. use the same color of an active window. :-)
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You can if you look in the metacity-theme-2.xml
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:icontheowlnet:
theowlnet Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Today a Fedora update of Adwaita fixed the padding of the official theme! Great! :)
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yep. :)
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:iconcosming:
CosminG Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
the scrollbar could it be thinner? It is go big...
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I suppose they could be.
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:iconaldomann:
aldomann Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Really nice, bro.
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks. :)
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:icontherealpadster:
theRealPadster Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Just downloaded this and, wow, is it ever different from gtk2.
I don't know any css, I'm going to have to completely re-learn how to make gtk themes now :(
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You'll pick up CSS in no time, it's really easy but gradients are still GTK syntax.
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:icontherealpadster:
theRealPadster Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Okay, well, I didn't really use gradients anyway, but good to know.
So does Fedora 15 come with the latest gnome 3?
I want to try it out.
How long do you think it would take to port a gtk2 theme to gtk3? It kinda sucks that I have quite a few themes in progress, and then gtk3 comes out, way different :/
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yes, Fedora 15 beta comes with GNOME3/Shell as default. I don't know much about GTK themes so I couldn't tell you since a lot use different engines.
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:icontherealpadster:
theRealPadster Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Okay, thanks.
Oh, and Fedora comes with a live CD, but an install DVD?
What's with that?
If you can fit it on a CD, then why have a separate DVD for installing? o.0
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Fedora always comes with a DVD as primary install and a live CD or "spins" for the different desktops. The DVD has more software one it.
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:icontherealpadster:
theRealPadster Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Okay, well I still think you should be able to install off of the CD.
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:iconfoobeedoo:
foobeedoo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
thanks. is there a way to also make the title bar smaller? that would be next improvement
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I've reduced the padding on the title bar now.
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:iconfoobeedoo:
foobeedoo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
cool thanks. the new scrollbar width takes a bit to get used to on touchpads.. maybe a tad wider might make sense, but i'm not sure. i do like how it's out of the way now.
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half-left Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You can do it yourself if you like. Open the gtk-widgets.css and search for "-GtkRange-slider-width:" and set it to something like 16.
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That's under " * Scrollbars *"
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:iconhalf-left:
half-left Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Not sure, I've not looked into that.
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:iconliviopl:
liviopl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
There's too much padding in original GNOME 3.0 theme. Good work!
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