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Dorian-theme-3.10 by killhellokitty Dorian-theme-3.10 by killhellokitty
~ An Elegant Dark Theme ~

Dorian has many  unique characteristics. Such as, hovered buttons grow in size and insensitive buttons/widgets have a diagonal pattern distinguishing them from normal or active states.

Icons: F-Dark(Faenza)
Based on the Adwaita theme

  • Gtk2 Theme
  • Gtk3 Theme
  • Metacity/Mutter Themes - Basic and Retro: Left and Right
  • Openbox Themes - Default(retro-box) and Dorian-Neon
  • Ubuntu Software-Center Theme
  • Chromium Browser Themes - Dorian and Dorian-Simple
  • Firefox Browser Theme

  • Gtk3 - version Gtk-3.10.*
  • Gtk2 - version Gtk-2.24.17 or newer
  • gtk-engine-unico - latest available version should be fine
  • gtk-engine-murrine- (or newer)
  • pixbuf-engine or the gtk(2)-engines package

  • Download the Dorian-Theme package from the top of this page. Unzip the archive, and copy the following four folders; dorian-theme-3.10, dorian-neon, dorian-retro-left-metacity and dorian-retro-right-metacity to '/usr/share/themes/' for system-wide installation, or to '~/.themes' for individual user.
    *Should you have problems with the theme appearing incorrectly, warped or distorted(metacity in particular). It may be necessary to reinstall to '/usr/share/themes', and log-out and back in.
  • Arch Linux & Manjaro
    Install from Arch Linux AUR
    If using yaourt, type in terminal: yaourt -S dorian-theme-3.10

  • Ubuntu (saucy and trusty) & Linux Mint
    Add this PPA.  Copy and paste the following in a terminal:  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:killhellokitty/themes.ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install dorian-theme-3.10
    *This PPA may take several hours to sink with new package updates. Please be patient.

See the Dorian-Theme-3.6 for further details and instructions for installing Chromium-Theme, Firefox-theme, and Ubuntu Software Center Theme.

Nautilus Pathbar Styles: squared(default), rounded(3.6 style), and normal button
  • Open '/usr/share/themes/dorian-theme-3.10/gtk-3.0/gtk-main.css'
  • Scroll to the last items on the page (a line containing:nautilus-pathbar.css).
  • Uncomment the style you prefer, or comment all for normal buttons.
    (Remove the /* from the front and */ from the back)
  • Save and Log-out and back in; or try 'nautilus -q' in terminal.

12022013-1  Nemo theme finished with special attention to pathbar and split-view.  Additional Nautilus-Pathbar theme added as default.  Changed Column-Headers appearance.
12142013-1 Minor changes with tabs and new tabs for Gtk2.  New matching scrollbars for Gtk2.  Many various adjustments.  This version takes it out of Beta.
12172013-1 Ubuntu/Unity fixes for panel and its music player buttons.  Also overlay scrollbars.  Added the package to Ubuntu repos for Saucy and Trusty.
12232013-1 Unity close/min/max buttons added. New buttons for metacity right/left retro themes.  fixed column headers in Gtk2 to match with Gtk3.

license GPLv3
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Aweeeesome :) thank you so much XD
killhellokitty Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You are welcome. 
flocke000 Feb 26, 2014  New member
Love your theme!

And I have an idea for the Firefox theme, specifically the menu button when disabling the menu bar.
I created a modified version of your userChrome.css to make it match the "New Tab" button (… it's still incomplete, I want to add some text or something like that later.
If you like the idea and want to include it in your theme I can send you the userChrome.css (but I'm not very good with CSS so it's probably the best if you quickly build it yourself).
killhellokitty Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I would like to see the changes you made.  I guess it took me to long to get your message as the image you posted is no more ;-(
flocke000 Mar 6, 2014  New member
The image still exists, deviantart just read the URL wrong (if you remove the bracket at the end it works).
But for convenience:…
And the changes I made to userChrome.css: (they are pretty messy with all the pixel values, maybe it would be better to create a separate image for the button).
Houtworm Feb 19, 2014  New member
hello killhellokitty:)

i love your theme im using it since i started using gnome 3 and i recommend it to everyone
i install this theme for people who get a fresh gnome installation from me because its way better then the default theme
i tried to install the firefox theme part only problem i cant find usr/share/mozilla/firefox i can go all the way to mozilla the firefox map is missing should i create it myself?
and what background do you recommend for this theme?
keep up the good work thanks for your great theme

Houtworm Feb 19, 2014  New member
maybe good to know i use ubuntu gnome 13.10 with gnome shell version 3.8.4 i downgraded from 3.10.3 because lack of extensions  good thing your theme supports all:)
killhellokitty Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm wearing a great big grin, Thank You!
As for Firefox Theme, it is installed within your theme folder: /usr/share/themes/dorian-theme-3.10/chrome (unless perhaps you installed from newbslab's PPA.  If so you may need to down load from here and extract the "chrome' folder from within the theme folder.)
This chrome folder however you ubtain it(containing the userChrome, userContent, and images folder).  Now copy it into your Firefox User Profile: '~/.mozilla/firefox/userprofile/chrome/'
*** Where 'userprofile' is XsomeNumbers.default folder.
I hope this helps to clerify how to install the Fifefox Theme.

BTW appologies for taking so long to get back with you.
killhellokitty Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I meant copy it to ~/.mozilla/firefox/userprofile/
It is unlikely you will allready have a chrome folder within your userprofile but if you do simply back it up, and copy over it.   You can make adjustments after if you'd like.
MrPozeroff Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you killhellokitty yet another great theme . And happy new year !
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