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November 27, 2013
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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 I am no longer maintaining the killhellokitty PPA. ¬ Instead check-out¬ ¬ 
    Trusty Tahr 14.04 has a great many issues when using this theme. ¬ 
    Including the window manager theme doesn't work. ¬ I do not know if or when this bug will be addressed. ¬ 
    Do not submit bug reports at this time. ¬ Thank You

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.
105222014 Ubuntu window-manager is now working and themed.

license GPLv3
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gchokyong Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
my favorite theme so far, great work. One thing though, the fast forward, play. etc. buttons are missing in clementine on trusty tahr. the desription still pops up so its usable and i do, but it irks me a little. if you dont have time to update it for clementine, i would be up for trying it out myself. maybe a nudge in the right direction to find out how would be nice. Thanks for the great theme!
killhellokitty Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Clementine is a Qt app not Gtk(in other words, built for KDE(Qt) not Gnome(Gtk)).  Have you tried installing Qtcurve and configuring it?
If you already have Qtcurve installed and you are having this problem, try disabling it and see what that does for you.
gchokyong Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you, I didn't see your reply for awhile... I installed Qtcurve and I'm checking out forums now on what to do next. Seems like it's going to be fun, since I can't seem to find out how to actually run the program yet lol. Either way, that's a really good nudge in the right direction for sure, Thanks again, love your work!
killhellokitty Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Here check out this link:…
Its Arch linux, but should be  the same for any distro.
DevyGrl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Thanks killhellokitty really nice theme.

My box uses gtk+3-3.8.2 and I noticed when I start transmission-gtk at the terminal I get these messages;

  • (transmission-gtk:9854): WARNING **: Can't load fallback CSS resource: Failed to import: The resource at '/org/gnome/adwaita/gtk-fallback.css' does not exist
  • (transmission-gtk:9854): WARNING **: Can't load fallback CSS resource: Failed to import: The resource at '/org/gnome/adwaita/gtk-fallback.css' does not exist

Maybe later you can fix this?

killhellokitty Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for listing the error messages. 
They are of no consequence, its an error that occurs for those of us who use the Adwaita-Engine in our themes.
It is harmless and only a small annoyance within terminal.
DevyGrl Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
ok thank you
ajian08 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Like your works !!!!
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nithilus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Aweeeesome :) thank you so much XD
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