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dorian-theme-3.12_12.06092014 by killhellokitty dorian-theme-3.12_12.06092014 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.
The Window Manger is designed to use only the close button.

The wall of San Francisco from the Bay Bridge has no author listed.
Icons are F-Dark(Faenza).

This version has been built on top of the Adwaita Theme.
  • Gtk2 & Gtk3 Themes
  • Metacity/Mutter/Unity Themes
  • Firefox Theme
  • Gnome-Shell Theme
  • Xfce4-Notify
  • Xfwm4 Theme
  • Openbox Theme
  • Ubuntu-Software-Center

  • gtk-3.12.*
  • gtk-2.24.17(or newer)
  • pixbuf-engine or the gtk(2)engines-package
  • gtk-engine-murrine-0.98.2(or newer)
  • Download the Dorian Theme package from the top of this page.
    Unzip the archive, and copy the dorian-theme-3.12 folder to '/usr/share/themes/' for system-wide installation, or to '~/.themes' for individual use installation.
  • Arch Linux & Manjaro
    Install from Arch Linux AUR
    If using yaourt, type in terminal:
    yaourt -S dorian-theme
  • Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 & Utopic 14.10 (Thank You to Noobslab for hosting!)
    In Terminal type:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install dorian-theme-3.12

Unpack the Dorian-theme package and locate the FireFox folder. You will find a 'chrome' folder inside.  Next go to '~/.mozilla/firefox/xSomeNumbers.default'.
  • If there is no 'chrome' folder, just copy and paste the one form inside the Dorian-theme package.
  • If there is a 'chrome' folder, merge its contents with the appropriate 'chrome' folder from within the Dorian-theme package.
  • Restart Firefox to apply the theme.
User Profile You may also desire to create a new User-Profile for the Dorian-Theme since it  hard-code's the look appearance. To do this simply open firefox with a trailing '-p', for example: firefix -p
a small gui will appear.  Choose create profile and follow the instructions.  If you would like this gui to appear at every start-up(recommended) so you can choose your profile un-tick 'Don't ask at startup', or you can always start the app with the '-p' to change profiles again.

5-09-2014  First Beta release.
5-11-2014  Second Beta.  Fixed dialog buttons.  Fixed Nautilus Pathbar button from expanding when hovered.  Reworking of the Buttons altogether.  Changed the design of the hovered button state using padding instead of border-width; It gives a much cleaner look.
5-14-2014  Buttons fixed, finally.  I had to return to the border-width style.  Nautilus Pathbar reworked.  Overhaul of base theme look.  Lighter column-headers.  This version should be proper usable.
5-16-2014  Gtk3 is finished, with the exception of a few minor changes I would like to make.  Nemo is themed.  The Backdrop state is themed.  Osd is themed; this is only the second time i've themed the Overlay widgets. Inform me if they aren't all working properly.
5-18-2014  Gtk3 got a little more work, including default-buttons.  Firefox theme vs. 0.1 finished and included within theme package.
5-22-2014  Ubuntu Window-Manger theme is fixed, and other Ubuntu specific design needs have been addressed.
5-26-2014  Gnome-Shell Theme added.  The theme is a work in progress but usable.  It defaults to Adwaita theme for those widgets I haven't themed yet.
5-27-2014  Gnome-Shell Theme changes.  Feedback would be helpful.
5-31-2014  Finished Gnome-Shell(for now).  Dash-To-Dock specifically themed (Doesn't work with GDM3setup enabled, ???).  Gtk2 is next.
6-04-2014  Gtk2 is finished.  Taking the theme out of Beta.
6-04-2014  Fixed issue with wallpaper being coved over when "Have file manager handle the desktop" feature is on.
6-09-2014  Xfwm4 Theme added.  Reworked Gnome-Shell Theme(not sure about the change).

Please submit bug reports.  Thank You.
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dabbill Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  New member
Love this theme on Fedora 20, Gnome 3.12. I did notice one thing, and not sure if it was done by design or not. When I have a File Operations window up transferring a file across my network you cannot see the progress bar unless the window is active. Is there a way i can fix this?

template Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago
You're mentioning GTK 3.12 as a requirement, and you have instructions for installation on Ubuntu 14.04.
But Ubuntu 14.04 is using GTK 3.10.
killhellokitty Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I am aware.  Noobslab chose to include 14.04, and it mostly works on Trusty, Nautilus is kind of ugly.
This would be a decision for the individual, knowing its built for gtk3.12.
teletttetttette Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014   Photographer
killhellokitty Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
indeed314 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Looking great on my box, Fedora 20.

Noticed some warnings while programming, no visual issues.

Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:2134:2: Missing name of pseudo-class
Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:3922:29: Junk at end of value
Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: unity.css:111:9: 'shade' is not a valid property name
arshavindn Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
sorry but it looks terrible in Firefox 29
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The FF theme matches the Gtk theme.  I can understand how you may not be fond of the tabs.  Sorry I wasn't able to thrill.  Maybe next time.
ShippD Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
oh oh love it love it
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks stranger.  Its been a while.
I hope this finds you well.
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