I have a lot of GTK themes that I like and I have saved for use on various gtk desktops, like Adapta and other well-rated ones, but most do not work on Elementary, as stated here.

I see that Ant themes work.

Is there some internet resource dedicated to gtk themes for Elementary/Pantheon desktop?

New answers are welcome even after the a definitive answer is confirmed.

2 Answers 2

  • MacOS-Sierra:

cd ~/.themes

git clone https://github.com/B00merang-Project/macOS-Sierra.git

Source: http://e.ysfl.cn/bbs/forum.php?mod=forumdisplay&fid=41


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~Edits by cipricus:

Other GTK themes:

  • Another gtk theme (although not satisfying the exigence of being "well-rated") - eOS-milky. Offers transparency but somewhat clunky in other respects (quasi-black color of selection which hides the black text of the file's name).

  • Flattastic GTK theme.

  • Numix GTK theme works too. Also, Numix-blue.

Considering icon themes (although that's beyond the scope of the question), they are easier to use with elementary than gtk themes, but even so most of them increase a lot the size of the panel icons (and that size is not editable). A set that doesn't do that and shows the same icon size as the default is ePapirus, from the Papirus suite.

  • You should post content of link not just link. I will edit your answer.
    – user170
    Commented Apr 6, 2018 at 21:51
  • Ant themes were already mentioned in the question.
    – user170
    Commented Apr 6, 2018 at 22:01
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    Maybe you are interested in this :github.com/ysfl/elementaryos
    – ysfl
    Commented Apr 7, 2018 at 13:20
  • I guess these are all the gtk themes out there that can be used for elementary. I wasn't able to find others.
    – user170
    Commented Apr 12, 2018 at 6:11
  • look this gnome-look.org
    – ysfl
    Commented Apr 14, 2018 at 14:39

I like OSX Buttons. It keeps the same elementary style but with OSX style buttons. You just have to use elementary Tweaks to shift the windows controls to OSX style to the left.


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    I only use one, close-button, as seen in the image from main answer: in order to un-maximize I just drag the window, to minimize I use right-click on window upper margin - an option that can be enabled with: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences action-right-click-titlebar 'minimize' . Unlike KDE, GTK desktops do not allow closing windows by clicking them with the mouse (like middle-mouse).
    – user170
    Commented Apr 17, 2018 at 14:54
  • Yes thank you, if the user has not installed elementary Tweaks than editing the gsettings works just as well.
    – pretz
    Commented Apr 17, 2018 at 15:19
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    the above setting to minimize window with right-click is not present in tweaks
    – user170
    Commented Apr 17, 2018 at 15:21
  • I guess I should post how to roll that setting back (to showing the menu): gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences action-right-click-titlebar 'menu' -- as an answer here.
    – user170
    Commented Apr 17, 2018 at 15:41
  • That would be helpful
    – pretz
    Commented Apr 17, 2018 at 16:25

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