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Vertex is a theme for GTK 3, GTK 2, Gnome-Shell and Cinnamon. It supports GTK 3 and GTK 2 based desktop environments like Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, XFCE, Budgie, Pantheon, etc.

Themes for the Browsers Chrome/Chromium and Firefox are included, too.

The theme comes with three variants to choose from. The default variant with dark header-bars, a light variant, and a dark variant.

Requirements

  • At least Gnome/GTK 3.10. This theme works with all versions up to 3.16.
  • The gnome-themes-standard package for distros with Gnome/GTK 3.10 or 3.12.
  • The gtk2-engines-pixbuf package only for Debian/Ubuntu based distros.
  • The murrine engine. This has different names depending on your distro.
    • gtk-engine-murrine (Arch Linux)
    • gtk2-engines-murrine (Debian, Ubuntu, elementary OS)
    • gtk-murrine-engine (Fedora)
    • gtk2-engine-murrine (openSUSE)
    • gtk-engines-murrine (Gentoo)

Main distributions that meet these requirements are

  • Arch Linux and Arch Linux based distros
  • Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10 and 15.04
  • elementary OS Freya
  • Linux Mint 17.1
  • Debian Jessie, Testing or Unstable
  • Gentoo
  • Fedora 20, 21 and 22
  • OpenSuse 13.1, 13.2 and Tumbleweed

Derivatives of these distributions should work, aswell.

If your distribution is not listed, please check the requirements yourself.


Installation

Important: Remove all older versions of the theme from your system before you proceed any further.

sudo rm -rf /usr/share/themes/{Vertex,Vertex-Dark,Vertex-Light,Vertex-Gnome-Shell,Vertex-Gnome-Shell-3.16,Vertex-Cinnamon}
rm -rf ~/.local/share/themes/{Vertex,Vertex-Dark,Vertex-Light,Vertex-Gnome-Shell,Vertex-Gnome-Shell-3.16,Vertex-Cinnamon}
rm -rf ~/.themes/{Vertex,Vertex-Dark,Vertex-Light,Vertex-Gnome-Shell,Vertex-Gnome-Shell-3.16,Vertex-Cinnamon}

Packages

Prebuilt packages for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and openSUSE are available at

software.opensuse.org/download…

Arch Linux users can install the theme from the AUR

aur.archlinux.org/packages/ver…

aur.archlinux.org/packages/ver…

Manual Installation

To build the theme you need

  • autoconf
  • automake
  • pkg-config or pkgconfig if you use Fedora
  • libgtk-3-dev for Debian based distros or gtk3-devel for RPM based distros
  • git if you want to clone the source directory

If your distribution doesn't ship separate development packages you just need GTK 3 instead of the -dev packages.

Install the theme with the following commands

1. Get the source

If you want to install the latest version from git, clone the repository with

git clone git://github.com/horst3180/vertex-theme.git --depth 1 && cd vertex-theme 

If you want to install the latest stable release, run

git clone git://github.com/horst3180/vertex-theme.git --depth 1 && cd vertex-theme
git fetch --tags git checkout $(git describe --tags `git rev-list --tags --max-count=1`)

or download it from github.com/horst3180/Vertex-th… and cd into the extracted archive

2. Build and install the theme

./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr
sudo make install

Other options to pass to autogen.sh are

--disable-cinnamon            disable Cinnamon support
--disable-dark                disable Vertex Dark support
--disable-gnome-shell         disable GNOME Shell support
--disable-gtk2                disable GTK2 support
--disable-gtk3                disable GTK3 support
--disable-light               disable Vertex Light support
--disable-metacity            disable Metacity support
--disable-unity               disable Unity support
--disable-xfwm                disable XFWM support
--with-gnome=<version>        build the theme for a specific Gnome version (3.10, 3.12, 3.14, 3.16)
                              Note: Normally the correct version is detected automatically
                              and this option should not be needed.

After the installation is complete you can activate the theme with gnome-tweak-tool or a similar program by selecting VertexVertex-Light or Vertex-Dark.

Uninstall the theme

Run

sudo make uninstall 

from the installation directory, or

sudo rm -rf /usr/share/themes/{Vertex,Vertex-Dark,Vertex-Light} 


Extras

The extra directory in the source directory contains Chrome/Chromium and Firefox themes, a fix for the Ubuntu-Software-Center when using the dark theme and an alternative metacity theme, which hides the window titles of maximized windows (doesn't work on Gnome 3.16).


To install the Chrome/Chromium theme go to the extra/Chrome folder and drag and drop the Vertex.crx or Vertex-light.crx file into the Chrome/Chromium window. The source of the Chrome themes is located in the source "Chrome/source" folder.


To install the Firefox theme copy the extra/Firefox/Vertex/chrome folder to ~/.mozilla/firefox/yourprofile.default/ and restart Firefox. Make sure that the tools>options>content>colors use system colors or preferences>content>colors use system colors checkbox is unchecked.
Themes for the variants Vertex-Light and Vertex-Dark are in the Firefox folder, too. Installation is the same.


To install the alternative metacity theme, copy the Vertex_alt_metacity folder to /usr/share/themes and select it as window theme.


To install the Plank theme, copy the extra/Vertex-Plank folder to ~/.local/share/plank/themes or to /usr/share/plank/themes for system-wide use. Now open the Plank preferences window by executing plank --preferences from a terminal and select Vertex-Plank as the theme.


Troubleshooting

If you get artifacts like black or invisible backgrounds under Unity, disable overlay scrollbars with

gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal 

Ubuntu-Software-Center doesn't play nice with dark themes. If you are using Vertex-Dark under Ubuntu the software center will have unreadable text. To fix this, install the Ubuntu-Software-Center fix. Instructions and relevant files are included in the extra/Ubuntu-Software-Center folder.

Bug reporting

If you find a bug, please report it at github.com/horst3180/Vertex-th…


Other Info

Wallpaper: Alone by memovaslg
Folder icons: selfmade, not finished and not released
Launcher icons: White Pixel Icons by darkdawg

Licence: GPLv3


Changelog

2014-07-25
Initial release

...
Changelog has been purged because it was too long, complete changelog here
...

2015-03-25
Add support for Gnome 3.16
    Port Gnome-Shell 3.16 theme to Sass
    Dash got redesigned due to 3.16 changes
    New hover state for window buttons
Minor bugfixes

2015-04-10
Gnome-Shell theme fixes
Nicer Xfce and Mate panel style
Better Xfwm theme

2015-04-18
Migrate the project to autotools to simplify the installation process (kudos to James Geboski)
Small bugfixes

2015-05-25
Add a Plank theme
Fix gnome-shell crashes on non-accelerated systems
Make gala-notifications light (except in the dark theme)
Bugfixes
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:iconcdcg999:
cdcg999 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
This is one of the best themes for gnome, at 3.16 in some applications, including terminal, firefox, are missing the buttons to minimize, maximize and close. I'm on Arch linux and install the AUR this date. Thanks for your work.
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horst3180 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
The AUR package hasn't been updated to support Gnome 3.16. Try changing _gnomever=3.14 to _gnomever=3.16 in the PKGBUILD to enable 3.16 support.
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Chill-Factor Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago
great theme! having problems with Freya Stable. When I apply the theme, the menus on the indicators on the wingpanel are just black shadows. Also, the maximize, minimize and close buttons on Files are still the same elementary defaults not rounded ones like the ones you have. But they're fine with firefox. Actually, any other theme i apply have these issues. Can you help?

screenshot:

app.box.com/s/38cxcw5s8da9qzf2…
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horst3180 Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago
You could install the package for Ubuntu 15.04 from here software.opensuse.org/download… and see if that fixes your problem. It works fine with Freya, I just tested it. Be sure to remove your current installation of the theme before you do this.
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bbabel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it. I also like the icons. I wish you could finish and release them. Thank you for your work.
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michaelserious Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
3.16 looks great. This is very nitpicky but I do miss the old min/max/close hovers though these new ones are obviously more informative.
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horst3180 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
I wanted to get away from the mac-ish style and, as you already said, it's now more obvious what the buttons do.
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:iconmichaelserious:
michaelserious Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015   Traditional Artist
True the old way was Yosemite-y.. but you did do it first. =P
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:iconhorst3180:
horst3180 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
I just had no other idea when I made the icons. I thought "just make a traffic light and come back to it later", but that never happened until now.
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Designfjotten Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
OMG, i have a long way to go to get on the same level you are in theming, this is EPIC bro, awsome work :)
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erkasoft Featured By Owner Edited Mar 21, 2015
It's a great theme and I'm using it in MATE desktop. Thanks !
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tgraeca84 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Simply awesome.
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RookieMangaka Featured By Owner Edited Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ich kann es einfach nicht zum laufen bringen :'(
Ich versuch es mit dem Gnome Tweak Tool zu aktivieren, die Ordner sind bereits in den ~/themes Ordner kopiert aber es wird nichts im drop down Menü angezeigt, weder im GTK+ noch für das Shell theme. Vielleicht habe ich ja die Anleitung falsch verstanden.

Verwende GNOME 3.10. Mit Ceti hatte ich dasselbe Problem.
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horst3180 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Meinst du wirklich ~/themes oder hast du dich verschrieben? Der richtige Ordner wäre ~/.themes. Am besten wäre es aber wenn du das theme systemweit installiert.
Wenn du die .zip Datei entpackt hast, dann mache folgendes:

cd /pfad/zu/vertex___theme_by_horst3180-d7s7ycx/Gnome-3.10_Ubuntu-14.04
sudo cp -r Vertex /usr/share/themes/
sudo chmod -R 755 /usr/share/themes/Vertex

cd /pfad/zu/vertex___theme_by_horst3180-d7s7ycx
sudo cp -r Vertex-Gnome-Shell /usr/share/themes/
sudo chmod -R 755 /usr/share/themes/Vertex-Gnome-Shell

Die ersten drei Befehle installieren das Gtk theme. Für die Light und Dark Varianten musst du Vertex duch Vertex-Dark bzw. Vertex-Light ersetzen. Die letzten drei Befehle installieren das Gnome-Shell theme.
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Nightsmaiden Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Loving this! The FF theme actually mostly works in Windows FF as well, which I like- consistency of look when I am using the same program on different platforms is nice. Any chance of a version that's specifically for Windows FF? Seems to be mostly a problem of missing components because some parts of the window are handled by other parts of the theme in Linux, but not in Windows; I just don't know which elements to transplant. I will use it either way, though-all the top elements work beautifully.
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horst3180 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Yeah, the firefox theme is relying on the rest of the theme at the moment. I'll see if I can do anything about that.
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Nightsmaiden Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Cool, much appreciated. I really like the theme, so having more of it is definitely not a bad thing. :-)
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riper33 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  New member
I am using Elementary OS Freya with the prefer dark theme ON and dark variant of Vertex for metacity.
The Play/Pause, Next and Previous buttons are not visible for apps in the sound menu.
Is there a way to fix this?

(I hope you get what I am saying because elementary isn't allowing me to take a screenshot with a panel menu open.)
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horst3180 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Yes, I understand what you mean. I will have a look at this.
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horst3180 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2015
I fixed it, the buttons are now visible but they look like crap in the dark variant. I guess they don't play well with dark themes. Dark elementary theme has the same problem.

For the fix, install the latest version from github and make sure to read the instruction in the README.md file, because the theme has to be built by a script when installing from git.
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:iconriper33:
riper33 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  New member
Applied the fix and at least I got the buttons. They sure are ugly though.

But theme is flawless otherwise. Thanks!
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horst3180 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Thanks. I've seen that the bug is fixed in a newer version of the indicator-sound package, but Freya still has an older version. Maybe they will update this before the final release.
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riper33 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  New member
Great. My laptop will become perfect then.
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michaelserious Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015   Traditional Artist
I noticed a small issue with the most recent update. Looks like menu items are disappearing, seems to affect the ones with a checkbox option. I made a short video showing the issue. --> deadcows.org/video/menubug.web…
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horst3180 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 8, 2015
That's strange. I don't have this problem. This normally happens when there's a wrong image url in the theme or the image is missing. I just checked the download and it seems to be okay.

Could you try "tree /path/to/Vertex-Light/gtk-3.0/assets" and send me the output? Also maybe launch gedit with the terminal and watch for error messages when you hover over the affected menuitems and post that here, too.

Edit: Best way to get the error messages would be executing "gedit >> log.txt 2>&1", provoke the bug and upload the log.txt on pastebin or something.
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michaelserious Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015   Traditional Artist
It is a missing asset apparently on my end. However, I just reloaded the theme fresh and I still get that error though.

Error -> pastebin.com/Xpe5hW3k
Files under /assets -> pastebin.com/KNCbwn2N
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horst3180 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Whoops, it was my fault. I fixed a typo and now it should be okay. I wonder why I hadn't any side effects though.
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michaelserious Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015   Traditional Artist
I downloaded the update but was still having the same issue. I copied checkbox-checked@2.png and created a file named selected-checkbox-checked@2.png and now it works normally.
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horst3180 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Ok, I missed something. Hopefully it's fixed now.
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michaelserious Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015   Traditional Artist
Hey I saw that now that gnome has dropped metacity in 3.16 it is impossible to draw custom window min/max/close buttons now? There any workaround for this yet? It would be a shame if you had to change your theme, it looks great as is.
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horst3180 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Yes, that's true to some extent. I discussed that issue here a bit. As you see, there is a workaround which requires the user to install custom icons. A real solution would require custom css classes for the titlebuttons. I found out that it's very simple to add this to gtk itself and it's also possible with mutter (although a bit harder). Maybe if we propose this to the devs they would implement this, but I'm not sure.
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storm119 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2015
horst3180 ,

I having issue with "Synaptic Package Manager"... on top of synaptic (toolbar)  there is light dark beside the "quick filter" and "search" button. To fix this i'm adding "GtkHandleBox" in.... (under folder gtk-3.0)

1) ---> gtk-widgets.css

GtkHandleBox,
.toolbar {
    border-style: none;
    border-color: borders;
    padding: 4px 5px 4px 5px;
    background-color: theme_bg_color;
}

2) ---> gtk-widgets-darker-overrides.css

GtkHandleBox,
.toolbar {
    border-color: Dark_borders;
    background-image: linear-gradient(to bottom,
                                      MetaCity_bg_b,
                                      MetaCity_bg_b);
    background-color: theme_bg_color;
    color: Dark_fg_color;

}

3) --->  gtk-widgets-dark-overrides.css

GtkHandleBox,
.toolbar {
    border-color: Dark_borders;
    background-image: linear-gradient(to bottom,
                                      MetaCity_bg_b,
                                      MetaCity_bg_b);
    background-color: theme_bg_color;
    color: Dark_fg_color;

}

...but not sure if this will affect others apps GUI...em i doing the right thing by adding those line...?

edit: attached ss

i.imgur.com/eg8WWi7.png
i.imgur.com/oFT9h50.png

edit2:

i)- GTK+ 3.14 just landed on Freya...remove the gnome 3.12 and copy the gnome 3.14 to theme folder. So far so good but one need to log out/in to take affect. Will report back if found any glitch/issue...btw for the synaptic issue i just change the 2 css files, gtk-widgets-darker-overrides.css and gtk-widgets-dark-overrides.css by adding GtkHandleBox...

ii)- On Freya the menu pop-up (on top right wing-panel ie: power button, notification, wifi etc) are not align...the position of the menu pop-up almost touch the very right screen.

iii)- ss for more details...on Pantheon-File the "Home" icon seems a little bit flat but the rest icons looks okay. On side note the pop-up menu most of them look bigger than usual...
i.imgur.com/vRgoi6z.png

ps- i'm using the latest theme from Github
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horst3180 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Hi, I recently restrucutred the whole 3.14 theme and ported it to Sass (like Adwaita). The whole thing is in the "sass-port" branch on my github and is supposed to replace master when it's sufficiently tested.
If you want you can test it. The issues you described should be fixed there along with much better elementary support.
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storm119 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 1, 2015
Hello, i just tested/installed the "sass-port"...as far as i can tell you its working fine and indeed its solved my previous issues (as posted above). Thank you for your hard works, kudos ;)

edit: Not sure if this a bug or by design...open Pantheon-File >> right click any (folder/file etc) >> select properties >>  the descriptions box look huge ( see ss attached with "red square box" for more details )
i.imgur.com/zL1EdDZ.png

edit 2: Another issue on Maya-calendar (greyish background)...see ss attached
i.imgur.com/pvHWa5R.png

edit 3: Adjusting the  opacity on Pantheon-Terminal doesn't get any affect but work with default theme and from Vertex theme "master"...ss Vertex-Dark (sass-port) vs Elementary default theme
i.imgur.com/nDMIlNM.png
i.imgur.com/6x84e09.png
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horst3180 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 4, 2015
Thanks for the report, I will look into all of those :) (Smile) 

Edit: It looks like the first issue with the large font is intentional, because the elementary theme does this too. I copied some elementary specific code from it, so my theme "inherited" that feature.

Edit2: About the issue with Maya.. They hardcoded the colors into the application from what I've seen. It looks the same with elementary and I can't do anything about it, because it overrides my css.

The terminal issue should be fixed now.
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:iconstorm119:
storm119 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Thank you for the quick fixed...really appreciates your hard works ;)

edit 1 & 2: will ask on eOS G+ if other user having the similar issue, else will filing a bug against this issues on launchpad (not a top priority tho),
edit 2: any chances to override the letters colour (currently white) for unselected to darker colour...?
edit 3: confirmed terminal issue "fixed"...thank you :)
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horst3180 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 4, 2015
I'll have a look if I can do something about maya. Just fyi, the sass-port branch is now gone and everything moved to master. I will release a new version soon.

Edit: Maya works better now.
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:iconstorm119:
storm119 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 4, 2015
Noted...and looking forward to "test-drive" for the next release... ;)

edit: Just pulled from the master-branch, ohh...man you're genius and really talented artist!. Really nice touched on Maya...thankyou ;)
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Martinsillo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
excellent work man, this works very well whit fedora 21 and gnome 3.10
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:iconbearmk:
bearmk Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Good afternoon! Did everything according to instructions, but left panel has not changed. How can I fix this? I used to gnome 3.14 wayland fedora 21.
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horst3180 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Hi,
Do you mean the size of the dock? It can be changed with the "dash to dock" extension.
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nlatin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Hi.

What fonts are you using in your gnome system on the screenshots?

Thanks.
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Gurqn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
If you try with ubuntu 15.04 where gtk 3.14 landed on primary repositories, window decorations have following problem attached on picture (unity improvements also gone when you try with gnome 3.14 folder in vertex theme package);

i.imgur.com/Vt2cmk5.jpg
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horst3180 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Hi,
I just added Unity support to the git version of the theme. I don't know if it works because I just copied the css files from the 3.12 version.
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Gurqn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Hi,

Thanks for pointing out that, i wasn't know that, there was git repo :)

Yep seems everything works fine right now, here is screenshot

i.imgur.com/lwOnn5y.png
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christopherramsey Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You forgat to theme GtkCalendar
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:iconhorst3180:
horst3180 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
I'm pretty sure I did but maybe you are hitting a bug. Could you show me a screenshot of the problem?
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christopherramsey Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumb502262346:
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christopherramsey Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Screenshot fav.me/d8b183u
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