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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
  • 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
Icon theme: Vertex Icons
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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:iconschmuzart:
Schmuzart Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cannot make it work for GTK2 applications. But it looks great.
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Schmuzart Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never mind, I moved the folder from ~/.local/share/.themes into ~/.themes and it works now.
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:iconrcastill:
rcastill Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Finally... a theme that does it right, other themes I have used had something, a little flaw that made me throw them away and I never settled for one. I think this is gonna be it.

Regards from Chile!

P.S. Use this combo: Fedora 22 + Cinnamon + Loki (Cinnamon theme) + Vibrancy Colors icon theme, with gnome pre-installed so you can enjoy the apps, and everything looking good, clean and fluid.
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Pigglywee Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really good! ......chique
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Alcasas Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Hey, using the standard vertex theme the xfce-pulseaudio-sound indicator will show a black icon on black ground. A correct white icon is shown in the dark theme variant. Can this be fixed? The Arc theme uses a grey icon per default which is at least visible.

Best regards
Alcasa
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:iconmiracsa:
miracsa Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It looks excellent! Which font type are you using ?
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:iconchantrongchien1977:
i have a question,could i can change the blue color to another ?
s18.postimg.org/54pw5qud5/Scre…
thank in advance
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:iconchantrongchien1977:
chantrongchien1977 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
done,i find how to change by myself
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s-h-a-m-a-n Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
great.
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:iconjcvfen:
jcvfen Featured By Owner Edited Jun 7, 2015
Which fonts are you using?
could you take a picture of your fonts configs?
thanks in advance
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:iconlux0r-reload:
luX0r-reload Featured By Owner Edited May 29, 2015
Missing terminal rounded corner on Fedora 22.
Installed Vertex from source... any suggest?

Thanx

EDIT: Ceti 2 same bug. This bug is not present if I log with a Wayland session :(
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:iconhorst3180:
horst3180 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
I think this is a mutter bug and seems to be related to this bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cg…
If I increase the border radius, it looks wrong on other windows, for example firefox. For some reason this only affects some applications using server side window decorations.
The fact that it works on wayland is another indicator that this is not a bug in Vertex, since there's no difference in theming for wayland and xorg.
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:iconlux0r-reload:
luX0r-reload Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Thanks for the info!
I don't know if can help you to workaround this problem, but the themes MosSky (Gnome 3.16) has no problems with border in the terminal window too.

www.deviantart.com/art/MosSky-…

Your themes are so cool... and so I hope in a workaround ;)
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skiOurosblOOm Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
This is amazing stuff mate!Top notch work!
Super detail in the theme department and even better details on how to install this!
Many many thanks for sharing!
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:iconagainpkp:
againpkp Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student Artist
you are awesome......looking forward to more of your AWESOME THEMES....
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:iconchantrongchien1977:
could you mind to port nexa to gnome 3.x ?
i think this will be great theme :)
www.deviantart.com/art/Nexa-Su…
there a guy have nick name haicaoboi87 done this in gnome 2.x
www.deviantart.com/art/when-li…
haicaoboi87.deviantart.com/art…
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:iconmichaeitiebesl:
MichaeITiebesl Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Asking myself if it is in a easy way possible to change the Blue color in Ubuntu Orange?
Searching around on internet i saw i have to change the CSS but there are many inside the files.
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:iconchantrongchien1977:
hi ! your themes is great and i love them !
I have a problem : when i trying to use this layout button : gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout 'close:minimize'
to choose the close button in the left and the minimize button in the right,but when i hover in minimize button,its show close character button ?
do you have an idead to fix this ? ( i try ceti-2 and its same as vertex )
ps : i use fedora core 21 and gnome 3.14
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:iconhorst3180:
horst3180 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
That's a general problem with GTK 3.14 unfortunately. I use a hack to draw the window buttons, and it breaks if you don't use the standard button order. This is fixed with GTK 3.16.
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chantrongchien1977 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
thank ! it work in another linux system of my running gnome 3.16
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:iconloosis:
loosis Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
my favorite ;)
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:icongazettefreak:
gazettefreak Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Hallo, habe mal ne ganz blöde Frage.
Wie bekomme ich unter Ubuntu 14.04/3.16 die
minimieren und maximieren icons wieder?
Oder geht das überhaupt nicht?

www.directupload.net/file/d/39…
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:iconhorst3180:
horst3180 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Es gibt einen bug in der von Ubuntu gepatchten Nautilus version, wodurch die Knöpfe nicht angezeigt werden. Da kann ich nichts machen. Das ganze funktioniert allerdings wieder in Ubuntu 15.04.
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gazettefreak Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Nochmal ich ^^ So klappt ja alles im Moment bei mir,
Wie bekomme ich jetzt die Leiste wieder so wie bei 14.04 hin?
Ging ja vorher auch :-? (Confused) 
www.directupload.net/file/d/39…
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horst3180 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Ich schätze mal unter Ubuntu 14.04 hast du Gnome benutzt? Dein Screenshot sieht aber aus wie Unity, also der default Desktop von Ubuntu. Entweder musst du Gnome nachinstallieren oder du benutzt Ubuntu Gnome.
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:icongazettefreak:
gazettefreak Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Ahh ok. Danke für die Rückmeldung, muss ich doch 15.04 installieren ^^
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VenomBE Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Hi,
I've installed the Vertex theme through the AUR on Archlinux, but when I start the gtk3-widget-factory I see white borders around some of the controls. I'm using the latest version of GTK3 (3.16).
Screenshot: imgur.com/IK3Ea7m
Do you have any idea what might be the cause of this?
Thanks in advance!
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horst3180 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Are you using Gnome or a different DE/WM?
Also maybe check if ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css exists and if there's something in it that may override the theme's settings.
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VenomBE Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
I'm using XFCE with Compiz (Emerald window manager). At first I wanted to change the GTK3 theme to Vertex-Dark by using the gnome-tweak-tool, but it wouldn't work because I'm not using Gnome Shell. In the end I created a symlink like this:

#ln -s /usr/share/themes/Vertex-Dark/gtk-3.0 ~/.config/gtk-3.0

The gtk.css is present and looks ok.

In the meantime I've tried downgrading to GTK3.14 as well, but it didn't change anything.
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horst3180 Featured By Owner Edited May 2, 2015
Why didn't you select the theme from the XFCE appearance settings? It should set the theme correctly for GTK 2 and GTK 3 applications. Alternatively you can manually set the theme with xfconf-query

xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Net/ThemeName -s Vertex-Dark

Edit: You should also remove the symlink, it will cause problems.
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:iconvenombe:
VenomBE Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Thanks, that did the trick!
I thought using XFCE Appearance would only change GTK2 settings...
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:iconnlatin:
nlatin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Hands down best gtk theme out there. For app icons i use numix-circle - combined with vertex icons and this gtk theme, it's unbelievably beuatiful.
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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 Apr 23, 2015
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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:iconhorst3180:
horst3180 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 24, 2015
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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:iconbbabel:
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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:iconhorst3180:
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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:iconerkasoft:
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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:icontgraeca84:
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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:iconnightsmaiden:
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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