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Vertex - Theme by horst3180 Vertex - Theme by horst3180
Vertex GTK theme contains three variants: Vertex (dark header-bars and toolbars), Vertex-Light (completely light) and Vertex-Dark (completely dark).

This theme supports Gnome 3.10, 3.12, 3.14, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and Elementary OS Freya. Also the tabs you are seeing in nautilus, gedit, etc. are only included in the Gnome 3.12 and above versions due to the reworked tab system.

For Elementary OS Freya, please use the 3.12 version.

A Chrome/Chromium theme is included.


gnome-themes-standard package for the GTK3 theme. Murrine and pixbuf engines for the GTK2 theme.

For installation instructions please read the included README, especially the troubleshooting section if you have any issues. If this doesn't fix your problem file a bug report.

If you have problems with sublime text download this link and make sure to read the included instructions first.

If Gnome-Shell crashes with this theme, have a look at READMEs troubleshooting section.

Get the latest version at Github. But beware this contains untested changes and may break.

Other Info

Wallpaper: Spring weather by enioku
Icons used in the preview:
Folder icons: selfmade mod of BeautyFolds by Metalbone1988
Launcher icons: White Pixel Icons by darkdawg

Licence: GPLv3


Initial release

Fixed Synaptic toolbar
Included fix for Sublime Text
Fixed index.theme file

Added Gnome Shell theme

Changed destructive button background color to fit with the Gnome-Shell theme
Improved linked buttons in Gnome-Shell
Panel height now scales with font size
Other small improvements

Better pressed destructive and suggested button border
Improved osd buttons
Hovered primary-toolbar buttons now look like normal buttons
Better contrast for hovered inactive tab background
Use border images for progressbars for more consistent look
Small fixes all over the place

Added button animations
Reworked selection mode
Nicer searchbars
Improved assets for the dark theme
Some minor tweaks and fixes

Nicer tab borders
Improved assets

Add Gnome 3.14 support
Add global dark variant (with dark gtk2 theme)
Initial support for Elementary OS Freya (needs some improvements)
Reworked tabs (again) to be consistent across 3.12 and 3.14
Remove nautilus tab hacks

Add MATE support
Add XFCE support (panel needs work)
Improve Unity integration
Improve Gtk 2 themes

Quick bugfixes for Gtk 3.14

Add Cinnamon theme (tested with Cinnamon 2.2)

Colored Unity launchers for running apps
Make firefox entries in dark theme readable

Dark theme improvements
Ubuntu 14.10 support
Style vertical linked buttons and entries
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robboblob Featured By Owner Edited 16 hours ago  New member
Hey Horst!

I really, really love your theme. Thanks for creating it! I only have one minor problem:

I am on Arch/Gnome 3.14 and used to have my window controls on the left side (maximize,minimize,maximize: ). The problem is in non CSD apps like e.g. firefox the highlighting of the window controls seems to be wrong because it is red/green/yellow instead of /red/yellow/green. Maybe there ist a way out of this 'misery' ;-)

Thanks again und beste Grüße
horst3180 Featured By Owner Edited 13 hours ago
go to the metacity-1 folder and switch the yellow with the green button (just rename the .svg files), if you want the red, yellow, green order.
I originally wanted to have the green button as minimize and the yellow button as maximize, because most people use :min,max,close or close,max,min:. This means the non-csd windows actually behave correctly. The csd-windows however are different. My theme doesn't know which button is which. It just assumes, that the first button is minimize, the second is maximize, etc. This is a limitation of Gtk and it will probably get fixed.
robboblob Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  New member
Aaaah I understand and I wouldn't mind if green was the minimize and yellow was the maximize button. I was only wondering about the inconsistency of the coloring.  Besides this limitation your advice worked --  so thank your very much!
Memphizzzzzz Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago
Awesome Theme! I just have problems getting it to work on Kali Linux (1.0.9).

Here… is a screenshot of the gnome-tweak-tool. The switches look weird. I've tried all 3 versions with no luck. Gnome Shell version is 3.4.2.

Any Ideas?
horst3180 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Gnome 3.4 is not supported, sorry. You need a distro with Gnome 3.10 or above.
denisvj Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Amazing theme !
abdusamed Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Hey I'm on Linuxmint 17 with GTK 3.xx Will your theme for window border work?
horst3180 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Yes, it should work. Make sure you install the 3.10 version.
0rAX0 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
This is one of the best themes around. Thank you for making it! :peace: :D
Chorcon Featured By Owner Edited Sep 27, 2014
Evening, Sir. Brilliant theme you've got there :) I really do like it.

Could you please explain a few things for me, though?

I really like how it looks on your screen shots. Could you explain how to:

1. Use the folder icons you link to?
2. Move the 'minimize', 'maximize' and close button to the right hand side, and at the same time, how to get the search button etc. to the upper bar (instead of having a fat, two row bar)
3. How to get that lovely launcher bar!

Oh, and for the record - the theme makes certain things a bit strange. Different light/white websites, like youtube and google, makes it hard to see what's being typed into the search field, due to the light font. (Is it really your theme doing this?)
and secondly, the Ubuntu Software Center is next to unusable due to visibility issues with your theme.

Thanks :)
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