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Google Shell +Dark +3.2 by plaidcounty Google Shell +Dark +3.2 by plaidcounty
I've been attracted to the new look of google.com and all the web apps in their arsenal. So I figured it should make a pretty good looking gnome-shell theme. Hope you like it!

I included the switches from 0rAX0's Nord theme because they're just so easy on the eyes and I couldn't find any "switches" on google's apps.

Installation:

Put the 'Google-Shell' folder inside ~/.themes and use a theme-selector extension to select it. OR, backup your /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme folder and replace everything inside it with this theme, press ALT+F2 and type 'rt' or 'r'

In case some of you don't like the orange in the message tray, here's a fix:

Replace lines 1214 & 1215 (1215 & 1216 for dark) with:

background-color: white;

in the gnome-shell.css file.

You also need \'Droid Sans\' or 'Open Sans' fonts.

*NEW* I've included a darker overview theme for darker tastes. Just backup the original files and overwrite with the dark files!

Preview of Dark Theme: [link]


*Changelog

25Sep11

V 1.1

-Changed Overview to a dark shade instead of light.

-Added texture to bottom panel, dash, workspaces, modals, and search results.

-Changed Workspace Switcher Arrows.

-Minor tweaks to padding and App-hover.

V 1.2 26Sep11

-New Preview Image!

-Fixed inconsistency with hover and select border on panel.

-Shrunk images to reduce package size.

-Open Sans added as alternative font.

-Fixed 'invisible time' in calendar popup.

-Changed App-Well font color.

V 1.3.2 28Sep11

-Extended Workspace and Modal background for larger resolutions and workspace switcher.

-Included Dark Theme and instructions.

V 1.3.3 28Sep11

-Changed Overview Close-Window image to represent 'Chrome' close-tab button.

V 1.4 02Oct11

-Fixed Overview and Search Results unreadable lettering.

-Now Compliant with gnome-shell 3.2. Yay!

V 1.5 15Oct11

-Really actually reworked to comply with gnome 3.2. No more freezing!

V 1.5.1 19Oct11

-Fixed Running App effect.
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:iconpycrasn:
pycrasn Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Your theme has some problems in gnome 3.6: apps are not correctly displayed in the overview ([link]) and in the notification bar ([link])
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sorry, I've been away for a long time. I never updated any of my themes after 3.2. Maybe someone else can take up where I left off but I'm most likely not going to update them.
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:iconsostice-eireann:
Sostice-Eireann Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Which icon set did you use? what would go well with this should I download it, and is it suitable for a Samsung N150 Netbook?
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I used this theme on a netbook; worked for me! I use a hybrid of faience. I install the faience icon set but delete the apps folder inside the theme. Then I just use the generic gnome theme.
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exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hi. I'm new to Gnome Shell, and I was wondering how you got "Power Off..." to show in your username menu. Mine only has options to Log Out.
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's no problem. It shows up when you hold the "Alt" key. You can also have it show all the time by installing the alternate menu extension along with the extension-common and gnome-tweak-tool. You can google more about it or look it up on webupd8.org.
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:iconexarobibliologist:
exarobibliologist Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
Oh thanks! :bow:
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
no problem
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:icondexfrost:
DexFrost Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
I love this shell theme, I think it's genius. But every time I insert an external hard drive, I can't read the writing in the dialogue that shows up. Is there a way to make that darker?
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Could you post a screenshot? It'll help me know exactly what you mean... Thanks for the compliment!
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:icondexfrost:
DexFrost Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
[link]

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 if that helps.
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:iconludenticus:
ludenticus Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Line 1210 is empty & 1211 states: "/* Message Tray */"
So, it doesn't change background color of message tray
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Alright... I added a couple lines of code at the top so the new numbers are 1214 and 1215 for the regular style and 1215 and 1216 for the dark style. Good luck...
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aftermarketgirl Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
There's no way to use the arrow keys to move through search results, because there's no highlight effect to tell you what your current selection is. That's pretty important because not everyone wants to snap back to the mouse after typing in their search.

Otherwise it's a beautiful theme.
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Should be fixed now...
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:iconaftermarketgirl:
aftermarketgirl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
Awesome, thanks! I'm really loving using this theme.
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No problem!
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:iconfolkg:
folkg Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
With the updated version I have three comments:

Pros: No more freezing!

Cons: It no longer highlights the running programs in the dock and I don't know what you can do to control this, but I run a weather extension and the icons this shell theme uses for that don't look very good. Too small to tell what it is.
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Fixed the Running App effect but can't recreate your small icon in the weather extension problem. What extension are you using? I use the one written on here [link]
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:iconfolkg:
folkg Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
The weather thing was my fault, sorry for that confusion.

One last thing I have to comment on, when you search for anything, until you hover over the actual program/document, the text is basically white on a white background which looks a little off and is hard to read.
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No problem. Yeah, that's one of the big items I'm not happy with in this theme. It's fixed in the dark version. I'll try a couple of things for the light version and see which is better.
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:iconrebound11:
rebound11 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Great job, I have a slight issue with systray icons (they seem to packed together). I'll check out this new release and let you know how it goes... but again all :thumbsup: :)
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I know that the old 3.0 version didn't work right under 3.2 and 3.2 doesn't work right under 3.0. Which are you using?
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:iconrebound11:
rebound11 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
I am using the 3.2 version on 3.0.1 :( that explains some other themes misbehaving (appearance wise). Thanks for the hint :)
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No problem. And if you want to download my 3.0 version, here's a link to it. [link]
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:iconminimalisticdesign:
minimalisticdesign Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Can you make one without the orange bar on the bottom? Thanks :-)
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Actually, that's a pretty easy fix. I forgot to update that in the description but it's there now. If you want the orange message tray to go away follow the instructions in the description.
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:iconminimalisticdesign:
minimalisticdesign Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Simple, yet beautifull
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you!
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:iconrokalacs:
Rokalacs Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Would you recommend waiting for Fedora 16 or just install 15 and upgrade later? (I've never used Fedora just Debian based distros back then) I really want to format my system but I can't decide to wait a month or it doesn't really matter.
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
To tell you the truth, Until 15 I've only used Ubuntu and I've always installed a clean install. I'm going to upgrade to 16 to see how it goes but if it's too messy I'll do another clean install again. I would, however, recommend installing 15 to see how well you like it and how well your system responds to it since it's really stable right now.
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:iconrokalacs:
Rokalacs Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
I just tested it with live cd, it goes well. I am just afraid of the unability to upgrade from 15 to 16 because then it'd just have no point to install 15. And I read so many comments about 15 being shit and 16 will be awesome. So, dunno :\.
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i dunno. I like 15. Good luck with your choice!
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:iconfolkg:
folkg Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
I have an issue in the newest version (in addition to the freezing on the activities search) where when I move a window to another workspace, it's full size image is left behind as a sort of background on the current workspace, and it won't go away until the window is brought back or closed. It is strange, but doesn't happen on the default theme.

Maybe there is an aspect you missed in updating to 3.2? I did apply the correct patch that was included.
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm working on completely transferring the code over. The 'fix' was a hopeful attempt at a fully functioning crossover theme between 3.0 and 3.2. Oh well.
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:iconfolkg:
folkg Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
I appreciate your work! And I'm sure I'm not alone.
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Fixed the freezing error. I know I've got some kinks to work out but I wanted to release it to see if there were things I missed that someone else would catch.
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juampa240182 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Hi! Awesome theme! I'm using it right now.
I use a laptop with 1366 x 764 (16:9) of screen resolution.
I have one issue on end session dialog.
See screenshot:
[link]
How can I fix this?
Thanks a lot.
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This should do it. [link] Put this image in the theme folder replacing the old one. Thanks!
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:iconjuampa240182:
juampa240182 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Wow. Very fast! Thank you. Fixed!
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:iconkant-o:
kant-o Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Thanks for the dark version. Now, it is one of my default themes :)
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
My pleasure!
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:iconalexd285:
alexd285 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Awesome theme, it was the reason to register on deviant so I can comment you !!
I hope you will polish it more :)
However I have this issue/question. Will you port it also for 3.2? Except the fact of the new user-menu, currently the whole GS freezes when you use search on activities
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow, that's no good... I'll have to look in to that. You should expect to see an updated version in a month or so. If you want to automatically get notified you can subscribe to this deviation.

Thanks for the compliment, by the way!
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:iconfolkg:
folkg Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
I can confirm this problem also. It is not present in the default theme, but I don't know what the problem is exactly. I can refer you to these two bugs:

[link]
[link]

Although there is not a whole let to guide you to a solution.

I hope someone can help you figure this out, this is definitely my go to shell theme.
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:iconalexd285:
alexd285 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
I checked your posts on gnome-look and I guess you will expect fedora 16 to port it on 3.2.
But your idea (a Google GS theme) is so good that I can't wait a month, so I ll try to port it on 3.2 and I will post back here if I manage it :)
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sweet! Good luck with everything. If you need help with sifting through the code, I'm sure someone on the Gnome-Shell group will have some sound advice...
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:iconalexd285:
alexd285 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
dah, neither on screen keyboard works on 3.2 :(
By the way gratz for black edition, rocks :)
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:iconplaidcounty:
plaidcounty Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hmmm, never tried the on screen keyboards. Do you know if they're part of the shell theming?
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:iconalexd285:
alexd285 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Has to be, I look for it 2morrow and I let you know
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