Arc-Darkest-COLORS Complete Desktop [GS-3.36 support]

GTK3 Themes arc black dark icons multicolor

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/rtlewis88/rtl88-Themes/tree/Arc-Darkest-COLORS-Complete-Desktop

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Description:

Arc-Darkest-COLORS is a flat, dark-mode theme with transparent elements, for GTK, xfwm4, openbox-3, GNOME-Shell, and Cinnamon desktop environments. Arc-Darkest-COLORS also has two varieties of matching Icons and Folders.

The new rankings are still coming in for 2020, and Arc-Darkest-COLORS enjoys another #1 & also a #6 spot in the GTK Linux world - according to top Linux/GTK sites: 'itsfoss,' and ubuntupit Thanks again faithful users! https://itsfoss.com/best-gtk-themes/ https://www.ubuntupit.com/best-mate-themes-for-linux/

The Arc-Darkest-COLORS theme is based on the Arc Design standards and aims to bring a warm, colorful, and elegant experience to your desktop. Here, the existent Arc hues are measurably dimmed - with a single new color introduced - just where you need it. Arc theme is 2019's most popular theme, as it has been for the past couple of years, according to major sources: (August 2, 2019) https://www.ubuntupit.com/top-15-best-gnome-shell-themes-gnome-desktop/.

The well-embraced standard Arc theme has always been available in the three variants of Arc, Arc-Dark, and Arc-Darker; but, at last, a fourth and measurably even darker dark-Arc has arrived on the GTK+ scene. Even at it dimmest, the earlier Arc variants have never quite satisfied those who need the lights turned down real low, but this fourth variant should fix all of that.

The forth Arc desktop theme darkens only six elements, on the whole, but where it happens makes all the difference. Significantly, keeping the official Arc hues, contrasts, and structure intact, where possible, was foremost in this project's objective. Thus, nothing is altered where it doesn't have to be. The goal was invariably to keep Arc as we know it, while merely darkening the elements necessary to align with the brightness values more associated with what heavy users demand from dark themes. We hope we achieved that for you.

Special thanks to horst3180 at: https://github.com/horst3180/Arc-theme, for initially advancing Arc, and for inspiration. Further thanks to NicoHood at: https://github.com/NicoHood/arc-theme, for keeping Arc alive and great, more currently.


This is the matching desktop theme.
FOR ICONS & FOLDERS PRESS DEFAULT IMAGE ABOVE.


Both the Suru++ and the Numix icons and folders have been carefully crafted to match the new Arc-Darkest-COLORS desktop scheme, but they can surely compliment other desktop themes that sport matching color hues.

Special thanks to the Numix team for their inspiration, expertise and contributions at: https://github.com/numixproject/numix-icon-theme. The Suru-grounded icon set was initially designed and developed by Sam Hewitt - under GPL3. The original Suru icon set and concept was created by Matthieu James - Canonical Design Team. Core developers are Andrea Bonanni (original author) and Gustavo Costa . Devices icons are inspired by La Capitaine created by Keefer Rourke - under GPL3/MIT. Emoji icons are derived from the Twenoji created by Twitter Team - under MIT. Some icons are based on Numix mimetypes icons created by the Numix Team - under GPL3. Devices and places icons and several apps icons are inspired by Papirus icons created by Alexey Varfolomeev - under GPL3. Numberless icons are from Gravit Designer, under GPL3/MIT.


Manual Installation Is Easy:

For themes: 1) Extract the "tar.xz" file into your "~/.themes/" folder - to install for current user only - or into the "/usr/share/themes/" folder - for the theme to be applied globally. 2) Use the GNOME Tweak Tool or an equivalent app to enable it for your desktop.

If installing manually, make sure to install the dependency: "Murrine theme engine" if you do not already have it; and update your GTK+packages if you have not.

For icons: 1) Extract the "tar.xz" file into your "~/.icons/" folder - to install for current user only - or into the "/usr/share/icons/" folder - for the icons and folders to be applied globally. 2) Use the GNOME Tweak Tool or an equivalent app to enable them for your desktop.

Logging out and then logging back in may be necessary on some operating systems to fully implement themes and icons.
Last changelog:

18-08-20: Version 1.7 1 month ago

This update has all five [3.36] flavors totally rebuilt. The rebuild is performed to accommodate, yet, more ecosystem shifts vis-a-vis the very latest GNOME 3.36. AD-BlueAgave-3-36_1.7 had forty one changes and one additional element added; AD-Kiwi-3-36_1.7 had forty two changes and one additional element added; AD-Plum-3-36_1.7 had six changes and one additional element added;AD-Strawberry-3-36_1.7 had forty two changes and one additional element added; and AD-Tangerine-3-36_1.7 had six changes and one additional element added. The standard versions have more enhancements, at this point - and showcase the stability that Arc is appreciated for. This new 3.36 - "bleeding edge" variant has been tested for nearly three months, and looks/performs as expected/intended, on multiple OS's, over thousands of test instances. Commit: ea335b

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doughaggard

11 months ago

Still using after 1 month, and everything still works right, thanks!

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sengchanh-46

11 months ago

9 ທ່ານບໍ່ສາມາດມີມັນຫຼືວິດີໂອເວົ້າວ່າລາວຈະ ທຳ ລາຍລົດຊາດນັ້ນ. ຖ້າບໍ່ມີເຈົ້າພວກເຂົາເພາະວ່າ youtube ຢູ່ໃນເຫດຜົນຖ້າພັກຜ່ອນ. ພຣະອົງໄດ້ມັນສໍາລັບການບັນຊີລາຍການເກີນໄປເຮັດແນວໃດທ່ານ? ຂ້ອຍຄວນຈະຈ່າຍໃຫ້ຄົນໂງ່.

sorry try english You can't have it or the video says he'll ruin that taste. If you don't have them because youtube is in the reason if a break. He does it for the list too do you? I should have paid the fool.

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peppermint

11 months ago

Nice, but I don't like the black text. Should have been white like the original Arc theme.

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rtl88

11 months ago

That's why I made a slightly different one for you & I. I hope a few others appreciate the changes, as well. I've been testing it for 3 weeks - it should be ready for prime-time now.

I'll put it out in a few hours, peppermint. You'll know it when you see it.

Thanks for the check in.

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peppermint

11 months ago

And if you could remove the dotted lines in scroll area's as explained in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghxKvCU2oi0&t=8s
,it would be perfect and you can expect a donation.

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rtl88

11 months ago

peppermint, you are asking me to take out a necessary feature to the comprehensive GTK3 format. Those lines, as the video states, are built into the way the theme functions. Technically, it breaks the theme to do what is requested. I realize that the dotted lines annoy some people, but we can't compromise the integrity of the base theme for cosmetic reasons. As well, Arc's GTK-3 CSS files are precompiled into a binary format (*.gresource) and installed as a bundle. This means they are not available for editing after compilation. There many features via GTK3 that a lot of users never grew happy with, and, for themers, we're sort of stuck in the middle. I wish I could please you with the theme, sorry.

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peppermint

11 months ago

I understand. Thanks anyway.

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rtl88

11 months ago

I am working on theme that may work for you, combining Arc and Numix elements. It will look nearly identical to this theme here. What color are wanting?

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peppermint

11 months ago

Thanks, but no thanks. I stick with the Arc dark theme wich I modified, so it doesn't show the dotted lines in the scroll area's.

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rtl88

11 months ago

Awesome; I'm glad you finally have it how you wish it to look!

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bastoshan

1 year ago

8 8 great

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mayap

1 year ago

10 10 the best
thank you!

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fruiz

1 year ago

10 10 the best... Nothing left to say but thank you!

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sgarveda03

1 year ago

10 10 the best - arc darkest all the way!!! thank you so much - its about time!!

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doughaggard

1 year ago

10 10 the best

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k-edelsteine-02

1 year ago

I can finally use arc at night now, thanks a bunch!

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k-edelsteine-02

1 year ago

9 9 excellent

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dmartelli

1 year ago

10 The icons match so well, great work!!

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russell45

1 year ago

5 5 average

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russell45

1 year ago

Don't mix icon them with gtk3 category, it's the jungle.

You need to link to a repository with FULLY EXTRACTED source code, NOT an archive.

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nboatwright

1 year ago

10 I love them all... kind of like a mood ring! Thank you, you're highly talented!

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sdmf

1 year ago

9 9 excellent

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neroh

1 year ago

10 10 the best nice thank you

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18-08-20: Version 1.7 1 month ago

This update has all five [3.36] flavors totally rebuilt. The rebuild is performed to accommodate, yet, more ecosystem shifts vis-a-vis the very latest GNOME 3.36. AD-BlueAgave-3-36_1.7 had forty one changes and one additional element added; AD-Kiwi-3-36_1.7 had forty two changes and one additional element added; AD-Plum-3-36_1.7 had six changes and one additional element added;AD-Strawberry-3-36_1.7 had forty two changes and one additional element added; and AD-Tangerine-3-36_1.7 had six changes and one additional element added. The standard versions have more enhancements, at this point - and showcase the stability that Arc is appreciated for. This new 3.36 - "bleeding edge" variant has been tested for nearly three months, and looks/performs as expected/intended, on multiple OS's, over thousands of test instances. Commit: ea335b

13-05-20: Version 1.6.3 4 months ago

This update modifies all five [3.36] flavors, adding each flavor's base hue to the App-Grid searchbar selection-text (previous update did this for the non-3.36 variant). Prior to upgrade, this element rendered white text. Commit: b4bf51

04-05-20: Version 1.6.2 4 months ago

This update modifies all five [3.36] flavors, adding each flavor's base hue to the App-Grid searchbar text, in the GNOME-Shell. Previously, this element rendered white text. Commit: e06039

25-04-20: Version 1.6.1 5 months ago

This update modifies all five [3.36] flavors, adding each flavor's base hue to scrollbars and sliders, in the GNOME-Shell. Previously, these elements rendered white/gray. Commit: ce5b19

17-04-20: Version 1.6 5 months ago

All five flavors underwent a complete reconstruction. Here, 562 files were modified, with 88 additions, across all platforms, save for GTK2. This exhaustive upgrade was due to major changes in the ecosystem, namely the arrival of GNOME 3.36. Since most users are still on earlier versions, those variants will still be retained, for the foreseeable future. Commit: aee10f

02-04-20: Version 1.5.2 5 months ago

This update modifies all five flavors, adding each flavors base hue to both of the App-Grid controller text elements, vis-a-vis the "Frequent" and "All" components, of the GNOME-Shell. Previously, these elements all rendered white text. Commit: fc9a4b

13-03-20: Version 1.5.1 6 months ago

This update modifies all five flavors, adding each flavors base hue to all App-Grid Menu text, in the GNOME-Shell. Previously, these elements all rendered white text. Commit: 9e1fa8

04-03-20: Version 1.5 6 months ago

All flavors underwent changes this upgrade. These modifications include further tweaks on the theme's relevant base color application, where it applies to search-selection text in GNOME-Shell. Commit: 050696

24-02-20: Version 1.4.11 7 months ago

BlueAgave, Kiwi, and Plum flavors underwent subtle changes this upgrade. These modifications include further tweaks on the theme's relevant base color application, where it applies to search window text in GNOME-Shell. Commit: 62a7d5

17-02-20: Version 1.4.10 7 months ago

All five flavors underwent modifications. These upgrades include enhancements which add theme base colors to search window text in GNOME-Shell. Commit: 1ad73a

01-02-20: Version 1.4.8 7 months ago

All five flavors underwent modifications. These upgrades include enhancements which add theme base colors to app indicators in GNOME-Shell.

23-01-20: Version 1.4.7 8 months ago

All five AD flavors underwent extensive upgrades to menus, and the GNOME-Shell. Plum received a complete rebuild, and BlueAgave a partial, to render slightly brighter radio boxes and other elemts. As well, AD-Plum's hue was adjusted eleven hex points to get rid of the slight pinkness which was formerly present.

09-01-20: Version 1.4.6 8 months ago

Ad-BlueAgave and AD-Strawberry received Plank upgrades, to reflect current design standards. As well, the Ad-Tangerine variant received the new (users-requested) light-text, on GTK-2 'Selected' elements, to now reflect the other four AD variants. Commit: e04f54

28-12-19: Version 1.4.5 9 months ago

AD-Plum variant underwent numerous color modifications to 61 elements, across gnome-shell and plank platforms, where the Plum hue appears. These tweaks improve definition on elements, such as 'selected' action, while adding a modicum of saturation, in those elements, to enrich the hue some.

20-12-19: Version 1.4.4 9 months ago

AD-Strawberry variant underwent numerous color modifications to 29 elements, across xfwm4, unity, plank, openbox-3, metacity-1, gtk-3, and cinnamon platforms, where the Strawberry hue appears. These tweaks improve definition on elements, such as 'selected' action, while adding a modicum of saturation, in those elements, to enrich the hue some.

12-12-19: Version 1.4.3 9 months ago

AD-BlueAgave variant underwent numerous color modifications to all elements, across all platforms, where the BlueAgave hue appears. These tweaks improve definition on elements, such as 'selected' action, while adding a modicum of saturation, in those elements, to enrich the hue some.

04-12-19: Version 1.4.2 9 months ago

New Flavor introduced across all 'Complete-Desktop' platforms: Arc-Darkest-Tangerine; as Arc-Darkest-Apricot is phased out.

26-11-19: Version 1.4.1 10 months ago

AD-Apricot underwent color modifications, to enhance definition, where it applies to most buttons and 'selection' events.

17-11-19: Version 1.4 10 months ago

New Flavor introduced across all 'Complete-Desktop' platforms: Arc-Darkest-Plum; as Arc-Darkest-Turnip is phased out. Those switching out only a few files or directories should also make note there are a modicum of file-name changes here-and-there to amend, e.g., Arc-Darkest-Blue-Agave is now Arc-Darkest-BlueAgave. Also, due to user demands, the traditional dark blue-grey 'scroll-over' and 'selected' text has been changed to pure white, nearly everywhere applicable, across all platforms.

08-11-19: Version 1.3.1 10 months ago

Text adjustments, assets adjustments, and color tweaks on all AD-COLORS flavors.

22-10-19: Version 1.3 11 months ago

Assets adjustments and color tweaks for GTK2, GTK3, and Cinnamon.

15-10-19: Version 1.2.5 11 months ago

Fresh Build

04-10-19: Version 1.2.4 11 months ago

Dialog Buttons Tweaks

26-09-19: Version 1.2.3 1 year ago

Border Adjustments

17-09-19: Version 1.2.2 1 year ago

Gtk-2 Adjustments

09-09-19: Version 1.2.1 1 year ago

Assets Adjustments

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product-maker eloymendoza Aug 18 2020 10 the best
I read you reviews on a lot of the mag and they it is so good... and said here we go. I have been a trying to have a good dark theme and tis id it! verys good and pretties. Thank you man!!
product-maker bry2k200 May 04 2020 10 the best
Love the theme mate. Can you do me a favor please, I've been trying to change the panel in thunar/caja from pink to the panel color and have just the letters highlighted but unfortunately I can't find where or what file to edit. Could you please give me a littl guidance here? Also, I've changed the openbox a little. I changed the window decorations to be more like a mac, and I also changed the menu and increased the border size to make it a little more appealing. thought you guys might want to give a look at that.
product-maker seattlesutton14 Apr 17 2020 10 the best
10 the best - yep, I can confirm that this one works on 3.36. thanks!
product-maker prifti-sumejja Apr 17 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker wolfred Apr 17 2020 7 good
7 good When i apply this theme i cannot open Ardour anymore.
product-maker archman73 Mar 01 2020 10 the best
10 the best Awesome, Brilliant madded I like very much the AD-kiwi Pack it looks perfect with me green or brown GTK themes! thank you very much RTL88
product-maker linuxoed9 Jan 26 2020 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker dabullg Dec 20 2019 10 the best
10 the best dats wats up!
product-maker kwflick67 Nov 09 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker timbowman23 Nov 08 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker hansdieter0697 Oct 14 2019 10 the best
#1 I gotta have arc, #2 I always wished arc was a little darker, #3 I feel like a different color every day or so but with still the same basic scheme. Presto, you make my perfect theme-suit... your my hero rtl88! Oh, and it's super good you include icons because there truly are no't any that that correctly match all these colors anywhere else. Cheers and thanks!
product-maker sengchanh-46 Oct 07 2019 9 excellent
ທ່ານບໍ່ສາມາດມີມັນຫຼືວິດີໂອເວົ້າວ່າລາວຈະ ທຳ ລາຍລົດຊາດນັ້ນ. ຖ້າບໍ່ມີເຈົ້າພວກເຂົາເພາະວ່າ youtube ຢູ່ໃນເຫດຜົນຖ້າພັກຜ່ອນ. ພຣະອົງໄດ້ມັນສໍາລັບການບັນຊີລາຍການເກີນໄປເຮັດແນວໃດທ່ານ? ຂ້ອຍຄວນຈະຈ່າຍໃຫ້ຄົນໂງ່. sorry try english You can't have it or the video says he'll ruin that taste. If you don't have them because youtube is in the reason if a break. He does it for the list too do you? I should have paid the fool.
product-maker bastoshan Sep 10 2019 8 great
8 great
product-maker mayap Sep 09 2019 10 the best
10 the best thank you!
product-maker fruiz Sep 09 2019 10 the best
10 the best... Nothing left to say but thank you!
product-maker sgarveda03 Sep 09 2019 10 the best
10 the best - arc darkest all the way!!! thank you so much - its about time!!
product-maker doughaggard Aug 23 2019 10 the best
10 the best
product-maker k-edelsteine-02 Aug 22 2019 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker dmartelli Aug 22 2019 10 the best
The icons match so well, great work!!
product-maker russell45 Aug 22 2019 5 average
5 average
product-maker nboatwright Aug 22 2019 10 the best
I love them all... kind of like a mood ring! Thank you, you're highly talented!
product-maker sdmf Aug 22 2019 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker neroh Aug 21 2019 10 the best
10 the best nice thank you
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