Regrettably, I have made the decision to cease making any themes Specifically for Gnome. This includes Gnome Shell themes. I will leave what is currently uploaded up. However, there will be no more theming done for the Gnome Desktop Environment forward from 11 Feb 2020. I will not be updating uploaded Gnome-shell themes from this date forward.
The CSD standard of Gnome makes theming Gnome- In This Style- exceptionally difficult and sloppy. I attempted to make a stand against it by creating Gnome Themes that clearly resist the Gnome Vision. But resist is all they can do. Many flat or multicolored themes work well in Gnome. However for themes that use imagery, depth, and skeuomorphism, Gnome just will not work out.
Gnome wanted to ensure they could protect their brand image- they have succeeded.
Update: Correct misplaced Icons in 256 folder.
Swarfendor of the ZorinGroup Forum asked if I could make a Motorcycle theme. Originally, I started out with the base being of Vintage Indian and Harley. The icon set I made for it had Leather Saddlebags and dashbags for folders and so on. I named it "Born To Ride." But he later clarified he meant more like 'crotchrocket.'
Back to the drawing board- I started over from scratch.
This is the disaster that I came up with. This time around, however, I decided to go less literal with the imagery and tried to make things that remind you, rather then directly show you.
I made the buttons to look like grips or pedals in some areas. They look like bike Chain Links in others. I opted to Go Darker, as well.
The titlebuttons Glow Blue- but all inactive windows go dark gray or "Close their eyes" which is a standard with me. Because I suffer from BSC, like that.
I wanted to make the header bar /titlebar, both for the XFWM4 and for the GTK Apps seem almost as a separate piece from the rest. This has its downsides... It works perfectly in XFCE but in Gnome, the background tends to blend in some areas. For this reason, I added a 1 pixel border in the gtk.css portion. The XFWM4 lacks this.
I made the questionable decision of using Red mixed in with dark back, blue, some very light patches... Not sure about it even now. Feedback welcome.
Wallpapers- Icon is my design based off the imagery of Craig Rodsmiths front wheel drive contraption motorcycle of genius design.
The leather style background wallpaper is not made by me- I do not know who made it- it is stock.
You will notice they are named "Born To Ride" still...
Once upon a time, I asked R0ck-n-R0lla1 Razorsedge for permission to use his Prometheus Icon set. He said, "Sure." Then I never did use it for anything.
For this set, I created the majority of icons, however, when it came to the folders, I began running out of ideas. I ended up using the Frame of the Promethus Dock icons to create "folders", which you can plainly see, even if I created a "lid" for the folders and Put different imagery to most of them. Razer deserves credit for the artwork.
Please be sure to look over his incredible artwork and design. Very talented.
You MAY notice the mathematical equation on the icons for Accessories-Calculator and LibreOffice Calc and so on. For the curious, that equation is the -Lorentz Factor.-
Fix for icon text being offset on desktop on XFCE4 in some cases:
In terminal, please run:
xfconf-query -c xfce4-desktop -p /desktop-icons/center-text -n -t bool -s false
Please Note: Apps menu is my own Modification of Whiskermenu and it is not included with theme. Currently, it pretty much only works on my machine because it is being held up with strings and duck tape by Python Script.
Yes, it really is called duck tape. The inventor pointed out that water rolls off it like a ducks back.
Extract contents of download to your Download Folder.
Enter the Torque-Theme folder.
Extract the Torque.Tar.gz to /usr/share/themes (Or to ~/.themes)
Extract torque-Icons.tar.gz to /usr/share/icons (Or to ~ /.icons)
Apply with your settings/appearance manager.
For XFCE, apply Window Border with your Window-Manager GUI.
Gnome users can use Gnome Tweak Tool
sudo apt-get install gnome-tweaks