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A New Start - 1.3 by alecive A New Start - 1.3 by alecive

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ANewStart suite is a slick, clear theme for GNOME desktop environment.
It's designed to work under Gnome-Shell, Gnome-Fallback and Unity. For Unity and Gnome-Fallback mode, please read the README file inside the pack.

This themes comes also with: AWN Theme, CoverGloobus Theme, Conky files, Firefox Startpage (a modified version of startpage by =Folter-x),Gnome-panel (and AWN) background images. Unfortunately, since 1.3 version these themes are not fully supported, since for compatibility reasons with GNOME3 they became quite useless or unusable.

Other informations:


  • GTK3 -> Unico GTK3 engine version 1.0.1 or later (only if you're using Gnome 3 or GTK3 applications).

  • GTK2 -> Murrine GTK2 engine or later


Version 1.3 (09-12-11)

  • Added GTK3 and Gnome-Shell Theme

  • Added Unity support; there is also a "Unity tweak" folder with images you can use to beautify your Unity experience (simple instructions are in the README pdf file).

  • Revision of the Metacity theme (no rounded corner in fullscreen mode, edges removal in full-screen mode, revision of minor stuff)

  • Revision of the GTK2 theme (now it's slick and more integrated with the overall look&feel)

  • All old files and customizations (AWN, CoverGloobus, Conky, etc) are now in "OLD" folder

Version 1.2 (13-03-11)

  • Added installation script to easily install and configure conky files, fonts and GTK theme

  • Added coverGloobus theme (a porting from Samurize theme by bernardinho)

  • Refresh of the GTK theme, now more clear and with a lot of improvements!

  • Updated Conky files: conky no more use hidden launchers, but adesk script by ADcomp, so simply clicking in one of those three windows, will popup another window with further informations (weather forecast, cpu load, to-do list), that automatically fades out in 10 seconds)

  • Updated README file with all the necessary to install this theme

  • Added "Font" folder to provide all fonts required for this theme

  • Updated AWN Theme

Version 1.1

  • Uploaded AWN Theme with different background images to meet all resolutions

  • GTK Theme: solved the issue with dropdown menu (as in the top-right part of nautilus window) - thanks to viniciuszeratul!

  • Panel background images: added 2560, 1920, 1366 panel background images

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Given 2011-07-09
A New Start - 1.2 by ~alecive This pack is full of nice stuff for your desktop GTK2, AWN, CoverGloobus and conky themes. ( Featured by Alexander-GG )
luodawangzl Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  New member Student Filmographer
wow i like it
boswelja Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
is there a dark version??
alecive Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013   Interface Designer
No, I'm sorry. Moreover, this theme is not updated for the newest versions of gnome. Maybe I will, in future, but unfortunately now I don't have enough time :(
nicolasboisvert Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Hi, your theme is pretty awesome ! But i have some issues regarding the theme. I'm using Fedora 18, I installed all the extracted package into ~/.themes and used gnome-tweak-tool to set them. But only the Shell theme and the GTK theme works, the windows manager isn't changing, and if I restart by entering "r" in alt-F2, the shell restart but the window manager reset to "Simple" which is pretty ugly. I read the README but it didn't help me ... So if you could do anything, i'll be thankful!
alecive Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   Interface Designer
Hello. As I said in my last journal entry, I dropped development (and support) for any gtk/wm theme I created, since gnome developers are messing around with latest releases and I don't have neither enough time nor the enough willingness to stay up-to-date with their playground and completely redesign my theme from scratch since their API broke the old one. I will start again in the moment in which gnome theming API will be more stable (hopefully, with 3.10 release in next september we will see something good :) ).

Regarding your issue, ANewStart is released for gnome 3.4, so it doesn't fit the recent gnome 3.8 that ships with fedora 18. Not only the wm, but also the gtk theme itself doesn't behave like I planned it to! I'm thankful for your appreciation regarding the theme, but unfortunately I cannot help any more. And it's not my fault! :(
tetocareto Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
alecive Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013   Interface Designer
tetocareto Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
alecive Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013   Interface Designer
chanbalamb Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
gracias :)
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