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Gray Revenge - 1.7 by alecive Gray Revenge - 1.7 by alecive

Because every detail matters.

GrayRevenge is a complete suite for GNOME 3.4. It comes with GTK2, GTK3, Metacity, Unity, Gnome-shell, Cinnamon, Xfwm themes. Slick, fast, and elegant.

WARNING: this theme works for GNOME3.4 / Ubuntu 12.04 users, but it will not work for previous versions of GNOME or Ubuntu.

All the credits to minteastwood [link] for XFWM theme. Thanks to satya164 [link] and its Orion theme for made me able to understand new GNOME 3.4 theming and release this suite.


Please consider a small donation (1$ goes a long way) via PayPal to ""



Font in the preview: Alte Haas Grotesk

Gnome-shell font: Aller


Installation instructions and more informations are provided in the README pdf file.


UPDATE 09-05-12:
  • Fixed another bug in XFCE panel theming (thanks to minteastwood and mattux!)

  • Solved a bug in gnome fallback session (with effects) (thanks to Shrijit Nair!)

UPDATE 08-05-12:
  • Added XFCE panel theming (thanks to minteastwood!)

UPDATE 05-05-12:
  • Porting to GNOME 3.4

  • Added Unity, Gnome-shell, Xfwm, Cinnamon themes

  • Modified Metacity theme

UPDATE 01-03-11:
  • Added two new Metacity themes with a redish close button (one with title text displayed, the other without the text), as you can see in screenshot

  • Updated README pdf file

  • Exploited the new 1.9 Version of AwOken icon theme to find the best color to match Gray Revenge theme: gnome-panel icons and AWN icons are the clear version, but other icons are AwOken icons colored with the combination 55/50/50

  • Added Gnome-Terminal theme to get the same terminal as in first screenshot

  • Solved bug in 1280x800 background (it didn't have gaussian blur in the panel)

UPDATE 13-02-11:
  • Added background for 1920x1200 screens (.png and .xcf format)

  • Corrected bug in conky calendar python script related to the month of February

UPDATE 05-02-11:
  • Added backgrounds for 1280x1024, 1440x900, and 1600x900 screens (.png and .xcf format)

UPDATE 25-01-11:
  • Added backgrounds for 1024x600, 1280x800, and 1920x1080 screens (.png and .xcf format)


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alecive Nov 12, 2012   Interface Designer
Did you install pixmap engine?
Thanks for the response. It doesn't look like pixmap is in the repo anymore (Linux Mint).
alecive Nov 13, 2012   Interface Designer
But on what version of gnome are you?
I'm using the Cinnamon desktop environment (Mint), which I believe is a fork of Gnome 3 ...
I'm no expert when it comes to themes, but isn't this happening because there is no gtk-2.0/Styles/Tabs folder in the theme?

Basically, it looks like those images are missing in the download?
alecive Nov 14, 2012   Interface Designer
Yes. But the problem is that in the new version there isn't the need for this folder since I should have dropped its dependence.

What version of GrayRevenge are you using?
I re-downloaded and re-installed the version on this page. Same problem still.
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Awesome theme. About the best I was able to find. Still don't like the small differences between gtk2 and gtk3 apps' looks, but at least everything looks similar and aesthetically satisfying. Haven't had that feeling since Equinox Evolution became useless because of gtk3 release.

GTK+ 3.6 seems to have another theme format or something. Button and menu backgrounds are mess after the update.
alecive Oct 31, 2012   Interface Designer
Yes I'd have to to the porting. But unfortunately for the lack of spare time I have to wait until I will release the new version of AwOken icon them and the gtk 3.6 porting of ANewStart theme. So, probably, I will get a new version of GrayRevenge only with the next 3.8 release of gnome.

I'm very sorry but due to the lack of time I cannot be up-to-date with the mess that gnome is doing in this period :(
Ubuntu 12.20, XFCE 4.10, the window decorations are having this issue:
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