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Elementary Milk *updated* - Minimal Elementary Gtk by rhoconlinux Elementary Milk *updated* - Minimal Elementary Gtk by rhoconlinux
Hi guys,

What I bring today is another mod of the Elementary OS gtk theme.
It is called Milk just because it is mainly based on a minimal whitish (but not violently white) palette, combined with some light grays. The idea was to get a "flatter" "lighter" "brighter" theme. Maintaining all the details and cared work of the original theme.

Fix: pantheon-files selected folder description, now visible with brighter style and sharper font
Fix: now with new built-in window border, an elementary style lighter alternative
Fix: wingpanel item selection, now it's cooler ^_^
Added: New dark-mode triggered by some apps (foto, geye, terminal, etc)
And a couple of other small details.

You still are able to download the first version from here: [link]

Beside the palette, some of it's features are:
· gtk2 match (pain in the ass)
· wingpanel matching
· custom shadows

The window border is "Elementary Perfecto" in its "mac" flavour... you can download it from here [link]

Really hope you like it : )

How to install
1) Download and Unzip the file
2) copy it into /usr/share/themes will need sudo permissions to do that.
3) apply the stuff copying into a terminal this line:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'elementary_milk'
3a) revert changes entering
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'elementary'


ps. Icons are still work in progress... sorry, I had to deliver a report on my job jeje... : P
ps2. Y si tienen tiempo, pásense por acá, molto geek jeje:! [link]
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jalovcan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Hey, nice theme, can I ask you which awn theme is on the screenshot?
Thanks :-)
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
hey! sorry it's something I made that passed away at some moment : P
Or: I don't know where it is! ja. I think is a mod of this:…
cassock Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
I would love you if you made a dark version of this theme.
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
jaja ok! I'll try for Isis! : )
dreamnymph Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
how can i install window decoration on my Ubuntu Studio 13.10? (XFCE) is it possible?
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Hello ~dreamnymph , I think by pasting the uncompressed folder in /usr/share/themes/ would work. Sadly I'm not quite sure that it will performance properly (or be able to be used at all) cause the decoration was meant for gala (mutter, gnome) so, since that xfce uses a different window decorator engine... I won't give you much hope, but you can try! :)
dreamnymph Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for reply :) but doesn't work window decoration on XFCE :(
Which font use in this screenshot?
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
YEah, I imagined that. :(
Sorry! : P

The font is overlock...

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface font-name 'overlock 11'
where the font is "overlock" and the size is "11".
kandazk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
hola soy nuevo en esto de linux y mas en esta distro que nunca habia pregunta es que necesito instalar y como lo ago....nunca he cambiado temas en linux....ayuda porfa gracias
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
hola! asumo que usás elementary no?
si es así, todo lo que tenés que hacer es:
1) Descargar el archivo zip desde esta página (a la derecha está el botón)
2) descomprimir el zip.
3) cortar la carpeta que se descomprimió.
4) abrir una terminal (botón de aplicaciones en la barra superior - categoría accesorios).
Una vez en la terminal, tipea este comando:
sudo pantheon-files

Ojo, con esto es modo super-usuario, podés romper tu sistema si tocás cosas que no te diga. Así que seguí la guia cuidadosamente.

5) desde el navegador de archivos con super-usuario, ir a /usr/share/themes (comenzando desde "/", o sea desde el root filesystem, o sea que no podés  subir más un nivel para "arriba"... de nuevo, ojo. Estas son todas carpetas de sistema, si hacés cagada tu linux no arranca más)

6) pegar la carpeta descomprimida en /usr/share/themes

7) ejecutar este comando en una terminal (click derecho, pegar, luego de copiar esto)

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'elementary_milk'

Saludos! : )
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