gtk apps in xfce ubuntustudio

Art Slurry info at
Mon Sep 10 18:30:01 UTC 2012

On 09/10/2012 01:40 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> You had good luck :)
> I never have seen a dark seem for Linux, that was ok, for what DE ever.
> There always were drawbacks. Sometimes GTK apps suffer even from light
> themes, when running Xfce. IMO it's most important, that everything is
> visible, text and scroll bars shouldn't become invisible. If the
> combination you checked out should be ok, please share all settings.
> Regards,
> Ralf
I lost track of the workflow, I changed so much.  From various sites I:

installed 'atwaita' and attempted to replace the 
/usr/share/themes/atwaita/gtk-2.0 directory with the gtk-2.0 directory 
from the theme I wanted, which didn't work.

I found a theme that had directories for gnome-shell gtk-2.0 gtk-3.0, 
etc, called moonrise from -- I got errors indicating that 
it needed the equinox engine, so

I did sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-equinox

went to settings manager > appearance and selected Moonrise as the 
theme, began a new session
and everything works, gedit, nautilus...and all the default xfce apps

:~/.themes/Moonrise$ ls
gnome-shell  gtk-3.0      index.theme~  themePreview1.png
gtk-2.0      index.theme  metacity-1    unity

for thunderbird i chose add-on TT DeepDark 2.5.1, because it looked 
nicer, with less brighter objects, lines, etc.

In firefox, under colors, I selected 'use system settings' and unchecked 
to allow web sites to use their own.. Every now and then, a picture may 
not show up in the browser.. a minor inconvenience, i just go to the 
color settings and temporarily enable web sites to use their own colors.

so far, i've seen no missing text or buttons, scrollbars, etc., and more 
importantly for me, no unexpected bright windows appearing (eyes 
extremely sensitive to light).

I hope that accurately explains what I did... I was going a little sudo 
crazy there for an hour or so, and honestly have no idea why what I did 
worked... it doesn't work on any other theme that I've found so far

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