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Zukitwo by lassekongo83 Zukitwo by lassekongo83
Important note: This theme is designed for Gnome 3.12. May or may not work with other versions of Gnome-shell and GTK.

Get the absolute latest version from github:…

Old versions can be found here:
Click: Browse code > View revision > download tarball.


The included INSTALL file have all the installation instructions.

- GTK2 engine Murrine or later.
- GTK2 pixbuf engine or the gtk(2)-engines package.

Fedora/RedHat distros:
yum install gtk-murrine-engine gtk2-engines

Ubuntu/Mint/Debian distros:
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf

pacman -S gtk-engine-murrine gtk-engines

Search for the engines in your distribution's repository or install the engines from source.


Font: Droid Sans
Icons: Faenza-Dark

License: GPL

Known bugs:

- The IDE software Eclipse/Aptana may have some strange color bugs. If you know of any fixes, please let me know.



- GTK3: Fixed CSD fallback menu button.
- GTK3: Fixed some other bugs and made some minor improvements.

- GTK3: Fixed progressbar through.
- Assets: Better focused button border.

- GTK3: Some minor bugfixes.

- GTK3: Added support for unity client side decoration. (This package is still only for GTK 3.12 though. Ubuntu 14.04 uses GTK 3.10.)
- GTK3: Improved progressbars a bit.
- GTK3: Added the metacity buttons to the client side decorations.

- Updated to work with Gnome 3.12.
Note: Don't upgrade if you're still using an earlier version of Gnome.
You can grab earlier versions here:

- Added an index.theme file.
- GTK3: Sidebar hover effect added in Nautilus/Nemo.
- GTK3/2: Various tweaks.
- Shell: Removed the arrow on the app-menu (and other stuff) to make it look like it did before 3.10.

- GTK2: Thunar style added.
- GTK3: Fixed border below active tabs.

- GTK3: Better column headers. Nemo fixes. Fixed fine-tune scrollbar.
- GTK2: Removed unused assets for outdated apps.

- GTK3/Shell: A couple of fixes.

- GTK3: Updated to work with Gnome 3.10. The theme will break in earlier versions of Gnome-shell. Grab earlier versions here:
- Shell theme: Revamped (Again!). :-P

- GTK3: Client Side Decoration CSS added. (For wayland.)
- GTK3: Support .rubberband in .content-view plus some more fixes.
- Mutter/Metacity: Fixed left aligned buttons and removed unused assets.

- Mutter theme: Fixed a lot of stuff.
- Legacy metacity theme: New everything.
- GTK3: Improved scale troughs.

- Mutter/Metacity: Previous release used the Zukiwi borders, this has now been fixed.
- Shell theme: New scrollbars and checkbuttons.

- ALL: Updated to work with Gnome 3.8. If you use Ubuntu GNOME 13.04 (or 12.10) I would not recommend an upgrade. It should work, but there may be some issues with the gnome-shell theme because 13.04 will use Gnome 3.6 components.
- ALL: New borders, switches, sliders, progressbars etc. New look for menus and stuff in the gnome-shell theme.

- GTK3/Mutter: Some minor bug fixes.

- GTK3: Some bug fixes and some changes to the treeview list.
- GTK3: Nemo style added.
- GTK2: Fixes for xfce-panel. (May behave a bit inconsistent with some applets.)
- XFWM4: Left and right border now 2px in size because of a xorg or driver bug that made them invisible.

- GTK3: New switch buttons. Active focus border added. Better tabs and column headers. Some other minor fixes.

- Shell theme: Some fixes and default font changed from Liberation to Droid. (Make sure to include ttf-droid to the depends if you're maintaining a package of this.)
- GTK3/GTK2: Separators added to menus.
- GTK3: Improved button borders.
- GTK3: Some other minor fixes and tweaks.

- Unity: Changed the panel color to match the rest of the theme, plus added the new buttons.
- GTK3: Osd support added.
- GTK3: Several fixes and some minor changes.

- GTK3: Some minor improvements and bug fixes.
- Shell theme: Switch buttons now visible again.
- XFWM4: Updated the theme to the new look. (If you don't have any left or right borders see:… )

- GTK3/GTK2/Metacity: Some bug fixes.
- GTK3: Some minor improvements to linked buttons and entrys.

- GTK3/Shell: Updated to work with Gnome (GTK+) 3.6. Will break in any earlier or later versions of Gnome.
- Shell theme: Changed the previous look on buttons and borders etc. Made the panel a bit darker.
- Mutter: New buttons taken from my previous Zukiwi theme.

Note: Because Gnome 3.6 is the worst release of Gnome so far - this theme no longer contains Zukitwo-Dark. I had no motivation to maintain it any longer. There are also plenty of old and new bugs plus regressions.

This theme also no longer requires the Unico GTK3 engine.

Previous changelog became too long. It's now purged.

- First release.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-06-14
Zukitwo by ~lassekongo83 As suggester said - "This design is the most advanced for GNOME right now." Indeed, very professionally made theme suite which includes GTK2, GTK3 and GNOME Shell themes. ( Suggested by Anarchtic and Featured by Alexander-GG )
xX-Deminu-Xx Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks incredible, will definitely give it a shot ;) I especially like how you've gone with the Mac-esque clean/light look while at the same time maintaining originality. Great job!
detly Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
In Ubuntu 14.04 (under Gnome Shell/GTK3 3.10 and Unity 7.2.2), background tabs in Nautilus and other applications appear to be black. I realise this is for Gnome 3.12, but the Launchpad page listing older versions has no download for 3.10, and there's no PPA for Gnome 3.12 that actually works. Is a bug in the theme, or an incompatibility? Is it possible to find a version of the theme for 3.10?
lassekongo83 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014… click download tarball.
detly Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I added the Gnome 3.12 PPA, and carefully upgraded the packages that could be upgraded. It looks like it is an incompatibility, because the problem is gone now. Thanks for the great theme :)
behmn Featured By Owner Edited Jul 14, 2014
Really awesome theme. Thank you. I am glad that XFCE becomes available for users who are aware of art.
I found a little bug in the theme though. The systray is has a light background while the whole panel is dark.
Could you fix that, please?

I tried it myself, but I can't find a way...

Check it out here:…
eonghk Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
I'm using Gnome 3.12 and I tried your theme. Is there a window theme working with the GTK theme? I want the beautiful icons at the right top corner.  :)
here is a screenshot.…
ThaFitoS Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Those new tabs look AWESOME.
sinecarne Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
is the metacity theme different for focused and unfocused windows? titlebars seem to be darker on unfocused windows, which doesn't fit
sinecarne Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
as you can see here:…
gnome-mplayer is focused, geany and file manager aren't - those unfocused windows have a darker background. it doesn't seem intended.
hamishpaulwilson Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
I would appreciate it if the menu bars (File, Edit, etc) would be made the same pixel size in both the GTK2 and GTK3 versions. I had this with my last theme until I was forced to switch thanks to GTK 3.12, and since I am using Xfce I switch between applications using both versions a lot.
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