Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
December 9, 2011
File Size
474 KB


14,327 (5 today)
26 (who?)


Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.
ChocoLatte by cbowman57 ChocoLatte by cbowman57
A blast from my past. My first theme for gnome shell. Gtk developed with Sam Riggs for use on his Old Steampunk Theme. The Gtk is no longer compatible with later versions, if someone has the time, skill & inclination to bring it up-to-date I'm sure it would be appreciated.

A complete Gnome shell suite
Shell theme
Gtk theme
Metacity theme
Cinnamon theme

Credits to:
Sam Riggs

Created for, and on, Gnome 3.2 (am told it works on 3.4)

* 1/15/2012
Improved pane separator in Nautilus
Applied a fix to menubar selections that seems to affect some distros (thanks to tsujan)

* 1/14/2012
Fixed color problem with chat
Removed border in sub-menu

* 1/10/2012
More improvements on Cinnamon theme
Changed slider images in gtk2 & gtk3 (grynays [link]
Changed appearance of focused & active panel items
Added theme for extension

* 1/08/2012
5th Revision
Refreshed extension themes
Made some progress on the theme for Cinnamon
Gdm theme more consistent with desktop

* 1/06/2012
A few tweaks
Think I've managed to fix the Firefox text entry/dark theme problem in the gtk-2.0 without the need for Stylish
Added a theme for the Panel Docklet F extension [link]

* 1/04/2012
4th Revision
Reintroducing solid & semi-transparent panel (Solid is default)
Adjusted some shading, shadows & scaling
Altered the colors a little bit
Added primitive support for Cinnamon (Not sure yet how it's applied)
Added a gtk3 theme built on the Solidity engine (solidity-gtk.css.tar.gz)
Minor tweaks & changes
Magik font can be found here [link]

* 12/25/2011
3d Revision
Just some fine tuning

* 12/18/2011
2d Revision
Changed sliders (thanks to Keith) [link]
Worked on run dialog
Worked on gdm.css
Improved look of combo boxes [link]
Consolidated gnome-shell.css (eliminated default & transparent)
Changed archive to .7z (had it .tar.7z in error)
Many subtle improvements
Video preview [link]

* 12/15/2011
1st Revision
Subtle touch ups
Converting colors to rgba values
Themes for 2 extensions

* 12/10/2011 v1.0
Changed archive to .tar.7z
Added credits & basic tidying up
Placed semi-transparent panel in /gnome-shell/transparent.css

*notes: It dawned on me that some of you might be curious about how the look is achieved so here is a link to my collection of extensions (& other things) some of which have been modified to suit my taste. [link]
Add a Comment:
BBOSAK2143 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Going to take a  look at it see what can be done. Not promising anything, but it caught my eye and am a fan of brown! Looks cool and would be nice to see it work with newer software 3.8 and 1.8. Soon as get anywhere with it will post back. Would drop it off to you as it was originally your idea! Have a bit of time these days as no employment seems to come my way!!! Just want to help when I can so others can enjoy their desktop as much as I do!!!
cbowman57 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Thanks Bob, I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

I'd been thinking about revisiting it when 3.10 comes out, but that's weeks away & is dependent on my time & inclination.  =)
Starbug Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooh, this showed up in my DevWatch as an updated version. Did you update something in it? *hopeful*
cbowman57 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
No, just moved it to my 'featured' because I saw parts of it revived, and was hoping somebody might want to adopt it.

Sorry for the false hope.  =)
Starbug Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, no problem. :D I hope somebody does take it and do something with it. I'd love to see what kind of spinoffs result.
cbowman57 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Me too.
mmesantos1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Stunning work Charles. ;-)
cbowman57 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
The good old days. =D

Thanks Marc.
mmesantos1 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yes indeed, your very welcome Charles. :-)
pissnaround Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
looks nice Charles. Hopefully someone can update it. don't you just love it when you spend time on a theme and things change to the point they no longer work? It's why I just do walls for the most part. :)
Add a Comment: