ProwlerXF EX gtk 3.22 - 3.24 XFWM theme pack Mod

XFCE/XFWM4 Themes

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1078759/

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----------UPDATE----------
If you read the comments below, you will see that 2ww2 pointed out some contrast issues.
I have been continuing to work on Contrast issues. I took a short break from Pling and in my down time, have made further changes to this theme to adjust light on dark contrasts.

--UPDATE--
I am not a Professional that works for Canonical or anything. I am a mechanic that switched to Linux in still (barely) under a year ago (as of Dec 8 2019).
I am learning. But sometimes, I learn how dumb I can be. I have figured out a nominal way of more or less framing in the gtkbox on most windows. The Downloadable file Now Reflects this so if you downloaded this for gnome prior to Dec8 2019, you do not have this update.
----UPDATE----I have recently discovered PCMan's "gtk-nocsd" product. You can read here:
https://github.com/PCMan/gtk3-nocsd
It is available in repositories and can be installed from terminal.
What This Does: It disables gtkClientSideDecoration on apps that use it, allowing the Window Manager to do its job.
Given the current trend and the news that XFCE 4.16 will fully switch to CSD (Becoming like Gnome 3) and will remove XFWM4 (No more XFCE Window manager which is why many of us switched to XFCE desktop in the first place) - It is very important to let the developers know whether you disagree with this decision. (I have done so- Loudly.)
https://mail.xfce.org/pipermail/xfce/2019-October/036684.html
https://mail.xfce.org/pipermail/xfce/2019-October/036689.html
Currently, the developers do not seem to be listening. Rather, they feel they should explain to us, the users, why what they want for us (and themselves) is what we should want, too.
If you disagree with XFCE removing XFWM and replacing it with GNome 3 CSD, please use the links and Be Heard.
-----I have reformatted this theme to work with a desktop equipped with gtk-nocsd. This is available as a separate download package on this page.
If the -NOCSD Theme is applied to a desktop NOT equipped with gtk-nocsd, then the CSD apps WILL LOOK BROKEN. Please Be Sure to download and install the Correct File!-----
The updated ProwerEX theme, with icons and Cursor, are in the Zip file. The NOCSD version is included as a separate download.


vStyler created the Windowblinds theme Prowler over a decade ago and this was ported to gtk2 by JamesHardy88 and Technoshaun who both made many contributions to the over-all effect from back in prehistory, including a gno-menu theme, etc.
This is a gtk3.22/3.24 version that incorporates many of the elements of the original. I have modified the gtk2 theme and created this gtk3 version to more closely match vStylers Prowler theme for Windowblinds in some ways, and to make certain improvements in other ways that are better suited for Linux Desktops. EXtended life for an old theme.
Created a Gnome Shell theme for those of you using the Gnome Desktop.
(Previously) created an XFWM4 theme for the XFCE4 desktop. This will work for XFCE 4.12 and 4.14. This is slightly modified for smoother lines.
Included are some mangled wallpapers, the Prowler X11 Cursor by J. Aroch and Ported by Gyrnays and Kuduk.
The Prowler theme never included its own icons. I am including the GT3 EX Icons with this as a pack, since those icons really seem to match this desktop theme pretty well. I have added more icons to the scalable folder and corrected some erroneously included icons that I had left in the previous upload (Also updated on the download page for just the GT3 EX icons).

https://www.wincustomize.com/users/1636296/vStyler
https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1078759/

NOTE: If you see this for the first time and want it, but use Mint Cinnamon desktop or you use Mate Desktop, you can still use this pack. It includes the Metacity-1 theme. I have not created a Cinnamon Desktop for this theme at this time. Maybe...

To Install:
Extract the downloaded .ZIP file into your ~/downloads folder.
Extract GT3EXIcons.tar.gz to your ~/.icons folder. You can then select it from your settings.
Extract Prowler.Tar.gz to your ~/.icons folder. You can then select it from your Mouse/Cursor themes settings.
Extract ProwlerEX to your /usr/share/themes folder with Root Permissions (Or, you can extract it to ~/.theme folder). You can then select it from your Theme Appearance Settings.
ZorinConnect Folder merely contains Prowler themed Android Phone Wallpapers.

I hope you enjoy. If not, I guarantee your full money back.

Please let me know about errors or bugs so I can fix 'em.
Aravisian@protonmail.com
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Adjust Text Colors 2 months ago

Adjusted text colors to solve issue where some text would be too light on a light background

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2ww2

1 month ago

7 7 good

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2ww2

1 month ago

I like this one, it is something between light and dark theme- something that is very hard to find for xfwm. But there is not enough contrast between light gray backgrounds and white fonts- I think this is something against good design practices. There also other imperfections, also contrast related stuff. Anyway, this could be really good with some changes/ fixes. Thanks.

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aravisian

1 month ago

2ww2, Let me see what I can do and come back with an update. As you said, "in between light and dark" makes contrast a bit tricky.

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2ww2

1 month ago

I will be checking your updates, thanks for your reply :)

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aravisian

1 month ago

2ww2, I have added an Updated Version to the Downloads which is simply ProwlerEX.tar.gz. Please check it out and let me know what you think. I am writing a longer update, above.

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2ww2

1 month ago

thanks for your update. I can confirm that is more readable by now. I find that #808080 color not the most pleasant to my eye, maybe you can tweak it a little bit if that is not against your design concept. Also, on chrome-stable (deb package), all menu elements are displayed with black font and they get highlighted black on hover. Other that that, pretty cool theme. :)

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aravisian

1 month ago

Google Chrome Stable >deb Package: I cannot seem to replicate this issue. On the three dots Icon, using ProwlerEX, the menus highlight properly. Chrome does not have a Menu Bar (File, edit, etc...) but some extensions are available. I tried adding Proper Menubar Extension. It is white on gray bg and highlights properly.
I tried this on three separate machines with the same results. Without being able to replicate it, I am uncertain as to a fix. However, there comes to mind one possibility: I know that with Firefox, sometimes if the Browser is preinstalled or installed prior to the theme, it will not pick up all the elements. I installed Chrome after the theme was installed in order to run these tests. Uninstalling and re-installing resolves. Do not Fully Uninstall (rm rf) just a basic remove without purge (to keep presets and browser config) and then reinstall.
I cannot change the theme or add to the theme if it is showing as working correctly. Please update if this works or not.

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2ww2

1 month ago

ok, I reinstalled Chrome and everything is perfect now

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aravisian

1 month ago

Glad to know that you got it sorted out- though sad to know that is what it takes. That's my experience as well as others I have spoken with. Sometimes, presinstalled Chrome and Firefox do not want to play nicely with Client Side Decoration.
Do you change the line 51 in your gtk.css from #808080 to another color?

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2ww2

1 month ago

I tried some light gray and that looked pretty good to me. Thanks for pointing that line out, it is useful to know how to tweak themes.

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aravisian

1 month ago

I had tried out #c4c4c4, #c7c7c7, #c9c9c9.

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aravisian

1 month ago

Ok, #808080, yes, I did use it once in the background of Text View. It makes the Content view of the window. It is line 51 of the .css file in your /themes/ProwlerEX/gtk-3.0/ If you open that gtk.css file in your text editor and scroll down to line 51 or use ctrl+f and type in 808080 - You can change that value to any color you like. It is YOUR theme, after-all ;)
Normally, I would just make the change for you and I can if you like. But this is one value only, not a lot of changing and is one that you have complete control over so I wanted to give you the freedom of choosing the background color you like best under your own control, first.

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2ww2

1 month ago

thanks, exactly- if I now which line it is, I can change the value myself.

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aravisian

1 month ago

You mean Real Chrome. ;) let me look into that. Please keep in mind, I am just now approaching my One Year anniversary of using Linux. 8 mos ago, I never even heard of css. I am still quite novice and I make these themes to teach myself. So, I make mistakes... But I am learning.
Certain issues with both FireFox and Chrome, I have not yet figured out how to change. But maybe I can find this one quickly.
I don't recall using #808080 but then, seriously, I sling so many hex colors around doing this... Go from CopperDeck to Azenis to Prowler and I find I am rattling off hex colors in my sleep. Let me check on that, as well. If you can give about two days.

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2ww2

1 month ago

take it easier, this is not a payed service. Take a break if you need, or move to a different project for a while. You will keep progressing with your knowledge , you could later use it in some web development as well. I am on similar path, trying to learn new things (css, js) but it is not always easy.

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2ww2

1 month ago

and #808080 is one of the "main" colors, the one that is used for backgrounds in file manager etc (at least according to Gpick (a cool color picker app) this is the right hex number).

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2ww2

1 month ago

and #808080 is one of the "main" colors, the one that is used for backgrounds in file manager etc (at least according to Gpick (a cool color picker app) that

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sdmf

2 months ago

9 9 excellent

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aravisian

2 months ago

iceler and sdmf, thanks for the vote of confidence. :)

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iceler

2 months ago

10 10 the best

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Adjust Text Colors 2 months ago

Adjusted text colors to solve issue where some text would be too light on a light background

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