Carapace Ardent Original

Gnome Shell Themes bright colorful minimalism

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/HackaN/Carapace-Ardent

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Description:

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Note: Since Gnome Shell 3.32 some things have changed.

Latest version (2.3) is for Gnome Shell 3.32 and you must use a panel transparency extension with this version.
Look below for my suggestion on useful extensions

! If you have an earlier version of Gnome Shell you should use version 2.2
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Carapace Ardent is a bright and spacious theme with some candy for the eyes. It is a bright version of my previous theme, Carapace.
The panel is dynamic, when it switches between transparent and solid the colors of text and icons changes too. Just like Carapace, Carapace Ardent is using the font Lato.

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If you don't yet have Lato search for "ttf-google-fonts-typewolf" in your package manager or go to: typewolf.com/google-fonts ... Or just get it here.
-- If you download it then extract the archive in: ~/.local/share/fonts


I have kept the overview dark which creates a nice contrast from the rest of the desktop.

The hover and focus -colors are the same as in Carapace: Blue for hover, Green for focus, Yellow for attention and Red for critical attention.

Note: There are two variants available. One with the Slim Dock, which Carapace has had from the start, and a new Pantheon-ish Dock.
- Screenshot


::: Installation :::

Method 1)
- Extract Carapace-Ardent in ~/.themes or ~/.local/share/themes
- Start/restart Gnome Tweak Tool and pick the theme

Method 2)
- Open the arcive straight from Tweak Tool. It'll do the work for you.


::: Required Extensions :::

- User themes
- Dash to Dock


::: Useful Extensions :::

- Dynamic Panel Transparency
-- Because transparent panel is awesome (only required with version > 2.3)

- OpenWeather
-- Because while the Gnome weather-program is cool, your location might not be there.

- Mconnect
-- Any KDE Connect user needs this :-D

- Custom Corner
-- Creates more freedom

- Blyr
-- Adds blurred background for the Overview


::: NOT Recommended Extensions :::

- Carapace (version 2.2) has a built-in responsive panel. So an panel-altering extension is not needed, and for the full experience not recommended whatsoever.


::: Other than that :::

- Have fun and rate it up if you like my work... Or Pling me... Or buy me a cup of coffee: paypal.me/hackan301
:-D


Cheers!
Last changelog:

| 2019.04.14 | 7 months ago

Some bug fixes with Gnome Shell 3.32
* Time/Date/Clock
* Close buttons in Overview
* You will have to use a Panel Transparency Extension (look above at my suggested extensions) with this version due to changes in Gnome Shell.

At the moment the Panel Transparency Extension doesn't change text and icon colors when switching between transparency, so I have solved that by giving the panel items wing-bars.

Hope you enjoy this update

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aleskva

8 months ago

3 Blue clock font with blue onhover background? Just stupid. Also these colours should be screened here as well. Why is it even in the minimalistic category?

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hackan301

7 months ago

Issue is fixed now

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hackan301

8 months ago

Take it easy. What clock are you referring to? Can you share a screenshot?

For the record I categorized this as minimalistic due to that the design is meant to get the desktop out of the user's way. If you have opinions on how the theme can improve its minimalism you are more than welcome to write down your suggestions/wishes. Just put on a more constructive tone.

Cheers

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Irok

1 year ago

Love the theme, thanks for the effort, awesome work, I just need to change the top bar and menus to white to fit with my modify applications theme but I have no clue how do it.

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hackan301

1 year ago

Do you mean the top-bar when the program-window is unmaximized or maximized?

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agwcloud23

1 year ago

I love this theme. I have been looking for a professional yet colorful white shell theme to match Adwaita for so long. I have finally found this great theme! Thank you for your awesome work!

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hackan301

1 year ago

:-D Thank you so much for that kind comment :-)

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| 2019.04.14 | 7 months ago

Some bug fixes with Gnome Shell 3.32
* Time/Date/Clock
* Close buttons in Overview
* You will have to use a Panel Transparency Extension (look above at my suggested extensions) with this version due to changes in Gnome Shell.

At the moment the Panel Transparency Extension doesn't change text and icon colors when switching between transparency, so I have solved that by giving the panel items wing-bars.

Hope you enjoy this update

| 2018.11.22 | 1 year ago

* Fixed wrong color on text in Overview
* Ajusted the wallpaper-edge

| 2018.11.20 | 1 year ago

* Fixed a bug in search-results which made it impossible to autoscroll results while using arrow-keys. Using keys somehow feels more natural so this is a pretty nice bug-fix :-)

| 2018.11.19 ] 1 year ago

Plenty of good stuff in this update :-D

* I have remade the dock and given it a border and a shadow
* Task Switcher has gotten a makeover as well. It is now folling the style I made for Carapace Graphite witch a kind of flash/spot -light indicating marked program.
* I have adjusted paddings and spacings in the Overview
* The activities button (gnome foot) is new. A bit larger and with a better shadow.
* Tweaked shades of panel and menus as well as fixed a little bug in the button-shadows in the panel.
... I think that is about it...
* Oh yeah - I have updated the calendar also :-D

| 2018.11.12 | 1 year ago

*worked on Overview
* Fixed progam titles in the dock. They were dark, now they are bright again :-)
* Worked on Task Switcher
* Did some tuning of borders in the panel

| 2018.11.10 | 1 year ago

Pretty excited about this update. Been working on the following:
* shades
* Overview
* Totally remade the dock. It also now has new types of indicators for running programs - The more windows the wider the indicator gets.
I personally think it's sexy as hell :-D
* Also, renamed the theme variants so you can easily switch between the variants you install

| 2018.11.09 | 1 year ago

* Optimized code
* Tweaked some shades and font-sizes
* Removed the border in the Overview (because it created weird gaps in the corners)
* Trying out a more Pantheon-style look for the dock

Will continue polishing so make sure to check back for future updates :-)

Enjoy!

| 03.10.2018 (c) | 1 year ago

Yet another update... It is apparently update-frenzy-day today, haha :-D But now I am done for today - Swear :-)

* Fixed the volume and brightness -sliders in the system menu.

Also included from previous updates today:

* Adjusted font weights and sizes
* Gave Overview a slightly rounded radius
* Replaced some graphical elements for retina displays

| 03.10.2018 (b) | 1 year ago

A quick correction of previous update: Adjusted the color of the Gnome Foot in solid panel mode.

The rest is the same as previous update:
* Adjusted font sizes and weights
* Changed some graphics for retina displays
* Given the overview a slight curved radius

Enjoy!

| 03.10.2018 | 1 year ago

* Adjusted font sizes and weights
* Updated some graphics for retina displays
* Overview has a slightly rounded radius

| 12.06.2018 | 1 year ago

- Carapace Ardent is now using Lato as the first choice of font

| 2018.03.10 | 1 year ago

* Added a bar for the Dash-indicators

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product-maker aleskva Mar 18 2019 3 bad
Blue clock font with blue onhover background? Just stupid. Also these colours should be screened here as well. Why is it even in the minimalistic category?
product-maker atellezf Jan 14 2019 9 excellent
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product-maker livez Oct 03 2018 9 excellent
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