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ACID by sixsixfive ACID by sixsixfive
A dark, minimalistic & fast theme made for Xfce

Includes themes for:
  • GTK2
  • GTK3 (3.6, 3.8.4, 3.10.2)
  • Xfwm
  • Xfce Notify
  • A very simple Wallpaper pattern

Themes for other applications:

Howto install?

Extract the downloaded Archive to the themes folder(~./themes)

Note: there is a settings file(~/.themes/ACID/gtk2-settings) for a few gtk options!

Note: the gtk3 theme is fully unsupported due the always changing toolkit

Note: you can change the lime/green color to something else with the included script.


18 Feb 2014
- probably gtk 3.10 compatible
- gtk3 arrows still ugly cause not themeable (yes, gtk3 supports animations and all other useless stuff but not arrow theming :/ )
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Hey sixsixfive! Thanks for all the great work, I like this theme so much I ported it over to QtCurve. I started with your Base theme and worked my way back. I'm not a theme maker at all but I think its pretty close.
(gtk3 is a nightmare so I'm jumping ship over to Qt Based apps)
it works great in qtcurve's gtk2 engine so far.

let me know what you think!

QTCurve Theme -…
KDE Colors Theme -…
.gtkrc-2.0 File -…
nice, but too much green for my taste - i still hope for some qss support for kde 5
Lesik2008 Dec 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh crap, this theme is incredible. So incredibly beautiful.
One thing - I have this graphical glitch at the bottom of my windows. Do you think that's fixable?
And I love the SLiM theme.
ty very much 

>Do you think that's fixable? 

Well it's not a bug of the theme its a bug in X11 on some Distributons

you could try to modify the xfwm theme (eg: streching the borders to more than 1px)
Gyroneth93965 Dec 1, 2013
Can you try update the theme for GTK 3.10?
currently I'm trying to port simpliX (which is similar to ACID)  to 3.10, but they removed a lot of features which makes it impossible to create a good port - Maybe I can figure out how to port it, but since there is no real documentation and the possibility that it will break again in 3.12 it has a very low priority for me :(
I love this theme, it looks great. Thanks!

I'm running Debian Wheezy 64-bit. On your screenshots I see a green bar below the titlebar on every window but I don't see that. Do you have any idea how I can get that too?

Thanks again!
It depends on your Desktop environment currently the the following Widgets are themed: All Windows with aMenubar, Most Xfce Dialogs(settings etc.) and Dialog/Message windows

so it could be one of the following:

* you miss one of the needed theme engines(su -c "apt-get install gtk2-engines gtk2-engines-pixbuf" ,should fix this)
 * you use another Desktop Environment(eg. GNOME, MATE or LXDE) - well it's an Xfce theme :)
Cool! Installing gtk2-engines-pixbuf fixed it :D.

Just installed this and it looks great except for the fact that the windows don't have a bottom border any idea how to fix that?
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