I Made a Custom Version of ZorinBlue-Dark Theme

Thanks to @Aravisian suggestions and tips in this topic I managed to create a custom version of ZorinBlue-Dark theme with the following features:

  • Icons are borrowed from ZorinBlue-Dark
  • GTK 3.0 CSS styling is borrowed from ZorinGrey-Dark theme but I made colors a bit brighter than the original theme.
  • The GNOME shell theme is borrowed from ZorinGrey-Dark theme but I made colors a bit brighter than the original theme.
  • The beautiful blue gradient color used in ZorinBlue-Light is used.

Here is the GitHub repository of my theme:

Here are the preview images of this custom theme:

Any comments and suggestions are welcome :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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That looks very well balanced in the colors, without the tinting others have mentioned experiencing.
Putting it on github also backs up the theme.

Why not give it a name? As you modify and customize it further, you can name it something new and make it your own.

Please remember that Zorin Marked products belong to the Zorin Name.

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Yeah, I forgot about the trademark. I'll fix it. Thanks!

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Should I replace all ZorinBlue-Dark names with my new name in index.theme?

[Desktop Entry]
Type=X-GNOME-Metatheme
Name=MyNewName
Comment=The dark desktop theme with blue highlights for Zorin OS - Customized by Meysam Parvizi
Encoding=UTF-8

[X-GNOME-Metatheme]
GtkTheme=ZorinBlue-Dark
MetacityTheme=ZorinBlue-Dark
IconTheme=ZorinBlue-Dark
CursorTheme=Adwaita
ButtonLayout=:minimize,maximize,close
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Very nice how can i install?

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Download and extract the latest version zip archive:

https://github.com/m3y54m/Balance-Blue-Dark/archive/refs/heads/master.zip

Then just make a .themes folder in your Home directory and copy Balance-Blue-Dark folder into it.

The final tree should look like this:

~/.themes/
└── Balance-Blue-Dark
    ├── gnome-shell
    ├── gtk-2.0
    ├── gtk-3.0
    ├── index.theme
    └── xfwm4
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Seems like many of us are doing custom themes these days. I did this one recently...
How To Give Your Machine The Star Labs Theme!
I've basically changed it so much, its like I've re-branded it a Star Labs computer. HEHE

I like your theme and I agree with what Aravisian said.

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The Zorin's original light theme is great but the dark version of it is too dark a bit depressing ! I just made it a bit brighter.
I tried to gather all the good features of different Zorin official themes in a single theme and make a balance between them. So I named my theme "Balance-Blue-Dark".

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Just like we need more cowbell, I think we could always use more Zorin Themes. Just makes the best slightly even better. Good Job! Who knows, maybe someday they can get put permanently into Zorin...

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Yep, that will keep everything working well.

I hope so.:expressionless:

Guys, guys... I got a fevah... And the only prescription is more cowbell.

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Well done!

*hits virtual cowbell with virtual drum stick

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Amazing Theme. Loved it. I did not like zorin OS 16 default dark theme