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The Equinox GTK themes is a pack of (now) 5 beautiful themes created by Tiheum (who's also the Faenza icons author). Check out our previous posts about the Equinox GTK themes: here and here.

An update to the Equinox PPA brings 3 new great looking themes: Equinox Evolution Dawn, Dusk and Midnight (which complete the Equinox Evolution series along with the regular Equinox Evolution and Equinox Evolution Light) as well as an updated Equinox GTK engine. The Equinox Evolution Midnight theme is experimental because "Gnome doesn't support dark themes well" says Tiheum.

Each GTK theme comes with a Metacity theme with either rounded or squared buttons.

The new Equinox Evolution themes:

Equinox Evolution Dawn
(Equinox Evolution Dawn)

Equinox Evolution Dusk
(Equinox Evolution Dusk)

Equinox Evolution Midnight
(Equinox Evolution Midnight)


Here are two more screenshots taken by Tiheum:

Equinox Evolution Dawn
(Equinox Evolution Dawn)

Equinox Evolution Dusk
(Equinox Evolution Dusk)

The themes support Nautilus Elementary breadcrumbs too, but not by default. If you want to enable the breadcrumbs for these themes, you'll have to edit the "gtkrc" file (in each Equinox Evolution theme folder the gtk-2.0 directory; you can find the themes in /usr/share/themes) and uncomment the following line (remove the "#" in front of it):
#include "apps/nautilus-elementary.rc"

If you don't want to do this manually, see the commands at the end of the post.



Install The Equinox Themes in Ubuntu


Add the Equinox PPA and install the latest Equinox Evolution Themes using the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-equinox equinox-theme

To also install the Equinox Ubuntu themes, use the following command:
sudo apt-get install equinox-ubuntu-theme

The themes can also be downloaded via Gnome Look: Equinox Evolution themes | Equinox Original themes (but these are no longer maintained)



How to enable Nautilus Elementary breadcrumbs for the Equinox Evolution themes


Like I've told you above, to enable Nautilus Elementary breadcrumbs (and other Nautilus Elementary tweaks) for the Equinox Evolution themes, you need to edit the "gtkrc" file inside the "/usr/share/themes/THEME NAME/gtk-2.0" folder, where "THEME NAME" is each Equinox Evolution theme folder.

To make it easy, I've set up a command for each of the Equinox Evolution theme you can use to enable Nautilus Elementary breadcrumbs (including for Equinox Evolution and Equinox Evolution Light) - only use this if you have installed Nautilus Elementary and have enabled the breadcrumbs in the options (Edit > Preferences, on the "Tweaks" tab, check the "Show like breadcrumbs" box):
sudo sed -i 's/\#include\ \"apps\/nautilus\-elementary\.rc\"/include\ \"apps\/nautilus\-elementary\.rc\"/g' '/usr/share/themes/Equinox Evolution/gtk-2.0/gtkrc'
sudo sed -i 's/\#include\ \"apps\/nautilus\-elementary\.rc\"/include\ \"apps\/nautilus\-elementary\.rc\"/g' '/usr/share/themes/Equinox Evolution Dawn/gtk-2.0/gtkrc'
sudo sed -i 's/\#include\ \"apps\/nautilus\-elementary\.rc\"/include\ \"apps\/nautilus\-elementary\.rc\"/g' '/usr/share/themes/Equinox Evolution Dusk/gtk-2.0/gtkrc'
sudo sed -i 's/\#include\ \"apps\/nautilus\-elementary\.rc\"/include\ \"apps\/nautilus\-elementary\.rc\"/g' '/usr/share/themes/Equinox Evolution Light/gtk-2.0/gtkrc'
sudo sed -i 's/\#include\ \"apps\/nautilus\-elementary\.rc\"/include\ \"apps\/nautilus\-elementary\.rc\"/g' '/usr/share/themes/Equinox Evolution Midnight/gtk-2.0/gtkrc'
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