Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.

MediterraneanNight is a pack of 3 darkish GTK3 themes based on Gnome Cupertino available for both GTK3.4 (Ubuntu 12.04) and GTK3.6 (Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04) as well as for Xfce.

The beautiful theme pack has been updated yesterday, getting some interesting changes, but only for the GTK3.6 version:
  • new switches,
  • more rounded buttons,
  • improved Rhythmbox sidebar color,
  • Nautilus 3.6 changes: pathbar better spacing, improved icons sidebar color, changed the style of tabs (better readability),
  • many fixes and details like fixed OSD widget, checkbox and radiobutton symbols in menus, fixed Synaptic GTK3 toolbar and more.

Below you can see a few screenshots featuring the latest MediterraneanNight, MediterraneanDark and MediterraneanLight for GTK 3.6:

MediterraneanNight GTK3.6 theme

MediterraneanNight widget factory


MediterraneanDark widget factory

MediterraneanLight gtk3 theme

As you've can see in the screenshots above, Nautilus 3.6 uses a different toolbar with smaller buttons and rounded pathbar (like Gnome Cupertino), but you can get the old style back using the configuration script I've packed with the theme, which you can use to customize any of the three Mediterranean themes. To do this, simply run:
sudo mediterranean-config
Then select the theme you want to customize, and when you reach the "Select style for Nautilus" step, select "3" which is "Nautilus 3.4 with light sidebar and pathbar" and even though the description says it's for Nautilus 3.4 it should work with Nautilus 3.6. Then, restart Nautilus (sometimes a logout is required to fully apply the changes):
nautilus -q

And you should have the old MediterraneanNight toolbar/pathbar for Nautilus 3.6:

Nautilus 3.6 old MediterraneanNight pathbar style

Install MediterraneanNight themes in Ubuntu

The theme pack is available in the WebUpd8 Themes PPA so to add the PPA and install the MediterraneanNight themes in Ubuntu 12.10 or 13.04 (for Ubuntu 12.04, the version is slightly older), use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mediterraneannight-gtk-theme

Once installed, apply the theme using a tools such as GNOME Tweak Tool, Ubuntu Tweak or Unsettings and if you want to tweak the themes, don't forget to use our configuration script, especially since you'll have to select the desktop environment style (with or without a global menu), so once you've installed the themes, run:
sudo mediterranean-config

For other Linux distributions, get MediterraneanNight from Gnome-Look.