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Atolm by SkiesOfAzel Atolm by SkiesOfAzel
Version 0.7.5 :

This theme is a collaboration between me and MonkeyMagico whose mock up was the initial inspiration behind Atolm.

You will need the murrine, pixbuf and equinox gtk engines to use this theme. The AwOken icon theme is also highly recommended as is Nautilus Elementary.

Installation :


Make sure you have uninstalled any older versions of the theme before installing via ppa. For good measure type on a terminal :

rm -R ~/.themes/Atolm

to install the Equinox gtk engine (provided by Tiheum) :

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

to install Atolm :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nikount/orta-desktop
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install atolm-theme

to install the Atolm xfwm4 decorators :

sudo apt-get install atolm-xfwm4-decorators

to install the Atolm emerald decorator :

sudo apt-get install atolm-emerald-decorators

Manual Installation :

just extract the contents of the zip file somewhere and drag and drop the Atolm.tar.gz and Atolm-Squared.tar.gz to the Appearance Preferences window (again, make sure you have uninstalled any previous version first). You can also install the emerald theme via the Emerald Theme Manager.

Customization :

If you prefer the old tabs, edit the gtkrc file (found inside ~/.themes/Atolm/gtk-2.0/ or /usr/share/themes/Atolm/gtk-2.0/ if you have installed via ppa) and replace the line :
include "Styles/tabs1.rc"
with this:
include "Styles/tabs.rc"

If you don't use Nautilus Elementary, edit the gtkrc and make this line:
include "Apps/nautilus-elementary.rc"
look like this:
#include "Apps/nautilus-elementary.rc"

OpenOffice and most other Gtk apps now have a different base and text color than the rest of the theme. This is unavoidable if you want to have a usable OpenOffice. If you want to have a unified look, you can make all Gtk apps follow the same settings by setting the Input Boxes background color to 5C5C5C and the Input Boxes text color to ECECEC.

License :

Thanks :

I would like to thank my partner in crime, MonkeyMagico, JurialMunkey for his valuable feedback and advice, Sword1ne for his amazing wallpaper and all of you that keep supporting my work :)

Changelog :

- Squared Metacity decorator added.

- Xfwm4 normal and squared decorators added.

- Emerald decorator added.

- Text color of the contact name on the pidgin messaging window fixed.

- Text color of the JDownloader exit dialog and progressbars fixed.

- Text visibility of titles and quotes with lLiferea fixed.

- Firefox entry dark text on dark color bug on some sites fixed.
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Given 2011-05-03
Atolm by ~SkiesOfAzel Outstanding quality, refine style and good usability. Do not miss this theme! ( Featured by Alexander-GG )
wakeup12 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Does not work for raring :(
PenguinDevelopers Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Very clean!
Benjamindaines Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
The Shell theme doesn't play too well with font scaling in pop up menus.
GhostPrototypeII Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Great theme ! Would like to see a GTK3 version too .. ! Using it with XFCE on all of my computers ..
roy-champion Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
I keep getting "Unable to locate package atolm-theme" as well as the other decorators... =/ i'm going to try the manual
pSYcl0Ne Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Same here $
W: Failed to fetch [link] 404 Not Found
WHchaz1027i Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
One more thing :) where did you get that keyboard applet on your panel?
WHchaz1027i Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Kindly share also docky theme and the wallpaper :D
EugineNisperos Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
does it work in windows 7?
claytonofbicks Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
This is an amazing theme and I love it! It's my current Ubuntu theme, keep up the good work
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