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Iris Dark Gtk Theme: v1.8 by TheVirtualDragon Iris Dark Gtk Theme: v1.8 by TheVirtualDragon
Iris Dark is a flat theme that uses varying shades and tones to create distinction and a modern experience. It supports Gtk 3.10, Gtk 3.12 and Gtk 2 (using the Murrine engine).

I'd appreciate it if you could report any bugs you find at
Follow the Iris Project page on Google+:…
Also see the Iris Light theme:

The icons are not released and the shell theme is Elegance Colors:

If you wish to, you can buy the theme to help support it's development.

Happy tweaking :)

License: GPL 3.0

EDIT: I want to say thanks to everyone who's favourited, downloaded or even viewed the theme! I never expected it to get so much attention from everyone! Thanks guys :D

Double EDIT: Daily Deviation!! Wow! Thanks again everyone!

2014.09.04: Fixed many bugs in Gtk 2 treeview, add Nemo theming, fixed Popover issues and added Budgie Desktop theming. Slight changed in menu colours.
2014.08.04: Fixed bugs with Java app menus and distortion of insensitive menu items in Gtk2.
2014.06.23: Hacky support for new aura-based Chrome.
2014.05.10: Updated to Gtk 3.12 and added support for new Unity theming.
2014.03.16: Fixed bugs in Chrome as well as other tweaks.
2014.02.17: Tweaks and experimental Unity CSD support for Ubuntu 14.04
2014.02.02: Fixed bugs with Firefox and tweaked Terminal.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-02-13
gutigen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Is there any way to make Chrome/Chromium use dark color for top panel with tabs?
TheVirtualDragon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You might be able to use a custom theme maker and then just change the colour of the top bar  (something like this:…
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
just beautiful! love the bold tree view!
gutigen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Could we get an update to GTK 3.14? It looks like this under Gnome 3.14:
TheVirtualDragon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm very close to releasing the update for 3.14, in the meantime try downloading a zip from which should be fully updated.
gutigen Featured By Owner Edited Nov 10, 2014
Right, I forgot to check the Github! Works good now. Thanks and keep up great work ;)
TheVirtualDragon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No problem :D
19kestier Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  New member
I've created a PPA for this theme. Run the following commands in a Terminal to install it on your system. Currently it only works on Trusty systems.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kestier19/gtk-themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install iris-gtk-dark
TheVirtualDragon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow, thank you! I'm not sure if future releases of Iris will support Trusty, since the version of Gtk it uses is getting old now, but I still appreciate your work and I'm sure it will be useful for many people. :)
MrMaybeimdreaming99 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks rad! Just finished installing it on 14.04. I'm not sure if it is fully supported for 14.04, but I used a git repo from a guy called Kuzirashi.

Workes like a charm now! :)
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