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DeLorean Dark Theme for Gnome 3.6!

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I had many bugs in DeLorean like not displaying On/Off switches in Gnome Shell and also it reduces the response in Gnome  -at least in my case in Fedora 18. I was thinking not to print a buggy theme, but DeLorean is so cool and guys that like “black” will love this. So, the reason I published it,  is simply if you have some time  and you want to help killhellokitty, you can give him some feedback and fix the issues.

Themes Bug: There is a bug that affects Mutter Themes in Gnome 3.6 at least in Fedora 18 and Ubuntu 12.10. You have to install themes system-wide and not local. Local installation will crash the GS!

/usr/share/themes/ (wide) ~/.themes (local -doesn't work!)


Buttons and Progress Bars are really nice. GTK3 overall rocks in DeLorean. However I don’t really like the Gnome Shell top panel, and as you can see Switches are not rendered.

There are some parts of Gnome Shell that I do like; Apps Overview is one of them :)

GTK2 also looks good. However working with an app like Gimp within a dark theme, isn’t easy.


  • Gnome 3.6 if you are using the Gnome Desktop
  • gkt-engine-equinox-1.50
  • gtk-engine-murrine- newer)
  • pixbuf-engine or the gtk(2)-engines package


  • Firefox Theme
  • Thunderbird Theme
  • Chromium Theme
  • Qt (KDE) Theme
  • Software Center Theme
  • Cinnamon Theme
  • Unity Theme
  • XFCE Theme

Download and Install

Ubuntu 12.10 PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:killhellokitty/themes.ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install delorean-dark-theme-3.6

Arch Linux install from AUR

yaourt -S delorean-dark-theme-3.6

*Requires the ‘testing’ repo to be enabled.

All other Distros
Download, Unzip the archive, and copy the delorean-dark* folder to /usr/share/themes/

Download & Feedback in dA

Buggy or not this theme rocks, just grub it and try it ;)

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  • Adonis K (Vαяēмēиøš)

    Hmmm, maybe i should making a dark GS theme…

    For the record, all the themes and icons i use are in my (user-specific) location (~/.themes, ~/.icons) and they work properly (on UGR 12.10).

    • alex285

      Can you please try with Faience, Evolve and DeLorean?

      • Adonis K (Vαяēмēиøš)

        already have tried faience and it worked properly

    • JJ

      Please make it. We all love more dark themes. So much easy on the eyes.

      • Adonis K (Vαяēмēиøš)

        I will try make one this weekend if i don’t feel too stressed out by this week’s workload

  • JJ

    The only with the gtk theme is it causes gedit, rhythmbox etc. to memory leak and that too very fast. In a matter of 1 or 2 sec the application takes all the available mem (3-4 gb) causes the gnome shell to break/unresponsive. Nautilus had this issue (I reported it) and he fixed with the last update.

  • sundanse

    Just installed the theme. looks great and I haven’t encountered any issues.