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Gtk-Uguiss is a Gtk2/3 and xfwm4 theme based on "Albatross" and "Default-4.6".


  • Support Gtk2, Gtk3, xfwm4.
  • Bright theme.
  • Improved contrast.
  • Deep green.
  • Improved grabbability of scrollbars, especially when the window is maximized.
  • Improved clickability of window buttons, especially when the window is maximized.
  • xfwm4 color scheme can be set by Gtk2 setting.


Gtk2 version uses "murrine" engine. In Ubuntu, this is provided as gtk2-engines-murrine package.


Gtk part of Gtk-Uguiss is a fork of Albatross theme.

Albatross is a desktop suite for Xfce. It was the default theme in Xubuntu 9.10 and 10.04.

Albatross is copyrighted to James Schriver, Steve Dodier, Pasi Lallinaho, Mads Rosendahl Hansen.

Other contributors of Albatross are:

  • Satyajit Sahoo
  • Simon Steinbeiß


xfwm4 part of Gtk-Uguiss is a fork of Default-4.6 theme.

Default-4.6 theme is created by Olivier Fourdan, and released under GNU GPL.

In Ubuntu, Default-4.6 theme is included in xfwm4-themes package.


Gtk-Uguiss borrows some settings from Clearlooks-Phenix theme.

Clearlooks-Phenix is created by Jean-Philippe Fleury, and licensed under GNU GPLv3 or later.


Gtk-Uguiss borrows some settings from Greybird theme, too.

Greybird is created by Simon Steinbeiß, Satyajit Sahoo, Pasi Lallinaho, and is dual-licensed as GPLv2 or later and CC-BY-SA 3.0 or later.


"Uguiss" is the Japanese name for a tiny green bird. Uguiss is known for its beautiful voice, which is often heard in spring in Japanese towns and villages.

And UGUISS is a Japanese rock band (I'm not familiar with them, though).



Toshio Ito


GNU GPLv3 or later.

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