Glossy gradient styled GTK2/3 theme
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GlossyBlack Theme

Glossy gradient styled GTK2/3 theme.

See also page.


  • GTK 2.24 and/or GTK 3.20

  • The murrine engine (GTK 2). This has different names depending on your distro.

    • gtk-engine-murrine (Arch Linux)
    • gtk2-engines-murrine (Debian, Ubuntu, elementary OS)
    • gtk-murrine-engine (Fedora)
    • gtk2-engine-murrine (openSUSE)
    • gtk-engines-murrine (Gentoo)
  • The pixbuf engine (GTK 2). As above:

    • gtk-engines (Arch Linux)
    • gtk2-engines-pixbuf (Debian, Ubuntu, elementary OS)
    • gtk2-engines(Fedora, openSUSE)
    • gtk-engines-pixbuf (Gentoo)



Arch Linux users can install the theme from the AUR:

Manual Installation

Important: Remove all older versions of the theme from your system before you proceed any further (if any).

  sudo rm -rf /usr/share/themes/GlossyBlack
  rm -rf ~/.local/share/themes/GlossyBlack
  rm -rf ~/.themes/GlossyBlack

then cd glossyblack-gtk-theme

and install per user with: cp -r ./GlossyBlack ~/.local/share/themes or ~/.themes/GlossyBlack

or globally with: sudo cp -r ./GlossyBlack /usr/local/themes