elementary 2.0 eGTK Theme Brings an Optional Dark Panel and Other Improvements

elementary 2.5 was released days ago and the latest elementary theme brings the so awaited dark panel variant. eGTK 2.0 feels a lot more snappier and speedy too.
So what’s new in elementary 2.0?
Update: As Andrew from the WebUpd8 blog have pointed out there’s a small typo error in version numbering. Actually it’s elementary 2.0 GTK theme and elementary 2.5 icon theme respectively.
eGTK 2.0 theme brings in the much awaited dark panel variant. And it looks nice. How to enable dark panel in Ubuntu, steps required are described below elementary 2.0 installation instruction.
Webkit based Midori browser and Gedit also gets some neat touches and they look a lot more integrated with the overall theme. eGTK 2.0 gets new progress bar and a much more refined Nautilus-Elementary as well.
How to Install elementary 2.0 GTK Theme in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat?
The latest elementary 2.0 theme is available in elementaryart PPA already. Do the following in Terminal to install eGTK in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementaryart/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install elementary-theme
Done.
elementary 2.5 icon theme is not available in the PPA yet, but you can manually download an install it instead. Download Elementary 2.5 icon theme from HERE
Wanna Enable Dark Panels in Elementary GTK Theme?
After installing, you might have already noticed that, there is no separate dark panel elementary theme. Do the following to enable dark panel in eGTK 2.0 theme.
Open elementary theme gtkrc file. For that, simply type the following in Terminal. I am using Gedit here for the sake of simplicity.
sudo gedit /usr/share/themes/elementary/gtk-2.0/gtkrc
Now, scroll down to the bottom part and change include “Apps/panel.rc” to include “Apps/panel-dark.rc (line 670 to me).
Thats it, save, exit it, and after: killall gnome-panel
If you have installed Elementary 2.0 by manually downloading it without using PPA, you will find specific gtkrc file under /home/$USER/.themes directory.

Elementary dark panel teaser

OK, you know very well about DanRabbit and his great project elementaryOS and about the description of his icons, that says, that the icons doesn’t work with dark panels. That’s was the past. You can already find elementary dark monos into that icon suite and now he is working on a dark panel for elementaryOS – something most of you wanted for a long time!

elementary's dark panel

Here what Dans is saying about “I’ve been working on a new set of monos for Dark panels as well as the styling for this sexy new dark panel in eGTK. Figured I should tease you a bit :)”

 

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