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Boomerang - GTK3 by ghogaru Boomerang - GTK3 by ghogaru
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Boomerang - GTK3

'Boomerang' (Version 5.0) is a Linux desktop theme available for GNOME desktop environment. It is compatible with the latest GTK 3.4 and supports Gnome Classic Fallback, Gnome Shell, Unity and XFCE. It is included with two different flavours.

It is recommended for you to use this GTK theme with the Faience Azur icon theme.

This theme is licensed under GNU General Public License version 3.

Theme Requirements

You will NEED the following packages to use this theme:

- Unico GTK3 engine
- Murrine GTK2 engine or later
- Pixbuf GTK2 engine or the gtk(2)-engines package

Unico GTK3, Murrine and Pixbuf GTK2 engine installation instructions

The Unico GTK3 and Murrine GTK2 engine IS INSTALLED BY DEFAULT IN UBUNTU. So Ubuntu users JUST NEED TO INSTALL the Pixbuf GTK2 engine. To install it, open terminal and paste this command:

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-pixbuf

Unico GTK3 engine:

You can grab the Unico GTK3 engine package from here:

Murrine and Pixbuf GTK2 engine:


pacman -S gtk-engine-murrine gtk-engines

Debian-based/Mint/Ubuntu-based distros:

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf

Fedora/RedHat distros:

yum install gtk-murrine-engine gtk2-engines

Other distro:

Search for the engines in your distribution's repository or install the engines from source.

Theme Installation

Extract the Boomerang/Boomerang-Deux.tar.gz files to the themes directory:

"~/.themes/" or "/usr/share/themes"

Use gnome-tweak-tool a.k.a Advanced Settings to select the GTK and metacity themes.

Please read the included INSTALL file for more information.

Known Issue(s)

'Shade' and 'Stick' functionality for xfwm4 are available with this theme but the buttons are invisible. Click on the specific places on the window title to use it. You may need to use your intuition and psychic ability to spot those invisible buttons. Lulz!

Theme Image Preview Info

Background: TickTock by Picturs-Of-Me
Icons: Faience Azur by Tiheum
Font: Ubuntu Font Family by Canonical Ltd.


v5.0 (June 2012)

#New in version 5.0

* Updated to work with GNOME 3.4/GTK 3.4
* New unfocused ('backdrop') state for GTK3 widgets
* xfwm4 theme added

#List of changes

* Boomerang Deux with new 'dark colour' (#4A4A4A) which is lighter than the previous version
* Bold text as the column header label
* No highlight state on check and radio button
* Minor visual improvements (unnoticeable) on checkradio button, scale slider and menu

* Menu item highlight does not overlap the menu border
* Active tab on Nautilus and Gedit use '@base' colour (#FFFFFF)
* Border radius of Nautilus searchbar entry changed to 2.5px (squared) from 16px (rounded)
* Some other minor changes and improvements such as gradient tweaks, toolbar buttons, etc

* Refinements on unfocused windows buttons
* Boomerang Deux window frame is lighter in colour which is uniform with the new 'dark colour'

13 March 2012

* Window decoration bug fixed

v4.0 (January 2012)

* Glossy style for button, check-button & column header
* New style for inline toolbar
* New style for toolbar button
* Style for 'GtkPathBar' added
* Slider for 'GtkScale.scale-has-marks' added
* Progressbar used css code instead of image
* Notebook got some minor improvements
* Text prelight state removed from sidebar

* Glossy style for button, check-button & column header
* Button roundness set to '3'
* Toolbar internal-padding set to '0'
* Progressbar now looks more like the GTK3 progressbar

* Glossy style for window control button
* Squared corners for maximized window added

v3.0 (December 2011)

* Support for GTK3
* All new style with new colour scheme
* Dark version (Boomerang Deux) included

v2.0 (January 2011)

* All new menu item highlight
* Removed stepper (arrow) from the scrollbar
* Improved look of metacity theme
* New progress bar
* Glassy tab

v1.0 (December 2010)

* First public release

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Given 2012-03-05
Boomerang by ~ghogaru A slick, clean, quality theme for GNOME 3. ( Suggested by half-left and Featured by Alexander-GG )
RobyOny Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gracias ! ! ! Gracias ! ! ! Gracias ! ! ! me gusta...sigue así.
EGBOY Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
شكراً اخى , تصميم رائع جدا
Jessanmartin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice theme, thanks for sharing!
DFX4509B Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For some reason this looks inspired by Ambiance or Greybird.
Azur1200 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
works in XFCE too?
RedCo0on Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Great work indeed! thanks for sharing :D
tungudeep Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Was one of my favorite themes, too bad it hasn't been updated for 3.6 & 3.8. Window border still works nice though at least :D
karanrajpal14 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Beautiful theme! :) Will this work on 13.04? Sorry but i'm new to linux. Hope you don't mind. Thanks!
altjx Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Agreed. I'm using Kali Linux and gnome-terminal is a bit screwed up (the prompt and its outputs are cutting the borders off... I'm in the process of now of trying to figure out how to fix this myself. This is the only issue I'm having with this theme as of yet.
hojgaard Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Would b wonderful if it could be ported to gnome 3.6 :)
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