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CathexiS Suite by samirkahvedzic CathexiS Suite by samirkahvedzic


I love to play with my desktop setup so i decided to share one more theme suite with you ppl ... CathexiS is simple, minimal, distraction free foundation for building your desktop experience. It's dark theme which will stay in background while you work but in a same time it can be really attractive when you want to show your desktop around ... Your Openbox desktop can look really nice with this suite ...

Desktop Screenshot

Check CathexiS Suite in action -> Here

What you get ?

  • GTK2 Theme
  • GTK3 Theme
  • Openbox Theme
  • Tint2 Theme
  • Conky Theme
  • Slim Theme
  • Terminal styles
  • Fonts
  • Wallpapers

Icon theme

Im using Clarity Icons by jcubic


For theme to work properly you need to have gtk engines installed. GTK2 theme is using murrine engine and GTK3 theme is using unico engine. Ubuntu users should have those already installed and if you use archlinux it's easy to install.

pacman -S gtk-engine-murrine gtk-engine-unico

27/9/13 >> Updated

  • Colors >> new base colors
  • GTK2 Theme >> fixed many different bugs, changed buttons and tab style
  • GTK3 Theme >> is new and it's tested with gtk 3.8 now it looks much closer to GTK2 theme and your GTK3 apps will look nice
  • Openbox Theme >> changed some text colors to fit new base colors
  • TInt2 Theme >> changed some text colors to fit new base colors
  • Conky Theme >> no more errors when starting, changed some colors font sizes and elements placement
  • SliM Theme >> added slim theme read readme.txt to check how to install and enable it
  • Rxvt Terminal >> added my .Xdefaults and .bashrc files to make terminal fit cathexis style
  • NCMPCPP Config >> if you use ncmpcpp to listen your music i provided config file
  • Fonts >> added Inconsolata font for terminal apps
  • Wallpapers >> added new dark wallpaper 1920x1200px
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WegDamit Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Looks nice.
Any chance that teh highlight color (green and orang) are changeable?
I'd go for blue/purple...
manon44crunch Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student Interface Designer
very nice !!! Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
siliconSwordz Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awesome! this is my daily driver! 
guyrodge Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice themes restful! will try to apply to fluxbox my wm...

donsangar Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
nice, window title the green color how to do
carlosovni Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow man, I've been using your theme for a while now, I just can't get tired of it! The best!
MrPozeroff Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing . Thank you .
K-14 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
stunning :|
franko-gap Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013   Writer
Great stuff! Except that in Openbox, the Dock borders are way too huge (I usually put Conky there). And in GTK, the active tab in Firefox is unreadable.
Except for that, I love it. :-)
capn-damo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
Trying it now - lovely stuff :)
Ruckzuck78 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Love it, and use it!

Thanks for sharing !!!
MrPozeroff Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing stuff !
jAZz2k3 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Haven't lost your touch bro. :-) Awesome!
RedCo0on Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
amazing theme!
carlosovni Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So far I managed to at least change a little bit the tab title color (unselected) without messing to much so I could see the text...
Same file:
line 6, just trying different colors so it could be read.
carlosovni Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't see my scrollbars either (FF)...
But if you open:
and go to line 96 and change "FALSE" TO "TRUE" they become the same color of your selected items.
That's cool. I hope I helped somebody with the same problem :^D
Now I have to figure out the tabs... any ideas?...
carlosovni Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saved in my "bckups" drive! Congratulations, it's smooth, elegant and awesome!

Just my FF tabs titles disapear when not focused, chromium does it alright... any ideas?
I wonder if I hack the css in FF it will do it... :^/
carlosovni Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice, I'll give it a try!
vnON Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
How I can install this on Lubuntu?
emailandthings Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
LardXray Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Hey. Epic theme. Really love it.

There is one thing however, that I'd really like help sorting out.
The font color on buttons that are disabled, is so dark that it's unreadable. I'd really like to change that, but have lost my way searching through the .css files.
If you could tell me what exactly I'm looking for I'd really appreciate it.

Else, brilliant work. :)
MrNucky Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
perfect combination of colors, great work

thx for sharing

btw +1 port to gtk 3.6
LaGaDesk Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Looks great! Dark theme + orange highlights is always a winner. Well done Samir! :w00t:
samirkahvedzic Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thnx bro :D
Pranavg1890 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
One thing i forgot to ask. Will you please update this theme for gtk 3.6? Thanks.
samirkahvedzic Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Currently using crunchbang which is debian based and it is using gtk 3.4 currently but I'll see what can be done ...
Pranavg1890 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Great Work!!! I just applied your desktop setup. looks great. Many Thanks.
arclance Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The GTK3 theme is very nice.
I is just what I have been looking for, something close to this.

It is generating error messages though.
Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk.css:24:38: '0' is not a valid color name

It looks like this line
@define-color button_bg_color shade (0.50, bg_color);
should be
@define-color button_bg_color shade (@bg_color, 0.50);
samirkahvedzic Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fixed thnx for reporting this bug ... I'm not getting any errors in terminal now.
SanchezPistola Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
CraazyT Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
mmesantos1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Stunning theme suite, thank you for making this! :-)
FallenUnia Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I might just have found a competitor for my (own) favorite GTK3 theme!

Finally there's a nice dark theme out there. Thank you!
StingBL Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
samirkahvedzic Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thnx for comment and fav :D You can see CathexiS Suite in action HERE ...
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