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Darkair - Gnome-Shell 3.6/3.8.3/3.9.2 compatible by pingu-lux Darkair - Gnome-Shell 3.6/3.8.3/3.9.2 compatible by pingu-lux
Darkair - Gnome-Shell theme for Ubuntu Raring /saucy - and othters(fedora)

It seems i forgot completely to update the theme on this site :)
For the latest version,please look at

Version (12.06.2013)
- gnome-3.6/3.8.3/3.9.2 compatible
- tested on ubuntu saucy with ppa:ricotz/testing (date 11.06.2013)
- more minimalistic conky theme

Icludes fixes to all the last gnome-shell modifications
- removed blue version (but please look at gnome-look for BLO under gnome-shell - a strictly blue version of this theme
Please post any comment so that i can optimize the theme

Version 1.5.0 - 24.02.2012
- now 100% gnome-shell 3.7.90 compatible!
- a lot of fine-tuning (approx 8 hrs)

For more than 6 app icons in a row please execute

sudo sed -i '/MAX_COLUMNS = 6/cMAX_COLUMNS = 8' /usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui/appDisplay.js
(8 is a good value for 1366, 9 for 1600, 10-11 for 1920)

For more screenshots see
Version 1.4.1 (beta) - 23.02.2012
- vectorized icons & small fixes
Version 1.4.0 (alpha) - 22.02.2012
- fixed GS 3.7.90 compatibility issues
- removed Darkair-Blue
Version 1.3
- includes now weather forecast in the conky theme
(initial script by michal fiurasek -thanks for the permission to use it)
- better documentation of the .conkyrc script

Please install conkyforecast - see inside Readme for a howto)
Version 1.2.0 - updated 28.01.2012
- fixed compatibility problems with gnome-shell 3.7.4 search results
- fixed color font of search results & added shadow for light backgrounds

Version 1.1.4
- added shadow to nautilus for better reading on white or very light backgrounds (thanks for the comment MasterManson

Version 1.1.1 - Update 02.01.2013

-Modificatioun of several icons
-Conky theme included
Conky: added missing background file with ubuntu logo
After copying the .conky and .lua folder and .conkyrc to your homefolder please
"sudo chown -R YOURNAME .conky .lua .conkyrc"

Thanks for any comments
Version 1.05 - Update 30.12.2012
- migrated icons to orange theme
- some corrections on calendar, search results, preview and gtk 2&3
Version 1.0.2
Attention: this theme is only tested with gnome-shell 3.6/3.7
(ubuntu raring & ppa:ricotz/testing)

Based on
Air (merits to to their authors/artists)

& quite a lot of home-brew modifications
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Nice theme but I cant get it to work. I used the tweak tool to install the theme. When I set the theme using tweak tool nothing changes. Please help.
try once to reboot- then it should change
else try
chmod -R 775 /usr/share/themes/Darkair-Orange
chmod -R 775 /usr/share/themes/Darkair-Blue

sudo chown -R YOURUSERNAME /home/YOURUSERNAME/.conky/
sudo chown -R YOURUSERNAME /home/YOURUSERNAME/.lua/
sudo chown -R YOURUSERNAME /home/YOURUSERNAME/.conkyrc
sudo chmod -R 777 /usr/share/themes/Darkair-Orange
sudo chmod -R 777 /usr/share/themes/Darkair-Blue

For Conky: do you have installed conky-all
After that do not forget to

chown -R YOURUSERNAME /home/YOURUSERAME/.conkyrc
Thanks for the help. The theme works now. Conky still not working. I get multiple "Conky: Unknown Variable" errors and a lot of errors similar to the following errors. Do i have to modify any files?
Conky: statfs64 '/media/serge/data': No such file or directory
Conky: can't open /proc/acpi/battery/BAT1/state: No such file or directory
Conky: unknown variable
Conky: statfs64 '/media/serge/data': No such file or directory
Conky: can't open /sys/class/power_supply/BAT1/uevent: No such file or directory
Conky: can't open /proc/acpi/battery/BAT1/state: No such file or directory

Thank you!
another suggest, why not add cpu use and cpu temperature?
Thanks for your comments - sorry by answering, your other comment disappeared

But you are right - on very light backgrounds, fonts should have a shadow

Will modify the theme in that direction this week

To your comment with conky:

Simply open the .conkyrc and add
following lines - whereever you want

${color ffa300}CPU 0 ${offset 9}$color${cpu cpu0}% (${execi 8 sensors | grep -A 1 'temp2' | cut -c13-16 | sed '/^$/d'}C)
${color ffa300}CPU 1 ${offset 9}$color${cpu cpu1}% (${execi 8 sensors | grep -A 1 'temp2' | cut -c13-16 | sed '/^$/d'}C)

And: CPU-Use is aready inclded:
(top line: cpu1 cpu2)

Any other comment more than welcome
thans 4 the answer ^^ and now it seems perfect ^^

oh xD i forget a thing... IP and uplink downlink speeds stay in 0 to me....
look in .conkyrc - my wlan card is recognized as wlan1 - if yours is wlan0 (or eth0), change this in .conkyrc

Same thing for data (thats my data harddisk) - you may change to /home - or any other folder you want
hey man its is ultra very cool but... i need make a sugest... u can add a 'shadow' over the fonts? because if i change my wallpeper to a white based colors... i cant see the text same thing with the gray based wall paper

but... te concky is so great awesome congratulations
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