Linux: Xfce Good Themes

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

i need a look that is:

X Window System 2007 04 22  11965
Appearance of the original X Window System, 1980s image source
DECwindows openvms v7.3 1
DECwindows openvms v7.3 1, running on Solaris. (Year ~1998) Note the look of the scroll bar, the window border, and buttons. Why is it that way? because it's easy, simple, computationally less intensive, to write program to draw them that way and still get a 3D effect.
xfce window manager gtk theme
xfce window manager GTK theme. The grey slab look of Unix X11 remains in force in Linux, up till 2010.
Firefox Certificate Manager 2012 10 22
grey drab slab style of GUI, from X11 1980s.
linux xfce x11 gui ThinIce Greybird 2016-07-16
bad GUI. Linux Xfce ThinIce Greybird 2016-07.
  • Difficult to tell which window is in front.
  • Difficult to tell which tab is current.
  • Difficult to tell which is button, which is not a button.
  • Difficult to tell button's on/off status.
linux xfce x11 gui Adwaita Kokodi 2016-07-16
Good GUI. Linux Xfce Adwaita Kokodi 2016-07.

Linux Xfce Good Theme Choices

appearance that has good GUI widgets:

bad x11 slabs:

Window Manager theme that has easily distiungished front window title bar:

Linux Shell Basics

  1. Get System Info
  2. Shell Basics
  3. grep, cat, awk, uniq
  4. sort
  5. find, xargs
  6. diff Files/Dir
  7. dir size: du
  8. dir tree
  9. tar gzip bzip2 xz 7zip rar zip
  10. wget, curl, GET, HEAD
  11. rsync
  12. Install Packages

Sys Admin

  1. Job Control
  2. ps
  3. top
  4. htop
  5. RAM stat
  6. Users and Groups
  7. File Permission
  8. Opened Files: lsof
  9. shutdown, sleep


  1. Bash Keys, Terminal Keys, Man Page Keys
  2. Bash Prompt Setup
  3. Bash Color Prompt
  4. .bashrc, .profile, .bash_profile
  5. Virtual Console
  6. Terminal Control Sequence Keys
  7. Reset Terminal
  8. tmux
  9. man page
  10. Bash Manual in Chapters
  11. BASH Shell Misc Tips
  12. Log Terminal Session

Linux Desktop

  1. Most Useful GUI Apps
  2. Set Default App
  3. Shell Commands for GUI Apps
  4. Image Viewers
  5. Music Players
  6. Move File to Trash by Command
  7. X11 Selection and Clipboard
  8. How to Switch to LXDE, Xfce
  9. LXDE Keyboard Shortcuts
  10. LXDE/Openbox, Change Keyboard Shortcuts
  11. LXDE Set Key Repeat Rate
  12. LXDE/OpenBox, Disable Mouse Scroll Wheel Hide Window
  13. Xfce Keyboard Shortcuts
  14. Xfce Good Themes
  15. xmonad Keybinding
  16. How to Restart X11
  17. Why Tiling Window Manager Sucks
  18. Standard Fonts
  19. How to Install Font

If you have a question, put $5 at patreon and message me.