Excerpts from David C. Rankin's message of 2010-02-26 08:50:59 +0100:
I stumbled across some absolutely killer gtk-2.0 & metacity themes that caught
my eye. If you use gnome, Xfce, etc.., give them a try and I guarantee you, you will be blown away. They are available at gnome-look or Xfce-look.org sites or by googling the theme name. Most also come with an emerald theme as well as part of the package. Here is the short list:
** Abstract-DarkGlow Aero-ion3.1 Black Plastic V.2 ** Blue-Joy Correcamins DarkVision DiMurrineGTK Dust (Dust Burnt, and the rest of the Dust ... themes) Elegant Aurora (and the other Elegant....) Glow Fire (Lava, Flower, Cinder ...) Harvest Industrial-Glacier (GONYX, Lighthouse, Charcoal, Zeta, ...) Moomex Nova-Blue (Gold, etc...) Overglossed Oxygen-Molecule River Shifte_Black ShinyBlack Silence ** SlicknesS-black SphereCrystal Tenebrific-BlueMods Vision Xfce-cadmium (many of the Xfce themes also have matching gtk themes) Zniavre
** (top 3 for me - the rest are a close 4th)
And the screenshot giving an example of Blue-Joy and SlicknesS-black:
Hey, I tried the favorites there, but wasn't blown away. Basically all of them have usability issues. However, I had a look today and found one I really like. The only issue I found with it so far is minor (active tab in firefox could be better visible). Thought I let you know.
I use WaspLogin (this variant has dark background in filemanagers) with some GNOME icons now, and really love it.