First look: Improved Yaru Theme is being prepared for Ubuntu 19.10

If all goes according to plan, the next release of Ubuntu number 19.10 will add an improved GTK theme – Yaru. In this post, we will look at some of the changes made in this update.

At the time of writing, the” new ” version of the theme was not available for testing (although it can be compiled from the source code).

However, there are a couple of low-resolution screenshots that demonstrate the improved Yaru theme, and there are a few notable, if minor, differences.

For example, the title bars no longer look completely flat, as the toolbar buttons have distinctive borders.

The switches previously looked like in Ubuntu Phone (a rectangle with rounded corners). In the new Yaru, the switches are the same as in the Adwaita theme (or as in the iPhone, as anyone likes).

The highlighted menu items now have an orange background, but the style files that come with Yaru have a full dark and light theme ( we discussed adding a light/dark theme switch in GNOME Shell 3.34, but it still doesn’t exist, but this feature is provided by the additional GNOME Tweaks tool).

A few other changes to the new Yaru GTK theme include redesigned “pages” tabs (now with a dark background and an orange “metro” – style bar), the” hollow ” of the volume slider (can’t think of a better way to describe it) is marked and not filled, and when adjusting the volume, there are (apparently) some small changes to the OSD menu.

Finally, the padding / spacing between elements is now more consistent with the Adwaita theme; Yaru uses smaller padding values (so everything looks more collected, as in Adwaita).


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