Solarize Your Whole System
By default I have the
Global Dark Theme option enabled in
Gnome Tweak > Appearance so the change was not as jarring as it could be to many.
But after I flipped the switch to Numix Solarized Dark I was a bit overwhelmed for a few minutes. Since my terminal is already Soarized, the window bezel disappears. I quickly grew to like this.
Nautilus looks absolutely awesome and very easy on the eyes.
I had high hopes that all system apps would fully embrace the dark motif but sadly a few didn’t make the cut. Most notably Software Center.
But lots of others were fully transformed and look absolutely fantastic. Here are just a few…
But even a few of the 3rd party apps played great with the Numix Solarized Dark Theme as well, such as Birdie:
And Gimp looks absolutely fantastic:
All in all I don’t know how long I’ll run my entire OS looking like my code editor, but after spending a few days this way I can certainly say it hurts my eyes a lot less transitioning from my cool code editor over to Nautilus or my calendar or… you get the idea.