Greetings lovely EndeavourOS community,
This is my first post, and full disclosure I’m currently on PopOS 20.04, but if you’ll bare with me I have been considering EndeavourOS for the past couple of weeks (seems like the best Arch based distro to try!) which I have been running the latest EndeavourOS in Boxes under the Gnome DE. I still have a bit to learn, but I’m enjoying it very much so far! I haven’t installed EndeavourOS natively yet as I’m familiarizing and learning about pacman and Arch before I fully dive right in, so I do hope that it’s okay that I am able to post questions/concerns here, if not please do let me know, thank you.
Now enough waffling, but I am curious if anyone else has issues with themes specifically with the Gnome 40 DE. I know generally each new major Gnome update does cause themes to break, but it’s usually patched/fixed in a few days/weeks. Now I don’t mean the GTK themes (aka how applications look), those generally look and function just fine currently under Gnome 40. I’m only specifically referring to the gnome-shell themes (aka when you click Activities and go into the Overview). For a lot of the themes that I have tested i.e., Yaru, Yaru-Colors, pop-gtk-theme (with pop-gnome-shell-theme too), and a few others, the dock in Overview and the background in Overview aren’t lined up properly and generally looks like the theme isn’t synced up properly. I am aware that themes like Yaru and Pop are based on distros that aren’t even currently on Gnome 40, so perhaps that’s why they look broken, but I wasn’t sure if it’s just because I’m using it in Boxes that makes it look off because I know virtual environments aren’t the ideal setting.
I have a quick screenshot below to show what I am referring to. The background in Overview doesn’t line up with the dock and the app indicators look a bit off as well like they should be in part of the Dock, not under it. I don’t know if there’s a type of fix for this? Or if simply waiting for the Yaru or Pop devs to fix the theme? Or if perhaps installing the theme natively vs in Boxes would make things different or not? I know Ubuntu/Pop will get Gnome 40 later this year, but not until October (<gasps!> go far away I know!). Having a broken theme until then is not quite ideal, and I’m not a huge fan of Adwaita which is the only theme I tested that works just fine. I would prefer to use Yaru or Pop theme (they are my favorites!), than use a different theme as a workaround. But I am reaching out in the hopes that perhaps there is an answer out there somewhere. I’ve search these forums before posting so I do hope it’s not a duplicate post and I’ve searched over on Reddit as well, but haven’t quite found the answers that helped make sense to me.
Does anyone have a Yaru theme or Yaru variant or Pop theme working fine in Gnome 40 or is it broken for everyone I wonder?
If anyone does have a Gnome 40 gnome-shell theme (ideally Yaru/Pop) working in the Overview, please feel free to share a quick screenshot so I may see how it is supposed to look, I’m always curious what others are using.
My apologizes if I rambled on a bit too much, but I do thank you for taking the time to read my post and I appreciate any answers and discussions into this matter and hope to have many more to come in this lovely community!