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Flat GIMP icon Theme V 2.1 by android272 Flat GIMP icon Theme V 2.1 by android272
The Flat GIMP icon Theme was created to modernize GIMP and keep people focused on their art.  I have heard it all over the web that GIMP is ugly and I wanted to change that. 

I personally like Darker themes but others Like lite themes, many people asked for a smaller theme just like GIMP comes with so I made those to. I think that GIMP is an amazing program that many people don't even give a change because it does not look a pretty as Photoshop.

special thanks to :iconknozos: maker of the DPixel theme for help with theme,  :iconzzdas: maker of the minimo for small theme text, Eckhard M. Jäger maker of the ProGimp theme for colored icons, :icondoctormo: maker of PsIcons themfor getting rid of tool box lable and help with gtkrc, :iconmigf1: for some help with making v2 of my theme, Mirek2's flat icon concept from LibreOffice and the GIMP dev team. all of you really helped make this theme.

Check out my interview with the Jupiter Broadcasting crew over on YouTube and here me talk about this theme.  Big thanks to them for letting me on the show.  If you do not already know about Jupiter Broadcasting and are a big nerd you should go check them out here or on their YouTube Channel here.

# Instillation
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Just extract the .zip and place it under the  GIMP themes folder:

* Linux: Copy the Theme you want and the Decor folder into ~gimp-2.8/themes

* Mac: Copy the Theme you want and the Decor folder into Aplications > Right Click Gimp and select Show Package Contents > Contents > Resources > Share > gimp > 2.0 > themes

* Windows: Copy the Theme you want and the Decor folder into C:\Documents and Settings\{YourUsername}\.gimp-2.4\themes or C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\themes\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\themes\

NOTES:  11-16-2014: I have completely rewrote these 8 themes. You now will get along with the 8 icon themes a folder called "Decor". This folder needs to be placed in your Themes directory in-order for V2 and on to work.  Icons and gtk.rc files have been moved there to conserve data for you. V1 was very memory inefficient. All the icons are now located in a icons folder in the "Decor" folder and all themes link to it instead of having their own set of icons.

I am moving to major.minor.patch versioning of Flate GIMP icon Theme. Current version is now 1.0.0. So now you can check back and see if I have made an update. To find out what version you have the zip file will have the version, you can also find this in the read me that comes with the Theme.

I added icons for GIMP 2.10 but commented them out in the imagerc. so if you are using GIMP 2.10 you can uncomment out the unified transform tool, warp tool, align horizontal fill(hfill in doc) and vertical fill(vfill in doc).

I have also been updating some icons here and there. The crop tool, free select tool and others have all been updated. So check back often I may release a silent update.

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gothicAge Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
" I have heard it all over the web that GIMP is ugly and I wanted to change that. "

:D people has thousand complains about FREE software and looks only for a second version of photoshop. Its so useless and unfunded all that teenager chat

"The Flat GIMP icon Theme was created to modernize GIMP and keep people focused on their art"

true. I work for long time with 2d and 3d software, coded myself software and know that a dark interface is the best choice, when you work almost day and night to make a living of your art. Bright interfaces are best for Text editors, but even there, writers likes high-contrast themes than killing white interfaces.
I like Gimp v
ery much and use that app extensively. The colorful, happy icon theme is very nice and distinctive for Gimp. The cute icons are by no means distacting, its the overall bright interface, when ever.


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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much I am a dummy! 
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:iconryanvade:
ryanvade Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
How do I get the theme to load automatically at startup? I selected one of the lighter themes and clicked OK and the theme loaded. Then I closed gimp and the default theme loaded up.  When I opened Theme settings it showed the Lighter theme as selected and I have to click "Reload Current Theme" for it to work again.
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So this theme does not always work the same way on every computer.   For example some people select my theme and when they close GIMP and try to reopen it GIMP never opens. What they have to do is delete or rename my theme and then GIMP will open for them. Others have reported that when they reopen GIMP that some icons don't show up or even that the tab colors turn white for no apparent reason.

Could you tell me what version of GIMP and what Operating System you are running?  Then could you go into the Experimental version and copy those themes and tell me if they work or persist to be broken? These two themes are my current working set that will be a latter version. 
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:iconryanvade:
ryanvade Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
I am on Manjaro with GIMP 2.18.4.Going to try the experimental themes.
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:iconusucapiao:
usucapiao Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
I got it to work just by editing the gtkrc file and using direct path to files required. As an example:

(line46) include "/home/usucapiao/.gimp-2.8/themes/Light GIMP_Orange/imagerc"                    # Icon Resource File
(line47) include "/home/usucapiao/.gimp-2.8/themes/Decor/Decor/size/default_size.rc"            # Sice Resource File
(lin48)   include "/home/usucapiao/.gimp-2.8/themes/Decor/Decor/chrome_color/chrome_color.rc"

Original file was:

(line46) include "imagerc"                    # Icon Resource File
(line47) include "../Decor/size/small_size.rc"            # Sice Resource File
(line48) include "../Decor/chrome_color/chrome_color.rc"        # Chrome color Resource File

Everything working fine.
Hope it helps who may find trouble.
BTW, thanks for this theme, it really saves GIMP from de vanilla theme.
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you change the paths to Ex. "~/.gimp-2.8/themes/Light GIMP_Orange/imagerc"? the "~" is short hand for /home/your_user_name/.  This could be a way to make it work for most people.  Unfortunately I do not think this will work for Windows and Mac users as windows has a completely different file structure and I believe the .gimp-2.8 is stored in a different location under mac.
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usucapiao Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Seg fault while using ~, but every single theme works fine using full path.
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats strange.  I don't understand why this is. The original theme uses relative paths, using a "~" is the same thing as a full path so it really should not matter. 
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:iconthemooncriedout:
TheMoonCriedOut Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey. Nice work! Love the theme. But I can't get the dark themes to apply properly. As seen at imgur.com/Fc1kNC4, the docks don't look right at all. Also, the menubar. I'm running gimp 2.8 on windows 8.1 64-bit, and I made sure the Decor folder was in the themes folder. Do you have any idea what the problem is?
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hay Can you download this theme again? as I just made an update that I hope fixes your problems with my theme. You will find the changes under under experimental > Darker GIMP_Orange NEW.  you will find a Decor folder specifically for this theme.  please let me know if this fixes your problem and if you find anything else odd about it. Thank you.
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:iconthemooncriedout:
TheMoonCriedOut Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
That didn't apply well at all. It looked like the default theme. Was I supposed to leave the Decor folder where it was, or place it in the gimp 2.8/themes folder? (And by the way, once I realised I needed the clearlooks.dll and installed it, your original theme was working just fine. :])
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So yes you should take the decor folder from Darker GIMP Orange New and place it in the GIMP 2.8/themes folder. Sorry about the clearlooks.dll I don' t think I am going to go with it the next update.
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have not yet figured out why my themes do this.  I am trying to figure it out but it is going slow.  I will update the theme as soon as I do.
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:iconthemooncriedout:
TheMoonCriedOut Featured By Owner Edited Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay. Thank you for your hard work. :-) If it's of any use to you, the light themes render perfectly. So, it's only a problem with the dark ones.
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it only with Darker, Darker Small, Dark, and Dark small? does it affect all the dark themes?
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:iconthemooncriedout:
TheMoonCriedOut Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes. I just tested them. It affects all the dark themes. 
Also, the same thing happens on migf1's modified Clearlooks themes. I tried those just in case it helped to narrow anything down, but they had the same issue.
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:iconmigf1:
migf1 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 21, 2015
This is kinda weird, because when I released my themes I had tested them on Windows 8.1 and if my memory serves me well they worked ok. Could you please check that you have installed the gtk2 clearlooks engine on your Windows? It comes with partha's distributions of Gimp, and I've also bundled it with my themes (along with brief instructions on how to set it up for Gimp). The themes of my friend android272 also need the clearlooks engine installed.
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TheMoonCriedOut Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay. That sorted it. I feel pretty stupid. :-D I hadn't realised it needed the clearlooks engine, and as I have the official Gimp version and not partha's distribution, it wasn't automatically included. Now the dll is in the engines folder, the dark themes work perfectly. Thank you for your help!
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:iconmigf1:
migf1 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 24, 2015
Nice, I'm glad everything is ok now :)
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:iconblackitten1011:
blackitten1011 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry if you answered this already! :<

Are there going to be other colors(the sliders and buttons are orange when clicked or in general)? 

Edit: Oh, there will be, yay! Can't wait for a pink one<3.
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I will be coming out with more colors Dark and Light Pink being two of them.  As well as Dark and Light purple if your interested.  I am trying to figure out why my theme seems to crash peoples gimps before I release those.
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:iconblackitten1011:
blackitten1011 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh, light pink is my favorite!

I donno why it'd crash their gimp D:

my theme changer doesn't even work. I had to take out all the other themes to force it to switch to yours. 

Love it though! Dark gimp > light gimp, and the icons are soooo nice!! Ahh, it looks like a super new shiny awesome software.. ^ ^
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:iconcalerque:
calerque Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
I'm having roughly the same problem I see a number of others are with this theme: it loads fine the first time but won't come up when GIMP is restarted. Besides the theme not coming up, GIMP will intermittently seg-fault on startup if the theme is enabled. This seems to be related to the issues MatrixLinx, termnml, dustigroove, keizgon, and tumas04 have reported. Like most of them, on startup I get the following lines when starting GIMP:
/home/caleb/.gimp-2.8/themes/Darker GIMP_Orange/gtkrc:46: Unable to find include file: "imagerc"
/home/caleb/.gimp-2.8/themes/Darker GIMP_Orange/gtkrc:47: Unable to find include file: "../Decor/size/default_size.rc"
/home/caleb/.gimp-2.8/themes/Darker GIMP_Orange/gtkrc:48: Unable to find include file: "../Decor/chrome_color/chrome_color.rc"
After it starts, if I Go to Edit » Preferences » Theme » Reload Current Theme the theme comes up just fine. The seg-faults appear pretty random to be, it bombs about 1 out of 3 startup attempts, and just re-running it till it starts seems to work. If I set a different default theme it does not crash.

I am using the latest download of the package from this page, have placed the Decor and Darker GIMP_Orange folders in ~/.gimp-2.8/themes. I'm using GIMP 2.8.14 on Archlinux.

I'm happy to provide further detail and test things but at this point I am unsure what else would be relevant or what to even try. The number of people that have experienced something similar leads me to believe it is a fault with this theme, but I don't know what it would be.
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hay Can you download this theme again? as I just made an update that I hope fixes your problems with my theme. You will find the changes under under experimental > Darker GIMP_Orange NEW.  you will find a Decor folder specifically for this theme.  please let me know if this fixes your problem and if you find anything else odd about it. Thank you.
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:iconmatrixlinx:
MatrixLinx Featured By Owner Edited Feb 20, 2015
Hello I am running linux mint 17.1 when I install theme on GIMP 2.8.14 it will work until I shut down gimp, but when I go to restart GIMP the program GIMP will not open. I see that other people are having this same problem
(gimpforums  /thread-new-theme-gimp-won-t-open)
does not seen to be limited to only flat_gimp_icon_theme_v_2_1_ any new themes I have tried also does this. Any ideas?
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hay Can you download this theme again? as I just made an update that I hope fixes your problems with my theme. You will find the changes under under experimental > Darker GIMP_Orange NEW.  you will find a Decor folder specifically for this theme.  please let me know if this fixes your problem and if you find anything else odd about it. Thank you.
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry I have not looked into this problem as of yet.  I have been very busy at work.  I hate keeping my users waiting like this.  I will look at it tonight.
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SebastianGolebiowski Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
I saw your art work on the Linux Action Show. Great job!
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much.
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:iconmelroy89:
melroy89 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yep, respect - thumb up - .

For people who loving some colors in the theme (like red, blue, purple, green..), check-out these themes, based on the work of Andrew Pullins:

migf1.deviantart.com/art/Clear…
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:iconcapn-damo:
capn-damo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
That is a lot of great work you have put in - kudos!

I would like to modify the colours so the theme matches my IcyBlack gtk/openbox theme collection.

Before I start, are you planning any other colours soon?
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have been planing more colors infarct I currently am working on 56 themes or Darker, Dark, Light, Lighter in 14 different accent colors. So you can choose Blue, Green, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow and Gray all in a light and dark variant(eg. Dark Blue, Light Blue).  I just open the image you linked into gimp with my Dark_Blue and Light_Blue and it looks like my theme may be pretty close to yours.  But if it is not in version 3.0 of my theme I will also be making a template theme so that you can just start with a clean theme and make your own.  This will even come with SVG source of my icons so if you want to edit them you can instead of changing the colors with in GIMP.

Unfortunately this may take me a while before I get them out as all of my time is being eaten by training at work and I am still working on fixing some issues some are having with 2.1.  But if you want you may make your own fork of my theme. Everything, icons and gtkrc file are Open Source with a GPL and CC licenses.
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capn-damo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
"I will also be making a template theme so that you can just start with a clean theme and make your own.  This will even come with SVG source of my icons so if you want to edit them you can instead of changing the colors with in GIMP."

Now that will be a fantastic contribution! I look forward to it :)
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. 
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zifnabx Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
hi.
I cannot get it to work with windows portable gimp v2.8.14 (both versions bundled by portableapps launcher or the liberkey launcher).
the edit > preferences > theme screen does display the location for the "default" and "small" themes delivered in standard with gimp.
I put your files there, and restart gimp: the folders display, but the theme is not changed when the new theme is selected.
I tried to put folder "Flat GIMP icon Theme V2" alongside default and small folders OR folders Decor/Experimental/GIMP_Orange alongside default/small -> no difference: when I select the new theme/folder after restarting gimp, no change in theme is applied.
thanks for any help...
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hay Can you download this theme again? as I just made an update that I hope fixes your problems with my theme. You will find the changes under under experimental > Darker GIMP_Orange NEW.  you will find a Decor folder specifically for this theme.  please let me know if this fixes your problem and if you find anything else odd about it. Thank you.
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what you tried installing GIMP(nonportable) on this computer? I have used the portable version of GIMP but I always just leave the theme as is.  also what version of Windows are you running?
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tayker Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Heard about your themes on the Linux Action Show. Thanks for your time in creating these themes - my favorite is the Darker Orange Small.
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks glad you like it.
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:iconthe-one-free-man82:
Hello Andrew.  I've been trying to use your themes but I have also run into the "endless loading" bug.  When I load a theme, and then restart Gimp (version 2.8, mind you), it won't load.  Or, it takes a while to load.  I'm wondering why, exactly, it's doing this.

What happens when the theme loads?  Does Gimp have to change some of the colors of the icons?  Or, does it have to set many widgets?

Edit: Well, after meticulously walking through Gimp with gdb, it looks like when Gimp is loading your theme, it's stuck in a g_file_test() loop.  What this means... I do not know.  It could be that, when determining whether a file is opened, or whether it can be read, the function can't finish reading it.  Or it could mean anything; maybe one of the theme files is too long.  Who knows. ;)
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android272 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hay Can you download this theme again? as I just made an update that I hope fixes your problems with my theme. You will find the changes under under experimental > Darker GIMP_Orange NEW.  you will find a Decor folder specifically for this theme.  please let me know if this fixes your problem and if you find anything else odd about it. Thank you.
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The-One-Free-Man82 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
I shall look into the updated theme. But I was able to fix the loading problem.

...And sadly, I can't remember how I fixed it. :/
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wanted you to know that I have not been ignoring you I just have been busy with my new job.
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:iconthe-one-free-man82:
The-One-Free-Man82 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Well that's good to know.
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:icontermnml:
termnml Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so damn nice. I'm almost out of words. This beauty. You Sir made my day.
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :happybounce: 
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:icontermnml:
termnml Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just a little thing to solve :)
On startup gimp won't apply theme. Telling me it can't find the necessary files. -_-

/home/felix/.gimp-2.8/themes/Dark_gimp_orange_small/gtkrc:46: Unable to find include file: "imagerc"
/home/felix/.gimp-2.8/themes/Dark_gimp_orange_small/gtkrc:47: Unable to find include file: "../Decor/size/small_size.rc"
/home/felix/.gimp-2.8/themes/Dark_gimp_orange_small/gtkrc:48: Unable to find include file: "../Decor/chrome_color/chrome_color.rc"

But if gimp is running and i change the theme it works all fine. O.o any suggestions?
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:iconandroid272:
android272 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you sure you put the "decor" folder in your themes folder along with the theme you want?

That might be the reason GIMP can't find small_size.rc and chrome_color.rc but not the imagerc...

I don't understand how GIMP handles themes sometimes. You would think if there was a problem with the theme it would revert back to the default theme when you select it and when you load GIMP after. But instead it makes you think it works but does not.
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termnml Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[solved]

No all was placed okay. Theme was working when changing to it in the configs.

Its now solved. Have had nothing to do with your theme :D.
It was the bizzare behavior of gimp when some part (glyph lib) don't work well with the current font.
I was using Dina which is a pixelfont. Now switched to ttf scaled font.
Its part of the themeengine which causing crashes and wrong settings pretty randomly.

Now everything works as it should.
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