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Does anything like this exist? i started modifying the gnome-shell.css file and noticed some none w3c standard attributes in there. Anyone know where i can find some info about it? Also is there an application/helping tool that contains gnome-shell elements (so i can see my changes easily)

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Can you give some examples of the problematic CSS attributes? – izx Aug 22 '12 at 5:58
Not really problematic, more like undocumented 'carret-color', '-arrow-base', '-margin-horizontal', 'background-gradient-start', background-gradient-end', etc – Adonis K. Aug 22 '12 at 6:01
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I can just suggest some reading material:

Part III. Theming in GTK+

Making GTK3 themes – Part 1: Basics

And links on this page

This link should help?

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unfortunatelly msot of the stuff you gave me refer to gtk3 theming not GS. – Adonis K. Aug 22 '12 at 7:05
@AKLP, I hope the last link I added helps. Pretty complicated stuff. – user25656 Aug 22 '12 at 7:37

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