Nautilus UI / GTK Shell Hosed Since Last Update

I was running Orchis theme on my Desktop. Since the last update the UI went really screwy. I’ve since stripped out all of the Orchis packages and custom installs and reset the Themes settings in tweaks to Adwaita but my UI is still a complete mess.

I have Orchis like part rounded buttons in the new drop down menu for power with settings in it and Nautilus is a complete mess - everything is very pale and spread out - It doesn’t honour light / dark mode whatever I do.

I’ve tried setting themes back to default and to Adwaita-maia-dark and not had any success. Any suggestions beyond a complete system rebuild would be welcome (I’m getting progressively more tempted to try a switch to KDE - Gnome is getting more frustratingly messed up with each update for me).

Here’s a link to what my Nautilus looks like: Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online.

Here’s my INXI…

  Host: SILVER Kernel: 5.15.78-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: GNOME
    v: 43.1 Distro: Manjaro Linux
  Type: Desktop System: ASUS product: N/A v: N/A serial: N/A
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME Z690-P D4 v: Rev 1.xx serial: 210992078509415
    UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1008 date: 01/13/2022
  Info: 6-core model: 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    cache: L2: 7.5 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 669 min/max: 800/6100 cores: 1: 600 2: 600 3: 600 4: 600
    5: 600 6: 600 7: 600 8: 600 9: 600 10: 600 11: 1432 12: 600
  Device-1: Intel Alder Lake-S GT1 [UHD Graphics 770] driver: i915 v: kernel
  Device-2: Microsoft LifeCam Studio type: USB
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid,uvcvideo
  Display: server: v: with: Xwayland v: 22.1.5 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting dri: iris gpu: i915 resolution: 1: 3072x1728~60Hz
    2: 3072x1728~30Hz
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.2.3 renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 770
    (ADL-S GT1)
  Device-1: Intel Alder Lake-S HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
  Device-2: Microsoft LifeCam Studio type: USB
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid,uvcvideo
  Device-3: Cambridge Audio CA CXA61 2.0 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio
  Sound API: ALSA v: k5.15.78-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.59 running: yes
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE driver: r8169
  IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 04:42:1a:e9:5a:c5
  Hardware-1: Intel Volume Management Device NVMe RAID Controller driver: vmd
  Local Storage: total: 9.1 TiB used: 3.1 TiB (34.1%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 980 PRO 500GB
    size: 465.76 GiB
  ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 980 PRO 1TB size: 931.51 GiB
  ID-3: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD40EZRZ-22GXCB0
    size: 3.64 TiB
  ID-4: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD40EZRZ-00GXCB0
    size: 3.64 TiB
  ID-5: /dev/sdc vendor: Samsung model: SSD 850 EVO 500GB size: 465.76 GiB
  ID-1: / size: 423.41 GiB used: 216.23 GiB (51.1%) fs: ext4
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 299.4 MiB used: 292 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 34.21 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
  System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 390 Uptime: 13m Memory: 31.1 GiB used: 7.58 GiB (24.4%)
  Shell: Zsh inxi: 3.3.23

I’ve managed to get it looking passably OK on the Shell side by setting the Shell to “Default” - Anything else just breaks the power menu now. Things like my dialogs still look like Orchis is applied though in part (Empty Wastebasket for example)

Files/Nautilus looks a bit better now across the top, in that the contrast is slightly improved, but the spacing between folders and alignment of text is way off and I still have 2 random “darker blobs” at either side of the address bar. I’m not sure if this is something broken on my system or it’s by design. Either way it’s awful!

To keep it not looking too broken I’ve now had to make everything blue so, rather than just having the Blue highlights on the login screen, Gnome is now forcing us to use Blue icons everywhere as well.

Please tell me this is not by design…

Something is still clearly not right but I can’t see how to make it not broken.

In the “Tweaks” App check your “Legacy Applications” Theme is Adwaita (default), and also “Shell” theme set to Default.

And if all else fails you could try this:

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Orchis is compatible with GNOME 43. Install the latest version from Pling or orchis-theme-git from the AUR.

adwaita-maia is not compatible with GNOME 43 and is no longer in the repos. Install adw-gtk-theme instead and choose Adw / Adw-dark for Legacy Applications.

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Thanks @Yochanan (and @TheReaperUK - I was looking for how to get back to the start!)

I switched to Adw which made things look (a bit) more consistent, then I re-installed Orchis. It works on 43… ish. Some of the highlight colour implementations don’t work very well.

However - Once I’d got it installed again from the latest code I was able to uninstall it and everything went back to how I would expect - nautilus is no longer a mess under Adw / Default!

After some final tweaking about I re-installed orchis again, then uninstalled the libadwaita links. I now have Orchis as my Shell but Adw as my main theme for windows - This allows me to have consistent colours at least.

./ -t all -s standard -l --tweaks primary --shell 42
./ -u -l (removes the libadwaita links)

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