The Kelabu xfwm4 theme is a neutral, grayish theme.


Screenshot of windows using the Kelabu xfwm4 theme


Source Code Repository

The current development version is available from the source code repository.


2015-03-09: Kelabu xfwm4 Theme 1

  • Add NEWS file
  • Initial revision

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Build Instructions

Distributions of released versions already include pregenerated images.

The following tools are required to (re)generate the PNG and XPM images from their sources:

Before generating the images check the commented macros in the Makefile for any macros you may need to override depending on the used toolchain and operating system.

By default, all files will be installed under the "/usr/local" directory, a different installation path prefix can be set via the prefix macro. In addition, a second path prefix can be specified via the DESTDIR macro which will be prepended to any path, incuding the prefix macro path prefix. In contrast to prefix, the path specified via the DESTDIR macro will only be prepended to paths during installation and not be used for constructing internal paths.

The following instructions assume that make is GNU make, on some platforms it may be installed under a different name or a non-default path. In order to start the build process run make all. After a successful build, run make install to install the theme files.

Previously generated images can be removed by running make clean.


Please send any feedback or bug reports via email to

Bug Reports

When sending bug reports, please always mention the exact version of the Kelabu xfwm4 theme with which the issue occurs as well as the version of xfwm4 and the operating system you are using and make sure that you provide sufficient information to reproduce the issue and include any input, output, any error messages.

In case of build issues, please also specify the implementations and versions of the tools you are using.


The Kelabu xfwm4 theme is derived from the Gilouche Metacity theme and distributed under the same license terms as the original work (see below for the full license text):

Copyright (C) 2011 Guido Berhoerster
Copyright (C) 2006-2008 Novell

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.