Make gimp 2.8 theme on windows 7 look polished!!!! Work around Tutorial
This worked for me....IMPORTANTThis information is from many sources on the internet all compiled into one answer and it only tells you a work around to get gimp 2.8 for windows to look good, not how to get Gimp Themes v1.0 to work but it may have played a part in it.Step One...
Add "C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\32\bin" to your Windows Environment Path (adjust if you installed gimp in a different folder)
Here's a link on how to change your Environment variables, if you don't already know:
(This will halp gimp use the windows theme. also to help read gnome themes )Step Two...
If you copy the "MS-Windows" folder from "C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\themes" to "C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\themes".
Then move the content out so rather than it being "MS-Windows\gtk-2.0\[then the file called gtkrc]" its just, "MS-Windows\[then the file]".
Then open Gimp and go Edit>Preferences>Theme select "MS-Windows" and press "Ok", then you can press "Reload Current Theme or restart Gimp", and that should sort it.
(This just makes sure everything works)( I did Install Gimp Themes v1.0 at this point but I'm not sure if it made a differences Up to you )Step Three...
Download and paste the gnome themes into C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\themes. Download >>
Then open Gimp and go Edit>Preferences>Theme select "Prudence" and press "Ok", then you can press "Reload Current Theme or restart Gimp", and that should sort it.
It worked for me and as you can see I have set mine up as i like.