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I'm on 12.04 and it seems my gnome shell theme went corrupted in its .js and .css files. How to reveert to the original and default theme? Is there a place where it can be downloaded or maybe it's enough to purge and reinstall certain packages?

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Try this:

  • Login to Gnome Classic
  • Hit Alt+Ctrl+T to open terminal and run following commands:

    sudo apt-get autoremove --purge gnome-themes-standard
    sudo apt-get install gnome-themes-standard
  • Log back into Gnome Shell.
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Unfortunately that packages does not contain the files needed for shell theme. – jasmines May 14 '12 at 14:19
Try to use some custom themes using gnome-tweak-tool and then try to set the default one. – Basharat Sialvi May 14 '12 at 14:45
This won't work, as the default files were already been edited. – jasmines May 14 '12 at 14:55

It seems the first suggestion works with the master package:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge gnome-shell
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

Thanks and cheers!

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