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Apart from those themes in the repository and, are there other places to get themes for my Ubuntu Desktop?

Also, are there any 3rd party repositories of themes and other eye-candy?

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Web Upd8 is where I got a lot of nice themes and tips for customization. Plus they maintain a PPA with modding/utility apps.They also have a PPA ppa:webupd8team/themes (How to add PPAs) specifically for themes.

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+1 That's what I'm talking about. A PPA of themes. – Richard Holloway Aug 17 '10 at 23:33
Check this out for some more themes: – Li Lo Aug 17 '10 at 23:59

Here you'll find some Ubuntu related art:

And here, Ubuntu awareness material (and release countdown buttons) :


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+1 I was more interested in themes than images but this is a great link, Thanks. – Richard Holloway Aug 17 '10 at 17:22

Here are some themes PPAs:

All of those are amazing themes. The first PPA comes with the updated Ubuntu Light Themes backported from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 10.04.

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This weblog does alot of customization tutorials and various other ubuntu thematics related topics.

Plus its in England

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+1 Thanks for the link. Guess me modding you up means you're heading off again :). – Richard Holloway Aug 17 '10 at 17:48
Check out the "Eye Candy" menu near the top of the home page. It will narrow things down to what you are looking for! – Matthew Pirocchi Aug 19 '10 at 17:23

I have been using this for so many years, their collection is just unmatched in terms of volume and quality.

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The OP already mentioned – Christopher Kyle Horton Feb 10 '12 at 1:42

Reddit pics ( is sometimes a good source for artistic, odd, funny, or bueautiful images that make good desktop backgrounds. Here are a few I've found (I especially like landscapes):

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+1 These are nice wallpapers. I was mainly looking for themes as they are harder to find on line but thanks for the valuable links. – Richard Holloway Aug 18 '10 at 13:39

And the "Granddaddy" of them all is a PPA, but when you can just take a .tar & drop it on Appearance--why a PPA?

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A PPA because you get updates without having to constantly check the website to see if there's a new version... – Alin Andrei Aug 20 '10 at 8:50

You might want to look at this eye-candy project from France, it's amazing:

It works great, I didn't have any problems with the themes and they are complete, meaning that you have their icons not only on your desktop but also in nautilus file browser.

I apologize in case an answer from above has already mentioned it.

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