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I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 (new install). I would like to use the Adwaita theme with Unity, but it seems that it is not available in the theme selection dialog. I know I get it there after installing gnome-shell, but is there a way to use Adwaita theme for Unity without installing gnome-shell?

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Just so you know, in 11.10 if you install gnome-shell, you don't have to USE gnome-shell. (At the login screen you choose which shell to log in to.) Thus, you can install it and reap all the benefits (like Adwaita theme) and still use Unity. – Joseph Oct 24 '11 at 14:16

You can try running sudo apt-get install gnome-themes-standard, or you can just click this button:

Install via the software center

Or you can download this .deb which contains the theme also link

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