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What makes me feel good in Linux is customization. I've recently tested some great themes for Gnome Shell. They're really great, but sometimes I don't like some part of them. I looked into the files and found out that the themes are CSS-based. I know CSS, but I don't which classes or IDs refer to which parts of the screen.

Is there any reference or guide for theming Gnome Shell? (not GTK3)

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English: I do not remember because they are many. I started by testing and changing all the time. For now this is the only way, I will see if there is any tutorial.

Spanish: no me acuerdo ya que son muchos. Yo empecé probando y modificando a cada rato. Por ahora es la unica forma, veré si hacer algun tutorial.

Here's a link.

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-1: I can't make sense out of this. Perhaps someone who knows Spanish might be able to decipher this. The English version is merely the result of running Google Translate on the Spanish version –  Scott Severance Dec 13 '11 at 0:53

while i also have failed so far to find some type of cheat-sheet for gnome 3.4 themes the posts on the blog of fp.murphy where Lucas Romero already has linked to seem to contain plenty of very useful information regarding gnome 3.x and its customization.

some basics worth reading prior to the post provided by Lucas can be found in an ealier post there giving some simple examples and general overview.

if more specifically geared to gnome shell extensions i found the series of up to now 4 posts all written in september 2012 on mathematicalcoffee very helpful. since gnome 3.4 has brought many api-changes its important to look into recent information regarding gnome customization.

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