I have installed some GNOME shell themes through GNOME Tweaks and User Shell Theme Extensions. I also made some shell theme mods and installed as zip files. Now, I want to remove some unused shell themes, but, also if I delete the folders and zip files, the choices under the User Shell options in GNOME Tweaks still remain.

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How can I remove these?

Thanks in advance.

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    Close and reopen it! Nov 14, 2018 at 7:34
  • It doesn't work. I need to know the path where the installed user shell themes are stored, so I can delete them.
    – cialu
    Nov 14, 2018 at 7:36
  • @cialu how did you install it?
    – PRATAP
    Nov 14, 2018 at 8:07
  • I have installed as zip files.
    – cialu
    Nov 14, 2018 at 14:14

1 Answer 1


there are two possibilities.

when you installed themes via scripts provided by author or zip files, they would either copied into ~/.local/share/themes/ or /usr/share/themes/

you need to go to those folders and find the corresponding theme names to delete them.

please be careful, this themes folder contains GTK+ themes also.

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  • Exactly what I need, they were under ~/.local/share/themes/. Thanks.
    – cialu
    Nov 14, 2018 at 14:13

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