I want to know is there any theme available make it Ubuntu look like Windows 7 ?
Win7 theme for ubuntu versions prior to 11.10
Installing the Win7 Theme
cd wget http://web.lib.sun.ac.za/ubuntu/files/help/theme/gnome/win7-setup.sh chmod +x ~/win7-setup.sh ./win7-setup.sh
This will download a script file that will be used later to tell your computer what files to download to complete the Win7 theme packages install. Once finished, a window will tell you that the installation will start now so just press OK.
Press OK, then back in the terminal enter:
This command will setup Win7 theme and your computer will start transforming into windows style immediately. Wait for a few seconds and you will see a window asking you to logout so logout and log in again.
win7 theme in 11.10
what is not possible...
The Gnome-2 Win7 theme used two key capabilities that (as yet) have not been ported to Gnome-3.
- Talika - this is a panel applet that presents applications in an icon form and when clicked displays a mini-windows preview.
- GnoMenu - once customised this gave the windows 7 start menu format
Without these - as you can see, the desktop is a cross between Windows 7 (aero-like) theme with WinXP type panel & menu.
We need some prerequisites.
- Install gnome-classic as per this AU question & answer
- Ubuntu-Tweak - install
ubuntu-tweakfrom the authors ppa
- Emerald Decorator - install
emeraldfrom the webupd8 ppa
- windows 7 fonts, icons and background wallpaper
cd ~/Downloads wget http://web.lib.sun.ac.za/ubuntu/files/help/theme/gnome/win7.tar.gz tar -zxvf win7.tar.gz cd win7
- Delete the bottom panel
- Edit the properties of the top-panel and change the "Orientation" to "bottom"
- Change the Background to "Solid Colour"
- Delete the standard menu & Clock
- Add to the panel "Main Menu" which adds the traditional start menu
- Add to the panel "Window List" that displays windows as buttons on the panel
- launch ccsm and in the "Window Decoration" plugin change the "Command" text-box value to be
- launch from a terminal emerald-theme-manager and click the Edit Themes tab
- Select the engine oxygen, change the name to "Win7 Theme" and click the save button
sudo tar -C /usr/share/icons/ -xzvf win7-icons.tar.gz sudo tar -C /usr/share/fonts/truetype -xzvf win7-fonts.tar.gz sudo cp backgrounds/win7-wallpaper.jpg /usr/share/backgrounds
- Using System Tools - System Settings - Appearance, click the "+" button and navigate to
/usr/share/backgroundsand double click
win7-wallpaper.jpg. Select this wallpaper and the background should update
- launch Ubuntu-Tweak and click on Tweaks - Fonts
- change the default font to be Segoe size 9
- Click on Tweaks - Theme
- change the Gtk theme to Raleigh
- change the Icon theme to win7-icons
- Click on Tweaks - Desktop Icon Settings
- check (tick) each of the icon options under Show Desktop Icons
Finally logout and login.
Note - if the emerald decorator is not the glassy appearance you would expect then compiz is not running. Either run
compiz --replace in a terminal or add this command as a Startup Application.
Windows 7 Theme with XFCE
Follow the steps below, and this is the result you will get
It’s not easy to configure the default Unity desktop’s left Launcher, so I used the xfce desktop.
- Install Xfce Desktop Environment:
Hit Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window, copy and paste following command and hit run to install Xfce:
sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
Once installed, log out and select “Xubuntu session” to log in again.
- Customize Xubuntu session
The Xubuntu session has a top-panel and dock like panel at bottom.
- First get rid of the top-panel by right-click on it -> Panel -> Panel Preferences.
Then click the Red minus button to remove it:.
- In previous window, use the drop-down box in the panel configuration window to select the other panel. Uncheck the ‘Automatically show and hide the panel’ option and check the ‘Automatically increase the length’ option.
Now you should have a single panel across that bottom of your screen. Under Items tab, remove items you don’t want and add items you do want, and reorder them as you see fit. For a Windows 7-style taskbar, try using these items in the following order:
Applications Menu, Separator, Launcher, Window Buttons, Separator (check “Expand” in its Properties), Notification Area, Indicator Plugin, Show Desktop.
Hit Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, copy and paste following 4 commands and run to download and install Windows 7 theme:
wget https://launchpad.net/~upubuntu-com/+archive/gtk3/+files/win2-7_0.1_all.deb sudo dpkg -i win2-7_0.1_all.deb gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme 'Win2-7-theme'
Apply the theme by going to Applications -> Settings Manager -> Appearance -> Select “Win2-7-theme” in both Style and Icons tab.
You can also change the applications menu’s icon and make it use a Windows 7-style start orb. First, find a Windows 7 start orb image on Google Images, but make sure you get a transparent PNG image. Once you’ve found a good image, right-click the Applications menu button, select Properties, and use the Icon button to select your start orb.
To make your panel look more like Windows 7’s panel, right-click it, point to Panel, and select Panel Preferences. On the Appearance tab, select Background image and browse to the
\usr\share\themes\Win2-7-theme\gtk-2.0\Panel\directory on your computer. Select a background image like Panel_Win2-7Basic800.png. The theme pack we installed includes a variety of panel backgrounds, so feel free to experiment.
All credits goes to ubuntuguide.net
How To Make Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 Look Like Windows 7
This theme pack is compatible with both Unity and Gnome Shell 3.4.
How to Install
Open the terminal under Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 and install the theme and icons of Windows 7 with these commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/gtk3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install win2-7
To enable the Windows 7 theme and icons, run the following commands:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'Win2-7-theme' gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme 'Win2-7-theme' gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'Win2-7-icons'
If you want to move the align window buttons (minimize, close, and maximize) to the right top of the window, you can simply run this command:
gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout \ --type string "menu:minimize,maximize,close
" Thats it
Windows 7 Theme with Cinnamon
Yes its possible, not with unity but with cinnamon.
Unity works too, but you have to know, that only all window elements are win 7 like, and the top panel will have only win7 like gradients. If you look at this screenshot ( fro 12.10 but 13.04 looks similar) you would understand what i mean:
I recommend you to install the ambiancew7 theme (available on sourceforge net) I'm not able to write an installer script, so you have to install it on your own.
Download the newest theme from sourceforge net : http://sourceforge.net/projects/blue7themeforub/files/
then please install these applets ( see the name and then search it with cinnamon applet install programm or whatever).
I've also created an custom live CD. Works stable, without segfaults or any other things. Even most of the gtk3 css warnings are fixed/ you won't see any error.
PLEASE DO NOT INSTALL ANY WIN2-7 GTK3 THEMES , THEY MAY BE UNSTABLE ON UBUNTU 12.10 OR 13.04. An other link t get the theme :http://bluedxca93.deviantart.com/art/Ambiancew7-or-Win7-theme-for-ubuntu-12-10-364243686
Screenshot with free icon-theme and downlaod link ( works on ubuntu 13.04 well too)
Some other screens (of 13.04) ( in german):
If you google for blueseven os you can find an ubuntu 13.04 with the cinnamon and unity with the themes already applied.
work UBUNTU 13.10 already in progress. There are still some bugs, but the code is mostly rewriteen now as you can see in the following screenshot ( gnome-flashback and unity support as well):
This is to get Windows 7/8.
To install Windows themes type:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install win-themes
To install Windows icons type:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/icons sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install win-icons
This post on nooslab is for reference.
Another possibility is to try Zorin OS which is an Ubuntu-based distro and gives you the possibility to choose Windows 7 theme.
This article shows you how to make your Ubuntu look like Windows 7.
The following is how the transformation process should look like when you follow the steps in the article to make your Ubuntu look like Windows 7.
The system in the picture is ubuntu 12.04. I have used another icon theme, because i didn't want to use the microsoft icons
I modified a normal gnome3 fallback session sricpt.
The panel is avant window navigator with gnomenu and dockbarx. (Requires some MATE components to run stable)
The gtk3 theme is stable but doesn't look exactly like the gtk2 theme. I don't know why my answer was deleted,'cause the gtk3 theme is really close to the gtk2 one, even if it isn't 100% the same
Is the link for the theme for ubuntu -12.04 .
For ubuntu 12.10 please use as gtk3 theme: http://sourceforge.net/projects/blue7themeforub/
avant window navigator is not int the ubuntu 12.10 repositry. Please try cinnamon.
You will probably have to create your very own Unity theme.
Then, apart from the resources you found (those that do not break your system), you could search around deviantart.com for some additional resources to do something like this in 13.04:
Then show us the result! And post a video somewhere (some of us speak Spanish).
NOTE: The example shown is from 2009, so definitely it is not something you can use out-of-the-box.
Have you tried http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Win2-7+Pack?content=113264 ? that tutorial you are looking at looks like its for gnome but ubuntu 11.10 has unity desktop on it you can install gnome
sudo apt-get insatll gnome
sudo apt-get insatll gnome-session
then logout and in the session menu select GNOME (Classic) then you should be able to use most of the tutorial
although kde looks a lot more like windows 7
sudo apt-get install kde-standard