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I found similar posts, but those answers didn't solve my issue. I need to know can I install custom Shell-themes in ubuntu-gnome? If yes what are the best custo shell-themes and where can I get it? In gnome-tweak-tool i cannot select anything under shell theme. Any solution? I have already installed icon themes.

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The Numix theme is my personal favourite. To install it -

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install numix-gtk-theme

Otherwise, download the theme file and extract the theme file to /usr/share/themes.

To set the theme -

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "Numix"

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme "Numix"

where Numix can be replaced with the name of the theme.

  • after these command i am getting my terminal black, tweak tool crash. – supremum Nov 15 '14 at 18:39
  • i chose Adwaita again. gnome-tweK-tool now crashes when i click on theme shoosing menus – supremum Nov 15 '14 at 18:41
  • Replace "Numix" with "Adwaita" to get back the original theme. – Rohith Madhavan Nov 15 '14 at 18:41
  • Did you install Numix? At what step did the problem occur? – Rohith Madhavan Nov 15 '14 at 18:43
  • I dont know what made tweak tool crash. But these commands made my windows awry. gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "Numix" gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme "Numix" – supremum Nov 15 '14 at 18:46
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Gnome-tweak-tool was showing a triangle at shell-theme and i was not able to make a selection there. After installing ubuntu-gnome-desktop by sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop i can select shell theme and now i am able to do this: http://rlog.rgtti.com/2012/01/29/how-to-modify-a-gnome-shell-theme/. Still looking for a better gnome-shell-theme.

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