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.
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
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.
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.