I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 on my system.

The other day I found this cool theme meant for the cinnamon desktop and downloaded the zip file of that theme. I extracted it to /usr/share/themes but I couldn't find it on unity-tweak tool or ubuntu-tweak.

I also tried to install it using the 'install theme' option in Ubuntu-tweak, but it said it's an invalid theme file.

Is there any way to make this work? Or do I need a cinnamon desktop to install that theme?


I think themes are generally very specific to the window manager it's made for, you might be able to take the theme "apart" and make a new theme for ubuntu/unity using the same images & colors?

Or it's probably easier to try installing cinnamon on ubuntu? Search for install cinnamon ubuntu 14.04 and there are a lot of pages saying how to do it.

  • Hmm, yes I think I would have to make a new theme if I wanted to keep my Unity. Thanks for the reply. – Chinmaya K R Nov 25 '14 at 5:21
  • There should be an easy way to do it, may be some cool theme program that can make themes for multiple desktops, but I haven't seen one. I don't use unity or gnome3, but it always seems like the coolest themes are for some other desktop ;-) – Xen2050 Nov 25 '14 at 5:40
  • Hmm.. that's a nice idea. I'll search for that. But if I don't get it I think I have to write my own CSS file.. :/ but I have the CSS file in that theme so I guess I'll just edit it to fit the gtk syntax – Chinmaya K R Nov 25 '14 at 5:45

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