Paper: New Material Design Inspired GTK Theme

Paper is a new material design inspired GTK theme, which is currently in beta. “Its design is mostly flat with a minimal use of shadows for depth”, mentions its website, and it was developed primarily for the GNOME (Shell) desktop.Ideally, you’ll need a complete GNOME 3.14 / 3.12 desktop to see what Paper is all […]

Install Ambiance And Radiance Themes With Fixed Header Bars For GNOME 3.12 [Ubuntu GNOME]

Ubuntu GNOME with GTK/GNOME Shell 3.12: if you’re an Ubuntu GNOME user, you’re most probably aware that Ambiance and Radiance (the default Ubuntu themes) don’t support GNOME Shell and applications that use header bars look broken. Well, Leo Iannacone has fixed the default Ubuntu themes to work properly under GNOME 3.12. Here are a couple […]

Ambiance & Radiance Colors Themes Updated With Xfce Fixes

Quick update for Ambiance & Radiance Colors fans: the theme pack was updated (version 14.04.6) today with quite a few Xfce fixes such as: fixed window borders on non-Debian distros, fixed Xfce GTK3 indicator background and more.For those not familiar with Ambiance & Radiance Colors, this is a theme pack that provides Ubuntu’s Ambiance and […]

Download The Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Community Wallpapers

The Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander community wallpapers have landed in Saucy recently. The wallpaper pack comes with 18 elegant images, including 3 cool salamander wallpapers:DownloadDownload Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander community wallpapersThe pack is available as a .deb and you can either install it or simply extract it, then look for the wallpapers under usr/share/backgrounds (inside […]

Lightbox-Style Image Viewer `PhotoQt` Updated With Window Mode, GraphicsMagick Support

PhotoQt (previously called “Photo”) is a fast, stylish image viewer that supports basic image manipulation and file management and more. The application has been updated recently, getting a window mode (previously it was full-screen only) along with other interesting changes. Also, the application now uses GraphicsMagick which means it supports 80+ file types.PhotoQt looks similar to […]

Conky Manager Gets New Options, 4 New Themes

Conky Manager, a graphical font-end for managing Conky configuration files, has been updated to version 1.2 yesterday, getting 4 new Conky configurations / themes, as well as some new options.Changes in Conky Manager 1.2:new option to change the time format (12hr/24hr);new option to change the network interface (WiFi/LAN);new application icon;a “Show Desktop” button has been […]

Conky Manager: A GUI For Managing Conky Configurations

Conky Manager is a GUI that allows you to easily manage Conky configurations. The latest version – 1.1 -, lets you choose from 7 such configurations / themes.Conky is a lightweight, highly customizable system monitor that displays various info on your desktop.Conky Manager 1.1 ships with themes ranging from complete system info (memory, cpu, Internet, […]

Slick GTK3 Theme `Numix` Updated With Dark Theme Assets

Numix, a modern, flat GTK3 theme, has recently been updated with dark theme assets, along with other tweaks and fixes. The theme is compatible with GTK 3.6 and 3.8.Numix GTK3 theme under UnityNumix GTK3 is available for GNOME, Unity, Pantheon, Xfce and OpenBox and comes with a matching GTK 2 theme. Besides dark theme assets, […]

Xfce4 Composite Editor: Easily Change Compositor Settings Not Available Via Window Manager Tweaks [Xfce]

Xfce4 Composite Editor is a tool that lets you easily tweak various Xfce window manager compositor settings that are not available in the Window Manager Tweaks settings panel.The tool has been created by Keith Hedger, the Xfce Theme Manager developer, and it allows changing the following composite settings:shadow opacity;Shadow delta X, Y, width and height;move […]

MediterraneanNight Theme Pack Gets Full Support For GTK 3.8 [PPA]

MediterraneanNight Series, a sleek GTK theme pack that comes with 12 beautiful themes, has been updated recently, getting full support for GTK 3.8.The theme pack continues to support GTK 3.6 and thanks to the GTK 3.8 support it has received in the new version, the theme should be fully compatible with Ubuntu 12.10, 13.04 (with […]

Slim Wingpanel: Old-Style Floating Wingpanel For elementary OS Luna

When it was first released, Wingpanel, the panel used by default in elementary OS, had a different design, floating above windows instead of using all the space at the top of the screen, saving screen real estate while still providing access to the indicators.In time, Wingpanel has lost its initial design. But, thanks to Heath […]

Try The New LibreOffice Flat Icon Set

It looks like LibreOffice will get a new set of flat icons, based on Gnome’s symbolic icons. The icon set isn’t completed yet, but you can try it already – below you’ll find instructions on how to easily try the new icons.Goran Rakić has posted instructions on how to test the new Libreoffice flat icon […]

Xfce Theme Manager: A Single GUI To Change Any Xfce Theme (With Previews)

Xfce uses multiple settings GUIs for setting the window border, controls, icons, mouse cursor theme and so on and it doesn’t include any thumbnails. However, if you customize your Xfce desktop frequently, you can use a tool called Xfce Theme Manager which allows you to change the themes from a single GUI and it also […]

Highly Configurable GNOME Shell Theme `Elegance Colors` Sees New Release

Elegance Colors, a highly customizable, chameleonic GNOME Shell theme, has reached version 2.2.0, bringing some major configuration UI changes, new theme customization options, performance improvements and more. Since our last article, the theme has also got support for GNOME Shell 3.8 (it now supports both 3.6 and 3.8).Elegance Colors is a GNOME Shell theme that […]

How To Install MDM 1.2.5 From Linux Mint 15 In Ubuntu

MDM is the default Linux Mint display manager, forked from GDM 2.20, which means it supports the old GDM themes. Linux Mint 15 will ship with MDM 1.2.5 which has received support for HTML greeters (supports HTML5, CSS, Javascript and WebGL) and if you want to install it in Ubuntu, you can use a PPA […]

How To Install Emerald In Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10 Or 12.04 [PPA]

Emerald Window Decorator development may have stopped and the package is no longer available in the Ubuntu repositories for a few releases, but there are users who want to continue using it, so to make it easier to install, I uploaded Emerald to the main WebUpd8 PPA, for Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10 and 12.04.Emerald is a […]

Get Weather Or System Info On Your Desktop With These 2 Conky Configurations

There are two Conky configurations I’ve been wanting to write about for a while, but I didn’t have the time to do it, until today, so here it is: the first one has been created by Satya, it’s called Conky Google Now and is very easy to set up while the second one, created by […]

Get The Ubuntu Touch Feeling On The Unity Desktop With These Launcher Icons

A few days ago we had an article about a new Unity Revamped PPA that adds some tweaks to Ubuntu 12.04, among which there were some nice Ubuntu Touch-style assets for the Unity Launcher. If you’re using Ubuntu 12.10 or 13.04 and want to use these Ubuntu Touch Launcher assets, you’ll find instructions on how […]

Lubuntu Icon Theme `Box` Sees New Release, Download It Now

The Lubuntu icon theme called “Box”, that was introduced with Lubuntu 12.10, has reached version 0.38, getting many new and improved icons.To celebrate the 0.38 release, an article on the Lubuntu blog links to the latest Box Icon Theme 0.38 so you can download and use it on any Linux system.The icon theme doesn’t fit […]

New Unity Revamped PPA For Ubuntu 12.04 With Extra Tweaks

The popular Unity Revamped PPA has stopped working once again a while back, but there’s a new PPA that adds the same features to Unity along with some extra ones such as the Unity Touch Launcher icons.The new Unity Revamped PPA, maintained by Garhuy, is only available for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and adds the following […]