What are the best GNOME 3 themes

4 stunning GNOME themes

As an avid Linux user, I know exactly how adaptable my desktop really is. Whether it's the desktop shell or the window borders or the menu colors or even the icon design, everything can usually be changed easily. I also looked over a lot of Gnome Shell topics, such as Faience Faience: One of the best Gnome Shell themes [Linux] Faience: One of the best Gnome Shell themes [Linux] One has to admit, Gnome Shell looks elegant even if you totally hate the way it works. Some people even say that Gnome Shell breaks practically all the rules of ergonomics in the book, ... Read More

But when it comes to general topics, usually referred to as Gnome or GTK topics, not nearly as many of them are covered. We're going to fix that now. Sorry KDE user, maybe next time.


The most popular topic right now is Zukitwo. It started as one of the first GTK3 themes and has since been expanded to include a GTK2 counterpart (for compatibility with programs that have not yet been converted to GTK3) and even a Gnome Shell theme. Although the theme is generally gray and minimalistic, it does look pretty elegant, with a perfect look when you use the right wallpaper.

As with most of the other themes I'm going to introduce here, you need to be sure that you have the Unico GTK3 engine, as well as the Murrine and Pixbuf GTK2 engines installed, for the theme to work properly. Instructions for installing these engines should be included in their topic descriptions. Also read the full description of the link for other items such as: B. the symbol to get the full effect of the design.

Adwaita Cupertino

If you know anything about the Gnome 3 GNOME 3 Beta - Welcome to your new Linux desktop GNOME 3 Beta - Welcome to your new Linux desktop environment. Read the name “Adwaita” may be familiar. If not, Adwaita is the name of the default theme in Gnome 3. While I think this is a perfectly acceptable theme for users, some people may be turned away from it. simply because it's ... well, the default. For those who want something similar, may I suggest “Adwaita Cupertino”?

A Mac-inspired design that combines elements from the Aqua theme in Mac OS X and the Adwaita theme from Gnome 3. The result is a very sleek Adwaita theme with a Cupertino twist, as is most evident when you look at the window control buttons. The same GTK3 and GTK2 engines also need to be installed for this theme.

To hope

The next topic on our list is simply called "Hope". Hope was one of my favorites. Get a New Desktop Look with the Hope Theme [Linux] Get a New Desktop Look with the Hope Theme [Linux] I just love how customizable Linux really is. You can convert just about anything and get a completely different desktop while still running Linux. For a fanboy like me, that's something nice. Speaking of which ... read More This theme has existed in its GTK2 form for a long time, but has recently been carried over to GTK3 as well. There's even a gnome shell design to match Hope's color scheme, a lovely ice blue to complete the overall look of the desktop.

Again, the GTK3 and GTK2 engines are required for this design to work properly.

A new beginning

If you're looking for something even more refreshing than Hope for your desktop, check out “A New Beginning”. It gives a very interesting idea of ​​what a desktop should look like, and it seems to work very well with most GTK-based desktop environments. It uses an interesting combination of white and blue with a blue and green flicker along the left side of the window title. Make sure you use an appropriate icon when choosing this design. Otherwise I'll let the screenshot do the talking.


Of course, there are so many more topics to look at. I would recommend trying Gnome-Look and DeviantArt for all kinds of topics. You can even combine different GTK and Gnome Shell themes if you don't want to use all parts of a theme. In the end, there are so many good topics out there that these are just suggestions for those who don't know where to start.

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