Faience Theme is a Gnome Shell theme created by tiheum, the owners of the most popular theme, Faenza and Faience icon themes. According to the developer, Faience is a Work In Progress that include GTK3, GTK2, Metacity and Gnome-Shell themes and an icon theme based on Faenza, so if you encounter any bugs or issues with the installation or use, submit a comment with the developer.
The latest Faience theme release 0.7 comes with a Flatter look, it’s compatible with Gnome 3.10 and it comes in three variants; Faience, Faience Claire and Ocre.Support Gnome 3.10 only needs Murrine GTK2 and Unico GT3 engines to work properly.
Gnome-shell and icon themes are available to install via a PPA repository, install it by the following commands into your terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install faience-theme
Use Unity Tweak Tool or Ubuntu Tweak to set the theme
I always loved the default Blue on Black look that came with Ubuntu Studio, but never really liked the Desktop Environment, so after a little digging and trial and error I’ve finally found out how easy it is to install this beautiful theme on Ununtu Unity, I’ve yet to test the theme on other flavours of Ubuntu, so if you guys ever try it out on, let’s say Kubuntu, or Lubuntu, come back and let me know how it works.
To Install Ubuntu Studio Blue on Black, enter the following command into your Terminal:
sudo apt-get install gnome-themes-standard
Once installed it’s just a matter of going to System Setting – Appearance and selecting the “Adwaita” option from the theme selection menu:
Installing this theme will also install the standard Icons for Ubuntu-Studio, which I kinda like, but if you prefer they can be changed to a different Icon theme using either Ubuntu-Tweak or the Unity Tweak tool.
Satya, who’s behind some beautiful GTK and GNOME Shell themes, has created a cool new tool that lets you customize GTK theme colours in Ubuntu 12.04 – 14.04.
Right now, `GTK Theme Preferences` (that’s the name of the tool) works with any GTK2 and GTK3 themes and lets you customize the following:
– Selected background colour
– Xfce panel, Gnome panel and Unity panel: background and text color
– Menu background and font colour
Even though this is a brand new tool, it seems that GTK Theme Preferences might be included by default in the upcoming Xubuntu 13.04.
A similar feature was available in GNOME 2 by default, but unfortunately it wasn’t included in GNOME 3 and since then, GNOME (this includes Unity) users who like to customize the GTK theme colours had to do it manually, by changing configuration files. Well, that’s not the case any more thanks to GTK Theme Preferences. The application comes with a limited set of features for now as you can see (which are still very useful), but hopefully it will gain even more customization options in the future.
Install GTK Theme Preferences by entering the following commands into your terminal: