Customize GTK3 / GTK2 Theme Colours Using `GTK Theme Preferences`

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.

Screenshot from 2014-05-01 18:51:49

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:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shimmerproject/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gtk-theme-config

 

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The Best Themes Created and Updated for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Themes made specially for the recently released Ubuntu 14.04 Lts are thin on the ground it seems, and not all themes for previous releases of Ubuntu will work as well as they were intended to. But, as people start to update and create new ones we’ll start to see some beautiful themes available.

I’ve scoured the internet over the past few days and have collected some themes, that in my opinion, are the loveliest/coolest/neatest themes available right now for Ubuntu 14.04. Most of these themes will be installed through ppa and you can enable them using the Unity Tweak Tool (a must install for all Ubuntu users). Install the tweak tool by entering the following command into the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool

Numix Theme and Icon Pack

numix-gtk-theme-1.7-unity Use these commands to install Numix theme and icons on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

sudo add-apt-repositoryppa:numix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install numix-gtk-theme numix-icon-theme-circle
sudo apt-get install numix-wallpaper-notd

 

Orchis GTK Theme

Orchis3-1 Use these commands to install Orchis GTK Theme on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

sudo add-apt-repositoryppa:moka/orchis-gtk-theme
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install orchis-gtk-theme

 

Ambiance Crunchy themes

Ambiance-Crunchy Use these commands to install the Ambiance Crunchy themes in Ubuntu 14.04.

sudo add-apt-repositoryppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ambiance-crunchy

 

Trevilla Flat GTK Themes

Trevilla Use these commands to install the Ambience Crunchy Theme Pack:

sudo add-apt-repositoryppa:noobslab/themes
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/icons
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install trevilla-themes
sudo apt-get install trevilla-icons

 

Zukitwo and Zukiwi Theme

zukitwo- Use these commands to install Zukitwo and the Zukiwi Theme

sudo add-apt-repositoryppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install zukitwo

For Zukiwi:

sudo add-apt-repositoryppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install zukiwi

 

Zorba Theme Collection

zorba This collection of themes is available through the links below, once you have downloaded the themes, create a Folder names “.themes” in your home folder and extract all the themes to that folder. Then enable them through the normal Unity Tweak method. 1-http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Glory?content=164707&PHPSESSID=aad2c70f4c2b5af9890e229ab6251c15 2-http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Sensation?content=164713&PHPSESSID=aad2c70f4c2b5af9890e229ab6251c15 3-http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Ocean?content=164719&PHPSESSID=aad2c70f4c2b5af9890e229ab6251c15 4-http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Love+%28Trusty+Tahr%29?content=164721&PHPSESSID=aad2c70f4c2b5af9890e229ab6251c15 5-http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Wonderland+%28Trusty+Tahr%29?content=164720&PHPSESSID=aad2c70f4c2b5af9890e229ab6251c15