Install Mediterranean Themes in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 16/14/13/and other Ubuntu derivatives (GTK + Xfce)
Mediterranean pack is dark theme series but there are also light versions in this pack. Since there is no official update from original creators of this pack for latest GTK version, Rogério Brito updated this theme pack. This theme suite contains 12 variants dark/light for GTK and Xfce, in this series all the themes are same but with different color variants and some bitmaps. Latest version is under development and he asked for user contribution by submitting bug reports or help fot GTK3 themes.
Use Unity Tweak Tool, Gnome-tweak-tool or Ubuntu-Tweak to change themes/icons.
To install Mediterranean themes in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
Founded in 2010, the Unity project started by Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical has gone on to deliver a consistent user experience for desktop and netbook users alike. Putting great design at the heart of the project, Unity and its technologies such as Application indicators, System indicators, and Notify OSD, have strived to solve common problems in the Free Software desktop while optimizing the experience for touch, consistency and collaboration.
Unity is powered by Compiz.
The top-right portion of the panel is very similar to GNOME 2, offering support for various menus and indicators.
A launcher on the left side keeps track of currently-running applications, and also allows the user to pin favorite applications. Applications demanding attention will glow blue. Badges and progress bars on the launcher icons are also supported by some applications, as are quicklists revealed by right-clicking.
By either clicking the button in the upper-left corner or pressing the Super key, the user can open the Dash, which allows searching for applications, files, and more via the use of “lenses”.
Four workspaces are provided that the user can use for organizing windows.
A global menu enable by Default, similar to that used in Mac OS X, is used for windows by default. You can reveal the menu by mousing over the left portion of the top panel, or by holding Alt. Alternatively, in Ubuntu 14.04 onward, a locally integrated menus (LIM) inside of the windows titlebar is enableable, instead of the global menu.
Alternatively, in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS onward, you can tap the Alt key to reveal the HUD, which allows you to find menu commands by entering search terms, similar to the Dash.
Maximized windows have their window controls also integrated into the top panel. This and the global menu are intended to provide more vertical screen space as compared to other DEs / shells, which is useful for machines like netbooks where screen space is limited.
Numix is popular theme created by satya, Numix Bluish is moded version of Numix GTK3 theme. It is kind of flat theme with the combination of dark and light elements, it supports Gtk 2/Gtk 3, Xfce, Unity, Openbox, and it also works well in Gnome Shell/Gnome Classic/Mate. Plastic-Colored icons used in screenshots. You can use Unity Tweak Tool, Gnome-tweak-tool or Ubuntu-Tweak to change themes/icons.
To install Numix-Bluish theme in Ubuntu 14.04/13.10/Linux Mint 16 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
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: