Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Great Gnome Themes for ubuntu

Add these Repositories to System->Administration->Software Resources->Third Party Softwares Click add and add these:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bisigi/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bisigi/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

Before Pressing close open a Terminal and add run this:

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0x1781bd45c4c3275a34bb6aec6e871c4a881574de

Now Close the Software Resources and let it update..


  1. Showtime For Gnome

  2. Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install showtime-theme

  3. Balanzan Theme

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install balanzan-theme

  4. Infinity

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install infinity-theme

  5. Wild Shine

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install wild-shine-theme

  6. Exotic

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install exotic-theme

  7. Tropical

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install tropical-theme

  8. Bamboo zen

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install bamboo-zen-theme

  9. Sun Rise

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sunrise-theme

  10. Aqua Dreams

    Install Command:
    sudo apt-get install aquadreams-theme

  11. How to apply theme:
    Right click on Desktop->change desktop Background ->themes ->find you theme with the name


  1. you can also get Gnome themes by just running this single command on terminal,

    sudo apt-get install gnome-(theme name that you want to install)

    For Example:

    sudo apt-get install gnome-aquadreams-theme.


  2. Mmmm....thanx for the short version :)

  3. You welcome man.
    You are doing great work, keep it up....

  4. Talal, this is FANTASTIC. I mean, although the themes that download are much bigger in size than those files you separately download from Gnome Art and Gnome Looks, etc. This is the perfect way of completely giving your system one thorough look without errors popping up when dragging and dropping on the PREFERENCES window.
    Now, I don't know if this is a very popular way of installing themes in Linux systems, but google did not show me this method anywhere else.
    Need to mention, on my Mint system, I had to do some searching around for adding the sources and the keys since they are different about the options provided in the PACKAGE MANAGER from Ubuntu. but that is sorted out.

    No offense, but it feels nice find some help, finally, from experts in neighboring Pakistan for some reason :)
    Thanks a lot.

  5. And Fark,
    Did you mean that addind the GNOME word in the command would not need any keys and sources to be added in the Terminal? I am a little confused about this technique now...

  6. Yes with Fark's method you don't need add any thing else just type the command in terminal and done ! :)