Wednesday, March 1, 2022

OSX Theme For Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 Xenial Xerus and 16.10 Yakkety Yak

This is a gnome-desktop-interpretation of Mac OSX. I’ve tried to implement the feel of OSX on the gnome-applications.
Initially based on the Arc-theme-files.
I’ve spend a great deal of time and effort on this theme into fine-tuning it, so I hope you try before you judge !

Main features:

– Nautilus with blurred sidebar.
– Same theming across GTK2 and GTK3. (See screenshots)
Seperate download for Shell-themes:
– Shell theme with white dock and slighty dark top-bar
– Shell theme with dark dock and dark top-bar
This theme is developed on Ubuntu-gnome 16.10 , so I can only vouch for this setup. It is therefore only useable on a gnome-desktop 3.20+
No support for other desktops.
When, as such, theming does not look the way it should be: make sure you have installed the necessary theme-“engines”:
– The gnome-themes-standard package,
– The murrine engine. This has different names depending on your distro.
gtk-engine-murrine (Arch Linux)
gtk2-engines-murrine (Debian, Ubuntu, elementary OS)
gtk-murrine-engine (Fedora)
gtk2-engine-murrine (openSUSE)
gtk-engines-murrine (Gentoo)

Download Gnome-OSX themes :

  • Gnome-OSX-Dark-Shell.tar.gz
  • Gnome-OSX-Light-Shell.tar.gz
  • Gnome-OSX-theme.tar.gz

How to install Gnome-OSX: 

Just copy the extracted file to a ‘.themes’-folder you make in your home directory. Then use Tweak-tool to select the GTK and shell theme.
LOG OUT AND BACK IN for changes to take effect !

To put the buttons to the left open a terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout “close,minimize,maximize:”

About the screenshots:
-First screenshot shows examples of the themed applications.
-Second and third screenshot shows the shell-themes. The dock is ‘simple-dock’, a gnome shell-extension to permanently show the dash.
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