Whilst Ubuntu 11.04′s Unity shell isn’t overly themeable of itself, the desktop panel does, at least, respect your GTK theme.
Decided to take advantage of that, reader ~Isantop has created the first theme designed specifically with Unity in mind which he’s named, somewhat confusingly, ‘Unity’.
Of the theme he says: -
“Most of the work focuses around a panel redesign, and thus, there’s a new panel background that makes it feel more like the rest of unity. I’ve also added new maximized window buttons that fit in with the Mono icons on the rest of the panel. Otherwise, it’s mostly Ambiance, since that’s still fine.
Also, it has 0px borders, which seemed fairly popular. Should be easy enough to revert should anyone not like them.”
Installation is simple enough – one needs to simply add isantop’s PPA and install his ‘unity-theme’ package: -
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:isantop/iansanto-ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-theme
Users should note that this theme is intended for use with Ubuntu 11.04 and the Unity desktop.