If you use a Google service – whether it’s Docs or Gmail – chances are you’ve noticed that a ‘new theme’ has been rolled out across their various web apps.
On the plus side the changes offer a consistent look and style across Google’s many web apps, with minimalistic looking themes using lots of white space. On the not-so-plus side they lack contrast; all that white can be very harsh on the eyes early in the morning…
DeviantArt user ~plaidcounty has taken cues from Google’s new look to craft together a “Google” style GNOME-Shell theme.
And it looks pretty freaking awesome: -
The theme, for the most part, is a pretty accurate implementation – even the GNOME panel takes the colour from Google’s newly-darkened navigation bar, and looks all the more awesome for it.
On the downside the theme doesn’t come with a matching GTK theme. It also requires the installation of the Droid font family in order to look “the biz”.
Installation is typical of GNOME Shell: Either put the ‘Google’ theme folder inside ~/.themes and use the theme-selector extension to enable it. If you’re lacking that extension you will need to back-up your /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme folder and replace everything inside it with this theme using a root Nautilus window.
Download | Google GNOME-Shell Theme
Hat tip to me4oslav