Hope GTK theme is a modern and stylish looking GTK theme that looks great on the modern Ubuntu desktop.

But there was one aspect of it that didn’t I felt looked out of place: the use of a ‘light toolbar’ in apps such as Nautilus: –

So I modified the theme to use a Dark Toolbar: –


Whichever version you think looks best you can install them both in Ubuntu 11.10 by running the following two commands in a Terminal:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kokoto-java/omgubuntu-stuff
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install hope-gtk-theme

To apply Hope or Hope-DT (if you prefer the Dark Toolbar version) as your system theme you will need to install and use the Gnome-Tweak-Tool available in the Ubuntu Software Centre.

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