More posts about “Eye Candy”

Give your Ubuntu desktop a stunning new look with GTK themes, free icon packs, Conky, visual customisation tools, rad wallpapers and more – all of which you’ll find badged with this tag.


How to Change Ubuntu’s Login Screen Background

Want to change Ubuntu's login screen background? I walk through the steps for changing GDM background to a solid colour, gradient, or custom image.

Friday

‘Burn My Windows’ GNOME Extension Adds 3 New Effects & Random Mode

A couple of new Star Trek-esque effects have been added to the ‘Burn my Windows’ GNOME Shell extension. If you’ve not yet heard about this bling-tactic add-on, it animates closing windows (and optionally dialogs) in […]

Monday

How to Install Papirus Icon Theme on Ubuntu

Give the Ubuntu desktop a new look and feel by installing the Papirus icon theme. The icon set covers thousands of apps and can be installed from a PPA.

Sunday
Nord GNOME theme

‘Nordic’ GTK Theme Brings Nord Color Scheme to Linux Desktops

Nordic is a GTK theme based on the Nord colour scheme. It's available in several variants and a GNOME Shell theme is also included. More details inside.

Sunday

Updated: Adwaita Fan? Check Out This Epic Theme for Firefox

This Adwaita theme for Mozilla Firefox transforms the browser's appearance into one more suited to the modern Linux desktop. Learn how to get it inside!

10 January 2022

Give Spotify’s Desktop App a New Look with Spicetify

Do you think the official Spotify for Linux client would look better with a major restyle? So did the devs behind customisation tool Spicetify, which can do just that. I last showcased a “hacky” way […]

9 January 2022
Turn GNOME into Unity desktop

How to Make GNOME Shell Look Like Unity (‘Cos Why Not?!)

Want to make GNOME Shell look like the Unity desktop? If you do, then this guide is for you. Just don’t thank me for what follows. A reader called Alwyn sent the whole run-through to […]

6 January 2022

A ‘Fluent’ Icon Theme for Linux Desktops

If you're a fan of Microsoft's 'Fluent' design aesthetic check out this icon theme for Linux desktops, which is inspired by icons used in Windows 11.

5 January 2022
papirus icons on ubuntu 20.04

Papirus Icon Set Updated with 45 New Icons

The first Papirus icons update of 2022 is now available. Over 45 apps have been added to the icon set, and many icons redesigned. Find more details inside.

3 January 2022

Epic New Window Closing Effects Available for GNOME Shell

More cool Compiz-inspired effects for your Linux desktop including claw-ripping, tv tune-out, and Matrix-style dissolving. All totally OTT, all super cool.

2 January 2022

Add a Cool Falling Snow Effect to the Ubuntu Desktop

Want to add a falling snow effect to your Linux desktop? Of course you don't, but since it's Christmas you should! Inside are two tools you can use.

17 December 2021
fire effect close

How to Enable a Fiery Window Closing Effect on GNOME Shell

First came a GNOME extension reimplementing wobbly windows, then we saw the return of the (very cool) 3D desktop cube effect — now comes the final part of the holy Compiz trinity: window fire. For […]

15 December 2021