More posts about “Eye Candy”

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


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Bisigi Themes Add Ubuntu 11.04 Support

GTK themes are like sports teams: everyone has a favourite. I can't get enough of Ubuntu's default theme Ambiance, but if you're bored by the stock style of Ubuntu, the Bisigi Project provide 15 well-thought out themes for easy installation in Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 and, now, Ubuntu 11.04 too.

31 August 2011
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Ambiance and Radiance Themes for App Launcher ‘Launchy’

Cross-platform app launcher 'Launchy' might be a helpful tool for getting things done quickly but the default theme it ships with doesn't look all that great in Ubuntu. Thankfully we have a solution - Ubuntu user Maxime has created both an Ambiance and Radiance theme for the utility. And they look great...

18 August 2011
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[How To] Make Tweetdeck Look Native in Ubuntu

So you're using Adobe Air twitter application 'Tweetdeck' - on your Ubuntu desktop. Only it doesn't look quite as native as it could do. The solution? @corbindavenport shared it with his followers on Twitter...

14 August 2011
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[How To] Create A Minimal-looking Narwhal Desktop

There's no denying that a clean, minimal looking desktop is attractive. But how does one make Unity, with its launcher bar stuffed full of icons, 'clean looking'? Reader Juan Carlos Arroyo Callejas sent us his guide on getting a "clean looking Natty desktop"

7 August 2011
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Fusion Blue GTK Theme

When I think 'blue-coloured desktop themes' my mind instantly recalls the harsh Crayola hues of Windows XP. Can Fusion Blue GTK heal those wounds?

3 August 2011
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Like Dark GTK Themes? Check out ‘elementary Dark’

If you been wondering whether the indomitable elementary theme would look better dark, get ready to climb aboard: your theme-train just arrived courtesy of DeviantArtist ~satya164...

28 July 2011
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‘Unity Impression’ theme for Ubuntu 11.04 is subtle, easy on the eyes

If the default GTK themes supplied with Ubuntu 11.04 aren't to your taste 'Unity Impression', a new GTK theme designed specifically with Ubuntu's Unity interface in mind, is well worth a try out. Download link and choice-pictures inside.

29 June 2011
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‘Aldabra’ – GTK2 port of GNOME 3’s default theme

GNOME 3s default theme is a pale, elegant affair. Granted the window controls are a bit on the, shall we say beefier side, but its still a great theme that is very easy on the eye. If you like the theme and want to use it in Ubuntu, but dont want the hassle that comes with it adding the GNOME 3 PPA, you now can thanks to a GTK2 port of the theme dubbed Aldabra.

1 June 2011
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‘Ambiance Evolution’ is a refined, elegant mod of Ubuntu’s default theme

"Yo Mr OMG!, Can you feature a theme other than Ambiance-based ones?" I will soon, I promise. But in the mean time let me draw your attention to some more work by ~simplygreat who has created a rather elegant mod of Ubuntu's default Ambiance theme.

27 May 2011
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Ubuntu-ize your Android phone with this slick Ubuntu Unity theme pack

Self-described 'ubuntu YouYube and Android fanatic' Joe Steiger has finally published his long-in-development Ubuntu Unity themed Android skin.

24 May 2011
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Add Ubuntu One style dark toolbars to all apps in Ubuntu

Want UbuntuOne Control Panel style 'dark toolbars' in all of your Ubuntu apps? Now you can using the following modified version of the default Ubuntu theme, installable via PPA.

20 May 2011
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[How to] Make e-book app ‘Calibre’ look nicer in Ubuntu

It's always frustrating to come across an applications whose features are let down by a less-than great interface. Calibre, an e-book management tool, has, for me at least, been a prime example of this. Thankfully the developer has begun working to tweak and refine the interface, with he fruits of this labour appearing in the most recent release. Reader and all round ace guy Wyatt K., having read that post, thought it could be made better still - and all rather easily, too...

15 May 2011