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.


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Bisigi GTK+ Theme Project Ends

Development on the popular 'Bisigi' GTK+ themes has come to an end. Writing on the French Ubuntu forum, 'ZgegBall', the themes' developer, quietly announced the 'competition' of the project and that users should not expect support for Bisigi themes in Ubuntu 11.10 or GNOME 3.

9 November 2011
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How To Install GNOME-Shell Themes in Ubuntu 11.10

Earlier today we ran down five of our favourite themes for GNOME Shell. Chances are you'll want to try a few of those themes out on your desktop - but how to do it? Providing you're using Ubuntu 11.10 and GNOME-Shell it's actually quite simple...

24 October 2011

Five Pretty Awesome GNOME Shell Themes

One of the great things about GNOME Shell is that it’s comprehensibly themeable – from the top panel and applet menus to the awesome on-screenkeyboard. Below are five are five of my top GNOME Shell […]

24 October 2011
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Use ‘Adwaita Dark’ As Your System Theme

If you've played around with GNOME Shell and its default theme then there's a good chance that when watching a video or viewing a photo you've seen the very swish dark variant. If you like the look of the 'dark' version of GNOME 3's default Adwaita theme, and want to use it as your system theme, then you're in luck: a wily Chilean user by the name of A. Felipe has modified Adwaita so as to use the 'dark' version as default.

20 October 2011
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A Google-Inspired GNOME Shell Theme

If you use a Google service – whether it’s Docs or Gmail – chances are you’ve noticed that a ‘new theme’ has been rolled outacrosstheir various web apps. On the plus side the changes offer […]

25 September 2011
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PlexyDesk – A Widget Desktop For Linux

There was a time when I, like many, covered my Linux desktop in all manner of Screenlets, gDesklets and widgets. I grew out of this, but 'PlexyDesk' - a new widget-toting project - might just light those creative fires on my desktop once more...

6 September 2011
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‘Ambiance Meets Radiance’ In This Nameless GTK theme

You can have your GTK2 cake and eat it with the following theme - it combines elements for Ubuntu's default Ambiance theme with the light-tones of Ubuntu's Radiance theme.

4 September 2011
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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