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.


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

Spotify Fans Need to Check Out 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
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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
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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
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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

Enable This Cool 3D Desktop Cube Effect on Ubuntu

I launch headfirst into 2009, aka the era flashy Linux desktop effects, as I check out a new GNOME extension that enables a rotating 3D cube desktop effect.

7 December 2021
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Bored of Flat GTK Themes? Check Out Skeuos

Bored of flat themes? Check out this non-flat GTK theme for Linux desktops, including GNOME and Xfce. It's called Skueos and it's beautiful – check it out!

13 September 2021
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8 Best Icon Themes for Ubuntu (2022 Edition)

We roundup the best icon themes for Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and other Linux distros, from flat icon packs to 3D gradient sets - find your new favourite now!

20 July 2021
Ubuntu MATE Yaru Theme

How to Install Yaru MATE Theme on Ubuntu MATE 20.04

Ubuntu MATE 21.04 ships with a new Yaru MATE theme enabled by default — but users don’t have to upgrade to use it! Yaru MATE is an official port of Ubuntu’s Yaru GTK theme (plus […]

2 April 2021