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.


Ubuntu 22.04 Lets You Pick A Custom Accent Colour

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS includes a much-requested new feature: accent colours. Users can pick from 10 different colours to use in the GTK, Shell, and icon themes.

18 March 2022

Desktop Cube GNOME Extension Now Supports Background Panoramas

Workspace switching just a whole look cooler with the addition of background panoramas to the Compiz-inspired Desktop Cube GNOME extension.

11 March 2022

Easy Way to Get Semi-Transparent Windows on Ubuntu 21.10

For a quick and easy (if slightly resource intensive) way t get transparent blurred app windows on Ubuntu 21.10 check out this GNOME extension.

5 March 2022

‘Desktop Cube’ GNOME Extension Now Supports Click & Drag Deform

That Desktop Cube GNOME extension now supports click & drag directly on the desktop, just like the original Compiz Cube effect that inspired its creation.

27 February 2022

Ubuntu 22.04 May Offer a Choice of System Accent Colour

A choice of system accent colour could be on offer in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Devs have already created a working demo to pick an accent colour for Yaru.

3 February 2022

‘Phinger’ is a Pointedly Cool Cursor Theme for Linux Desktops

I'm writing about a cursor theme cos I never write about cursor themes! Phinger Cursors is a high-quality pointer pack suitable for light and dark desktops.

1 February 2022

‘Burn My Windows’ Extension Adds Breaking Glass Effect & More Options

'Burn My Windows' is the GNOME Shell extension that just keeps on giving. New effect and a much-request option included in its latest update.

31 January 2022

‘Mutter Rounded’ Gives Apps a Translucent Blur Effect on Ubuntu

It's a bit showy but I can't deny that I'm partial to a bit of translucency on the desktop. This patch for Mutter brings an opaque sheen to GTK apps.

25 January 2022

Install Papirus Icons on Ubuntu for a Bold New Look

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.

23 January 2022

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.

21 January 2022

‘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 […]

17 January 2022

‘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.

16 January 2022