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App Devs Ask Linux Distros to “Stop Theming Our Apps”

group of independent Linux app developers have written an open letter to the wider GNOME community to ask dilators to "stop theming our apps".

24 May 2019

This Theme Makes Qt Apps Feel at Home on GNOME

There are plenty of excellent Qt and KDE apps that GNOME avoid using simply because they don’t like the way Qt apps look on their GNOME Desktop. Well, that excuse is about to expire. Adwaita-Qt is (as you might guess […]

22 April 2017

‘Iris’ Is a Stylish Flat GTK Theme for Linux

I'm an avid fan of Ambiance, the default theme in Ubuntu. As such it takes a lot for another theme to tear me away from it.

31 January 2014

Popular Icon Theme ‘Moka’ Gets an Official GTK Theme Companion

The sumptuous Moka icon set now has the perfect companion: a GTK theme with purple highlights and more than a passing resemblance to Adwaita

4 September 2013

Ambiance Theme for KDE [Download]

Ever wished that your Kubuntu desktop looked a little bit more like Ubuntu, with its warm tones and orange highlights? Now you can...

12 February 2013

‘Ambiance Squared’ Frees Your Apps from Jagged Window Borders

"Arrrgh" cried the perfectionist Ubuntu user when looking at his screen, "My window borders look awful!" If you are using Ubuntu's default Ambiance theme then you, like the exaggerated exmaple user above, have jagged window corners on your windows. It's not a big deal for most (cue comments of 'I never noticed") but for others it... well it irks....

27 July 2012

Malys GTK Theme Adds A Splash of Color to Ubuntu

You don't need to look hard to find extra themes for use in Ubuntu - but few look like this particular one. In fact it's so different to most theme's we've covered here on OMG! Ubuntu! that I'm not sure whether I actually like it for how it looks or solely for its novelty.

19 April 2012
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Bisigi Themes Revived, GTK3 Ports Begin

The Bisigi themes project has been revived. The project created some of the most comprehensively designed GTK2 themes during its three active years but following the move by most major distributions to GTK3, the project wound down in November of last year.

14 February 2012

Give Your Linux Desktop ‘New Hope’ With this GTK3 Theme

Hope GTK theme is a modern and stylish looking GTK theme that looks great on the modern Ubuntu desktop. But there was one aspect of it that didn’t I felt looked out of place: the […]

7 January 2012
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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