Lars Kongo is the Swedish designer who built these two awesome gnome themes Zukini and Zukitwo. These themes are for people who love simplicity and elegance. Mostly I like the transparent greyish colors they apply to the shell. With an icon theme like Faenza and a simple wallpaper, you can build a really cool desktop with them!
As mentioned in the title, both the themes support the old Gnome 2, the new Gnome 3 Shell and even Unity. To install these themes, you need to :
Extract the downloaded zip files
Go to the extracted folder and place the folders named Zukini (In the Zukini zip) and Zukitwo (In the Zukitwo zip) in /usr/share/themes folder. (You need to be root to do this. Do it through the command line or run Nautilus as root “sudo nautilus”)
Next, open the terminal and install the “Gnome Tweak Tool” and the “User Theme Extension”
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Special thanks go to Andrew at WebUpd8 for maintaining this repository
- Now, reboot the machine and open the “Gnome Tweak Tool” (It will be named as “Advanced Settings”) and go to “Shell Extensions” and enable “User Theme Extension”
- Now, go to the “Theme” section and choose the theme you just installed from the drop down list. Check the below screenshot if you are not so sure :
You can also choose Zukini or Zukitwo as the GTK+ theme. But, I selected Ambiance because it looked better for me. I changed the shell theme and the window theme. That’s my taste… Your selection will be different… So, experiment!