Friday, 9 August 2013

Deepin GTK Theme for Ubuntu & Linux Mint

I've uploaded the theme and icons from the Deepin Linux distribution to my launchpad PPA. You can install the theme from the PPA if you are using Ubuntu/Linux Mint or its derivates.

Open a terminal window (CTRL+ALT+T) and run the following commands:

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install deepin-gtk-theme deepin-icon-theme faenza-icon-theme

Run the following to update the GTK icon cache: (optional step, improves system performance)

sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -f "/usr/share/icons/Deepin"
sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -f "/usr/share/icons/Faenza"
sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -f "/usr/share/icons/Faenza-Ambiance"
sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -f "/usr/share/icons/Faenza-Dark"
sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -f "/usr/share/icons/Faenza-Darker"
sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -f "/usr/share/icons/Faenza-Darkest"
sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -f "/usr/share/icons/Faenza-Radiance"

Current theme can be changed with the following commands:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "Deepin"   # controls
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme "Deepin"   # icons
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme "Deepin"   # window borders

Deepin is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 13.04. The theme is very similar to Windows 7