Thursday, 15 August 2013

Elementary Luna Themes for Ubuntu/Mint

I've uploaded the themes used in Elementary OS Luna to my launchpad PPA. You can install the themes from the PPA, if you are using Ubuntu/Linux Mint or its derivates.

Elementary Icon Theme 3.0

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 elementary-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/elementary"

The theme can be changed from the Appearance tab in System Settings.

Elementary GTK Theme 3.4

This theme is ONLY for GTK 3.4 (Ubuntu 12.04 - Precise).

The theme works perfectly with GTK 3.4 / Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) which is what Elementary OS Luna is based on. I tried out the theme on Ubuntu 13.04 (Saucy) and there were many issues which make the theme almost unusable. Checkboxes don't work and slider backgrounds are missing. I've removed the packages for other Ubuntu versions.

If you are using some other distro based on Ubuntu you can check the GTK version with the following command:

dpkg -s libgtk-3-0 | grep "Version"

To install the package in Ubuntu 12.04, 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 elementary-gtk-theme

The theme can be changed from the Appearance tab in System Settings.

Updates

  • 2013-08-15 Fixed missing icons issue - Added gnome-icon-theme as dependency for elementary-icon-theme
  • 2013-08-16 Fixed some issues with package dependencies
  • 2013-08-16 The GTK theme works only with GTK 3.4 (Ubuntu 12.04 - Precise). Removed packages for other Ubuntu releases :(