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    Angry Customizing ubuntu

    Hello everyone, I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 and I am having trouble customizing it. I installed shell themes, but they don't show up in the Gnome Tweak tool. And, the menu bar won't change color with my new wallpaper. For example: I want it to look similar to this [http://img.netupd8.com/my-humanity-icons.png] but don't I know how to change any of the settings to make Ubuntu look better. this is getting a bit frustrating!! Please help!
    Last edited by mskitty; May 21st, 2013 at 08:39 AM.

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    Re: Customizing ubuntu

    Hi,

    To change themes, the best tool is Unsettings. It allows you pretty granular control over you themes - selecting icons-cursors-window decorations, etc. You should be able to change the Dash Blur setting in Unsettings.
    I also use Unity Tweak for other settings. I can usually handle most things between these two programs.
    You can, of course, use Compiz Settings Manager. If you do, be careful - you can really mess up your system.

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    Paul

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    Re: Customizing ubuntu

    The user themes extension in the gnome tweak tool needs to be to be installed and activated for the shell themes to be applicable. Make sure the themes are compatible as well or they won't work properly. Tweak Tool > Extensions
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    Re: Customizing ubuntu

    Unity Tweak Tool would be my pick for the latest versions of Ubuntu, as it has a number of features that are handled by other apps, but without some things that don't apply to Unity.
    The top menu bar isn't set to change colour, though you can change the transparency of it so that the wallpaper shines through. The Unity launcher (left panel) and dash (Super key) should follow suit.
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    Re: Customizing ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    The user themes extension in the gnome tweak tool needs to be to be installed and activated for the shell themes to be applicable. Make sure the themes are compatible as well or they won't work properly. Tweak Tool > Extensions
    How do I install the gnome shell mod?

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    Re: Customizing ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by mskitty View Post
    How do I install the gnome shell mod?
    Not sure entirely what you mean by this, but if you mean install the GNOME Shell desktop environment, there are some great instructions at OMG! Ubuntu!
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    Re: Customizing ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by mskitty View Post
    How do I install the gnome shell mod?
    Open the Tweak-Tool and activate the user themes extension.

    Download and save the shell theme package to downloads.


    Open downloads, right click the package and select exract here.


    Check folder contents for different versions.


    Move/drag the extracted folder to the desktop.


    Navigate from downloads to the home folder.


    Press Ctrl + H to display hidden folders


    Create a new hidden folder named .themes if needed.


    Place the theme file inside the .themes folder and close the home folder


    Open the Tweak Tool and under theme use the menu to select the shell


    The Mod theme I installed had three different versions inside the extracted folder, so I had to select the correct version to place in the .themes folder.
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