You can theoretically create an unlimited number of themes with different customization settings. Though it is not the same as making your own Gnome Shell theme by hand, it is still an easy way to make themes with customized colors, gradients, transparency etc. Don’t expect your theme to be unique though!
To export your customized theme, first make any changes and apply them. Then choose “Export theme” from the GMenu.
The current version 0.3~release2 is compatible with Gnome Shell 3.6 and has the following changes since our last post,
- Show the icon only in Gnome
- Minor changes to the GUI
- Many enhancements to the script
- Changes are now instantly applied
- Options to set gradient size, transition duration and box shadow
- Ability to export the customized theme
If you use Ubuntu, you can install Elegance Colors from my themes PPA using the following commands,
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:satyajit-happy/themes
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-theme-elegance-colors
Others will need to compile from source. Sorry :(
Elegance Colors requires the User Themes extension to work. If you have installed the User Themes extension from the extensions.gnome.org website, make sure to run the following command as root,
Then just run the command,
Now choose the theme from Gnome Tweak Tool or run,
gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.user-theme name "elegance-colors"
Which features would you like to see in Elegance Colors? What is your favorite configuration? Drop in the comments below!