Install Lavender & GnomishBeige Themes in Gnome Shell for Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric/Ubuntu 12.04/Fedora

Installation of Themes:
  • Backup /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme folder
  • Extract the archive and rename gnome-shell to theme
  • Copy this folder to /usr/share/gnome-shell/
  • Restart Gnome Shell by hitting Alt+F2, then type r and press enter
  • You can also use Gnome Tweak Tool to install directly from zip file
You can also install theme selector extension and use gnome tweak tool to switch themes. Follow the instructions below (for Ubuntu 11.10):
  • Run the following command: sudo apt-get install git-core
  • Install Gnome Tweak Tool by running following command: sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool
  • Download Gnome Shell extensions by running following command: git clone git://
  • Now access the directory from terminal by running following command: cd gnome-shell-extensions/
  • Finally run this command to install the extension: ./ --prefix=$HOME/.local --enable-extensions="user-theme"
  • Logout, come back and use Gnome Tweak Tool to switch themes.

>> Lavender Theme for Gnome Shell:

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Originally created the Lavender gnome shell theme compatible with Gnome 3.2

Download Lavender Theme from DevianArt Link

>> GnomishBeige Theme for Gnome Shell:

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This is a clean beige theme for GTK3, based on Adwaita (provided by gnome-themes-standard), plus a matching GNOME-Shell theme.
The package also includes a GTK2 theme, that depends on the latest Murrine engine and makes GTK2 windows fairly similar to GTK3 ones. If you don't want to install Murrine anymore, you could replace the folder 'gtk-2.0' with that of Adwaita but you'll lose the above-mentioned similarity.

Download GnomishBeige Theme from OpenDesktop Link

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