MacBuntu (Macbuntu Yosemite/El Capitan) transformation pack is ready to take off and land on your Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. It offers two themes for GTK (which supports: Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate and Xfce), one theme for Gnome Shell, one for Cinnamon, two icon packs, and cursors. Unlike last time we are not sharing boot/splash for macbuntu and theme for lightdm-webkit because there are some issues within the Ubuntu 16.10. Slingscold which is known as launchpad, it does work on some desktops but it may don't work for some users and you may see blank launcher. We are using and recommending Plank dock with this pack because it is lightweight and works with all desktops without any issues. Also credit goes to Jared for helping us with this transformation pack. By following these instructions you can change look of your Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety to look like Mac. In previous packs we used LightDM webkit theme which looks quite similar to Mac OS X login screen, this time we aren't offering, because we experienced a lot of issues after installing it (like: not able to login/blank screen). Also Bootscreen has some issues.
As we always recommend to transform your desktop by yourself, so you know what you are doing and can reverse it easily, we can make automatic or semi-automatic scripts but it will be only for one desktop and it won't be good idea that's why are not automating it. By offering this pack no hate or infringing behavior is intended, simply designed for those who don't want to use Mac or can't use Mac for any reason.
Note: If you encounter any bug in theme/icons/any stuff, report to us with screenshot or problem with details.
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What's in this Version?
- A PPA dedicated to Macbuntu packs.
- Themes are better coded from scratch, looks shiny, smooth, fast
- GTK themes supports Unity, Mate, Gnome, Xfce, Cinnamon
- Theme for Gnome Shell, and one for Cinnamon
- Icon huge update for 16.10
- Four Plank dock themes
- Latest Cursor theme
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1: MacBuntu wallpapersDownload MacBuntu OS Wallpapers and extract to pictures directory.
2: MacBuntu OS Y Theme, Icons and cursors:
Enter these commands in terminal to get themes, icons and cursors.
After installation choose theme, icons and mac cursor from tweak tool.
To Uninstall themes, icons and cursors
3: Slingscold (Alternative to Launchpad)
To install Slingscold Launcher (Launchpad) in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
4: Albert Spotlight (Alternative to Mac Spotlight)
Albert alternative to OS-X spotlight created by Manuel, it offers pretty much same features like Spotlight or maybe better than Spotlight. It is a selection-based search system, which creates an index of all items and files on the system. It is designed to allow the user to quickly locate a wide variety of items on the computer, including documents, pictures, music, applications, and System Preferences. You can set custom hotkey and modify search criteria for albert.
After installation you can open Albert from Menu/Dash, and first set hotkey to activate albert.
5: Plank DockThis time we chose Plank it seems a best choice for this pack because it doesn't have any kind of issues, it is lightweight and we are providing themes with this pack for Plank dock.
First of all install Plank dock with following command then install Mac themes for Plank:
Install themes for Plank dock, enter following commands in terminal:
Press "Ctrl + Right Click" on the plank to access context menu.
Use these commands to remove Plank dock themes from your system:
Enter following command to remove Plank dock and themes:
Tip: To pin application to dock just open Application and right click on app icon then select 'Keep in dock'.
6: Replace 'Ubuntu Desktop' text with 'Mac' on the Panel
Enter following commands to change 'Ubuntu Desktop' text on the panel:
If you are using non-English version of Ubuntu then replace /en/ in the above command with your locale. For instance for German version /de/.
Revert back to 'Ubuntu Desktop' text, enter following commands in the Terminal:
7: Apple Logo in Launcher
Enter following commands to install Apple Logo:
If you want back Ubuntu logo enter following commands in terminal:
8: Tweak Tools to change Themes & Icons:You can use these popular tools to change themes and icons in Ubuntu, Also you can change other settings from these tweak tools.
Enter following command to install tweak tools.
9: Install Monochrome icons for Libreoffice:Human icons are default in LibreOffice which kind of look weird with this transformation pack, to make LibreOffice more elegant with monochrome icons follow these instructions.
Enter following commands to install monochrome icons for libreoffice.
After installation go to LibreOffice menu select "Tools" > "Options" > "LibreOffice" > "View" and select "Sifr" under "Icon size and style". See following screenshots
10: (Optional) Mac fonts:Last time I received request about Mac fonts, so this time I am including them with this pack. So here are fonts for you.
You can change fonts from Unity-Tweak-Tool, Gnome-Tweak-Tool.
Did you like our work on this pack? Let us know in the comment below!!