Install Axiom and Dark Shine Themes for Gnome Shell 3.x in Ubuntu 12.04-11.10/Linux Mint/Fedora

Installation of Themes:
  • Type in Terminal: "sudo nautilus"
  • For Gnome Shell extract to "/usr/share/gnome-shell/theme" folder
  • For Unity Theme extract to "/usr/share/theme"
  • 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.

1: Axiom Theme for Gnome Shell 3.x

gnome shell themes

Axiom is fully compatible with Gnome Shell 3.2.

Download Axiom Theme from DevianArt Link

2: Dark Shine Theme for Gnome Shell 3.x

Dark Shine is compatible with the latest Gnome Shell 3.2.

Ubuntu users can install Terminal via PPA using the following commands:

For other Distro's
Download Dark Shine Theme from DevianArt Link

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