Mac OS X (MacBuntu) Transformation pack is ready for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus
(Note: With this transformation pack we are targeting multiple desktops for Macbuntu transformation, MacBuntu pack is compatible with Unity, Gnome Shell, Cinnamon, Mate and Xfce. Link to previous MacBuntu versions are also linked below for previous Ubuntu releases)

MacBuntu (Macbuntu Yosemite/El Capitan) transformation pack is ready for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial. This pack contains themes for GTK (which supports: Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate and Xfce two themes dark & light for Gnome Shell, two themes for Cinnamon, two icon packs, cursors. There are some issues with 16.04 where it make some parts of the pack useless: 1) boot/splash we do not recommend you to install boot screen because there is a known bug for plymouth but we are still sharing, if you want to give it a shot; 2) Login screen, it is only offered for Ubuntu Unity and Ubuntu Gnome users but if you have multiple desktops then you can't choose and another known problem, if you remove lightdm-webkit then you will have blank screen, to solve this issue you have to install other display manager, so better to not install it. 3) 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.
Themes used in this pack contains some parts from other sources credit also goes to these guys dark and other icon theme Mine, some code from white) and Jared from Ravefinity helped us in making of this transformation pack by fixing bugs in themes. In this pack we are offering Plank dock themes because it works without any issue unlike other docks. By following these instructions you can change look of your Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial 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 are offering again but you have to install it on your own risk because we experienced a lot of issues after installing it (like: not able to login/blank screen).
As you know guys we are doing Mac packs from quite sometime because such packs for Linux are almost stopped but we kept this project on our must do list from 12.04, and as you know we have reached to 16.04 with Mac transformation. Many people look on the internet for pre-configured Macbuntu 16.04/Mac4lin, Mac Ubuntu theme and so on, but it is good idea to transform it by yourself because if you want to go back to default look or want to change look, you can do it easily. 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, looks shiny, smooth, fast
  • GTK themes supports Unity, Mate, Gnome, Xfce, Cinnamon
  • Mac theme for LightDM-webkit auto configuration (Tested and works for us, install it with caution)
  • Two themes for Gnome Shell dark and light version, and two for Cinnamon
  • Icon set compatibility for 16.04
  • Four Plank dock themes

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1: MacBuntu wallpapers

Download MacBuntu OS Wallpapers and extract to pictures directory.

2: MacBuntu OS Y Theme, Icons and cursors:

macbuntu themes

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)

macbuntu 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.
macbuntu spotlight

After installation you can open Albert from Menu/Dash, and first set hotkey to activate albert.

5: Plank Dock

This 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.
macbuntu 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

macbuntu logo

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 or Ubuntu Tweak

Following Tweaks are not recommended to install, sharing because many users are going to ask if we don't. Try on your own risk, if you want to make your OS messed up. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

11: Apply MacBuntu Boot-screen/Splash:

macbuntu bootscreen

Enter following commands to install splash:

If you don't like MBuntu Splash, You can get back Ubuntu splash:
Enter following command to remove splash:

12: (Optional) Install MacBuntu theme for LightDM Webkit Greeter:

macbuntu login

Note: Install only in Ubuntu Unity with Lightdm and Ubuntu Gnome with gdm pre-installed. Don't install it in other Ubuntu flavors.

Warning: It can make your system unusable. Use this feature on your own risk, last time we received a lot feedback that it is making system stuck on blank screen. Please don't report any blank screen (If happens) issue after installing it. We also faced issues while working with this tweak, sometime it works fine but most of the time it doesn't, I can't guarantee you that it will work for you. You have been warned.
Enter following commands to install Mac LightDM-webkit theme:
After installation reboot PC.

If you want to revert back, You can get back LightDM default look:
Enter following command to remove LightDM theme:
After removal reboot your PC.

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