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How to Change Your Theme in Gnome Desktop Environment?

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  • Last Updated : 02 Jun, 2022
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GNOME is a fairly simple and streamlined Linux graphical user interface (GUI).  It provides a unique desktop experience. GNOME should suit you well if you are looking for a different and modern user interface design. GNOME desktop environment (DE) is extremely intuitive and easy to use. It is the default DE in many popular Linux distros like Ubuntu, Fedora, Manjaro, and so on.
We can change the look and feel of our DE using the gnome-tweaks tool. To change the theme we’ve to install the gnome-tweaks tool and user theme extension. Follow the below steps in order to change your GNOME DE theme.

Step 1: Install gnome-tweaks by executing the below command in the terminal.

sudo apt update && sudo apt install gnome-tweaks

Installing gnome-tweaks


Step 2: Install GNOME shell integration browser and User theme extensions.

Installing GNOME shell browser extension


The user theme extension is been installed successfully.

Installing User theme extension


Step 3: Pick a theme of your choice. Here we have downloaded the Sweet Colorful Gtk theme We can download a lot of themes from⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

Step 4: Extract and apply theme:

  1. Extract it into the “.themes”  folder. Hint: Press (CTRL + H)  to view hidden files and folders.
Extracting theme


        2. Apply it using the gnome-tweaks tool.

Applying Theme


Step 5: Go to: Appearance -> Themes -> Applications -> select your theme.

Theme changed successfully


So, we have successfully changed our Theme in Gnome Desktop Environment.

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