how to change Appearance of gnome 3

Asked by Andy Scott on 2011-10-19

How do you change window boxes / text boxes appearance, colours etc. I upgraded via upgrade manager & still have the colour scheme from 11.04 Unity but can't find how to change this.

11.10
Chrome 3 shell.

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2011-10-26
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2011-11-06

install "gnome-tweak-tool"->launch it->there you go:) of course you need to download themes( http://gnome-look.org/ ), because by default there is only few.

Andy Scott (andy-scott14) said : #3

I have the "gnome-tweak-tool" and have downloaded themes Ambiance blue for instance, the desk top has changed but my windows / folders etc are still the same as before I upgraded, I used Unity before but using gnome shell now.

Default theme:
alt+F2->type "gnome-tweak-tool"->theme->Icon them->Oxygen
alt+F2->type "gnome-tweak-tool"->theme->GTK+ theme->High contrast

Custom theme, eg. Ambiance Blue Theme Suite( http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=133676&forumpage=0&PHPSESSID=9028b95870c3a4bd240573eeba316520 ):
1. it needs unico theme engine, so i install it(ubuntu has that engine by default, so you don't need to install)
2. extract "Ambiance Blue.tar.gz" to ~/.themes
3. install user-theme shell extension(in archlinux package named as "gnome-shell-extension-user-theme"), restart desktop alt+F2->type r
4. alt+F2->type "gnome-tweak-tool"->shell extensions->enable "user themes extension"
5. alt+F2->type "gnome-tweak-tool"->theme->window theme->ambiance blue
6. alt+F2->type "gnome-tweak-tool"->theme->GTK+ theme->ambiance blue
7. restart desktop alt+F2->type r

Andy Scott (andy-scott14) said : #5

I get "command not found" in alt+F2.

I have Ambiance blue in tweak tool themes, but it is only changeing the desktop.

Andy Scott (andy-scott14) said : #6

I have downloaded various theme for Chrome 3, the tweek tool etc no problem and they work ok, however I still have colour schemes from 11.04 present on various applications like Libre office for instance, in 11.04 the appearance of windows was highly customizable using a colour pallet which I used but would now like to change, is there a way to restore these libre office applications to default. also on a similar vein how can I change banshee browser colour scheme it is also stuck in unity 11.04.

11.10
Chrome 3 shell

you see difference between "chrome 3" and "gnome 3"??? in thread name you said "gnome 3", now you say "chrome 3". so wtf? about what we are talking?

Andy Scott (andy-scott14) said : #8

A typo my friend. GNOME 3 :) and dont wtf eh !

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