How to Change Unity Theme

Asked by dupingping on 2014-04-26

I tried to change unity launcher's theme as MacOS's Dock.
But it was impossible. I don't know how to change it.
Please help me, If you tell me the way, I'll make it as a plugin.
And I think that it's very important and useful.

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Best Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) said : #1

There’s a set of PNG files you can modify to customize Unity Launcher’s look – open your file manager and navigate to the path:


Take them to your user folder, edit them with the graphics editor you prefer, and copy your customizations back to the folder (administrative permissions required). See, for example, what an user did:

Then, you may want to change the Launcher’s background color; for that you need to install compizconfig-settings-manager.

Note that it still won’t behave/look exactly as OS X’s Dock, though.

dupingping (dupingping86) said : #2

Thanks Adolfo Jayme, that solved my question.

You can find the documentation for theming unity in this wiki: