How To Install Gnome Shell Elegance Colors 2.7 On Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.10 And Linux Mint 16/15/14/13

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Gnome Shell Elegance Colors is a highly customizable Gnome Shell Theme. The latest version available is Gnome Shell Elegance Colors 2.7, which comes with support for the GNOME 3.10 desktop environment.

Via the Gnome Shell Elegance Colors, the users can change the panel text color, the border color, buttons colors, set theme roundness, enable or disable drop shadows and other things, via the configuration GUI. There are some predefined presets, like: Google, Numix, Pantheon, Gaia, Dark Shine, Clear, Matte, Tron Legacy and Ubuntu Phone which change the theme’s face completely. (from deviantart.net)

 how to install Gnome Shell Elegance Colors Theme 2.7 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.

In this article I will show you how to install Gnome Shell Elegance Colors Theme 2.7 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.

To install the theme, you need to have Gnome Shell User already installed. If not, do:

$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions

How to install Gnome Shell Elegance Colors 2.7:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:satyajit-happy/themes
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-theme-elegance-colors

After the installation is finished, start the Elegance Colors theme daemon. (do this once, after you have installed the theme):

$ elegance-colors

Set the Elegance Colors theme as the default Gnome Shell Theme, with Gnome Tweak Tool:

$ gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.user-theme name 'elegance-colors'

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