How To Install Gnome Shell Elegance Colors Theme On Fedora And OpenSUSE

Elegance Colors is a highly customizable Gnome Shell Theme, supported by Gnome Shell 3.6 and Gnome Shell 3.8.

The user 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)

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This is what you have to do to install The Elegance Colors Theme on Fedora and OpenSUSE. The OpenSUSE instructions are colored with green, the Fedora ones with purple and the no colored commands are for the both OSs.

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

For Fedora:

$ sudo yum install gnome-shell-extensions

For OpenSUSE:

$ sudo zypper install gnome-shell-extensions

Add the Gnome Shell Elegance Colors Theme repository.

For Fedora:

$ yum-config-manager --add-repo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/satya164:/elegance-colors/Fedora_18/home:satya164:elegance-colors.repo

For OpenSUSE:

$ zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/satya164:/elegance-colors/openSUSE_Factory/home:satya164:elegance-colors.repo "Elegance Colors Theme"

Update the system.

For Fedora:

$ sudo yum update

For OpenSUSE:

$ sudo zypper refresh

Install the Theme.

For Fedora:

$ sudo yum install gnome-shell-theme-elegance-colors

For OpenSUSE:

$ sudo zypper 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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One comment on “How To Install Gnome Shell Elegance Colors Theme On Fedora And OpenSUSE
  1. danilo says:

    Thanks a lot! 😀

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