MinimaZero Gnome Shell Theme

best gnome 3/shell themes

Gnome 3 is the latest version (released in last month) of Gnome Desktop, with totally different (from the previous versions) User Interface and components. Gnome 3.0 has been developed from scratch and claims to be ‘The Next Generation Desktop’. The main goal of Gnome 3 is to allow users to focus on the task with less interruption or distraction, in an elegant environment (look, feel and apps). This post is written for users who are looking for some cool and beautiful themes for the Gnome 3 desktop. You can also install Gnome shell 3 on Ubuntu 11.04 via PPA although it breaks the Unity and performance is very poor; in next release of Ubuntu i.e Ubuntu 11.10 (code named as Oneric Ocelot), it may be installed along with Unity.

Due to arrival of Gnome shell (although Gnome 3.0/Gnome shell is compatible with the previous versions) the applets, Widgets, Gadgets and Dock (Windows List, Maximize or Minimize Buttons etc..) are no longer available but, in fact a lot of other useful features are available such as Dash (some sort of launcher container which allows easier access to frequently used programs and currently running applications), new style of Panel,system status area, Window Picker, Search (System or Internet resources e.g Wikipedia ) etc; so a number of Gnome 2 features seems absolute in Gnome 3.0.

Due to lot of innovative features, Gnome 3.0 appears to be the desktop of Future (at least for Linux based operating system such as Ubuntu; Fedora 15 and OpenSuse has already released with Gnome 3 Desktop). Here is my favorite collection of top 10 Gnome 3 themes (elegant) and I hope you will like it!

10 Best Gnome 3.0 Themes

#1 : MinimaZero Theme

minimazero theme

Download MinimaZero Theme

#2 : London Smoke Theme

london-smoke-theme

Download London Smoke Theme

#3 : Dark Glass

dark-glass-theme

Download Dark Glass Theme

#4 : Atolm Theme

atolm-theme

Download Atolm Theme

#5 : Orta Theme

orta-theme

Download Orta Theme

#6 : DrakFire Caffe Theme

drakfire-cafffe-theme

Download DrakFire Caffe theme

#7 : Ubuntu Ambiance Theme

ubuntu-ambiance-theme

Download Ubuntu Ambiance Theme

#8 : KiK Theme

kik

Download KiK Theme

#9 : Adwaita White

adwaita-white-theme

Download Adwaita White Theme

#10 : GnomeShell 0.1 Theme

gnome-shell-theme

Download this theme

Update 1 : One great theme added!

Other Great Themes that you must try :

Zukitwo

zukitwo-theme

Download it

  • http://therealpadster.deviantart.com/ Padster

    Hey, great article, love those themes, and thanks for featuring mine!

    • Anonymous

      vow! ..welcome, Your theme is simply awesome..:)

    • Anonymous

      vow! ..welcome, Your theme is simply awesome..:)

    • Anonymous

      vow! ..welcome, Your theme is simply awesome..:)

  • http://twitter.com/Kshwetabh Kumar Shwetabh

    Amazing themes :). Loved them all. Thank you !

    • Anonymous

      Welcome!

  • Rohn

    These themes look great but how am I supposed to install them in gnome3 when I can find the appearance settings etc.. Have they gone or am I being thick? :-s

    • Anonymous

      @6af748bc07b60f1e93bb6e9b61c1205f:disqus Just use gnome-tweak-tool .. if you want to install it on Ubuntu type :
       sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool
      or
      yum install gnome-tweak-tool, on fedora

  • Joel Ward

    Anybody know the wallpaper in #10?

  • http://www.dalei.org Carmark

    great, thanks for sharing…

  • Alexandru Pricop

    I have this weird bug where on themes with a transparent top bar you can see the old gnome 2.x menus trough it.
    This problem applies to ALL transparent themes.

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/192/screenshotat20111016083.png/

    Other than that, all skins are awesome, and the article is also great.

  • Esdras

    How do I install them on Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity?

  • Akungz

    Thanks for share buddy….it’s worth to try

  • pahnin sd

    zukito is te best

  • Mubka

    how to install the packages/themes to Ubuntu 11.10 ))??

  • shiho

     First page with really good looking themes, thx alot!