Ubuntu – GNOME Shell User Theme Extension


How do I activate the gnome-shell user-theme extension in Oneiric with GNOME 3.2? I've installed the package gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme but can't find anywhere on how to activate it. I thought the gnome-shell-extensions-tool was the way but when I run it nothing happens.

Best Answer

  • Install GNOME Tweak Tool: graphically or use the command line:

    sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

    Once installed, open GNOME Tweak Tool (should show up as "Advanced Settings" in the menu) and activate User Theme extension.

    Please note that to be able to install or change GNOME Shell themes using GNOME Tweak Tool, after enabling the User Theme extension you may need to restart Tweak Tool or the whole GNOME Shell (press ALT + F2 and enter "r" or log out and log back in). This is not required for other extensions.