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A new version of the Elementary gnome theme has been released in the Elementaryart PPA. There were some previews of this new update, but only now the theme has been officially updated.

It was mainly the Metacity theme who has been redesigned, as you can see in the screenshot below:

elementary theme


Elementary (by DanRabbit) is available for Ubuntu Jaunty, Karmic and Lucid users through ElementaryArt PPA. To install it in Ubuntu, follow the steps below:


1. Add the PPA

- Ubuntu Karmic and Lucid:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementaryart/ppa


- Ubuntu Jaunty:
sudo bash -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/elementaryart/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys FC5D50C5


2. Install the Elementary theme

-Ubuntu Lucid:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install elementary-theme elementary-icon-theme

Note: the above command will install the Elementary GTK, Metacity and Icon theme.

-Ubuntu Jaunty and Karmic:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install elementary-theme elementary-icon-theme gtk2-engines-aurora gtk2-engines-murrine

Note: the above command will install the latest Aurora and Murrine GTK engines too.


Thanks to lathund.nu for the news update.
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