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Elegant gnome
(The dock icons come with Elegant Gnome)

Elegant Gnome Pack is an amazing theme pack we included in a post on 5 great Gnome themes last week so you're probably already familiar with it.

Since then, it got a few update which fix some bugs as well as other optimizations. But the big news for Ubuntu and Linux Mint users is that now you can install Elegant Gnome Pack (actually the installer) from a PPA (10.04 only!).

Important: version 0.4.0 is INCOMPATIBLE with older versions of the script, so remove the previous installation of the script, before installing this version.

The Elegant Gnome PPA comes with 2 Elegant Gnome configuration tool versions: for Ubuntu and for Linux Mint users. To add the PPA and install Elegant Gnome configuration tool in Ubuntu 10.04 / Linux Mint, paste the following commands in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elegant-gnome/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install elegant-gnome

You'll also need the latest Equinox Engine which you can install from the following PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementaryart/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-equinox

One more required package is the Droid font:
sudo apt-get install ttf-droid

Once installed, go to Applications > Accessories > Elegant Gnome. Then select to install the theme pack and select OK:

elegant gnome

As you can see, there's also an option to install a Pidgin theme as well as restore the previous settings.

Note: Nautilus Elementary is strongly recommended! Also, if you're not using Ubuntu Lucid or Maverick, you'll also need the latest Murrine Engine - it can be found in the same PPA as the Equinox Engine we wrote about above.

If you're not using Ubuntu or just don't want to add the PPA, you can download the Elegant Gnome Pack configuration tool via Gnome-Look. Here you'll also find some additional info on tweaking Firefox, Openoffice and more.