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Elegant Gnome Pack 0.7

Elegant Gnome Theme Pack, one of the best dark themes was updated today and it now automatically installs a Firefox theme to match Elegant Gnome. But that's not all, there are a lot of changes in the latest Elegant Gnome Pack 0.7:

  • New GTK+ theme version
  • A Google Chrome Theme and Google Chrome scrollbar extension to match the GTK+ theme
  • New icons for the experimental version of the Dropbox - you no longer have to overwrite the Dropbox icons, but now the theme can specify the Dropbox icons like for any native app (it requires the latest Dropbox experimental)
  • The AwOken icon theme has been updated to version 1.1.

Besides these new 'features', a lot of bugs have been fixed, including the bug related to GDM2, Emesene and infobar background. More info can be found @ Gnome Look.

Ubuntu installation

As you know, Elegant Gnome Pack comes with a PPA so the installation is very simple. However, starting with version 0.6, it uses the latest Murrine Engine so you'll have to also add the Murrine Daily PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:murrine-daily/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine

The Elegant Gnome Pack author, Arobase, also suggests you install Nautilus Elementary:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:am-monkeyd/nautilus-elementary-ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
nautilus -q #restarts nautilus

And finally, install Elegant Gnome Pack (and the Droid font which is required by the theme):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elegant-gnome/ppa && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install elegant-gnome ttf-droid

If you're using Linux Mint, replace "elegant-gnome" in the last command above with "elegant-gnome-mint".

Once installed, go to Applications > Accessories > Elegant GNOME and install the theme as well as the additional configurations:

Elegant Gnome configuration

google chrome elegant gnome

If you want to install the Google Chrome Elegant GNOME theme and scrollbars, you'll have to manually download the archive via Gnome-Look, extract it and then drag and drop both the theme and scrollbars extension into the Google Chrome window to install them.

For other Linux distributions, visit Elegant Gnome's page @ Gnome Look.