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Steam Skin Manager is a tool developed by +Martin Kozub for changing the Steam for Linux appearance. The app comes with 4 skins by default: Ambiance, Radiance, Light and Blue and it also lets you easily add more themes.

Steam Skin Manager

 Here's the Ambiance skin for Steam, a skin bundled with Steam Skin Manager:

Steam Ambiance skin
Steam using Ambiance skin

As you can see, using this skin, Steam for Linux uses the same colors as the default Ubuntu theme, similar scrollbars, icons, etc.

Furthermore, with Steam Skin Manager, you can even get Steam to use native window borders:

Steam Ambiance skin


Using Steam Skin Manager is pretty easy: close Steam and then simply launch the Steam Skin Manager, select one of the built-in themes and click Apply. Using custom themes requires a bit more work and I won't post instructions on how to do that here - instead, see the Steam Skin Manager homepage (look under "Developers") for that.

Steam light skin
Steam using Light skin

If you want to use Steam with native window borders, firstly launch Steam Skin Manager, select the theme you want to use, then enable "Use native window decorations" and click the Apply button. You'll then have to launch Steam from the Steam Skin Manager quicklist, by selecting "Steam with decorations":


Alternatively, you can also create your own custom launcher (.desktop file) in which you can use the following command to launch Steam with native window decorations:
steam-skin-manager --run-with-decorations --no-gui


Install Steam Skin Manager in Ubuntu / Linux Mint


Ubuntu / Linux Mint users can install Steam Skin Manager by using the main WebUpd8 PPA (there are Steam Skin Manager packages only for available for Ubuntu 14.04 and 13.10 / Linux Mint 17 and 16!). Add the PPA and install Steam Skin Manager Manager using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install steam-skin-manager

If you don't use Ubuntu / Linux Mint, you can download Steam Skin Manager from HERE (binaries and source available).

Report any bugs you may find @ GitHub.
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