Monday, March 03, 2014

Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop, trying out themes

I use Ubuntu 64bit desktop virtual machines to do things that I do not want to corrupt my Windows 8 host with. One of the things everyone tells you do after installing desktop is install some themes. There are about fifty top-n lists on a quick Google search. I decided to give one a whirl.

A List Of Best 15 Ubuntu 12.04 Themes For Unity and Gnome Shell

One problem. Who wants to copy and paste all those install commands into their terminal? Use the code below to do everything at once: add the ppa, update, install them all, set them all, view them all, decide they all suck, remove them all, and then set things back to normal...
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/gtk3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boomerang delorean-noir-theme drakfire-zuki elegant-brit-theme elementary gnomishgray ice-cream-theme ice-redux light-greyness-dark-grey macx-lion oceanic-dark slave-gtk3 yellow-n-black-attack zukitwo zukiwi

for CRAP in Boomerang Boomerang-Deux DeLorean_Noir Drakfire-Zuki Elegant_Brit GnomishGray ICE-Redux Ice-Cream-GTK Light-Greyness-Dark-Grey-GTK Mac-X-Lion Oceanic-Dark SLAVE-GTK3 Yellow-n-Black-Attack-GTK Zukiwi elementary zukitwo
do
echo Setting theme to ${CRAP}
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme ${CRAP}
gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme ${CRAP}
read -p "Press [Enter] to see the next one"
done

sudo apt-get purge -y boomerang delorean-noir-theme drakfire-zuki elegant-brit-theme elementary gnomishgray ice-cream-theme ice-redux light-greyness-dark-grey macx-lion oceanic-dark slave-gtk3 yellow-n-black-attack zukitwo zukiwi
sudo apt-get autoremove
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme Ambiance
gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme Ambiance
I guess I'm just a boring old fart.