Elementary GTK 3.0 has been released since few hours, which is the first GTK3 version bringing new updates and enhancements. In this tutorial we will help you install Elementary GTK 3.0 under Ubuntu 11.10/12.04.

Elementary GTK 3.0 Installation

Open the terminal and issue these commands:

cd /tmp && wget -O elementary.tar.gz http://goo.gl/5mwDp

mkdir ~/.themes

tar -xzvf elementary.tar.gz -C ~/.themes

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'elementary'

gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme 'elementary'

Elementary Icon Theme Installation

To enable elementary icons, run the following commands:

cd /tmp && wget -O elementary_icons.zip http://goo.gl/6UIEE

mkdir ~/.icons

unzip elementary_icons.zip

for i in /tmp/icons/elementary*.tar.gz; do tar xvzf $i -C ~/.icons; done

Then enable the elementary icon theme with one of these two commands:

- Normal:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'elementary'

- Mono Dark:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'elementary-mono-dark'

The theme can be downloaded from here.


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