In this tutorial, we will help users of Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin to install the Mac OS X Lion theme along with Mac icons and cursors. We have also included a number of Mac OS X Lion wallpapers so that you can use them on your desktop. To make the installation easier, we have created a pack containing all theme files and folders and uploaded it to our custom PPA.

Lion Pack Installation

Open the terminal and install and enable Lion Pack with these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/themes

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install lion-pack

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

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

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'mac-icons'

To enable the Mac cursors, open Gnome Tweak Tool from the Unity dash and go to the Theme tab and select:

Cursor theme > macosx-cursors

Additionally, to use a dock similar to that of Mac OS X, we have included the AWN (Avant Window Navigator) in the Lion Pack. You can start AWN from the Unity dash:

Right click now the awn icon and select Dock Preferences:

In the window that appears, select these options to make the dock look like the Mac OS X dock:

Style: 3d
Behavior: Panel mode

When you finish, click Close. For Mac OS X Lion wallpapers, you can download this archive file from here.

Credits for this theme go here.


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