Android 4.0 ICS Inspired GNOME Shell Theme


More GNOME Shell themes for ya. Following is one of the most distinctive GNOME Shell theme I have seen so far. This particular GNOME Shell theme, aptly named as Ice Cream Shell, is inspired from the latest version of Android OS called Android 4.0 codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich. To put it lightly, Ice Cream Shell is a job well done.

Android 4.0 ICS Inspired GNOME Shell Theme

Ice Cream Shell: Android 4.0 Inspired GNOME Shell Theme
  • Extract it and double-click each of its contents to install ICS Roboto Font in Ubuntu.
Install GNOME Shell Themes Extension for Faster GNOME Shell Theme Installation
  • Now install User-Theme GNOME Shell extension from PPA. For that, simply copy-paste the following commands into Terminal. 
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme
  • Done. Now, hit ALT + F2 and type 'r' and then press ENTER. Alternatively, you could simply log out and log back in. 
  • Afterwards, launch GNOME Tweak Tool and browse to Shell Extensions.
GNOME Tweak Tool in Ubuntu 11.10
  • There you will see User Themes Extension set to OFF. Change mode to ON.
Download ICS GNOME Shell Theme and Manage them Using User-Theme Extension
  • Extract the downloaded ICS GNOME Shell theme. Copy-paste the extracted folder to /home/USERNAME/.themes directory(create the directory if there isn't one).
  • Theme directory you just copied should be of the form THEME_NAME/gnome-shell. This is very important because, User-Theme GNOME Shell Extension loads themes from ~/.themes/THEME_NAME/gnome-shell directory.
  • Finally, launch GNOME Tweak Tool and browse to 'Theme' menu.
Android 4.0 GNOME Shell Theme
  • And choose Ice Cream Shell GNOME Shell theme. Done.
Speaking of themes, ANewStart GNOME Shell Theme + AwOken Icons Theme seems like a perfect GNOME Shell theme combination to me. Try it out if you are interested.
[Thanks to Ivan for the tip!]

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