A usable theme for Ubuntu Desktop: Shiki

I never liked Ubuntu’s Humanity theme, New Wave theme in 9.10 crashes some applications, like F-Spot, and both are brown. Now Lucid is about to make purple (sic!) it’s default colour, so that’s not for me as well. The solution: shiki.

I never liked Ubuntu’s Humanity theme, New Wave theme in 9.10 crashes some applications, like F-Spot, and both are brown. Now Lucid is about to make purple (sic!) it’s default colour, so that’s not for me as well.

When I used to work with Windows XP, I used a theme named NeogenX1, from a deviantart publisher, dobee2, and I simply loved it. So I wanted to find something similar to that for Ubuntu.

I’ve searched through deviantart’s customisation part3 for this, and I’ve found nothing. Fortunately, I came across with Ubuntu Tweak4, some kind of system management software for Ubuntu. It has a third party repository list from ppa, and there was a theme repository, named gnome-colors5. Inside of it, there’s a pack, shiki-colors6.

This is exactly what I was looking for.


  1. http://dobee.deviantart.com/art/NeoGeniX-42878394

  2. http://dobee.deviantart.com/

  3. http://www.deviantart.com/#catpath=customization/skins/linuxutil/gnome&order=14

  4. http://ubuntu-tweak.com/

  5. https://launchpad.net/~gnome-colors-packagers/+archive/ppa

  6. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Shiki-Colors?content=86717



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