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Customize Your Ubuntu a bit !

revisto profile image Alireza Shabani Updated on ・2 min read

I have installed Ubuntu and I had been trying a lot and testing everything to make my system as beautiful as possible.
so let's Customize (▀̿Ĺ̯▀̿ ̿)

Tweaks :

The first step is to make sure that we have the universe repository enabled on our Ubuntu system:

sudo add-apt-repository universe

Now install Tweak Tool on your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool

SHELL Config

shell is locked by default in Ubuntu , Here is how to unlock it.

sudo apt install gnome-shell-extensions

Restart your system

Open GNOME Extensions app

Turn On 'User Themes'

After These :

Then you need to log out and back in to your session OR manually restart GNOME Shell (Alt + F2, type r, hit enter)

Turn On 'User Themes'

Select ‘Appearance’ in the sidebar
Locate the Shell section
Select THE SHELL THEME that you want from the menu

My Recommendation can make your system , A GodDamn Awesome Ubuntu:
▷  Applications : Orchis
▷  Cursor : Yaru
▷  Icons : Numix-Circle
▷  Shell : Orchis-Dark

How To Install Them?

Orchis and Orchis-Dark:

git clone https://github.com/vinceliuice/Orchis-theme
cd Orchis-theme

Numix-Circle :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install numix-icon-theme-circle

WallPaper (^̮^):

I highly recommend you to find your Wallpaper from Unsplash

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Thanks for your attention , hope you make the most beautiful Ubuntu and eNJOY!


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Always remember too that there are other highly customizable desktops. MATE, XFCE, and even a plain WM (window manager (or desktop with less features)) with DE (desktop environment (WM with fancy tools to allow buttons like volume +/- to work properly (and more))) tools added on top (it counts as a DE) can make for amazing results given enough time (hour to hour and a half tops).


Thanks A lot for your comment and your attention


You can install albert to customize searching file/app
Ists truely mac looking


Here's a list of my favorite Gnome shell extensions:

  • Alt Tab Workspace: Better looking alt tabbing experience
  • Applications menu
  • Auto Move Windows: Automatically put spotify, email app, slack in my second workspace
  • Caffeine: Makes your computer stay awake
  • Clipboard manager: can't live without that
  • OpenWeather
  • StealMyFocus: no more "app is ready", it takes you right there

Thanks for that Auto move windows. Currently i use wmctrl in a script for this.


Which theme did you use for the cover photo?


Have you found it ? I need to know 😂


i downloaded it from HERE : )


Yes this Is a smart idea however I think this works with more rostros than just ubunto. I think it works with Debian or at least pop os end elementary os since they are built on Ubuntu.


Gnome is less configurable then xfce , mate or dde. Gnome gives u superb experience compared to other DEs.


I use variety for changing wallpaper.


How do you install the cursor?


Hi . there is an amazing cursor called "Bibata"
you can install by these commands:

sh -c "$(wget -O- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/KaizIqbal/Bibata_Cursor/master/Bibata.sh)"


sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/KaizIqbal/Bibata_Cursor/master/Bibata.sh)"

then Select it from Tweaks.


if you want to install from Gnome-Looks

You must download it (from "Files" and "DL" button

then Extract it and

sudo cp -r  PATH/TO/EXTRACTED/DIRECTORY/     /usr/share/icons

then select it in Tweaks