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GNOME Shell - Gaia

This is a GNOME Shell theme with a Gaia look and design.

Wallpaper by imrik

Gaia Icons by imrik


Please avoid a manual install and use the GNOME Tweak Tool, it's much easier.

You can use the gnome-shell theme extension for easier switching of themes.

GNOME Tweak Tool

Make sure you have user-theme-extension installed. Load the GNOME Tweak Tool and go to Shell Extensions and click the "Use Theme Extension" switch. Now go to "Theme" and click the Shell Theme box and locate your theme zip. Now you can select the theme in the dropdown box.

License: GPL

Compatibility: GNOME Shell 3.4

Update - 26th October 2011

- Added GNOME 3.2 compatibility.
- Added Various theme enhancements

Update - 23rd May 2012

- Theme is now GNOME 3.4 compatible.
© 2011 - 2022 half-left
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DaHag's avatar
Gorgeous theme.  I love it.
Can you please update your theme to gnome 3.8?
half-left's avatar
I don't use GNOME any more, sorry. You can look at my journals to see why.
ClaudioxPT's avatar
It would be great if this theme was gnome 3.6 compatible :(
Whats different? The "notification bubbles"?
half-left's avatar
I don't know, I've not used 3.6 because I don't use GNOME Shell any more, KDE4 now.
StardustLuna's avatar
I installed it, and it works...halfway. The top bar, and the overall 'look' of everything is the theme, but the windows themselves are still in the GtK+ theme I think. Any suggestions?
half-left's avatar
It's not a GTK3 theme just the shell theme.
StardustLuna's avatar
So, then how do I make my windows look like the windows in your screenshot? Because for some reason they're still in the gtk format.
half-left's avatar
It's just the GNOME Shell theme, they're not windows or anything to do with GTK. If you applied the GNOME Shell theme right it should on the version it's for.
dinozaur1982's avatar
excellent stuff + fav
Did it happen to anyone else...? I installed this theme and it works perfect. Except, after that, whenever I try to look for an application on my application panel, my computer freezes ...and every time I have to push the off-buton and I find it not-nice :-(
half-left's avatar
Make sure you're using the right version. It will be updated for 3.4 soon.
malisremac's avatar
I have problem with gdm 3.2. When I tray to replace default gnome-shell theme with Gaia, after that gdm crash and I can't log in. GDM won't appear until I restore default theme. Elementary Luna works just fine gdm, so I think that problem is with Gaia, maybe something is missing.
half-left's avatar
As far as I know, the GDM file is not used but only used in the root directory.
malisremac's avatar
I found solution, I just copy gdm.css file from default shell theme in your theme (usr/share/gnome-shell/theme) and now GDM works. Now GDM look better than ever. :D
exarobibliologist's avatar
This looks awesome!!

I have one question. What did you do to port the icons into GNOME? Did you rename them and place them in /usr/share/icons, or did you adjust the properties of specific programs and change their icons individually?
half-left's avatar
Thanks. Here is how [link]
ainasoler's avatar
"non valid theme" D:
half-left's avatar
Extract the version you want from the zip, there are two versions.
Snarkia's avatar
Sorry man, I've done it, but I still can't choose that theme. I tryed also to unzip and paste in .themes folder...gnome-tweak-tool couldn't find it.
I've gnome 3.2.1

Thanks in advance :)
Snarkia's avatar
Nevermind...solved with a reboot :D
half-left's avatar
Not sure why, you should be able to just load the into it.
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