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Gnome Shell - Dark Shine

By satya164
If you use Gnome Shell 3.6 or 3.8, please install Elegance Colors instead, and choose the preset Dark Shine.


Dark Shine is a dark and Gnome Shell theme with transparent white borders that give it a glowing feel. Dark Shine is compatible with Gnome Shell 3.4.


Ubuntu users can install Dark Shine from our themes PPA using the following commands,

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:satyajit-happy/themes
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-theme-dark-shine


Installation Instructions for other distros:

Extract the zip file to the themes directory i.e. "~/.themes/" or "/usr/share/themes/".

Install the User Theme Extension and use the Gnome Tweak tool to choose the themes.



22.06.2012 - Code cleanup, various visual enhancements

15.05.2012 - Misc visual changes

14.05.2012 - Many visual fixes

13.05.2012 - Updated for Gnome Shell 3.4, minor visual changes

20.12.2011 - Fixed hotplug notification area, minor improvements

14.12.2011 - Misc fixes to make the theme darker

20.11.2011 - Added support for Mint Gnome Shell Extensions

03.11.2011 - Message tray and misc fixes

02.11.2011 - Fixed contact icons

01.11.2011 - Added text shadow in panel, made menus more opaque

31.10.2011 - Initial Release for Gnome Shell 3.2



If you use Gnome Shell 3.2, download the theme from launchpad [link]

This theme is not compatible with old Gnome Shell 3.0.


License: GPL
© 2011 - 2021 satya164
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HansGul's avatar
how to teclado in the desktop?
HansGul's avatar
al-din's avatar
Thanks for this theme. Really good! :)
Could you tell me what font you used? Thanks a lot! :)
satya164's avatar
It's Caviar Dreams.
gregruth's avatar
Finally! Found a theme that I am totally happy with.  Tried so many where one or two things drove me crazy!  Better than regular shine because if I have a light wallpaper I can actually read the dialog boxes!  Thanks for making this variation!  Anyone have a good GTK to go along with it?  stock looks pretty good but im wasting time right now putting off a HTML/CSS project :)
YH7NNUX's avatar
the best gnome-shell foreverWoohooooo! :squee: 
PokerLegion's avatar
Can you share this wallpaper ? ;)
satya164's avatar
Sorry. cannot find it :(
stupppify's avatar
Could you share the wall please? :)
albertguedes's avatar
One of the most beautifull themes for gnome-shell. Congratulations dude.
BeanieHatter's avatar
Wonderful, wonderful theme. Download Ubuntu 13.04 for my older laptop to give it a whirl, but not without installing this theme. Thank you for posting man!
satya164's avatar
Sorry, but Dark Shine is no longer being maintained. Please download [link] instead which has a preset very similar to Dark Shine.
BeanieHatter's avatar
:iconpatrickplz: WHAT! lol, ok, great theme anyways though man.
satya164's avatar
I actually meant that it is no longer maintained as a separate theme. It is now a part of "Elegance Colors" - [link]

Elegance Colors is a highly customizable chameleon theme and it consists of 10 presets, one of which, is "Dark Shine". You gotta try it :D
blankazucenalg's avatar
¡Una joya! Simple, hermoso, ordenado, caray... mi favorito.
theholypaladin's avatar
please update it for 3.6. thank you.
satya164's avatar
Gonna take some time...
Sleepwalker000's avatar
Darnnit. Oh, well. It will be worth the wait :D
satya164's avatar
You can use Elegance Colors [link] which includes a preset for Dark Shine. Not the same, but pretty close.
Sleepwalker000's avatar
It's so majestical...
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