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Gnome Shell - Minty

If you use Gnome Shell 3.6 or 3.8, please install Elegance Colors instead.


Minty is a Gnome Shell theme with some flavour of Linux Mint.


Ubuntu users can install Minty 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-minty


Installation Instructions:

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

Install the User Theme Extension for Gnome Shell [link]

Use Gnome Tweak tool to choose the theme, or run the following commands in Terminal,

gsettings set name "Minty"



05/01/2013 - Ported to Gnome 3.6 (Elegance Colors preset included)

28/12/2011 - Misc improvements

30/11/2011 - Fixed Panel overlapping Maximized Window in case of Reflection Extension

20/11/2011 - Added support for Mint Gnome Shell Extensions

04/11/2011 - Initial Release for Gnome Shell 3.2


License: GPL-3.0+
© 2011 - 2021 satya164
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theme not install copactible
Yuuichiro12's avatar
how can i install this theme in ubuntu 12.04?
erisdark's avatar
thanks, I try this theme!!
hey,great works!I'll keep watching on it.Hope you may have time to port it to 3.4.thx~
satya164's avatar
Will try. But I'm really busy with other projects.
Mathsquare's avatar
wow... that busy that it still not working with 3.4
The disrso that I use is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. not going to upgrade until 14.04 LTS.

Please update it.
Mathsquare's avatar
If you update it for 3.8 then can i please have thee download link for 3.4.
hey, how about button panel?
it seems not working on gnome 3.4
satya164's avatar
Yeh, not yet ported to 3.4. But you can use Elegance Colors, a very similar theme, and you can use whatever color you want. See my gallery.
wrong >> bottom panel
TanSoloJP's avatar
Great job! I love it ! is there a minty gtk?

Greetings from Peru!
It's a great theme, my favorite. Since I upgraded my gnome to 3.4 I have issues with the applications menu layout. Do you know about it?
satya164's avatar
I've not yet updated it for Gnome 3.4. But you can try Elegance Colors, it is very similar and you can set the highlight colors to anything you want - [link]
xcfdjSe7en's avatar
somebody can help me to install this theme on ubuntu 11.10 im new user on ubuntu :S
satya164's avatar
Just use the commands,

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:satyajit-happy/themes
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-theme-minty
thanks, the problem was solved (I think that my pc had gone nuts)thanks for the support.
i cant install in ubuntu 11.10 :S
danodymake's avatar
Hi Satya. Do you perhaps have in plan to port this theme to Cinnamon?
satya164's avatar
Yeh. I'm already working on it. But it's gonna take some time as I don't get enough free time now a days.
danodymake's avatar
It's great. Thank you for your response. I'll let people on the linux mint forums to know this.
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