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Gnome Shell - Shine

If you use Gnome Shell 3.6 or 3.8, please install Elegance Colors instead, and choose the preset Clear.


Shine is a new modern theme for Gnome Shell. It tries to blend transparency and usability, with smooth transition effects between different elements. Shine is compatible with Gnome Shell 3.4.


Ubuntu users can install 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-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, fixed media player extension button color

14.05.2012 - Many visual fixes, fixed looking glass background color

13.05.2012 - Updated for Gnome Shell 3.4, minor visual changes

20.12.2011 - Fixed hotplug notification area, minor improvements

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 - Smaller icons and more apps in overview, minor fixes

28.10.2011 - 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.



seahorsepip [link] for the wallpaper [link] used in the preview.


License: GPL
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jorgeecardona's avatar
Hi, I'm using Raleway font (available on google web fonts) in my gnome-shell but I can't setup the font in the top bar, I tried adding the font-family in /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css and /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gdm.css in some #panel tags but is not working, do you know what's the correct place for this? I'm also changed this on tweak tool on fonts and it change the gtk font in the apps but not in the top bar.

Thanks for the theme is really nice.
satya164's avatar
You should change the font in the theme's css file.

It might be ~/.themes/Shine/gnome-shell.css or /usr/share/themes/Shine/gnome-shell.css
i can not download it
satya164's avatar
Click the download button on left.
cptmashek's avatar
Thank you! This one is pretty freaking awesome.
Love the theme :)
Please update for gnome-shell 3.6. The message tray needs some improvement.
Juan-Mt's avatar
Hola, espero que pronto actualices el tema Aqua.
satya164's avatar
From the Aqua page: Sorry folks. I don't have time to update Aqua for Gnome Shell 3.4 and will delete it from here soon. You are free to fork it if you like.
unlimit-ibda3's avatar
how i can change this
satya164's avatar
In chrome, "Settings > Appearance"
unlimit-ibda3's avatar
thank you
but now i need gnome window theme
for this theme plz
satya164's avatar
There is none. You can use whatever theme you want.
unlimit-ibda3's avatar
plz can you help me with a one for this theme
& how i can install it
satya164's avatar
Metacity and mutter themes cannot be transparent unless you use emerald. And you cannot use emerald with Gnome Shell.
unlimit-ibda3's avatar
what you talking about ?
just i need a one like this theme
satya164's avatar
Gnome window themes cannot be transparent. This is a Gnome Shell theme.
unlimit-ibda3's avatar
mmmmmmmmmm what i can do now ?
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unlimit-ibda3's avatar
soo amazing i need the wallpaper plz
jurankdankkal's avatar
I really love this theme, make my desktop so beautifull..
But now I'm using Fedora 17 with Gnome 3.4, how I can fix the Icon be like mess n not fit?
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hal68k's avatar
I think they're talking about the message tray. If you've got some IM buddies with custom photos, they spill over the top of the bar. I fiddled around with it, and I think I eventually got it working by setting the height to something like 3em.

Beautiful theme, by the way.
satya164's avatar
Thanks. I'll try the fix :)
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