Friday, July 8, 2016

Google Lollipop Material Design Themes for Gnome Linux Desktop Environment

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First, i want to say "Taqabbalallahu Minna Wa Minkum.." :D

Next going to topic..

As we know that Google have the awesome upgrade on Android OS from Kitkat to Lollipop. Google Lollipop theme's usually called by Material Design which have a flat caracterized and elegant. Material design google have 3d environment containing light, material, and cast shadows with 1dp thickness.

A Linux OS have many desktop environment, one of that is gnome which i used in my Kali Light. Kali Light i downloaded is based of xfce desktop but because i didn't like it i change it to gnome. Gnome desktop theme is awesome but when i think about Google Material Design, i think another way. So, i searching google about that and i found "Paper" theme.

Paper is a new material design inspired GTK theme, which is currently in beta. "Its design is mostly flat with a minimal use of shadows for depth", mentions its website, and it was developed primarily for the GNOME (Shell) and other desktops that make use of header bars.

An Ubuntu users is very lucky because this Paper's theme is very easy to applied. Just open your terminal an type

"sudo add-apt-repository ppa:snwh/pulp && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install paper-gtk-theme paper-cursor-theme paper-icon-theme"

after you type the command above you can apply the theme from Unity-tweak-tools or Gnome-tweak-tools.

A Kali users can apply this Paper's theme, but need some editing in software source. To apply this theme, first you need to open terminal and type

"sudo gedit /etc/apt/source.list"

edit this file by adding the Paper ppa manually. Add this to the end of lines

"deb xenial main
deb-src xenial main"

after that back to terminal and you can type

"sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install paper-gtk-theme paper-cursor-theme paper-icon-theme"

Then you can apply the themes using Unity-tweak-tools or Gnome-tweak-tools.

Last > Papyros:

From i know, there is a Google Material Design based linux os named Papyros. But this distro still didn't have iso file and still in developing, so if you lazy to edit your linux theme you can just waiting this distro release. :D You can stay tuned at Papyros website.

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