Guide for Yosemite Style GTK and Icon theme – Ubuntu 15.04

July 30, 2015 - Posted in Cutomizations , Linux Posted by:

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Ubuntu Yosemite GTK and Icon Theme

This customization consist of a Alpsemite GTK theme inspired by Yosemite and Gnome Yosemite Icon.

Steps for this customization:

First install Unity Tweak Tool in Ubuntu using the following command in terminal:

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool

GTK theme:

Download the theme from here
Alternative Download

  • Extract the downloaded compressed file and extract it.
  • Open Nautilus file manager.
  • Go to View and Select “Show Hidden Files” Or Press CTRL+H.
  • If you have .themes folder open it, else create the folder.
  • Paste the theme folder in it.
  • If you want to avail the theme to all users, then paste the theme folder in /usr/share/theme.
  • Now open Unity Tweak Tool
  • Go to Theme section and select Alpsemite_light.
  • Now go to Panel section and slide the Transparency slider to the mark as shown below.
  • Done

Icon Theme:

First install the Numix Icon Theme using the following command. The icon theme we are using inherits some icon from Numix icons.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install numix-icon-theme numix-icon-theme-circle

Now install Gnome Yosemite icon theme;

sudo sh -c "curl | bash"
curl | sh

Apply theme using Unity tweak tool, if not applied already.


Install docky using the following command:

sudo apt-get install docky

Hide Unity launcher:

  • Right click on desktop and click on Change Desktop background.
  •  Click on Behavior.
  • Toggle Auto-Hide Launcher to On.
  • Done


GTK theme:

Yosemite Icon:

Numix Icon: