Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Animated mayur | Gnome 3 Shell Theme

Animated mayur.tar.gz


A variant of my own work Mayur

Animated search results
app-well dock also have animation

Improvement will be based on the comments.

Go to the terminal write \"sudo nautilus \"

Unzip the downloaded file, and everything in the theme folder to copy \"/usr/share/gnome-shell/theme\"

Press the \\\"ALT\\\" key and \\\"F2\\\" to write the dialogue, the letter \"r\" and press Enter ....

Animated mayur.tar.gz

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Gnome 3 Theme | Mayur

Try this simple theme created by me.


To apply

Go to the terminal write "sudo nautilus "

Unzip the downloaded file, and everything in the theme folder to copy "/usr/share/gnome-shell/theme"

Press the "ALT" key and "F2" to write the dialogue, the letter "r" and press Enter ....

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Gnome 3 Theme| Vignesh Shell Theme


How to apply

Go to the terminal write "sudo nautilus "

Unzip the downloaded file, and everything in the theme folder to copy "/usr/share/gnome-shell/theme"

Better take a backup of that folder.

Press the "ALT" key and "F2" then hit letter "r" and press Enter ....

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gnome3 Customization | Change Panel Colour n Transparency

The default opaque panel on top of gnome3 is like eating milk n chala curry.
The /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/panel-border.svg is the main file to be changed to change its appearance.

Now wake the gimp expert in you

open the file /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/panel-border.svg in gimp

must be root to do it

sudo gimp /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/panel-border.svg

modify the file as you wish

here i deleted the whole image

ctrl + a

then took the brush tool choose colour black (default)

set Opacity to 52

made the brush image large enough to cover the full image

painted once in the image

then choose orange colour,

set Opacity to 100

painted a line in the bottom, this will appear as the bottom border.

saved it as


because in gimp does not support saving a file in .svg format.
Also i don't know whether svg can handle alpha channel.

now the pic will look like as shown

Now open up the file /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css


goto the section

#panel {
    color: #ffffff;
    background-color: black;
    border-image: url("panel-border.png") 1;
    font-size: 8.5pt;
    height: 1.86em;

change the line border-image: url("panel-border.svg") 1;


border-image: url("panel-border.png") 1;

save the file

reload the gnome3 desktop by hitting


then enter


hit Enter

Happy Hacking

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Gnome3 Customization | Change Alt+Tab color

To change the color or transparency of Alt+tab App switcher in Gnome 3, you need to edit the file "/usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-sll.css"
You can do much if you know css basics.

Open the file

sudo gedit /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-sll.css

go to the section


use search to find it (ctrl + f)

the line

background: rgba(R,G,B,A);

The R,G,B for rgb values of the colour
Change it by referring here

A stands for alpha channel. use a value from  0.0 to 1.0
0 is transparent.

example :

.switcher-list {
    background: rgba(173,255,47,0.5);
    border: 1px solid brown;
    border-radius: 24px;
    padding: 20px;

    font-size: 9pt;
    color: brown;

In the example above i have changed the border colour to brown.

Happy hacking

Monday, June 06, 2011

Gnome3 Customization | Change Icon Size

To change the size of the icons in the activity Tab, you need to customize the file /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css.

open the file in gedit or any text editor you like

sudo gedit /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css

the following section describes the icon size and table structure.

.icon-grid {
    spacing: 36px;
    -shell-grid-item-size: 118px;

.icon-grid .overview-icon {
    icon-size: 96px;

so to reduce the size of the table , you need to change the entries spacing and -shell-grid-item-size

to reduce the size change the values as follows

.icon-grid {
    spacing: 25px;
    -shell-grid-item-size: 50px;

.icon-grid .overview-icon {
    icon-size: 50px;

Choose values according to your displaY resolution.

Happy Hacking

Thursday, June 02, 2011

man FSCK

       fsck - check and repair a Linux file system


       fsck [-lsAVRTMNP] [-C [fd]] [-t fstype] [filesys...]  [--] [fs-specific-options]

       fsck  is  used to check and optionally repair one or more Linux file systems.  filesys can be a device name (e.g.  /dev/hdc1, /dev/sdb2), a
       mount point (e.g.  /, /usr, /home), or an ext2 label or UUID specifier  (e.g.   UUID=8868abf6-88c5-4a83-98b8-bfc24057f7bd  or  LABEL=root).
       Normally,  the fsck program will try to handle filesystems on different physical disk drives in parallel to reduce the total amount of time
       needed to check all of the filesystems.

       If no filesystems are specified on the command line, and the -A option is not specified, fsck  will  default  to  checking  filesystems  in
       /etc/fstab serially.  This is equivalent to the -As options.

       The exit code returned by fsck is the sum of the following conditions:
            0    - No errors
            1    - File system errors corrected
            2    - System should be rebooted
            4    - File system errors left uncorrected
            8    - Operational error
            16   - Usage or syntax error
            32   - Fsck canceled by user request
            128  - Shared library error
       The exit code returned when multiple file systems are checked is the bit-wise OR of the exit codes for each file system that is checked.

       In  actuality,  fsck  is simply a front-end for the various file system checkers (fsck.fstype) available under Linux.  The file system-spe‐
       cific checker is searched for in /sbin first, then in /etc/fs and /etc, and finally in the directories listed in the PATH environment vari‐
       able.  Please see the file system-specific checker manual pages for further details.