Nice themes for ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) users

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We have already posted some time ago about Nice Ubuntu themes for Jaunty and Intrepid Users and this is updated for karmic users now

For Ubuntu Karmic users

First edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following lines

deb karmic main
deb-src karmic main

Save and exit the file

add the GPG key using the following command

gpg --keyserver hkp:// --recv-key 881574DE && gpg -a --export 881574DE | sudo apt-key add --

Or simply use the following command

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bisigi

Update the source list using the following command

sudo aptitude update

Install all the themes using the following command

sudo aptitude install zgegblog-themes

or click on the following link


This will install the following themes

Showtime for Gnome






Wild shine






Bamboo Zen


Ubuntu sunrise


Aqua Dreams


If you want to install above themes separately use the following commands

sudo aptitude install showtime-theme

sudo aptitude install balanzan-theme

sudo aptitude install infinity-theme

sudo aptitude install wild-shine-theme

sudo aptitude install exotic-theme

sudo aptitude install tropical-theme

sudo aptitude install bamboo-zen-theme

sudo aptitude install ubuntu-sunrise-theme

sudo aptitude install aquadreams-theme

Remove Themes

If you want to remove full package use the following command

sudo aptitude remove zgegblog-themes

If you want to remove each theme use the following syntax

sudo aptitude remove themename

Note :- themename is showtime-theme,balanzan-theme etc

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108 Responses

  1. Rudolf says:

    Big big thx for that greate themes. Plz give us more!

  2. wibi says:

    i don’t see shortcut button in bellow, like in aqua dreams. What should i do, thanks..

  3. Are there any plans to port these to Lucid 10.04? I miss my favorite themes!

  4. Simon says:

    It’s any way to use themes on kubuntu ?

  5. Garth says:

    Yes, please port these beautiful themes to 10.04!

    Thanks ofr all your hard work! 🙂

  6. Dong C. says:

    I tried the repo for my Lucid version. It worked!!! Thanks a lot.

  7. SKUNKAPEMAN says:

    I’m glad to hear these great themes work in Lucid!!!
    Here’s what makes these Ubuntu themes the best on the internet:
    *Installation instructions were easy to follow and worked flawlessly! I’m a Linux newb and even I can install theme!
    *They are complete themes, not parts of themes you have to put together yourself.
    *They work properly! Some themes have bugs, these are flawless!
    *They are beautiful! Some themes are quite ugly. These themes were created by someone with real artistic talent!


  8. rashaad says:

    so i downloaded it but where do i find it

  9. Eric Roy says:

    Thank you for this. The more I play with Ubuntu, the more I love it. All thanks to amazing people in the Ubuntu community like you.

  10. Tony says:

    These are great but I don’t get the icon bar at the bottom such as picture shows in Aqua Dreams or Ubuntu Sunrise. Is there a trick to get it?


  11. Garth says:

    Tony –

    The panel you are talking about is called ‘Docky”. You can check it out at

    You can use Ubuntu Software Center to easily download it.

    Hope this helps.

  12. Tony says:

    Thanks Garth, worked like a charm. However in 9.10 you can’t install in Ubuntu Software Center you need to use the Terminal. Here is the link for those who want to know.


  13. Julia says:

    Great themes and very easy-to-follow instructions… thanks a lot for the great work!!

  14. Vishnu.K.M says:

    I like the themes….
    Its really work good….

    Thanks a lot to Ubuntu community for such a great works….

    We expect more from you….

    Thanks again….

    Vichu.. 🙂

  15. wayne says:

    I just wanted to say thank you for the awesome themes. Downloading and installing as we speak. Hopefully everything works properly with Jolicloud ( Ubuntu based OS )

  16. fathur rohim says:

    great, thanks guys…

  17. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for great themes

  18. Maxtreme69 says:

    Awsome themes, and i got a lot help from others posts aswell. Im definitely a regular now here, Thanx a million man.

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