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A fork of Ubuntu's Yaru theme - in different colors
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Yaru-Colors is a theme project to bringt different colors to Ubuntu's awesome Yaru theme.

Original Yaru's git

Yaru-Colors themes conataing following:

  • GTK 2 / 3 theme
  • Gnome-Shell theme
  • Yaru icons
  • Ubuntu-Dock theme (indicators)

Following changes are made by me:

  • .css files for GTK3 and Gnome-Shell are edited. I changed all orange and purple tinted colors
  • GTK2 images and Gnome-Shell graphics which were orange tinted are changed
  • For the icon pack I just recolored the folder icons in 'places' and 'status'
  • The dock got recolored app running indicators, which are changed by script, not by file

I tried to make the installation as easy as possible. Therefore I created an installation script called

The installer will do a backup if something needs to be overwritten (only Ubuntu 18.10+). It will guide you through everything and allows you to choose what you want to install.

Installation with script:

  1. Run the installer with ./ -- for replacing /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/Yaru for better compatiblity, run this script as root
  2. Follow the installer
  3. Done

Removal with script:

  1. Rund the uninstaller with ./ -- if you installed the shell theme to /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/Yaru, run this script as root
  2. Follow the script
  3. Done

Manual install:

  1. Copy your desired theme into your desired theme directory (example /usr/share/themes or ~/.local/share/themes)
  2. Copy you desired icon pack into your desired theme directory (example /usr/share/icons or ~/.icons)
  3. For better compatiblity you can optionally copy the files from a theme's gnome-shell directory to /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/Yaru and overwrite everything AFTER you backed up the files
  4. Enable your themes with gsettings commands or with gnome-tweak-tool
  5. To change the dock indicator color (Ubuntu's Dash-To-Dock only), find the hex code for your desired color in the list below and enter following two commands (replace HEXCODE with your color code including #):
    gsettings set custom-theme-running-dots-color 'HEXCODE' 2> /dev/null
    gsettings set custom-theme-running-dots-border-color 'HEXCODE' 2> /dev/null
    (or do it with the script, it'll do it for you...)

Have fun with it!
For any suggestions send me a message here or on Reddit /u/jannomag

Hex-Color codes of all base colors
First color is the Ubuntu-Orange, second the Ubuntu-Purple

Yaru-ORIGINAL #E95420 #762572
Yaru-Aqua #41c6c8 #326868
Yaru-Blue #208fe9 #255074
Yaru-Brown #995640 #462e1b
Yaru-Deepblue #25469d #1a318b
Yaru-Green #3eb34f #123d18
Yaru-Grey #9c9c9c #4d4d4d
Yaru-MATE #78ab50 #4f6326
Yaru-Pink #e920a3 #742558
Yaru-Purple #a064d8 #4c1f7a
Yaru-Red #e92020 #742525
Yaru-Yellow #e9ba20 #746225

All other colors in the themes are generated while compiling the css from Yaru's source.

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