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Holo theme for gnome shell

Holo theme for gnome shell & gtk 3.4

Based on the excellent work from Tiheum : Holo theme on DeviantArt
This repository helps to have Gnome 3.4 working with this Holo theme.
It doesn't aim to be backward compatible with Gnome 3.2.

Et un grand merci à Tiheum pour toutes ses icones/thèmes !


To install it directly using command line :

# Install git (if not already)
sudo apt-get install git
# Create .themes folder (if not already)
mkdir ~/.themes
# Checkout git repo
cd ~/.themes && git clone git://
# Optionally link root theme folder to your folder
sudo ln -s ~/.themes ~root/.themes

Extra configuration


If you are a Firefox user, you may also appreciate ~illusionmist Holo Stylish script for Firefox


And the thunderbird script my Holo Stylish script for Thunderbird


You may also want to install Roboto fonts

To do so use following command lines :

# Get roboto fonts
wget -O
# Create .fonts theme (if not already)
mkdir ~/.fonts
# Unzip fonts in folder
unzip -d ~/.fonts

If you plan to use Roboto Light instead of Roboto, you'll notice weird behavior from apps such as Thunderbird and Pidgin.
It's because they try to use Roboto in weight normal which resolves to Medium style and it will appear bold for you.
So, you have to force the resolution of Roboto into Roboto Light for normal weight. So edit your ~/.fonts.conf and fill with :

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
    <match target="pattern">
        <test name="family" qual="any">
        <test name="weight" compare="less_eq">
        <edit mode="assign" name="weight">

Finally, you can then use gnome-tweak-tool to setup everything.

Remember that the Holo theme is released under GPLv3 license. And don't hesitate to share if you modify for your own needs ;).

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