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Gnome Shell - Dark Shine by satya164 Gnome Shell - Dark Shine by satya164
If you use Gnome Shell 3.6 or 3.8, please install Elegance Colors instead, and choose the preset Dark Shine.


Dark Shine is a dark and Gnome Shell theme with transparent white borders that give it a glowing feel. Dark Shine is compatible with Gnome Shell 3.4.


Ubuntu users can install Dark Shine from our themes PPA using the following commands,

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:satyajit-happy/themes
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-theme-dark-shine


Installation Instructions for other distros:

Extract the zip file to the themes directory i.e. "~/.themes/" or "/usr/share/themes/".

Install the User Theme Extension and use the Gnome Tweak tool to choose the themes.



22.06.2012 - Code cleanup, various visual enhancements

15.05.2012 - Misc visual changes

14.05.2012 - Many visual fixes

13.05.2012 - Updated for Gnome Shell 3.4, minor visual changes

20.12.2011 - Fixed hotplug notification area, minor improvements

14.12.2011 - Misc fixes to make the theme darker

20.11.2011 - Added support for Mint Gnome Shell Extensions

03.11.2011 - Message tray and misc fixes

02.11.2011 - Fixed contact icons

01.11.2011 - Added text shadow in panel, made menus more opaque

31.10.2011 - Initial Release for Gnome Shell 3.2



If you use Gnome Shell 3.2, download the theme from launchpad [link]

This theme is not compatible with old Gnome Shell 3.0.


License: GPL
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al-din Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this theme. Really good! :)
antonia83 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Could you tell me what font you used? Thanks a lot! :)
satya164 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's Caviar Dreams.
gregruth Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Finally! Found a theme that I am totally happy with.  Tried so many where one or two things drove me crazy!  Better than regular shine because if I have a light wallpaper I can actually read the dialog boxes!  Thanks for making this variation!  Anyone have a good GTK to go along with it?  stock looks pretty good but im wasting time right now putting off a HTML/CSS project :)
YH7NNUX Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
the best gnome-shell foreverWoohooooo! :squee: 
PokerLegion Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Can you share this wallpaper ? ;)
satya164 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry. cannot find it :(
stupppify Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Could you share the wall please? :)
albertguedes Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
One of the most beautifull themes for gnome-shell. Congratulations dude.
BeanieHatter Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student
Wonderful, wonderful theme. Download Ubuntu 13.04 for my older laptop to give it a whirl, but not without installing this theme. Thank you for posting man!
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