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Wood 'n' Tux - Gnome Shell and Cinnamon Theme by rvc-2011 Wood 'n' Tux - Gnome Shell and Cinnamon Theme by rvc-2011
Gnome Shell Theme created with my visualization of wooden textures. I still remember the nostalgia of using wood textured gtk themes and icons in gtk2 days...

1. Gnome3.2 / gnome-shell
2. MGSE (optional)
3. Cinnamon 1.2

Extract the zip file and save the folder in ~/.themes and choose using gnome-tweak-tool.

for cinnamon, once you log on to cinnamon session, go to overview (as we do in gnome shell session) and choose the theme wood n tux shown from the app grid of themes.

1. I ve used TUX as the activity button, Alternatively if ubuntu users feel that an ubuntu logo will look better, you can edit the gnome-shell.css file, search for act1.svg. replace that with act3.svg and similarly replace act2.svg with act4.svg.
save file and restart shell.

2. If you need a straight panel without the curve, edit the gnome-shell.css file.
search for panel-curved.svg and replace it with panel.svg. save and restart shell.

3. After coloring the iconset to 10-55-99, i customized that particualr colored set using the customization script with classy > card board option for the folder icons. This is my suggestion, Awoken icon set is so versatile that you can customize it after coloring it to suit the gtk theme that you are using....
kudos to champ alecieve for his amazing creation !

4. i came across another beautiful piece of art in this wallpaper by guillendesign which you can find here => [link]
its just awesome ! fits perfect with this theme IMO


1. ICONS: AWOKEN colorized to 10-55-99 to go with the wooden panel. For those who are yet to experience the beauty of Awoken Icons, you can find it here => [link]
2. GTK3: Ambiance-Light, which you can find it here => [link]
3. Wallpaper by aktarus [link]

a. Replaced popup and modal dialogue background from gradient to texture (updated preview image).
changed the background of run dialogue and policykit to wood textures.
changed the search window background and app-filter background from gradient to wood textures; modified the bottom panel to match the top panel shade; modified the panel selector background texture to give the wood effect in a better way.
Updated the preview image (image 2 and 3)

Added Cinnamon session compatibility (bottom right image of the preview)
for those who have not experienced the user friendliness of the cinnamon session (a fork of gnome-shell) kindly follow this link => [link]

Updated to Cinnamon 1.2 version.

i have used gnomish biege gtk3 theme with awoken icons colorized to 10-55-99. gtk3 theme by tsujan can be found here => [link]

thank you for visiting this page for a preview / download. your comments / suggestions will go a long way to improve myself.
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Gilgamesh7771 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Can you please upgrade this theme to Cinnamon 2.0 and upgrade the GTK too because it doesn't work on Linux Mint 16! I tried to update the Cinnamon theme here… but it doesn't look good enough ! Please update it!
rvc-2011 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont know if i can do it in the near future... reason : constant am not using gnome3 nor cinnamon. i have fallen back to gnome2 ! for more eye-candy fx... KDE4
constant updates always clashed with the shell themes that are being posted [the sync is disturbed] time is important factor, as of now, devoting time becomes difficult and more so if we have to stick around the same stuff which keeps changing with upgrades !

you have done a great job on cinnamon looks awesome on the shot ! the tweaks might be minor or you need to copy the default template of the cinnamon 2 from the /usr to your convenient home location. check out and edit that copied default file with the parameters of your theme and pointing to the folders that contain the images to load. your problem should be solved :)
Nsanyi Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
I'm sorry for dual post. :$
Nsanyi Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Please help me, how can I install this theme!

I can unzip the file, to ~/.themes, and /usr/share/themes folders.
but the tweak-tool cant found this theme.

please help me with terminal commands!
Nsanyi Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Maybe I'm just really stupid, but I can't use this.

I can unrar to ~/.themes and /usr/share/themes folders, but the gnome-tweak tool cant found it.

I've got ubuntu 12.04 LTR.

please help me :D
rvc-2011 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you just check that the folder that contains wood n tux is not a zip file itself. the folder wood n tux will contain 2 sub folders cinnamon and gnome-shell.
if this contents are correct, then this theme will be identified by gnome-tweak tool. secondly, check that you are using gnome3.2 and not gnome3.4... this theme is gnome3.2 compatible. let me know your feed back
stargatealpha Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Minty Cinnnamon: Very Coooool!:iconplusfav--plz::iconboogie--plz:
BrianHanson2nd Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe I'm just really stupid, but where can I find the themes folder?
rvc-2011 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you have to hit CTRL+H to make your hidden folders visible in nautilus (file manager). if you cant find the .themes (dont forget the prefix dot) then create one and extract there. hope you must ve solved your problem by now !
rvc-2011 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
click on the download link, top right side (zip download).
extract the contents to your .themes (hidden files have prefix (dot) . )
if you are using gnome-shell, you can use gnome-tweak-tool to choose this them.
if cinnamon 1.2, then choose using cinnamon-settings.
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