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Giving your ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon cool look with : Overglossed theme , Obsidian cursors , Black/White icon set

Recently while i was surfing the internet i came across instruction to install a theme on Ubuntu , Now after installing the theme i was mightily impressed with the theme . I decided it was good enough to be published on my blog and well here are the simplified instructions to installing the theme with loads of screen shots :) on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon .

Installing OverGlossed theme

Type in the following command in the terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal )

tar zxvf Overglossed.tar.gz


sudo mv Overglossed /usr/share/themes


sudo chmod 777 /usr/share/themes/Overglossed/overglossed.jpg

Installing black-white icon set

Type in the following command in the terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal )


tar zxvf black-white_2-Style.tar.gz

sudo mv black-white_2-Style/ /usr/share/icons

Installing Obsidian Cursor theme:

Type in the following command in the terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal )


tar zxvf Obsidian.tar.gz


sudo mv Obsidian/ /usr/share/icons

After completing above steps launch (System-> Preferences -> Appearance ) and in the dialog box that appears chose Overglossed theme , you will also find a message in the lower end of the dialog asking your permission to change background say yes to it .
Chose OverGlossed to enable this theme

Ubuntu Gusty Gibbon desktop after installing the theme
Nautilus with overglossed theme

This is how menus look after installing the Theme

Overall overglossed is a highly impressive theme , though sometimes it makes text in buttons difficult to read but still the theme is sleek and well makes your Ubuntu desktop looks cool . :)

Article Written by : Ambuj Varshney (
For Desktop on Linux Blog ,


  1. Anonymous8:02 AM

    Ummmm... it's Gutsy Gibbon, not Gusty Gibbon :-)

  2. ricardo9:13 PM

    Very nice! The only not-good-thing that I've noticed is that when you're renaming a file in Nautilus you can't see the text. But very nice anyway!

  3. Hey thanks well i have modified the article now it's Gutsy Gibbon :) Thank u for correcting me .

    And well about that nautilus problem well even i noticed that anyways well m posting another cool theme Ubuntu Studio theme may b u might like to try that one :) :)

  4. kevin9:25 PM

    its cool, but can it slow down my system? coz previously i got wexdup with vista after installing new themes. . . .


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