Elementary Linux 6.0 customized

 

This is my attempt to make a very good Linux distro – Elementary, into something even more visually pleasing, for my eyes at least. It includes some tweaks to Elementary itself, plus both new icon and GTK themes. I’ve also themed Firefox to match it. Thunderbird is themed via the GTK theme and the selected icons.

Mojave Dark GTK theme, BigSur-black-dark icons and MacOS-3D-4K-Dark.jpg

First we need to tweak Elementary a bit. I strongly dislike dynamic workspaces, so away they go via this command line in a terminal:
gsettings set org.gnome.mutter dynamic-workspaces false

Next we need to fix the number og workspaces we need (I always use 4):
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences num-workspaces 4

Keyboard shortcuts can be tweaked via the keyboard app in Elementary

Add the latest version of Libreoffice from their own repository (PPA):
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common‘ lets you add a new PPA to apt
‘sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa’
‘sudo apt install libreoffice’

Next item on the list is to head over to gnome-look.org to fetch some goodies:
McMojave GTK theme: https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1275087/
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme ‘Mojave-dark’

Big Sur Icon theme: https://www.gnome-look.org/s/Gnome/p/1399044
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme ‘BigSur-black-dark»

MacOS-3D-4K-Dark.jpg Wallpaper: https://4kwallpapers.com/gradients/macos-big-sur-apple-layers-fluidic-colorful-dark-wwdc-2020-1432.html

Both Firefox and Thunderbird will get their looks from the GTK theme, but Firefox will look even better with the dedicated Mojave-gtk-theme you can pick up from Github. Install ‘git’ if you don’t have it already, then:
‘git clone https://github.com/vinceliuice/Mojave-gtk-theme.git’
Then issue this command:
‘cp -Rf Mojave-gtk-theme/src/other/firefox/chrome/ /home/kolbjorn/.mozilla/firefox/vpe5731t.default-release/’

This: vpe5731t.default-release might be something different for you.
You find the correct directory from ‘Go to about:support in Firefox

Firefox after applying the Mojave-gtk-theme.