Giving the desktop a Splash of Dark (Carbon Theme)

Settings Window:

Files and Software Centre Window:



As you can see the programs have an easy on the eye, dark, carbon-esc theme.

Software Centre has a custom theme to match the rest of the system.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install delorean-dark

Then install Unity Tweak Tool

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool

Go into Unity Tweak Tool and 'Delorean-dark' in Themes.

Software Centre Fix

cd /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/css/ && sudo mv softwarecenter.css softwarecenter.css.backup

cd /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/art/ && sudo mv stipple.png stipple.png.backup

cd && wget -O softwarecenter.css

sudo mv softwarecenter.css /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/css/

cd && wget -O stipple.png

sudo mv stipple.png /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/art/


cd /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/css/ && sudo mv softwarecenter.css.backup softwarecenter.css

cd /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/art/ && sudo mv stipple.png.backup stipple.png

Change theme back to 'Radiance' in Unity Tweak Tool.


Gnome Shell, XFCE and Cinnamon also available here:

I like it! Will be giving this a try when I get home :)

If you use HexChat there is one last tweak to do otherwise it'll look funny (white background next to gray borders.

So to have your HexChat/Xchat/similar look like that you need ot change your Foreground colour to white and your background colour to grey.

Same goes for a couple of other programs that look funny after this such as Mumble which you'd want a skin for to get the dark look.

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I used to use DeLorean dark for cinnamon for a while...The metal like look is really nice. I changed though because it made the hot corner functions a small bit less smooth. Does it have that affect on gnome too?

Numix Icon Pack

Unity Launcher Icons:

Installed an icon pack for a flat icon style. Looks modern, quite nice. Only compliant is the workspace switcher icon.


sudo apt-add-repository ppa:numix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install numix-icon-theme numix-icon-theme-circle

Then install Unity Tweak Tool

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool

Go into Unity Tweak Tool and 'Numix Circle'' in Icons.

Project TIB Mumble Skin

Mumble Window:

The Mumble window itself looks great but the settings window is a bright white, although you shouldn't need to use it much.



  1. Go to Configure > Settings in Mumble
  2. Choose 'User Interface'
  3. Under Skin click 'Browse'
  4. Point it at 'Project_TiB.qss' inside the skin folder.

I'm so glad you posted that, I hate the Ubuntu purple and orange.

Throw this here too. This is the wallpaper I'm currently using to match the rest of my customizations.

At this point I'm using this thread as a log of my customizations so I can restore them when I reinstall / setup a new machine.

Any reason that would make unity tweak tool fail to install? Running on 12.4

If you can't install via terminal try installing via the Software Centre.