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Zukitwo Cupertino by mlaggner Zukitwo Cupertino by mlaggner
Important note: this theme is designed for and tested with GNOME-Shell 3.4, GNOME-Shell 3.6 and GNOME-Shell 3.8
for GNOME Shell 3.4 - take version 0.5
for GNOME Shell 3.6 - take version 0.5.1
for GNOME Shell 3.8 - take version 0.5.2
for GNOME Shell 3.10 - take version 0.5.3

all version are included in the download!

Zukitwo Cupertino is made off the great Zukitwo theme, aimed to integrate the GNOME-Shell better to a Mac OSX like GTK-theme (i.e. Adwaita Cupertino).
Looks nice on bigger screens (1920x1200 - my PC) as well as on smaller screens (1366x768 - my netbook)

Theme Info
GTK Theme: Adwaita Cupertino (…
Icon Theme: Faenza (… + Faenza Cupertino (…
Cursor Theme: Shere Khan X (…
visible extensions:
Extension List (…
System Monitor (…

Extract the zip file and put the 'Zukitwo Cupertino' folder inside your ~/.themes directory. Use the Gome-Shell theme extension to select Zukitwo Cupertino theme.

Installation with GDM Theme
This will replace the default gnome shell theme.

- Extract the Zukitwo-Cupertino folder anywhere at your system
- Go to the default gnome shell theme location /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme
- Backup the files gdm.css and gnome-shell.css
- Go back to the extracted Zukitwo-Cupertino folder and open the gnome-shell folder inside it
- Move or copy the contents of the gnome-shell folder to the above mentioned default gnome shell theme location
- Refresh the gnome shell by pressing Alt+F2, typing 'r' and pressing ENTER
Note: if your current theme is not the default gnome shell theme, instead of refreshing the theme in the last step just open the gnome-tweak-tool and set the gnome shell theme to 'Default'.

License: GPL

Known bugs
- Status in user menu sometime becomes white - seems GNOME-Shell 3.4 fixed this
- after returning from overview the application button on top gets a wrong border - FIXED
- Extension: Extension List need some CSS tweaks
- Dock extension looks a bit weird with the theme - needs some CSS tweaks too (I changed to doky :) )

to override the stylesheet of the system monitor, just rename the stylesheet.css from the system monitor extension

Any suggestions for further changes/extension support are welcome!

17. Dec 2013 - v0.5.3
added compatibility for GNOME Shell 3.10

28. Oct 2013 - v0.5.2
added compatibility for GNOME Shell 3.8

01. Nov 2012 - v0.5.1
added compatibility for GNOME Shell 3.6

06. July 2012 - v0.5
Big rework on almost every part of this theme. First of all thanks to the creator of the Gela theme (…. He gave me some inspiration!
Biggest changes:
GDM Theme
Overview/Dash/Search result
App switcher
Colors and some transition effects
support for some extensions

12. May 2012 - v0.4.2
fixed a few other broken things in GNOME-Shell 3.4
changed the dash in the overview

24. April 2012 - v0.4.1
quick bugfix for GNOME-Shell 3.2

23. April 2012 - v0.4
quick bugfix for GNOME-Shell 3.4

29. March 2012 - v0.3
reworked buttons: changed color and border to best match Adwaita theme (at the moment it is not possible to make them exactly cause the shell is lacking some background and gradient features)
changed dialog background
fixed a bug where the popupmenu had no top borders (ie in dash or dock extension)
changed on/off image

12. March 2012 - v0.2
reworked colors to better integrate with Adwaita Cupertino
changed slider size and color
changed font size in panel
changed chat window
fixed a bug in overview

7. March 2012 - v0.1
initial release
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cgueret Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Hi! Any plan to make it 3.10 compatible?
mlaggner Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
sorry for my late response (I do not often read here ;) )
I am already tweaking this theme for GS 3.10 - I just need some more days to test/tweak it
OnYx90 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Unforntunately does not work for me @gnome 3.6 :/
Other Shellthemes do work, though.
OnYx90 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Themes just dont work in ~/.themes for me.
Had to put them in /usr/share/themes

Looks great. Thanks for that :)
nenelinux Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
how you get the dropbox icon on system tray of gnome shell ???
nenelinux Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
how you get the dropbox icon on system tray of gnome shell ???
mlaggner Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
sorry for late response.
its a gnome extension which creates a classic "systray" to get up all systray icons like in gnome 2/windows: [link]

but its not working with GS 3.6 at the moment
id310791 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Hello!First of all thank you for this theme))Secondly there still old version))
mlaggner Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
i fell ashamed that i did not recognize that earlier :(

i just released 0.5.1 and will update the file/links

osiris2006 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012

I really love your work. But when I install your theme, the left side of the "explorer" stays grey instead of light blue.

Is it something special I have to do in order to avoid that?

Thanks a lot !
mlaggner Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012

sorry for late response. The blue color in the left sidebar of nautilus is from the Adwaita Cupertino Theme (GTK) [link]

As you can see in the readme of the Adwaita Cupertino Theme, you can choose some premade color-themes. i think the setting in my screenshot was @import url("gnome-applications-light.css"); (in gtk-3.0/gtk.css - Adwaita Cupertino L)

hope that helps
osiris2006 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Thanks a lot, I'll give it a try :)
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