James Selvakumar’s Blog

January 29, 2009

Nimbus – A great theme for Ubuntu

Filed under: ubuntu,unix-linux — James @ 2:39 pm
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I recently tried the cool and fresh “nimbus” theme (which is the default theme on OpenSolaris) on my Ubuntu 8.10. It’s really pleasant and relaxing. And run NetBeans with “nimbus” look and feel explicitly set to have a really pleasing effect. And here are some screenshots from my Ubuntu:

You can get the nimbus icons and themes from gnome-look.org. Just download the “icon” and “gtk-engine” debs and run it. (TIP: First install the “icon” deb)

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10 Comments »

  1. The font/gradient on menu/buttons is looking truly ugly, there is smth wrong with those fonts or the font renderer.

    Comment by iongion — January 30, 2009 @ 7:14 am | Reply

  2. The font/gradient on menu/buttons is looking truly ugly, there is smth wrong with those fonts or the font renderer.

    Comment by iongion — January 30, 2009 @ 7:16 am | Reply

  3. Nimbus is ok, though I hate the scrollbars.

    Comment by agnus — January 30, 2009 @ 7:57 am | Reply

  4. Nimbus is ok, though I hate the scrollbars.

    Comment by agnus — January 30, 2009 @ 7:59 am | Reply

  5. Hi,

    I have to agree and say I think Nimbus is a great look and feel. Would love to get it working on Mandriva and as a fellow NetBeans user would be good for it all to look consistent :o)

    Ben.

    Comment by Ben — January 30, 2009 @ 8:35 am | Reply

  6. I am using nimbus all the time it is a great theme. Nimbus is not default theme in open solaris only it is the default theme for Java 1.6 Update 10 and default theme for JavaFX applications. But when it is a Java theme it is better than the GTK theme because there is some nice and cool animation effects.
    Btw the GTK port of the default KDE 4.x theme called oxygen is available on the net too so the Oxygen is another really good theme.

    Comment by JOKe — January 30, 2009 @ 8:46 am | Reply

  7. Nimbus has some quirks when it comes to components in Jtables. But on a whole, it is major improvement.

    Comment by Tom — January 30, 2009 @ 2:21 pm | Reply

  8. The links on gnome-look are broken…

    Comment by Gilberto Albino — February 6, 2009 @ 4:58 pm | Reply

  9. [...] If you want NetBeans to look like other apps on your system, skin your Ubuntu with Nimbus theme [...]

    Pingback by Getting NetBeans ready for work on Ubuntu 8.10 | SolitaryGeek — August 17, 2009 @ 3:18 pm | Reply

  10. You listed some of the best magazine themes for wordpress i have seen. Everyone is good and has alot of features. Some are great for products others for ads thanks i saved this post.

    Comment by jeetbose — April 11, 2010 @ 6:19 am | Reply


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