Gaia Shell is clean and beautiful theme for Gnome Shell inspired by the Gaia project - . It tries to represent the colors of nature while maintaining a clean and aesthetic look. Gaia Shell is compatible with the latest Gnome Shell 3.2.


Ubuntu users can install Gaia Shell from our themes PPA using the following commands,

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:satyajit-happy/themes
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-theme-gaia


Installation Instructions:

Extract the zip file to the themes directory i.e. "~/.themes/" or "/usr/share/themes/" or use Gnome Tweak Tool to install.

Install the User Theme Extension and use the Gnome Tweak tool to choose the themes.

To install the Gnome Shell theme without the User Theme Extension,

1. First backup your Gnome Shell theme directory i.e. "/usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/".

2. Extract the zip file and rename "gnome-shell" directory to "theme",

3. Copy it to "/usr/share/gnome-shell/".

4. Restart GNOME Shell by pressing "Alt+F2", then type r and press Enter.


To install Gnome Tweak Tool in Ubuntu, open the terminal and type,

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool


To install User Theme Extension and Gnome Tweak Tool in Fedora, open the terminal and type,

su -c "yum install gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme gnome-tweak-tool"



This theme is not compatible with old Gnome Shell 3.0 (e.g.-Fedora 15). I\'m not responsible if you try to use it on old Gnome Shell and things break.


5 years ago

02.02.2012 - New style for message tray, button, slider, minor changes

01.02.2012 - Initial release


2 years ago


I like your work very much! thank your for sharing all your themes!

I have installed your gaia shell theme but I have two problems: the login page has some bugs (there are black lines between the dots when I type my password, and if I have to rewrite it, the delete button doesn't do anything -- but it is just a display issue because I can still loging). And the other problem is in the activities panel: the research tool does not work properly (it's like it does not find the applications).

Thanks for your help!



5 years ago

This is the most defined gnome-shell ever i should be voted for the bestest...



5 years ago

That's what im talkin bout.
Will def use this one. nice work, thanks! <3



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