How to add themes to ubuntu(linux)

first find theme u like from internet like this site has lots of free and paid themes for ubuntu

No extra downloaded third party software is needed.
For gnome shell, you can install the gnome-tweak-tool:

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

For Ubuntu unity, you can either install the gnome-tweak-tool or you can use the unity-tweak-tool to change themes:

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool

Download and extract all themes to your ~/.themes directory. Run the following command to create this directory:(if doesnt exist already)

mkdir ~/.themes

This directory is hidden, so you must press CTRL + H after you open nautilus(file manager)  to display hidden files if the directory is not displayed.
Once the theme has been downloaded and extracted to your ~/.themes directory, open either gnome-tweak-tool or unity-tweak-tool to select the theme.


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