Reduce Application Icon Size Of Gnome Shell

Open Terminal & type
sudo gedit /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css
search for:
/* Application Launchers and Grid */ 
You'll see this:
/* Application Launchers and Grid */

.icon-grid {
    spacing: 36px;
    -shell-grid-horizontal-item-size: 118px;
    -shell-grid-vertical-item-size: 118px;

.icon-grid .overview-icon {
    icon-size: 96px;
Edit the icon-size: 96px to whatever size you like.
Save and
press Alt + F2 button  then type r
or logout and login again to refresh the shell themes.


Install Latest Chromium Browser 21 in Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint

Chromium web browser, the open source version of Google Chrome has reached version 21. The Chromium daily build ppa has stopped updating the packages after version 18 was released. Tobias Wolf created a new ppa (for now) providing latest Chromium package for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise.
How to install the latest Chromium 21 in Ubuntu 12.04:
Open terminal from the dash home or press Ctrl+Alt+T, execute this command to add ppa:chromium-daily/ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:towolf/crack

Update source:
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
If you have an old chromium installed, run this instead:
sudo apt-get upgrade

6/24/2012 Revolutionary Clock: A Cool Desktop Widget You Have To Try On Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 13 (Maya)

Revolutionary Clock is a conky widget that displays on your desktop various clocks in different sizes to show date, CPU & RAM usage. In this tutorial, we will help you install it under Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 or Linux Mint 13. Here is a screenshot of Revolutionary Clock under Ubuntu:

Revolutionary Clock Installation

To make the installation easier, I have uploaded the script files to our custom PPA. To install Revolutionary Clock on Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 or Linux Mint 13, open the terminal and issue these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/conky
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install revolutionary-clock

You can now start Revolutionary Clock via the Unity dash:
For Linux Mint 13, search it in the Start menu:
 Here is a screenshot of Revolutionary Clock under LinuxMint 13 (Maya):
 To force kill all clocks, run this command:

killall conky

To install this script manually so that you start only certain clocks, you can refer to this page.


Install GnomishDark theme on Ubuntu 12.04/11.10/Linux Mint 13/12 (GTK3 + Gnome Shell)

This is a clean dark theme for GTK3, based on Adwaita (provided by gnome-themes-standard), plus a matching GNOME-Shell theme. This theme works with Gnome shell, Gtk3.

1st Install nouveGnome Gray Icons then install theme.

To install GnomishDark theme on Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

  • mkdir ~/.themes
  • wget -O
  • unzip -d ~/.themes && sudo rm
That's it, Enjoy

An Amazing Wood Theme For Gnome Desktops - Ubuntu 12.04/11.10

If you are attracted to brown themes, you can really enjoy this wood theme that is available for Gnome desktops. In this tutorial, we will help you install it under Ubuntu 12.04/11.10. Here is a screenshot of this wood theme under Ubuntu 12.04:


Start the terminal and run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wood-theme

To enable it, run these commands:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'wood-theme'

gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme 'wood-theme'

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