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Frieze Gnome Shell by nuxio Frieze Gnome Shell by nuxio
Note: the version you can download here is only compatible with Gnome Shell 3.6.
For older versions of Gnome Shell check the downloads page at the project's website.

Frieze is a Gnome Shell theme combined with a matching GDM (gnome desktop manager) theme.

The purpose of this theme is to keep things simple and consistent, with also paying attention to small details. Because everyone likes something else, the theme is by default customizable and it's up to you how you want it to look.


- Simple and clean look
- Transparent backgrounds, so the theme adjusts to your desktop
- Includes customization options (see the customization page at the project's website)
- Includes a matching GDM theme

Installation & Customization

See the wiki at the project's website for the installation and customization instructions.

What's new

January 1, 2013

- Release of version 3.6 (compatible with gnome shell 3.6)

See the wiki at the project's website for the full changelog.
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magthe Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
How about a version for Gnome 3.10?
magthe Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Please tell me you are already working on a version for Gnome 3.8 :)
nuxio Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I'm not working on it yet, but I'm planning to bring the update next month.
magthe Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I can hardly wait! ;)

You are unique in providing customisability of the theme, no other theme I've come across (and liked) has that. It means I can use the same theme both on my desktops and my laptop, which is something I really appreciate.
wallybescotty Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what is this for distro wise, ubuntu?how you get gdm on linux mint 14?
Pigglywee Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
change gdm to mdm
nuxio Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I'm using archlinux, was using ubuntu before, but went to fedora for native gnome support, now I'm using arch because of the rolling release policy. Not sure if gdm is up to date in linux mint 14 (gdm should have the same version as gnome), you can install gdm via the software manager or via command line. But I recommend to first looking online if gdm is working on mint.
magthe Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Beautiful theme. It almost ticks all my boxes by default:

- Gnome 3.6
- Notifications work (they seem to break when using 3.4 themes)
- "user menu" all the way into the corner
- Small app icons (after enabling the extension)
- Aesthetically clean

The only thing I had to do manually was change the font size (9pt) to reduce the size of the top panel slightly.

The two things that make this theme stand out above the rest though are:

1. the idea of extensions is brilliant, the solution is also very nice and most important, it's self contained (i.e. it doesn't pollute my $HOME in any way)
2. the theme has a home web page with instructions for simple modifications (like changing the font)
jaweinre Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I can't get it to show up on gnome tweak tool.
Also the customization script doesn't work, it always returns error (it seems it can't find the "frieze" folder)
jaweinre Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
maybe it's because of this:
Submitted: November 22, 2011
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