Install old Ubuntu themes on newer versions
I am not alone when I say, that I dislike the new Ubuntu themes, and flat themes in general. The elements of UI is not distinct enough, everything is so together, that I have hard time to use it. Most of the time I use keyboard driven interface, so I don't have to deal with this aweful modern trend that just wants us to use mobile UI on the desktop, because designers become lazy.
Install with PPA
Here is a solution to use older Ubuntu themes. Here is the github page, but we can add a PPA for easier install:
- First you open a terminal, and the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lah7/ambiant-mate
- We need to update our sources
sudo apt update
- And finally install the themes and icons
sudo apt install ambiant-mate-gtk-themes ambiant-mate-icon-themes
- Go to your themes settings and select the theme you want.
- Enjoy the nostalgia and the usable interface!
Install for other distros
You need to download the zip file, extract it somewhere. Then copy the icons and themes folder into your ~/.local/share folder.