Customize GNOME in Ubuntu 22.04 with a New Look

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You can try these cool tips to customize your latest GNOME desktop in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

There are thousands of ways to transform your GNOME desktop using themes, icons, colours, and many tweakings. Most of them are targeted to cater to a particular transformation, like – making your Linux desktop look like Windows 10, Window 11, etc.

This tutorial explains to transform your GNOME into this:

GNOME in Ubuntu 22.04 transformed look
GNOME in Ubuntu 22.04 transformed look

Customize GNOME in Ubuntu 22.04: New Look

Enable your Ubuntu system to install GNOME Extensions. To do that, you need the Extensions app. You may refer to this guide on installing the Extensions app or follow these commands to install it using Flatpak.

sudo apt install flatpak
sudo apt install gnome-software-plugin-flatpak
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
reboot
flatpak install flathub com.mattjakeman.ExtensionManager

After completing the above installation, open the Extension app from the application menu. And install the following three extensions by searching them.

  1. Dash to dock
  2. Transparent top bar
  3. Arc menu (search ArcMenu without space)

Configure

  • Open the Extension app.
  • Click on the settings icon for Dash to Dock.
  • Change the dock position on the screen to – Bottom in the “Position and size” tab.
  • Turn off intelligent autohide.
Dash to Dock configuration
Dash to Dock configuration
  • Go to the Appearance tab.
  • On the Appearance Tab: Change Customizes opacity to Fixed
  • Change Opacity % to 0%.
  • Turn on Shrink to Dash.
Appearance customization in dash to dock
Appearance customization in dash to dock
  • Open up Arc Menu settings from the Extensions app.
  • Choose any menu layout you want from Menu > Layouts.
  • Change the Arc menu icon to the Ubuntu icon or any icon you prefer from the Menu button > Menu button icon. You can also play around with different settings. 
  • Grab a nice wallpaper and change the background of your desktop to mix it further!

If everything works well, you should have your transformed GNOME Desktop in Ubuntu 22.04 ready to enjoy with a new look.

You can also configure how you want by changing various options in the Arc menu, Dash to dock.

That’s it. Enjoy the new GNOME look in Ubuntu 22.04. You can also use the same steps in Fedora Linux and other GNOME-based desktops.

GNOME in Ubuntu 22.04 transformed look
GNOME in Ubuntu 22.04 transformed look

And finally, don’t forget to check out other GNOME customization guides.


Arindam

Creator of debugpoint.com. All time Linux user and open-source supporter. Connect with me via Telegram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or send us an email.
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