Give your Linux Desktop a Clean and Professional Look

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In this article,
I’m going to show you how you can give your Linux Desktop Look Clean and Professional look in just a few steps. You’ll learn how to customize your Linux desktop look by using GNOME in any Linux distros.

I’ll show you how to customize your Linux desktop background, choose a brand new custom cursor, and add finishing touches to give your desktop that polished look, and Many more Linux customization things…

Give your Linux Desktop a Clean and Professional Look:

There are several ways to achieve a clean and professional look on a Linux desktop. Here is how you can customize your Linux desktop look:


1. Gnome Installation on a Linux:

While some Linux distributions come with the GNOME desktop environments pre-installed, not all do. For example, Ubuntu comes with the GNOME desktop environment by default, while other distributions such as Linux Mint or Fedora come with different desktop environments such as Cinnamon or KDE Plasma.

So, if you are unsure whether your Linux system has the GNOME desktop environment installed or not, you can check it by running the command:

  • Open the terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T.
  • Update your system by running the command:
sudo apt update
  • Install the GNOME desktop environment by running the command:
sudo apt install gnome-shell
  • During installation, you will be asked to choose a display manager. You can choose either GDM or LightDM
  • Once the installation is complete, log out of your current session.
  • On the login screen, select “GNOME” as your desktop environment.

Alternatively, you can switch to GNOME from the terminal by running the command:

sudo systemctl start gdm3

That’s it! The GNOME desktop environment should now be installed on your system.

2. Gnome Customization Tools:

Install Gnome – Tweaks to get the best customization features
Install the gnome-tweaks desktop environment by running the command:

sudo apt install gnome-tweaks -y

Now after installing the tweaks also install gnome-extensions by running the command:

sudo apt install gnome-extensions

3. Gnome Customization:

Now open any browser and search for “Gnome shell Extensions” head over to the first website and install and enable all these Extensions:

  1. User Themes
  2. Compiz alike magic lamp effect
  3. Coverflow Alt-Tab
  4. Dash to Panel

Download Dash To Panel Preset File

Now follow the instructions shown in the video to customize Gnome 🙂

4. Theme

For icons, you can use any of your favorite icon themes but for this customization, We are using:
Reversal theme (For Icon)
Tokyo Night GTK Theme (For app Interface)

5. Conky (Widgets) and Wallpaper:

Firstly we have to install Conky on Linux, Run the following command:
NOTE: it can be different in other Linux distros.

sudo apt install conky

Then download the conky and wallpaper file and follow along with the tutorial.
Conky Theme – (PosInTech)
Wallpaper – (PosInTech)

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