This is a renovation. I didn't have much to do during my vacation, so I decided to have some fun...
Suddenly, I discovered that the various desktop environments in Linux are highly customizable, whether it's KDE or Gnome... I was surprised to find out that with a little tweaking, it's possible to make them look like any other system.
Here is my note:
Install some basic dependencies
First we need to install some basic tools. Run the command in bash:
sudo apt install gnome-tweaks git wget curl
You need to install the Gnome browser integration to make extensions installation easier.
I'm using Google Chrome, so I installed:
Now open the following links and enable those extensions!
Turn the switch from
Gnome Extensions app and you will see:
Change your wallpaper to the file below:
Right click the image and click
Save as and select your pictures folder. Then set it as wallpaper.
Now install the icon set:
git clone https://github.com/yeyushengfan258/Win11-icon-theme.git
Now go to tweak tools and you can set your icon to
Setup application and shell theme
Setup system theme.
We will use the theme: https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1477941/
git clone https://github.com/vinceliuice/Fluent-gtk-theme.git
./install.sh --tweaks noborder square
And now you can select it! Select
Setup Taskbar (Dash to Panel)
Right click the panel. You need to reorder your panel like my config:
Center Box is actuall the
Now your task bar may looks like this:
Now time to change other settings:
After those tunning, your taskbar may looks like a real Windows 11 task bar. (Ignore the start button)
Now time to tune the Start button!
Setup Start button (ArcMenu)
Download the following file and set it as the menu button:
After those settings, your start menu will be really Windows 11 style:
Show trash bin
gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.ding show-trash true
Wanna traditional Windows task manager?
Install this plugin: https://flathub.org/apps/io.missioncenter.MissionCenter
Want to switch back?
It's simple to switch back. Just disable those extensions.
Reset your theme and wallpaper to default Ubuntu.
That's it! Now it's back to normal Ubuntu!
Here are some other of my suggested extensions you can install: