|The latest Yaru theme master branch (based on Adwaita 3.32)|
Yalu, The default Ubuntu 18.10+ theme is recently released Based on the new Adwaita Gnome 3.32 released theme. The goal is to have this feature in Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine.[Update] The Yaru theme has been updated again with the full version.
In the official announcement, Carlo Lobrano said that the re-establishment of the Yaru theme on the latest Adwaita stems from the acknowledgement that “some application developers have serious problems developing too many variants” and is eager to take advantage of “huge work upstream” doing”.
“The Yaru team (but mostly Frederik, who does a good job, mostly adopts a new approach), adopts a new upstream-oriented new contribution method, and proposes some solutions and ideas to GNOME developers, as we have been That being said, this is a very open consideration, discussed and accepted in some cases.
This is the basis for reducing the customization required for Yaru and other theme variants, and allows us to develop and test a huge foundation internally on the latest Adwaita. “
However, you won’t notice the huge difference between the old and new Yaru, as there are only a few visible changes:
- The title bar is no longer flat and the button has a border
- The switch is round
- Menu hover in orange
- Gnome Shell now has the theme of full light and black (we just missed the switch to switch the theme)
- Gnome Shell theme menu is now lit in the current main menu
updated Yale theme Landed on the master branch early this week with the goal of using it with Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine, which will be released on October 17, 2019.
Here are the updated Yaru themed widgets (regular colors-light and dark):
This is the Yaru theme sht that comes with Ubuntu 19.04 for comparison:
You can learn more about the updated Yaru theme in the official announcement at: Ubuntu discourseYou will also find Yaru team members answering questions.
Try updated Yaru theme
Looking for an updated Yaru theme on your Linux desktop? This is how to install it from source. Please note that following the instructions below will replace the Yaru theme you may have installed in your system
/usr/share/themes. However, on Ubuntu, you can easily restore it by reinstalling the Yaru theme pack if needed. And, if you have Yaru installed in the following locations,
~/.themes, Please delete it before proceeding.
1. Install Git (to get the latest master branch), libglib2.0, xmllint, sass, and meson (to build the theme).
E.g. On Debian / Ubuntu, install them using:
sudo apt install git meson sassc libglib2.0-dev libxml2-utils
2. Grab the latest Master Yaru Branch From git, build and install the theme:
git clone https://github.com/ubuntu/yaru cd yaru meson build cd build sudo ninja install
Now you can change Gtk, icons and Gnome Shell theme using Tweaks application. See how to change GTK, icon or GNOME Shell theme in GNOME. If you are already using Yaru, you may need to switch to another theme before returning to Yaru.
If you are not using Ubuntu 18.10+ and its default “Ubuntu” session, the recommended usage is to log out and select “Yaru Session” from the login screen. Those who use Ubuntu and want to revert to the original Yaru theme, the version they have installed on the system (installed from the repository), can reinstall the theme:
sudo apt install --reinstall yaru-theme-gnome-shell yaru-theme-gtk
Then switch to a different theme and return to Yaru to see the changes. I took a screenshot from a post in Ubuntu 19.04, which contains the latest Yaru (as of August 9, 2019) built from the git branch branch.