How to Switch Back Old Desktop Theme in Ubuntu 18.10

How to Switch Back Old Desktop Theme in Ubuntu 18.10

Ubuntu 18.10 was released with great new desktop theme ‘Yaru’. However, there are always some people prefer old Ubuntu desktop look.

And it’s easy to restore the old desktop theme in Ubuntu 18.10 via following steps.

How to Switch Back Old Desktop Theme in Ubuntu 18.10

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, run command to install light-themes:

sudo apt install light-themes

Type user password (no asterisks feedback) for sudo prompts and hit Enter.

How to Switch Back Old Desktop Theme in Ubuntu 18.10

2. Install Gnome Tweaks if you don’t have it:

How to Switch Back Old Desktop Theme in Ubuntu 18.10

3. Finally launch Gnome Tweaks and navigate to Appearance tab.

There set themes to:

  • Applications -> Ambiance
  • Cursor -> DMZ-White
  • Icons -> Ubuntu-mono-dark

How to Switch Back Old Desktop Theme in Ubuntu 18.10

That’s it. To revert the changes, simply set those values back to Yaru in step 3.

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