The objective of this artcile is show how to switch GNOME theme from light to dark on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to switch GNOME theme to dark
Gnome desktop dark theme on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux
Gnome desktop dark theme on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software gnome-tweaks/td>
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Enable Gnome desktop dark theme on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions


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  1. Open gnome-tweaks tool
    Open gnome-tweaks tool by searching your Activities menu and clicking the the relevant icon.


  2. Select Appearance
    Select Appearance


  3. Choose you preferred dark gnome dark theme
    Choose you preferred dark gnome dark theme
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