Archives For Elementary OS Luna

Elementary OS theme in OS X Yosemite Style

For Elementary OS users now there’s an OS X Yosemite like GTK theme for the 0.2 Luna desktop.

Some guys have created a new project called yellowstone, which is an OS X Yosemite like ElementaryOS Luna theme based on the excellent Elementary default theme.


yosemite theme for elementary os

To install the theme:

1. Downloads Yellowstone theme at the link below:


2. Open file browser and press Ctrl+H on keyboard to view hidden file folders. Create a new folder called .themes folder if not exist.

3. Open the downloaded package via Archive Manager and select extract to the .themes folder.

To apply the theme:

1. Install Elementary Tweaks by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal and then running below commands one by one:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:versable/elementary-update

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install elementary-tweaks

2. Go to System Settings -> Tweaks, select Yellowstone theme from the drop-down list:


That’s it. Enjoy!

Want to delete files or folders from your file browser bypassing trash? Well, this tutorial will show you how to add ‘Delete’ (Permanently) option to your context menu in Ubuntu Nautilus or Elementary OS Pantheon.


For Ubuntu Nautilus File Browser:

1. Open your file browser.

2. Go to menu: Edit -> Preferences

3. Under behavior tab, check the box where it says “Include a Delete command that bypasses Trash”

Ubuntu Delete files bypassing Trash

Once done, you’ll find an option “Delete” in context menu:

Ubuntu Delete Files bypassing Trash

For Elementary OS Luna:

Thanks to Trisailing, he left a comment in another post with below steps:

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run command to create and edit the config file:

sudo scratch-text-editor /usr/share/contractor/Delete.contract

2. Copy and paste below lines into empty file:

[Contractor Entry]
Name=Delete permanetly
Description=Delete files, skip trash
Exec=rm -r

Add inode to the value list of MimeType will allow to delete folders. But (Thanks to @Trisailing) if you click Delete permanently on a blank space it will delete all files and folders in the current directory. Use it at your own risk!

3. Save the file. Log out and back in.

CoverGloobus in Elementary OS

CoverGloobus is a simple application that displays the cover and the info of playing song on your desktop as a nice widget.

If you have been using Ubuntu for years, you may have heard of CoverGloobus. The project was last updated 4 years ago, but it’s still working good on Ubuntu 12.04. I’ve tested it on Elementary OS Luna, here are the screenshots:

covergloobus eos

covergloobus eos

covergloobus eos

CoverGloobus downloads lyrics and covers from internet and supports the most popular music plays, including Amarok2, Audacious, Banshee, Deadbeef, Exaile, gmusicbrowser, MOC, MPD, Rhythmbox, VLC, Songbird, Totem, and more.


Download and install the DEB:

CoverGloobus 1.7.3 for 32 bit

CoverGloobus 1.7.3 for 64 bit

Once installed, open it from Application Menu and right click on the widget to configure the player, themes, etc.

To make it work with Noise music player, download the below package, extract and paste the “” & “Noise.pyc” files to /usr/share/covergloobus/players

Enable Global Menu in Elementary OS Luna

Last updated: February 10, 2014

Global Menu in Elementary OS Luna

Want to try the Ubuntu Unity-Style Global Menu in Elementary OS Luna? Well, it’s easy to accomplish this via super wingpanel.

Super Wingpanel, wingpanel from the elementaryos project with some additional features:

  • auto hide / intellihide / intellislim
  • slim mode a la wingpanel-slim

First take a look at the result:

global menu in elementary os Luna

global menu in elementary os luna

NOTE: Super Wingpanel is not stable at the moment, use it at your own risk!

To install this tool, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:heathbar/super-wingpanel-daily

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install super-wingpanel

To get it working, indicator-appmenu and dconf-tools are needed. Install them via:

sudo apt-get install indicator-appmenu dconf-tools

To enable Global Menu:

1. Open dconf Editor from the Applications menu.

2. Navigate to org -> pantheon -> cerbere, enable appmenu and super wingpanel by changing the value of monitored-process to:

[‘plank’, ‘slingshot-launcher –silent’, ‘env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0 super-wingpanel’]

enable super wingpanel

3. Navigate to org -> pantheon -> desktop -> super-wingpanel, change the value of blacklist to:



Log out and back in. Done.

customize elementary os panel

This tutorial shows you how to customize your Elementary OS top panel, including background color and transparency, auto hide panel, and show or hide Applications launcher.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command to edit the /usr/share/themes/elementary/gtk-3.0/app.css:

sudo scratch-text-editor /usr/share/themes/elementary/gtk-3.0/apps.css

eos panel config file

There you can change the value of panel background color and transparency as well as other colors, include Noise, Terminal, Notify, and more.

To apply changes, run:

pkill wingpanel

elementary os panel

To get slim wingpanel, run command below in terminal:

sudo apt-get install wingpanel-slim elementary-tweaks

Then go to System Settings -> Tweaks -> Wingpanel Slim, there you can enable slim wingpanel, auto-hide panel, show / hide launcher.

elementary tweak slim wingpanel

Finally, my panel looks like:

elementary os slim panel