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Linux MacOS

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This Project is to make Ubuntu and other derivative distributions (Mint, PopOS, etc.) look like MacOS. Version 20+ is required

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Installation

Dependency Installs

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sudo apt install git gnome-shell-extensions chrome-gnome-shell gnome-tweak-tool -y
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git clone https://github.com/ChrisTitusTech/Linux-MacOS-GNOME.git ~/MacOS
mkdir ~/.themes
mkdir ~/.icons
mv ~/MacOS/themes/* ~/.themes
mv ~/MacOS/icons/* ~/.icons
sudo mv ~/MacOS/walls/* /usr/share/backgrounds/

Gnome Tweaks

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gsettings set org.gnome.mutter center-new-windows 'true'
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout 'close,minimize,maximize:'
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "WhiteSur-dark"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme "WhiteSur-dark"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'BigSur'
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface cursor-theme 'capitaine-cursors-light'
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri 'file:///usr/share/backgrounds/macOS-BS3.jpg'
gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.screensaver picture-uri 'file:///usr/share/backgrounds/macOS-BS1.jpg'

Albert Search and Cairo Dock

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curl https://build.opensuse.org/projects/home:manuelschneid3r/public_key | sudo apt-key add -
echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/manuelschneid3r/xUbuntu_20.04/ /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:manuelschneid3r.list
sudo wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:manuelschneid3r/xUbuntu_20.04/Release.key -O "/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/home:manuelschneid3r.asc"
sudo apt update
sudo apt install albert cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins -y
  • Launch Albert
  • Set Hotkey - Meta + F
  • Set Theme Arc Dark Blue
  • Enable Albert Extensions

Gnome Extensions

Enable Extensions by visiting https://extensions.gnome.org/ install add-on and reload browser

Install the Following Extensions

Manual Extension Configurations

  • Panel OSD - Change Horizontal and Vertical to 98
  • Cairo Dock - Set to Startup Applications
  • Cairo Dock Themes - Import all gz files to Cairo configure in ~/MacOS/cairo
  • Cairo Dock Configure - Turn of Icon effects and animations and hide dock when overlapping windows
  • Cairo Dock Launchpad - Add Custom Launchpad Shortcut dbus-send --session --type=method_call --dest=org.gnome.Shell /org/gnome/Shell org.gnome.Shell.Eval string:'Main.shellDBusService.ShowApplications();'
  • Disable Ubuntu Dock (Not Needed on PopOS)
  • Dynamic Panel Transparency - Background Tab - Max Opacity 100 - Min Opacity 50

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