I am not sure what I did in order to end up with the Gnome theme, but the beautiful elementary OS desktop is gone and now I'm seeing the Gnome theme.

I have tried purging elementary-desktop, reinstalling it and rebooting, but it did not help.

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Maybe the elementary-theme isn't deleted, but it just changed it somehow?

Try opening terminal and execute:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme elementary

This will set elementary as your theme again. If you don't want to use the command line you could install Gnome-tweak-tool or elementary tweak for changing.

  • I just used elementary tweaks and it worked. Thanks. Aug 3, 2017 at 5:51
  • Glad to hear that!
    – Eric G
    Aug 3, 2017 at 5:54

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