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Figma electron app (unofficial)

Figma-linux it's unofficial desktop application for Linux for the Figma web application.
This app based on the Electron


On Debian-based distros You need install the libgconf2-4 library


For now, there are have repository for deb package on Launchpad.
To add repository, execute command below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chrdevs/figma

If You have NO_PUBKEY error while on apt update, then You must add the key manualy:

sudo apt-key adv --recv-key --keyserver 70F3445E637983CC


Download app package for You linux distribution.
For debian-based linux distributions:

sudo dpkg -i figma-linux_0.4.0_amd64.deb

For RedHat-based linux distributions:

sudo yum install figma-linux-0.4.0.x86_64.rpm


sudo rpm -Uvh figma-linux-0.4.0.x86_64.rpm


sudo zypper install figma-linux-0.4.0.x86_64.rpm


sudo smart install figma-linux-0.4.0.x86_64.rpm



Or You can just download and run the AppImage.



Steps to start development:

  1. git clone
  2. cd figma-linux
  3. npm i

To start the app in dev mode:

npm run dev

To start the app in production mode:

npm run build; npm start

ATTENTION: When You do changes in middleware component, You need to rebuild and restart the app each time. Because the middleware execute only on run the app. Hot Reload doesn't work here.

description of npm scripts

  • dev - runs app in dev mode
  • start - runs already built app
  • build - only builds app from src
  • builder - packs the app into different linux packages (see ./config/builder.json)
  • pack - removes old packages from the installers dir, build the app and pack it
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