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Minimalistic rEFInd theme

rEFInd is an easy to use boot manager for UEFI based systems. This is a clean and minimal theme for it.

rEFInd Minimalistic


  1. Locate your refind EFI directory. This is commonly /boot/EFI/refind though it will depend on where you mount your ESP and where rEFInd is installed. fdisk -l and mount may help.

  2. Create a folder called themes inside it, if it doesn't already exist

  3. Clone this repository into the themes directory.

  4. To enable the theme add include themes/rEFInd-minimal/theme.conf at the end of refind.conf.

Here's an example menuentry configuration (from the screenshot)

menuentry "Arch Linux" {
	icon /EFI/refind/themes/rEFInd-minimal/icons/os_arch.png
	loader vmlinuz-linux
	initrd initramfs-linux.img
	options "rw root=UUID=dfb2919d-ff78-48db-a8a7-23f7542c343a loglevel=3"

menuentry "Windows" {
	icon /EFI/refind/themes/rEFInd-minimal/icons/os_win.png
	loader /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi

menuentry "OSX" {
	icon /EFI/refind/themes/rEFInd-minimal/icons/os_mac.png
	loader /EFI/Apple/Boot/bootmgfw.efi

Entries that are autodetected should also show the proper icons.

Background sizes

If you find the background looks blurry it may be due to the included wallpaper being an incorrect resolution for your monitor. You can download the original high quality wallpaper, resize it as appropriate, and replace the background.png.

You can of course also choose your own background!


The OS icons are from Lightness for burg by SWOriginal.

The background is Minimalist Wallpaper by LeonardoAIanB. Thank you to Padster for locating it!