Ceti-2 is a theme for GTK 3, GTK 2 and Gnome-Shell. It supports GTK 3 and GTK 2 based desktop environments like Gnome, Unity, Budgie, Pantheon, etc.
Ceti-2 is the official continuation of Ceti for Gnome 3.14, 3.16 and 3.18. It has been completely revamped and is now based on Vertex.
- Gnome/GTK 3.14, 3.16 or 3.18
- The murrine engine. This has different names depending on your distro.
gtk2-engines-murrine(Debian, Ubuntu, elementary OS)
Main distributions that meet these requirements are
- Arch Linux and Arch Linux based distros
- Ubuntu 15.04
- elementary OS Freya
- Debian Jessie, Testing or Unstable
- Fedora 21 and 22
- OpenSuse 13.2 and Tumbleweed
Derivatives of these distributions should work, aswell.
If your distribution is not listed, please check the requirements yourself.
Important: Remove all older versions of the theme from your system before you proceed any further.
sudo rm -rf /usr/share/themes/Ceti-2 rm -rf ~/.local/share/themes/Ceti-2 rm -rf ~/.themes/Ceti-2
Prebuilt packages for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and openSUSE are available at
Arch Linux users can install the theme from the AUR
To build the theme you need
pkgconfigif you use Fedora
libgtk-3-devfor Debian based distros or
gtk3-develfor RPM based distros
gitif you want to clone the source directory
If your distributions doesn't ship separate development packages you just need GTK 3 instead of the
Install the theme with the following commands
1. Get the source
If you want to install the latest version from git, clone the repository with
git clone https://github.com/horst3180/ceti-2-theme --depth 1 && cd ceti-2-theme
If you want to install the latest stable release, run
git clone https://github.com/horst3180/ceti-2-theme --depth 1 && cd ceti-2-theme git fetch --tags git checkout $(git describe --tags `git rev-list --tags --max-count=1`)
or download it from https://github.com/horst3180/Ceti-2-theme/releases and cd into the extracted archive
2. Build and install the theme
./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr sudo make install
Other options to pass to autogen.sh are
--disable-gnome-shell disable GNOME Shell support --disable-gtk2 disable GTK2 support --disable-gtk3 disable GTK3 support --disable-metacity disable Metacity support --disable-unity disable Unity support --disable-xfwm disable XFWM support --with-gnome=<version> build the theme for a specific Gnome version (3.14, 3.16, 3.18) Note: Normally the correct version is detected automatically and this option should not be needed.
After the installation is complete you can activate the theme with
gnome-tweak-tool or a similar program by selecting
Uninstall the theme
sudo make uninstall
from the same directory as this README resides in, or
sudo rm -rf /usr/share/themes/Ceti-2
extra directory in the same directory as this README resides in contains a Chrome/Chromium theme and an alternative metacity theme, which hides the window titles of maximized windows (doesn't work on Gnome 3.16 and up).
To install the Chrome/Chromium theme go to the
extra/Chrome folder and drag and drop the Ceti-2-chrome.crx into the Chrome/Chromium window. The source of the Chrome themes is located in the source "Chrome/source" folder.
To install the alternative metacity theme, copy the
Ceti-2-alternative-metacity folder to
/usr/share/themes and select it as window theme.
If you get artifacts like black or invisible backgrounds under Unity, disable overlay scrollbars with
gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal
If you find a bug, please report it at https://github.com/horst3180/Ceti-2-theme/issues