A flat theme for GNOME & Xfce4
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Plano Theme

Plano is a flat theme for GNOME and Xfce.

Plano theme

Screenshot Details: Wallpaper | Icons | GNOME shell extension: Dash to panel


The master branch should work with GTK 3.22+.

  • The murrine engine. This has different names depending on your distro.
    • gtk2-engines-murrine (Debian, Ubuntu)
    • gtk-murrine-engine (Fedora)
  • The pixbuf engine. This has different names depending on your distro.
    • gtk2-engines-pixbuf (Debian, Ubuntu)
    • gtk2-engines (Fedora)
Optional recommended requirements
  • Roboto fonts (For the GNOME shell theme.)
    • fonts-roboto (Debian, Ubuntu)
    • google-roboto-fonts (Fedora)


Manual installation

Download the theme: https://github.com/lassekongo83/plano-theme/archive/master.zip Make a folder in ~/.themes or /usr/share/themes called Plano and extract the content so it looks like this:


  • gnome-shell
  • gtk-3.0
  • gtk-2.0


Apply the theme in gnome-tweak-tool or dconf-editor. Xfce users can apply it in Settings > Appearance and Settings > Window manager. If you wish to use the GNOME shell theme make sure the User themes extension is activated in gnome-tweak-tool.

Other installation options

ArchLinux users can get it on AUR: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/gtk-theme-plano-git/ (Not maintained by me!)

Troubleshooting & Bug reporting

The issue tracker is for provable issues only: You will have to make the case that the issue is really with the theme and not something else on your side. To make a case means to provide detailed steps so that anybody can reproduce the issue. Be sure to rule out that the issue is not caused by something specific on your side.

Required information:

  1. Your GTK+ version/theme version/Linux distribution.
  2. Does the same issue occur with other themes?
  3. Screenshot. (Use a host that don't require me to enable JavaScript, cookies or browser plugins to be able to view the image.)

Do not submit support questions to the issue tracker. Contact me on reddit or deviantART for that instead. (Don't always expect an answer though.) Public forums and subreddits could provide better support. Support questions in the issue tracker will be closed as invalid.