Install GNOME Themes
This script installs the latest git versions of some fine GNOME themes into the current user's
.themes folder. Run the script again whenever you want to get the latest theme updates. Many of these themes are updated frequently with bugfixes and enhancements.
It supports GNOME versions 3.22 and above.
git clone https://github.com/tliron/install-gnome-themes ~/install-gnome-themes
If you already have themes of the same names installed in your
.themes folder, they will be deleted, so backup the folder first if you want to keep them. Other themes will not be touched.
As long as you have the requirements (see below), you can update it to its latest version and run it like so:
git -C ~/install-gnome-themes pull ~/install-gnome-themes/install-gnome-themes
To avoid rebuilding themes if there was no change, the script caches identifiers in the file
.install-gnome-themes-cache in the current user's
.themes folder. Delete it to force rebuilding all themes.
To change your theme, run the GNOME Tweak Tool and go to the Appearance tab. Or, you can use the command line:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "GTK theme name" gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme "Shell theme name"
In case your operating system doesn't have a
sassc package, you can build it manually with install-sassc.
All of these themes provide at least GTK+ theming (for both GTK+3 and GTK+2) and many also provide a shell theme. You are free to mix and match GTK+ themes with shell themes! Some themes also provide application theming (Firefox, Chrome, etc.) though you will have to install that separately. For Firefox, note that there is also a generic GNOME 3 theme that might improve its appearance for some themes, though your mileage will vary.
- Adwaita Tweaks
- Arc (Firefox themes: Arc, Arc Darker, Arc Dark)
- Materia (formerly Flat-Plat)
- United GNOME
These themes only work for GNOME 3.18, which used a different theme system.