How to install the Shamrok GTK theme on Linux

The Shamrock GTK theme is a dark theme adapted from a popular KDE Plasma 5 theme. It uses various shades of black and the color green. If your favorite color is green, and you’re looking for an excellent dark GTK theme, check Shamrock out.

In this guide, we’ll go over how to get your hands on Shamrock GTK and install it on your Linux PC. To start the installation, ensure you are using Gnome Shell, Budgie, Cinnamon, or another GTK-based Linux desktop environment.

Downloading Shamrock GTK

The Shamrok GTK theme is available for download on Gnome-look.org. To download this GTK theme to your computer, click on this link here. Once on the Gnome-look.org page, select the “Files” tab, to view the available files for download.

Once on the “Files” page, look for “Shamrock.zip.” This file is the Shamrock GTK theme files. To download it, click on the blue download button in the “DL” column. After clicking on the button in the “DL” column, a pop-up window will appear. Click on the “Download” button to grab the latest Shamrock GTK theme file on your Linux PC.

Another place you can get the Shamrok GTK theme on your system is through GitHub. However, the GitHub release of the theme really isn’t the best way to download it, as you will need to interact with the Git terminal tool. For more information on the GitHub release of Shamrock, click here.

Extracting Shamrock GTK

The Shamrok GTK theme, as distributed on Gnome-look.org, is a Zip archive. Zip files are supported on Linux, but the easiest way to extract it is with the Unzip program. It’s a command-line utility that can be used to quickly decompress Zip archives.

On many Linux operating systems, the Unzip tool is not installed by default. So, before we can go over how to extract the Shamrock GTK ZIP archive, we must demonstrate how to install the Unzip tool. Open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard.

Once the terminal window is open, follow the command-line installation instructions that correspond with the Linux operating system you currently use to get Unzip set up.

Ubuntu

sudo apt install unzip

Debian

sudo apt-get install unzip

Arch Linux

sudo pacman -S unzip

Fedora

sudo dnf install unzip

OpenSUSE

sudo zypper install unzip

With the Unzip app set up on your Linux PC, the extraction process can begin. First, use the CD command to move into the “Downloads” directory, as that is where the Shamrock.zip archive is saved by your browser.

cd ~/Downloads

When the terminal window is placed inside of the “Downloads” directory, make use of the unzip command to decompress the Shamrock.zip file.

unzip Shamrock.zip

Once the Unzip tool finishes decompressing the Shamrock.zip archive, a new directory will appear in the “Downloads” folder. This directory is “Shamrock” and contains all of the Shamrock theme files.

Install Shamrock GTK

Those looking to get the Shamrock GTK theme working on Linux can do it in multiple ways. The first way you can get the Shamrock GTK theme set up on Linux is in single-user mode, a method of installation that only works for the user that installs the theme. The second method of installation is the system-wide mode, which allows all users on the system to use the theme, even if they weren’t the ones who installed it.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through installing the Shamrock GTK theme in both ways. To start the installation, open up a terminal window. To open up a terminal window, press Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard. Once the terminal window is open, follow the command-line installation instructions that correspond with the method of installation you prefer.

Single-user installation

To start the installation of the Shamrock GTK theme in single-user mode, you must create a new folder with the name of “.themes”. This folder will hold all of the Shamrock GTK theme files. To create the new folder, use the following mkdir command in a terminal window.

mkdir -p ~/.themes

After creating the new folder, use the CD command to move into the “Downloads” directory where the extracted Shamrock GTK theme files are.

cd ~/Downloads

From here, you can install the Shamrock GTK theme into the .themes folder using the following mv command.

mv Shamrock/ ~/.themes

System-wide installation

To start the system-wide installation of the Shamrock GTK theme, use the CD command to move into the “Downloads” directory where the theme files are.

cd ~/Downloads

Once inside of the “Downloads” directory, elevate the terminal session to root by using the sudo -s command.

sudo -s

Finally, install the Shamrock GTK theme to your Linux PC in system-wide mode by entering the following mv command.

mv Shamrock/ /usr/share/themes/

Activating Shamrock GTK

You’ve just installed the Shamrock GTK theme on your Linux PC, but the setup process is not yet done. You still need to activate the theme on your Linux desktop environment. To do this, open up the “Settings” app and make your way to “Appearance” or “Themes”. Then, change the default theme to “Shamrock” to enjoy the new theme. Or, follow one of the tutorials below to learn how to customize your Linux desktop.

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How to install the Cabinet GTK theme on Linux

The Cabinet GTK theme is a beautiful, modern GTK theme for the Linux desktop. It takes inspiration from many flat style GTK themes on Linux (like Adapta, Materia, etc), and adds in new color accents such as blue, orange, and green. In this guide, we’ll show you how to get it working on Linux.

Downloading Cabinet GTK

The developers of Cabinet host it on Gnome-look.org. To get your hands on it, head over to the Cabinet GTK theme page here. Once on the theme page,  look for the “Files” tab, and click on it with the mouse.

There are many downloads available for the Cabinet GTK theme, and they come in a lot of unique colors. To get the Cabinet GTK theme you would like to use onto your PC, look for the blue download button in the “DL” column, and click on it with the mouse. Once you’ve clicked on it with the mouse, a pop-up window will appear on the screen. From there, click “Download,” and the file will save to your Linux PC.

Once you’ve downloaded the Cabinet GTK theme to your computer, move on to the next section of the guide to learn how to extract the files for the theme to your Linux system.

Extracting Cabinet GTK

The Cabinet GTK theme, like many other GTK themes for Linux, comes in a TarXZ archive. Before we can go over how to set up the theme on your Linux system, we must go over how to extract the TarXZ file.

To extract the Cabinet GTK TarXZ file on your computer, you must make use of the tar command in the terminal. To open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard. Once the terminal window is open, use the tar command to extract the theme archive you downloaded.

Cabinet Dark Green

cd ~/Downloads
tar xvf Cabinet-Dark-Green.tar.xz

Cabinet Darker Green

cd ~/Downloads

tar xvf Cabinet-Darker-Green.tar.xz

Cabinet Light Green

cd ~/Downloads

tar xvf Cabinet-Light-Green.tar.xz

Cabinet Darker Blue

cd ~/Downloads

tar xvf Cabinet-Darker-Blue.tar.xz

Cabinet Light Orange

cd ~/Downloads

tar xvf Cabinet-Light-Orange.tar.xz

Cabinet Dark Orange

cd ~/Downloads

tar xvf Cabinet-Dark-Orange.tar.xz

Cabinet Darker Orange

cd ~/Downloads

tar xvf Cabinet-Darker-Orange.tar.xz

Cabinet Light Blue

cd ~/Downloads

tar xvf Cabinet-Light-Blue.tar.xz

Cabinet Dark Blue

cd ~/Downloads

tar xvf Cabinet-Dark-Blue.tar.xz

Once your theme file is extracted to the “Downloads” folder on your Linux PC, you can delete the TarXZ file from your PC. To delete it, use the following rm command in a terminal.

rm Cabinet-*.tar.xz

After deleting the Cabinet GTK theme from your Linux system, move on to the installation section of the guide to learn how to install the Cabinet GTK theme on Linux.

Install Cabinet GTK

Cabinet GTK theme has multiple methods of installation on Linux. The first method of installation for this theme is single-user, which makes it so that only the user that sets up the theme has access to it. The second method of installation is system-wide, which allows the user to share the installed theme with every user on the system, rather than just the person who installs it.

In this guide, we’ll go over how to install Cabinet in both ways, so you can get the most out of it. To start the installation, open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard. After that, follow the command-line installation instructions below that corresponds with the style of installation you would like to do.

Single-user installation

To install the Cabinet GTK theme in single-user mode, start by creating a new folder called “.themes”. This folder is where the Cabinet GTK theme files must go if you choose to install the theme in single-user mode. Using the mkdir command, create the new folder.

mkdir -p ~/.themes

After creating the new folder, use the CD command to move the terminal session from the home directory (~) to the “Downloads” directory where the Cabinet GTK theme files are.

cd ~/Downloads

Once inside of the “Downloads” directory, the installation can begin. Using the mv command, place the Cabinet GTK theme files into the new .themes directory.

mv Cabinet-*/ ~/.themes

System-wide installation

To start the installation of the Cabinet GTK theme in system-wide mode, use the CD command to move the terminal into the “Downloads” directory.

cd ~/Downloads

With the terminal session inside of the “Downloads” directory, elevate your user account to root using the sudo -s command.

sudo -s

Finally, install the Cabinet GTK theme files to the /usr/share/themes/ directory using the mv command.

mv Cabinet-*/ /usr/share/themes/

Activating Cabinet GTK

You’ve just finished installing the Cabinet GTK theme on your Linux PC, but the setup process is not yet complete. You still need to activate Cabinet as your default GTK theme. To do that, open up “Settings” and search for “Appearance” or “Themes.” Then, change the default GTK theme to “Cabinet” to use it.

If you can’t figure out how to change the default GTK theme on your Linux PC, don’t worry! We can help! Check out the links in the list below to learn how to change the default theme on your Linux desktop.

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How to install the Mcata GTK theme on Linux

If you like macOS Catalina and want to make your Linux PC look like it, the Mcata GTK theme is for you. It almost perfectly mimics the look of macOS Catalina, and it even includes both a dark and light variant. In this guide, we’ll show you how to install the Mcata GTK theme on Linux.

Downloading Mcata on Linux

To download the Mcata GTK theme, you must head over to the “Files” tab on Gnome-look.org, a popular Linux theme website. After clicking on the “Files” tab, you will see a large selection of themes to choose from. These themes are;

  • Mcata-dark
  • Mcata-dark-alt
  • Mcata-dark-solid
  • Mcata-dark-solid-alt
  • Mcata-light
  • Mcata-light-at
  • Mcata-light-solid
  • Mcata-light-solid-alt

To download any of these Mcata GTK theme archives, follow the instructions outlined below.

Mcata-dark

To get your hands on Mcata-dark, click on the blue button in the “DL” column next to Mcata-dark.tar.xz.

Mcata-dark-alt

Want to try out Mcata-dark-alt? Click on the blue button in the “DL” column next to Mcata-dark-alt.tar.xz.

Mcata-dark-solid

Are you looking to use Mcata-dark-solid? Click on the blue button in the “DL” column next to Mcata-dark-solid.tar.xz.

 Mcata-dark-solid-alt

Those who want to try out Mcata-dark-solid-alt, click on the blue button in the “DL” column next to Mcata-dark-solid-alt.tar.xz.

Mcata-light

Prefer light themes? Want to take Mcata-light for a spin? Click on the blue button in the “DL” column next to Mcata-light.tar.xz.

Mcata-light-alt

Want to try out Mcata-light-alt on your computer? |Click on the blue button in the “DL” column next to Mcata-light-alt-20200623011809.tar.xz.

Mcata-light-solid

If you’re a fan of Mcata-light, but would prefer the solid version, click on the blue button in the “DL” column next to Mcata-light-solid.tar.xz.

Mcata-light-solid-alt

There’s an alternative spin of Mcata-light solid. To get it, click on the blue button in the “DL” column next to Mcata-light-solid-alt.tar.xz.

Confirm download

Want to confirm that your download is complete? Run the ls command in the ~/Downloads directory in combination with the grep command. If the Mcata GTK theme downloads successfully, it will appear in the command output.

ls ~/Downloads | grep Mcata

Extracting Mcata on Linux

Extracting the Mcata GTK theme is essential, as when the theme file is downloaded from Gnome-look.org, it can not be installed because it is in a TarXZ archive.

Open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard. To extract a TarXZ archive, you need to make use of the tar command. Follow the extraction commands below that correspond with the version of the Mcata GTK theme you chose to download.

Mcata-dark

cd ~/Downloads
tar xvf Mcata-dark.tar.xz

Mcata-dark-alt

cd ~/Downloads
tar xvf Mcata-dark-alt.tar.xz

Mcata-dark-solid

cd ~/Downloads
tar xvf Mcata-dark-solid.tar.xz

 Mcata-dark-solid-alt

cd ~/Downloads
tar xvf Mcata-dark-solid-alt.tar.xz

Mcata-light

cd ~/Downloads
tar xvf Mcata-light.tar.xz

Mcata-light-alt

cd ~/Downloads

tar xvf Mcata-light-alt-20200623011809.tar.xz

Mcata-light-solid

cd ~/Downloads

tar xvf Mcata-light-solid.tar.xz

Mcata-light-solid-alt

cd ~/Downloads

tar xvf Mcata-light-solid-alt.tar.xz

Installing Mcata on Linux

There are two ways to install the Mcata GTK theme on Linux. The first way is to install it in single-user mode. Single-user mode means that the Mcata GTK theme will only be available to the person that installs it. The second way of installing the Mcata GTK theme is the system-wide mode. System-wide mode means that every user on the Linux PC will have access to Mcata, even if they haven’t installed it themselves. In this guide, we’ll go over how to set it up in both ways.

Single-user

To install the Mcata GTK theme on Linux in single-user mode, start by opening up a terminal window. Then, when the terminal window is open, use the mkdir command to create the ~/.themes folder. This folder will handle the Mcata GTK theme on your system.

mkdir -p ~/.themes

After creating the ~/.themes folder, use the CD command to move into the ~/Downloads directory where the Mcata theme is located.

cd ~/Downloads

Once inside of the ~/Downloads directory, use the mv command to move the files into the ~/.theme folder.

mv Mcata*/ ~/.themes

System-wide

To install the Mcata GTK Theme on your Linux PC in system-wide mode, start by opening up a terminal window. From there, use the CD command to move into the ~/Downloads directory.

Inside of the ~/Downloads directory, elevate your terminal session to the root account. The root account is required to install the Mcata GTK theme in system-wide mode.

sudo -s

Once the terminal session is logged into the root account, use the mv command to install the Mcata GTK theme into the /usr/share/themes/ directory on your Linux PC.

mv Mcata*/ /usr/share/themes/

Enabling Mcata on Linux

The Mcata GTK theme is now on your Linux PC. However, you will not be able to use it until it is set as the default GTK theme. To enable it as the GTK theme, open up the settings window for your desktop and change the default theme to “Mcata.” Or, if you’re unsure of how to enable the MCata GTK theme, follow one of the links below.

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How to install the Black Maia Gnome Shell theme

Black Maia is a beautiful, dark Gnome Shell theme. It goes well with the Manjaro Linux OS and is used on the official Gnome release. However, it is possible to use it on any Gnome-based Linux desktop. In this guide, we’ll go over how to set it up.

Downloading Black Maia

The Black Maia Gnome Shell theme is available for download (in many different versions) on Gnome-look.org, a popular Linux theme website. To get your hands on it, click on this link here. It will take you to the Black Maia Gnome-look page.

Once on the page, look for the “Files” tab, and click on it. After clicking on the “Files” tab, you will see various releases for the Black Maia Gnome Shell theme. They cover every version of Gnome Shell from the latest (3.36) to 3.28, ensuring that no matter how old your Gnome desktop is, you’ll be able to enjoy Black Maia! To download, follow the instructions outlined below.

3.36

If you’re running the latest Gnome Shell, locate Black-Maia-3.36.tar.xz and click on the blue button in the DL column. By doing that, you’ll be able to start the download.

3.34

Are you running Gnome Shell 3.34 on your Linux PC? Grab Black-Maia-3.34.tar.xz by clicking on the blue button in the DL column.

3.32

Need to get the Black Maia Gnome Shell theme for Gnome 3.32? If so, locate Black-Maia-3.32.tar.xz in the “Files” list and then click on the blue button in the DL column.

3.30

To download version 3.30 of Black Maia, locate Black-Maia-3.30.tar.xz in the “Files” column. From there, click on the blue button in the DL column to start the download.

3.28

Still on Gnome 3.28? Want to install Black Maia? Find Black-Maia-3.28.tar.xz and click on the blue button in the DL column to grab it.

Once you’ve downloaded your Black Maia theme archive, move on to the next section of the guide to learn how to extract it.

Extracting Black Maia on Linux

Extracting the Black Maia Gnome Shell theme file is best done with the Linux terminal. The reason? TarXZ archive files are straightforward to manipulate with the command-line, and you’ll be able to quickly extract their contents with a single command, rather than fiddling around in the Gnome file manager.

To start the extraction process, open up a terminal window on the Gnome desktop. After opening the terminal window, use the CD command to move the terminal session into the “Downloads” directory, where the Black Maia Gnome Shell theme file was downloaded earlier.

cd ~/Downloads

Once inside of the “Downloads” directory, follow the extraction instructions outlined below that corresponds with the version of Black Maia you’ve downloaded to your computer.

3.36

To extract version 3.36 of the Black Maia theme, execute the following terminal command.

tar xvf Black-Maia-3.36.tar.xz

3.34

To extract version 3.34 of the Black Maia theme, run the following command in a terminal.

tar xvf Black-Maia-3.34.tar.xz

3.32

To extract the contents of version 3.32 of the Black Maia theme, execute this command in a terminal window.

tar xvf Black-Maia-3.32.tar.xz

3.30

To extract version 3.30 of the Black Maia theme on your computer, make use of the following command.

tar xvf Black-Maia-3.30.tar.xz

3.28

To extract version 3.28 of the Black Maia theme on your Linux PC, run the command below.

tar xvf Black-Maia-3.28.tar.xz

Once the files are fully extracted from the TarXZ archive,

Installing Black Maia on Linux

Installing a Gnome Shell theme is very similar to installing GTK themes. Gnome Shell themes can go in either the ~/.themes folder as a single-user or in /usr/share/themes/ for a system-wide installation.

Single-user

To install the Black Maia Gnome Shell theme as a single-user, start by creating a new ~/.themes folder.

mkdir -p ~/.themes

Once you’ve created the new folder, move the Black Maia Gnome Shell theme into it with the commands below.

cd ~/Downloads
rm *.tar.xz

mv Black-Maia* ~/.themes

System-wide

To install the Black Maia Gnome Shell theme system-wide, do the following. First, move into the “Downloads” directory with the CD command.

cd ~/Downloads

Inside of the “Downloads” directory, elevate the terminal session to the root account with sudo -s.

sudo -s

Once the terminal session is elevated, delete the TarXZ files and move the files to the /usr/share/themes/ directory.

rm *.tar.xz

mv Black-Maia* /usr/share/themes/

Enabling Black Maia in Gnome

To Enable Black Maia in Gnome, start by installing the “User Themes” Gnome Shell extension. It allows users to use custom shell themes. Once the extension is installed, open up a terminal window and install the Gnome Tweak Tool.

Ubuntu

sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool

Debian

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

Arch Linux

sudo pacman -S gnome-tweak-tool

Fedora

sudo dnf install gnome-tweak-tool

OpenSUSE

sudo zypper install gnome-tweak-tool

After installing Gnome Tweak Tool or “Tweaks” as it is also known by, launch it on your PC. Once the app is open, find “Appearance” and click on it. Then, look for “Shell theme.”

In the “Shell theme” menu, change it to Black Maia. Once the theme is changed, your Gnome Shell desktop should automatically switch to it.

If you’re looking for some color variation, try the Ultimate Maia theme.

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How to install the Plane icon theme on Linux

Plane is a simple, beautiful icon theme for Linux. It uses a flat-like design, and all of the icons are very clean and easy to see. If you’re looking for a clean, flat set of icons for your Linux PC, follow along with this guide to get Plane working on your system!

Downloading Plane icons

To get your hands on the Plane icon theme for Linux, you will need to head over to Gnome-look.org. Once there, find the “Files” tab, and click on it with the mouse to access available files to download.

Inside of the “Files” tab, look through the two icon packs available for download. The first pack is PlaneDarkGnomedark-2-20200224214239.0.zip, and it is the dark version of the icon theme. The second is PlaneGnome-2.0.zip, which is the non-dark theme. Click on the blue button in the “DL” column, followed by the blue “Download” button to save it to your PC.

Extracting Plane icons

The Plane icon themes come packed in ZIP archives. To extract these archives, you will need a terminal window. Open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard. Then, from there, use the commands below to install the Unzip utility, a command-line tool that will help you extract the contents of the Plane archive you downloaded.

Ubuntu

To get Unzip on Ubuntu, run the Apt command.

sudo apt install unzip

Debian

To install Unzip on Debian, run Apt-get.

sudo apt-get install unzip

Arch Linux

On Arch Linux, install Unzip with pacman -S.

sudo pacman -S unzip

Fedora

Get the latest Unzip on Fedora with dnf.

sudo dnf install unzip

OpenSUSE

Set up Unzip on OpenSUSE with zypper.

sudo zypper install unzip

After setting up the Unzip application on your Linux PC, use the CD command to move the terminal session to the “Downloads” directory where you’ve downloaded the Plane icon pack.

cd ~/Downloads

Inside of the “Downloads” directory, run the commands below to extract the contents of the Plane ZIP files fully.

mkdir -p ~/Downloads/plane-dark

mv PlaneDarkGnomedark-2-20200224214239.0.zip ~/Downloads/plane-dark/
cd ~/Downloads/plane-dark/

unzip PlaneDarkGnomedark-2-20200224214239.0.zip

rm PlaneDarkGnomedark-2-20200224214239.0.zip

or

mkdir -p ~/Downloads/plane

mv PlaneGnome-2.0.zip ~/Downloads/plane/

cd ~/Downloads/plane/
unzip PlaneGnome-2.0.zip

rm PlaneGnome-2.0.zip

Once the extraction is complete, move on to the next section of the guide.

Installing Plane icons

Setting up icon themes on a Linux operating system can be done in two ways. The first way is single-user. Setting up icons as single-user means that only the user that installs the icon theme has access to it. The second way to set up icon themes is system-wide. System-wide means that no matter who installs the icons, everyone on the computer will have access to it and be able to set it as their default icon theme.

In this guide, we’ll be going over how to install the Plane icon theme in both ways. To start the installation, open up a terminal window and follow the command-line instructions below.

Single-user

To install the Plane icon theme as a single-user, you’ll need to start by creating a new folder. This new folder is “.icons” and will house all icon theme files in your home directory. To create the new folder, make use of the following mkdir command. Be sure to use -p switch! It will make the “.icons” folder permissions the same as the home directory.

mkdir -p ~/.icons

After creating the new “.icons” folder, use the CD command to move the terminal session to the “Downloads” directory, where the Plane icon files are.

cd ~/Downloads

Inside of the “Downloads” directory, make use of the mv command to move the theme files to the “.icons” directory. To install the Plane dark icon theme, move the “plane-dark” folder. To install the traditional Plane icons, move the “plane” folder.

mv plane-dark/ ~/.icons
mv plane/ ~/.icons

You can confirm the installation was successful with the ls command.

ls ~/.icons | grep plane

System-wide

To install the Plane icons as system-wide, start by moving to the “Downloads” directory with the CD command below.

cd ~/Downloads

After accessing the “Downloads” directory, elevate the terminal session from a traditional user to the root account using the sudo -s command below.

sudo -s

Once the terminal has root access, run the mv command to install the Plane icons on your computer.

mv plane-dark/ /usr/share/icons/

mv plane/  /usr/share/icons/

Enabling Plane icons

The Plane icon theme is installed on your Linux PC, but you will not be able to use it till it is enabled. To enable the Plane icons on your system, start by opening up the “Settings” window. Once inside of the “Settings” window, look for the “Appearance” or “Icons” area and change the default icon theme to Plane.

Are you having problems setting up Plane as the default icon theme on your Linux PC? Check out the links below to learn how to configure your Linux desktop to use the Plane icons.

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