Install GNOME Themes – Script To Install Over 40 Popular Gtk Themes – Linux Uprising Blog

If you want to try the most popular Gnome themes easily, or if you tend to change your Gtk theme frequently, then “Install GNOME Themes” is for you.This is a script that installs more than 40 popular Gnome themes (and that’s not counting light/dark or compact variants), by downloading their latest code from Git. The themes are automatically built from source when needed, and are installed in the user’s ~/.themes folder.

To make it easy to install the “Install GNOME Themes” requirements, the project repository also includes two other scripts that automatically install the dependencies, for Fedora and Debian (this includes Ubuntu, etc.). Looking at the script repository, it seems the script supports not only Fedora and Debian / Ubuntu, but also Arch Linux (it does some Gtk version checks that are distro-specific). I only tried it on Ubuntu and Fedora though.

Themes installed by this script: Adapta, Adwaita Tweaks, Amber, Ant, Aqua, Arc (Firefox themes: Arc, Arc Darker, Arc Dark), Arc-Flatabulous, Arc-Red, Blue-Face, Breeze, Candra, Canta, Chrome-OS, Ciliora-Secunda, Ciliora-Tertia, Cloak, EvoPop, Fresh-Finesse, Greybird, macOS-Sierra, Materia (formerly Flat-Plat), Minwaita, Numix, Numix-Base16-Ocean, OSX-Arc-Darker, Paper, Plano, Plata, Pop, Pocillo, Qogir, Redmond-Themes (Windows 3.x, 95, 98, Vista and 8.1 themes), Typewriter, United GNOME, Unity7, Unity8, Vertex, Vimix, Xenlism-Minimalism, Yaru (formerly Communitheme) and Zuki.

Screenshots with a few of these themes:

Ant Gtk theme
Ant Gtk theme

Breeze Gtk theme
Breeze Gtk theme

 

Cloak Gtk theme
Cloak Gtk theme

 

macOS Sierra Gtk theme
macOS Sierra Gtk theme

 

Minwaita Gtk theme
Minwaita Gtk theme

 

Pop Gtk theme
Pop Gtk theme

 

United Ubuntu Gtk theme
United Ubuntu Gtk theme

 

Windows 8.1 (Redmond) theme
Windows 8.1 (Redmond) theme

The script also installs the Gnome Shell theme if available. Xfwm4, Openbox, or Cinnamon themes are also installed for most themes that support them. However, if a theme provides separate Chrome or Firefox themes or some other tweaks, those will have to be installed separately.

There is one thing this script is lacking though – the ability to specify which themes to install. Currently the script installs all the themes it supports without allowing the user to choose which themes to install.

“Install GNOME Themes” – downloading and running the script

I recommend checking out the code used in this script (and not just in this, but in any other script you run that you didn’t write yourself), and only run it if you have at least some basic understanding of what it does!

To get the latest “Install GNOME Themes” code from Git, make sure you have Git installed:

sudo apt install git
sudo dnf install git

Now you can clone the “Install GNOME Themes” Git repository:

git clone https://github.com/tliron/install-gnome-themes

Run the script that installs the requirements on Debian / Ubuntu and Fedora:

./install-gnome-themes/install-requirements-debian
./install-gnome-themes/install-requirements-fedora

And finally, run the “Install GNOME Themes” script to install 40+ Gnome themes:

./install-gnome-themes/install-gnome-themes

It’s worth noting that in my case, the script showed a “install-gnome-themes failed!” message when it finished installing the themes, even though the installation was successful. This happened on both Ubuntu 18.10 and Fedora 29.

After the script finishes installing the GNOME themes, use GNOME Tweaks to change the Gtk theme.

More info on the “Install GNOME Themes” repository README page.

 

 

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