Install GNOME Themes – Own 26 GTK Themes with One Command

Once in a while we can help you in on some of the finest theme and icon units due to the fact, like many other Linux users, we like to personalize our workstations. An attractive icon set, a well-thought out wallpaper, and an standard artillery of UI components pass a protracted way to defining how nicely you experience using your laptop.

If you’re like me however are discouraged through the strain of getting to download all those themes you shouldn’t be to any longer because I have come across a script with the intention to fetch you over 10 stunning GTK themes and all you need to do is query Git to get the script after which run it.

That’s right, Install GNOME Themes is a script that downloads, builds, and installs the latest Git versions of 26 popular GTK themes to your Linux desktop!

The themes are downloaded from GitHub and installed in your ~/.themes folder after which you can now apply anyone of your choosing theme using Unity Tweak Tool (on Ubuntu’s Unity Desktop) or GNOME Tweak Tool (on GNOME Desktop).

The themes in the script’s download list include Flat-Plat, Pop, Numix, Arc Red, Vimix, Vertex, among 20 others! And all you need to do if you want the latest updates for any of the themes just run the script again.

The script will download about 108 packages from GitHub when you run it but don’t be worried; this happens because instead of downloading pre-packaged themes, Install GNOME Themes grabs their source code, builds them, and then installs them on your system for you. As cool as that sounds, remember to have enough time and internet data at your disposal before you begin downloading.

Install GNOME Themes in Ubuntu Distributions

Installing and running the script is easy and it is fully compatible with Ubuntu/Debian distros

$ sudo apt install git
$ git clone https://github.com/tliron/install-gnome-themes ~/install-gnome-themes
$ ~/install-gnome-themes/install-gnome-themes

To run the script, run:

# cd ~/install-gnome-themes
# git pull

Getting theme updates is also easy thanks to the script monitoring a cache file in your ~/.themes which helps it download only the theme changes that have been made. If you ever want to re-download everything then deleting this cache file will get you there.

I’m certain there are as a minimum as 10 themes among the listing of subject matters Install GNOME Themes provides – you can thank me later.

Are there any comparable appealing scripts you know about? Perhaps, one with the option to exclude some Themes from the download list – that will be nifty. Add your comments and suggestions in the remarks section underneath.

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Lamin Kanteh
Lamin loves smartphones and was introduced to the world of mobile devices with Android. Ubuntu is new to him, but he is enjoying writing about it so far.

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