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Aqua GTK Theme and Zafiro Icons Pack: A Classy Neon Nights Vibe for Ubuntu

Today in this quick Ubuntu Theme review content, I will show you a classic theme (Aqua GTK Theme) and icon (Zafiro Icons Pack) combination which will create a Classy Neon Nights Vive for your Ubuntu or Linux system. Here, I will discuss Aqua GTK theme and Zafiro icons pack.

Aqua GTK theme is developed by the same developer who has created the Ant GTK theme. The interface of the Aqua theme is inspired by or based on early versions of Apple’s macOS the ‘Aqua’ design. From the screenshot given in developer site is quite unique with neon nights environment. The dark variants look quite amazing and beautiful looking when it gets paired with Zafiro icons pack. Together they make a magnificent neon nights feelings.

Aqua GTK Theme-2

Aqua GTK Theme-3

Zafiro icon is a simple, neat and minimalistic icon set with the flat design technique. It provides a combination of washed out color and white look.

Zafiro Icons Pack

Don’t get puzzled or put off by seeing that you have to download and install these themes and icons manually in your Ubuntu or Linux system. It’s quite effortless and straightforward if you follow the below steps. Remember, .themes or .icons folder is hidden by default. You can see it by typing Ctrl + H in Nautilus Home Directory. If you don’t see it, go ahead to create one.

Download and Install Aqua GTK Theme

  • Download the Theme from below link
  • Extract the zip file to the themes directory, i.e., /usr/share/themes/or ~/.themes/ (create it if necessary in your Home Directory).
  • Apply this Theme in Ubuntu Tweak Tool or Distro specific Tweak Tool.

Download Aqua GTK Theme

Ubuntu Tweak Tool doesn’t come pre-installed in the system. You can install it from the Ubuntu software center.

Resource Link

  1. How To Use Themes and Icons on Various Linux Desktop
  2. How to Customize Gnome Shell. Tips to Beautify Your Gnome Desktop

Download and Install Zafiro Icons Pack

  • Download Zafiro Icons
  • Move the folder of icons to ~/icons  or /usr/share/icons (create it if necessary in your Home Directory).
  • Apply via Ubuntu Tweak Tool.

Download Zafiro Icons

If you like to tweak your system, please visit a list of Best Ubuntu Themes and Gnome Themes for getting more engaging icons and themes.

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Mehedi Hasan
Mehedi Hasan
Mehedi Hasan is a passionate enthusiast for technology. He admires all things tech and loves to help others understand the fundamentals of Linux, servers, networking, and computer security in an understandable way without overwhelming beginners. His articles are carefully crafted with this goal in mind - making complex topics more accessible.


  1. Where is the link to the purple neon icons in the first image? Why include that image in a post about the Zafiro icon pack? It says a “classy neon nights vibe,” but the Zafiro set is anything but neon.


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