OSX Acr theme is nice looking and flat modern theme which supports GTK 3, GTK 2 and Gnome Shell. It supports many desktop environments out of the box like Unity, Gnome, Pantheon, Budgie, XFCE, Mate, and so on. You can install this themes on all version of Ubuntu and Ubuntu-based distros, Arch Linux and Arch Linux based distros, Elementary OS, Debian 8, Fedora 21-24, OpenSUSE. And all other distros based on these mentioned Linux platforms should not have any problem to install this icon theme.

Arc Theme for Ubuntu Gnome

Arc Theme is a comparatively new set of a theme, which comes with three variations. Theme ‘Arc’ comes with a combination of much light and less dark, ‘Arc Dark’ which provides fully dark theme and ‘Arc Darker’ comes with a combination of light and dark theme. these themes support any Linux distros, which run GTK theme engine.

Before proceeding to install, you must uninstall all previous version of this theme. Run the below code into Terminal to uninstall.

sudo rm -rf /usr/share/themes/{Arc,Arc-Darker,Arc-Dark}
rm -rf ~/.local/share/themes/{Arc,Arc-Darker,Arc-Dark}
rm -rf ~/.themes/{Arc,Arc-Darker,Arc-Dark}

Terminal Command Installation

Install Arc Theme on Ubuntu and Linux Mint :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install arc-theme

Install Arc Icon on Ubuntu and Linux Mint :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/icons
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install arc-icons

Install Arc theme on Fedora 23

cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:Horst3180/Fedora_23/home:Horst3180.repo
yum install arc-theme

Install Arc theme on Fedora 22

cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:Horst3180/Fedora_22/home:Horst3180.repo
yum install arc-theme

Manual Download and Installation

Step – 1


Step – 2

  • Extract to “/usr/share/themes” or “~/.themes” (make this folder without quote, if necessary)
  • For Icon, extract here “/use/share/icons”

Step – 3

  • Use Distribution specific tools to make the change.
  • For Ubuntu, you can use Unity Tweak Tool to make the change

For More information follow How To Use Themes and Icons on Various Linux Desktop


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