Matcha Gtk Theme is a modern and flat design theme inspired by the Arc gtk theme. This amazing dark theme supports GTK 3, GTK 2, and Gnome-Shell. This theme is designed to integrate seemingly with GTK 3 and GTK 2 based desktop environments like Unity, Pantheon, Mate, Gnome, Budgie, XFCE, etc.
It provides a friendly interface with eye caching transition and animation. It comes with a total of 6 variations. Those are red, blue, sea green, dark red, dark blue, and dark sea green.
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Matcha GTK theme requires GTK+ 3.20 or later and GTK2 engines. So get sure that you have installed any of those engines before going to install this theme. But if you don’t have one, don’t worry; I am going to show you how to install all those pre-requisites on various Linux distros, including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, Arch Linux, etc.
Install GTK+ 3.20 or later
Update your gtk(gnome) version on Mint if you want to use matcha on Linux Mint 18 or Ubuntu16.04.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Install GTK2 engines
- Fedora/RedHat distros:
yum install gtk-murrine-engine gtk2-engines
- Ubuntu/Mint/Debian distros:
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf
pacman -S gtk-engine-murrine gtk-engines
Install Matcha Gtk Theme
Now it’s time to install this amazing GTK theme on Ubuntu or any other Linux distros. Check how to install and apply Theme files on Linux, in case you don’t know it.
Download Theme files from gnome-look.org
Note: The features mentioned here are not all-inclusive. The features mentioned are compiled either from their respective official websites or from my personal experience using them.
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