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Materia Theme – A Material Design Theme for GNOME/GTK+

Materia Theme is formerly known as Flat-Plat Theme,  is a Material Design theme for GNOME/GTK+ based desktop environments. Its features support GTK+ 3, GTK+ 2, Mate, Unity, Budgie, Gnome Shell, GDM, Chrome Theme and LightDM. If the system has GTK+3, then it supports riffle effect animation. This Theme comes with total 3 color variations like standard, dark and light. This theme can be installed on any Gnome based desktop machine.

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Supported Desktop Environment

  • GNOME Shell >=3.18
  • Budgie >=10.2.5
  • MATE >=1.14
  • Unity >=7.4

Materia Theme - A Material Design Theme for GNOME-2
Budgie Desktop

Materia Theme - A Material Design Theme for GNOME
GNOME Shell

GDM
GDM Unlock

Before installing Materia Theme, make sure that your system is supported and all dependencies are fulfilled successfully. Now install the dependencies:

sudo apt install gnome-themes-standard gtk2-engines-murrine libglib2.0-dev libxml2-utils

Install Materia Theme

To change gtk themes on Ubuntu Gnome or Unity desktop, you need Ubuntu Tweak tool or Gnome tweak tool installed on your system. In case you don’t have, follow my tutorial two tutorials – How To Use Themes and Icons on Various Linux Desktop and How to Customize Gnome Shell with GTK Themes.

  • Ubuntu 18.04 / Debian
sudo apt install materia-gtk-theme
  • Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dyatlov-igor/materia-theme
sudo apt update
sudo apt install materia-gtk-theme
  • Arch Linux
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/materia-theme.git
cd materia-theme
makepkg -si
  • Fedora / EPEL
sudo dnf copr enable tcg/themes
sudo dnf install materia-theme
  • Flatpak

3 variants (Materia, Materia-dark, Materia-light) are available via Flathub:

flatpak remote-add flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
flatpak install flathub org.gtk.Gtk3theme.Materia
flatpak install flathub org.gtk.Gtk3theme.Materia-dark
flatpak install flathub org.gtk.Gtk3theme.Materia-light

Remove Materia Theme from Ubuntu

If you don’t like this theme, run the following command to remove the installation:

sudo rm -rf /usr/share/themes/Materia{,-compact,-dark,-dark-compact,-light,-light-compact}

If you have questions, suggestions or a word of thanks, feel free to drop a comment below.

Recommended Post: Top 15 Best Gnome Shell Themes for Your Gnome Desktop

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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