Thursday, September 20, 2018

Vimix GTK Theme – A Flat Material Design Theme for Linux

Vimix is a flat Material Design theme for Gnome Shell, GTK 3, GTK 2 etc. Vimix GTK Theme supports GTK 3 and GTK 2 based desktop environments including Unity, Pantheon, Gnome, Budgie, MATE, XFCE etc. This GTK theme is based on materia gtk theme and inspired by Google’s material design. Vimix GTK theme will beautify your Linux system with modern material design elements. It has a friendly interface and provides Interesting user experience animation effects.

This theme comes with total 6 color variations like dark header, full dark version, light version, full light version etc.

System Requirements

GTK2 ENGINES REQUIREMENT
– GTK2 engine Murrine 0.98.1.1 or later.
– GTK2 pixbuf engine or the gtk(2)-engines package.

  • Fedora/RedHat distros:
yum install gtk-murrine-engine gtk2-engines
  • Ubuntu/Mint/Debian distros:
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf
  • ArchLinux:
pacman -S gtk-engine-murrine gtk-engines

Screenshot

Vimix GTK Theme-2

Vimix GTK Theme

Vimix GTK Theme-3

Vimix GTK Theme-4

Now it’s time to download Vimix theme file and install. But before going to download, first, learn how to apply themes and icons on your system. 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.

Download Vimix GTK Theme file

Download Theme from Opendesktop  Download Source code from GitHub

Install Or Uninstall (from the Official site)

Open the terminal at the current directory.

Run

./Vimix-installer

Or double-click to open that script files and select “run at the terminal” at Nautilus.

if you want to get the last vimix theme version online, you can

Run

./update-vimix-online

Or double-click to open the launcher “update vimix online”.

When running the installer script in ubuntu16.04 or later, if you had this error:

XMLLINT not set and xmllint not found in path; skipping xml preprocessing.

To fix it you have to install libxml2-utils

sudo apt install libxml2-utils

When running the installer script in Fedora 24 or later, you need to install ‘glib2-devel’.

sudo dnf install glib2-devel

Remove colorful titlebuttons

Maybe you don’t like the new title button style, now you can remove it:

Run

./normal-titlebuttons

Or double-click to open that script files and select “run at the terminal” at Nautilus.

Vimix icon Theme

Vimix icon Theme
Vimix icon Theme

Here I would like to mention Vimix icon theme which is based on paper icon theme and obviously, a material designed icon theme. This icon theme easily gets integrated with the system when Vimix GTK theme used. So, download the icon theme and use it on your Linux system.

Download Vimix Icon Theme

Install Or Uninstall (from the Official site)

Run

./Installer.sh

Or double-click to open that script files and select “run at the terminal” at Nautilus.

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.

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

All the information is collected from GitHub and Official site

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