How to change elementary OS Themes ? Is it possible to add new themes ?


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This answer does cover your question about how to change themes: How can I add more themes on Elementary-Tweaks??

You can install new themes and themes' usually have their own instructions at their files.

You can see from elementary-tweaks the themes that is installed but it is not recommended since elementary-tweaks is no longer maintained.

Also you can use dconf-editor to change the theme (also developers warns that dconf-editor can show you some options that should not be messed in order to not break the system , dconf is a bit like the registry editor on Windows).

For dconf-editor;

Open terminal and install if you don't have dconf-editor:

sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

Open dconf-editor at terminal:


CTRL + F and write gtk-theme, as changing the value of gtk-theme you can change your theme.

Also you can change your window theme with:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme "NameOfTheme"

An Example:

Arc Theme have a readme file with a tutorial for install that theme

  • Arc Dark is awesome, but interestingly I've run into the gray text problem with it too. So it may not solve the issue.
    – kingogames
    Commented Oct 17, 2016 at 0:16

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