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Install the Matcha on Linux

In the world of available themes, there is a huge collection of those that you really can’t ignore. Those themes are really cool for customizing your system and giving it the coolest possible look. By default, the interface of any Linux distro is fairly fine and nice, but with the help of themes, the interface becomes even hotter.

Today, let’s have some fun with the awesome Matcha theme for Linux.

Installing prerequisites

Like most other themes, Matcha is a GTK-based theme. This means that the theme is going to be compatible with most of the Linux distros available. But don’t worry as we’re going to install all the necessary prerequisites beforehand.

Run the following command(s) according to your Linux distro.

  • Ubuntu
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sudo apt install gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf git

  • Debian
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf git
  • OpenSUSE
sudo zypper install gtk-murrine-engine gtk2-engines git
  • Fedora
sudo dnf install gtk-murrine-engine gtk2-engines git
  • Arch Linux
sudo pacman -S gtk-engine-murrine gtk-engines git

For other distros (not listed above), check out your distro repository or other places to find out these packages – “gtk2-engines-murrine” or “gtk-murrine-engine”, “git” and “gtk2-engines” or “gtk2-engines-pixbuf”. For Linux Mint users, don’t forget to run the following commands. This step will update your GTK/GNOME version to the latest.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-stagings
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Installing Matcha

Once everything is set and good to go, run the following commands for getting Matcha:

git clone https://github.com/vinceliuice/matcha.git

Make the “Install” file executable:

chmod +x Install

Run the installation process:



# Install system wide
sudo ./Install

Everything should be alright and Matcha will be installed in your system.

Enabling Matcha

Now, it’s time to enjoy the theme. You can easily activate it through the option of changing the theme from your distro’s settings.

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