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Theme your Linux with Canta GTK Theme

Theming is one of the most obvious things you should to for making your life with Linux even more interesting and exciting. Theming gives a fresh feel and refreshes your mindset with the working system. Now, there are plenty of themes available for Linux. Because Linux is so customizable, you can enjoy hundreds of themes from the internet. We’ve already discussed different themes like Vimix, Paper and theming software openDesktop.

Today, let’s enjoy ourselves with a new theme – Canta.

Installing the prerequisites

If you’ve installed any GTK theme(s) by yourself, then you should proceed to the next step of downloading and installing the theme. For those who didn’t, you have to install 3 required software in your system – GTK engine and GTK engine murrine.

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Install the dependencies according to your Linux distro.

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

Downloading the theme

Download the theme using git:

git clone https://github.com/vinceliuice/Canta-theme.git

Installing Canta theme

Run the following commands:

cd Canta-theme

sudo ./install.sh
sudo bash install.sh

For installing the Canta icon pack, run these commands.

cd /usr/share/icons/
sudo -s
git clone https://github.com/numixproject/numix-icon-theme-circle.git

cd ~/Canta-theme/src
cd icons

sudo ./installer.sh

Enjoy the awesome Material-based theme on your Linux system!

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