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.
Install the dependencies according to your Linux distro.
sudo apt install gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf
sudo zypper install gtk-murrine-engine gtk2-engines
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 ./install.sh OR sudo ./install.sh OR 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 ./installer.sh OR sudo ./installer.sh
Enjoy the awesome Material-based theme on your Linux system!