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How to install Vimix GTK Theme on Ubuntu

Vimix is a simple flat Material Design-like theme for GTK 3, GTK 2 and Gnome-Shell which supports GTK 3 as well as GTK 2 based desktop environments like Gnome, Unity, Budgie, Pantheon, XFCE, Mate, etc. Vimix is based on Flat-Plat gtk theme of nana-4, and it’s comes with beautifully crafted icons and cool bright colors giving it a glossy like appearance. Before we proceed on how to install vimix gtk theme on ubuntu, lets take a quick look at its features.

install Vimix GTK Theme

Vimix GTK Theme Features

  • Theme comes in six variant styles which includes:
    • Vimix Dark, as well as Vimix dark ruby & Vimix dar doder
    • Vimix light as well as Vimix light ruby & Vimix light doder
  • It is available for all major desktop environment such as Gnome, Unity, Budgie, Pantheon, XFCE, Mate, etc.
  • Also comes with a friendly user interface with amazing animation effects
  • Furthermore, it uses stylish modern Google design elements
  • App is free

How to install Vimix GTK Theme on Ubuntu Linux and Linux Mint distros

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vimix-gtk-themes

How to install Vimix GTK Theme on Debian/Mint/Ubuntu/CentOS/Fedora/RHEL

  • Download the latest “.tar.gz” release from here. After download, you need to untar it and follow the on-screen instruction to select the theme to install. See steps below:
wget https://github.com/vinceliuice/vimix-gtk-themes/archive/Vimix-Gtk-Themes_2017.09.25.tar.gz

tar -xvf Vimix-Gtk-Themes_2017.09.25.tar.gz

cd vimix*

---- For Ubuntu/Mint/Debian distros ----
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf

./Vimix-installer.sh

---- For CentOS/Fedora/RHEL distros ----
yum install gtk-murrine-engine gtk2-engines

./Vimix-installer.sh

How to activate Vimix Theme using the Tweak Tools

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For Gnome Tweak Tool

  • Launch Gnome Tweak Tool
  • Click on Appearance
  • Choose your desired theme under GTK+

For Unity Tweak Tool

  • Launch Unity Tweak Tool
  • Click on Theme under Appearance
  • Choose your desired theme from the list

How to uninstall Vimix Theme

sudo apt-get remove vimix*

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