Themes for GNOME and XFCE4.
- GNOME Shell 40.1+ (Older versions can be found under the releases section.)
- GTK 3.24.13+ and/or GTK 4.2+
I can't guarantee that the themes will look as intended on older versions.
Some of these packages may already be installed by default on some distros. (You can skip the gtk2 dependencies if you do not use any gtk2 applications. Then all you need to install is
- Debian/Ubuntu/Mint/PopOS -
apt install gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf ninja-build git meson sassc
- Arch/Manjaro -
pacman -S gtk-engines gtk-engine-murrine ninja git meson sassc
- Opensuse -
zypper in gtk2-engine-murrine gtk2-engines ninja git meson sassc
- Fedora -
dnf install gtk-murrine-engine gtk2-engines ninja-build git meson sassc
Other distros may have named the above packages differently.
When the above requirements are installed, simply run these commands:
git clone https://github.com/lassekongo83/zuki-themes.git cd zuki-themes meson build sudo ninja -C build install
The themes will be installed in:
Updating the theme
Navigate to the
zuki-themes folder that was originally cloned. (If you removed it, do the steps above instead).
Then simply run:
git pull sudo ninja -C build install
Install the theme(s) locally if you for some reason can't run as a sudo user.
git clone https://github.com/lassekongo83/zuki-themes.git cd zuki-themes meson build DESTDIR=/home/your-username/.themes ninja -C build install mv ~/.themes/usr/share/themes/* ~/.themes rm -r ~/.themes/usr
gnome-tweaks to change themes.
You can also change your GTK themes using a terminal.
# Changing the theme to Zukitre-dark, simply run gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme Zukitre-dark # Reverting the change to the default GNOME theme gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme Adwaita
To change the gnome-shell theme you need to install and activate the
User themes extension in the extensions app.
- If the user-themes extension is not installed, then look for the package
gnome-shell-extension-user-themeand install it. (Or install it from https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/19/user-themes/)
- Open the extensions app and activate the
- Go to the Appearance page in
gnome-tweaksand change the Shell theme to Zuki-shell in the drop-down list. (If it still shows a yellow triangle, then restart
Xfce users can change themes in
Settings > Appearance and
Settings > Window manager
To use the theme in Flatpak applications you'll have to copy the theme(s) from /usr/share/themes to ~/.themes (Symbolic links won't work.)
The theme will be used if the included GTK version for the Flatpak app is at 3.24.x or 4.x. Some apps may require you to change the theme in the app's settings.
Removing the themes
To be safe from any gnome-shell crashes or weird behavior, change the gnome-shell theme to another one before removing the theme.
As root, remove the
Zukitre Zukitwo Zukitre-dark Zukitwo-dark Zuki-shell folders located in
Copying or Reusing
The GTK theme(s) and included scripts are free software licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 3.