Although I have to admit that I reused the standard version (I’m bored to always use the same one), I also have to admit that I never quite liked the Ubuntu image. This is something that has been happening to me for over 10 years and is the reason why I sometimes install Kubuntu or Elementary OS, in addition to the MAT that has given me so much joy. But the standard version of Ubuntu is the one that gives me the fewest bugs, so a good idea would be to install Arc GTK theme on Ubuntu 16.04.
The latest version has been released this week under the numbering v20150506 and includes a few changes. The first has been improve the style of GTK2, We did not expect less than a new version of a theme like this. On the other hand, Unity window decorations have been improved, it no longer hides “switch trough” in the highlighted GNOME menu, and small bug fixes have been included. If you want to install Arc GTK v20150506 on Ubuntu 16.04 just keep reading.
Install Arc GTK v20150506 on Ubuntu 16.04
Installing this theme on Ubuntu is very simple and can be done in different ways. For me, the best way to install any package on an Ubuntu-based distribution is to do it from Ubuntu Software or using the sudo command apt install “package” if we know his name. If it’s not available in the official repositories, my second preferred option is install a .deb package and this option is available for installing the Arc GTK theme. You can download it from the following link:
If you are using an earlier version of Ubuntu, you can download the following .deb packages:
per x-Ubuntu 15.10: arc-theme_1465131682.3095952_all.deb
per x-Ubuntu 15.04: arc-theme_1465131682.3095952_all.deb
Installing the Arc GTK repository
On the other hand, it can also be installed by adding the repository, which needs more steps, but we can always update the package as we update any other software in Ubuntu. To install the Arc GTK repository, open a terminal and type the following:
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Horst3180/xUbuntu_16.04/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/arc-theme.list"
And to install it, we will write:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install arc-theme
Have you tried it yet? What do you think?