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#Arc Theme

Arc is a flat theme with transparent elements for GTK 3, GTK 2 and various desktop shells, window managers and applications. It's well suited for GTK based desktop environments such as GNOME, Cinnamon, Xfce, Unity, MATE, Budgie etc.

The theme was originally designed and developed by horst3180, but the project has been unmaintained since May 2017.

This fork aims to keep the theme updated with new toolkit and desktop environment versions, resolve pre-existing issues, and improve and polish the theme while preserving the original visual design.

#Arc is available in four variants


A screenshot of the Arc theme


A screenshot of the Arc-Darker theme


A screenshot of the Arc-Dark theme


A screenshot of the Arc-Lighter theme

#Supported toolkits and desktops

Arc comes with themes for the following:

  • GTK 2
  • GTK 3 >=3.18
  • GNOME Shell >=3.18
  • Cinnamon >=2.8
  • Unity
  • Metacity
  • Xfwm
  • Plank


Distribution Package name Notes
Arch Linux arc-gtk-theme
Arch Linux arc-gtk-theme-git latest git version, AUR package
Debian arc-theme bullseye and newer
Fedora arc-theme unofficial COPR repository (see #71 for details)
Gentoo arc-theme
NixOS arc-theme nixpkgs-unstable channel
openSUSE arc-gtk-theme Leap 15.2 and newer

The theme may be available for other distributions as well. The package is usually named either arc-theme or arc-gtk-theme, and versions starting with 2020 or later should be built from this repository.

#Manual installation

See INSTALL.md for build instructions, list of dependencies, build options and additional details.


If you find a bug, or have a suggestion for improving the theme, please open an issue at https://github.com/jnsh/arc-theme/issues.


If you'd like to contribute to the project, open an pull request, or an issue for discussion. See HACKING.md for further details.


Arc is available under the terms of the GPL-3.0. See COPYING for details.

#Full Preview

A full screenshot of the Arc theme Screenshot Details: Icons: Arc | Launcher Icons based on White Pixel Icons | Wallpaper | Font: Futura Bk bt