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How To Install Arc Theme In Ubuntu?

Posted by Sandip Bhagat on October 25, 2015

Ubuntu’s default theme is nice enough, but it is hasn’t changed much in several years. If you want a stylish looking Ubuntu desktop, try an alternative theme. Mine favourite is Arc theme.

Note: You must be running Ubuntu 15.04 or later to use this theme.

Arc Theme Preview


Open your terminal and run the below commands

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool
wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:Horst3180/xUbuntu_15.04/Release.key
sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Horst3180/xUbuntu_15.04/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/arc-theme.list"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install arc-theme


  • Launch Unity Tweak Tool from the Dash.
  • Click on Theme under Appearance section.
  • Select Arc theme from Available themes list.
  • Click Icons tab.
  • Select Elementary-xfce-dark from Available themes list.

Enjoy the new look of your Ubuntu desktop.