Best Theme for Ubuntu Flat Remix Gnome

Flat Remix is one of the best themes available for Gnome using Linux operating systems right now. It’s elegant modern looking as well it is also available in different variants like a dark, light, blue.

The best part about this theme is that it has its own icon pack. And the icon pack looks suits the theme very well. So if you are looking to give your desktop a new look you should definitely try this theme.

This theme is even featured in our Best dark themes available for the Ubuntu list. It is mostly flat and gives a modern look. To install this theme follow the steps below.

Installation of Flat Remix Gnome

To install on Ubuntu and Ubuntu based distributions execute the commands below.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:daniruiz/flat-remix

sudo apt update

sudo apt install flat-remix-gnome

To install on Fedora based distributions execute commands below

sudo dnf copr enable daniruiz/flat-remix

sudo dnf install flat-remix-gnome

This should install Flat Remix Gnome on your system, now navigate to Gnome-Tweaks and change the theme to Flat remix. If you don’t already have Gnome Tweaks installed install it by executing sudo apt install gnome-tweaks

After successful installation of theme, open Gnome tweaks, In Appearance change shell to Flat-remix and also change icons to Flat-remix. There are also various color options available for shell theme as well as icon theme select which you like and its done. Here is what i have selected in my settings.

Best theme for Ubuntu Flat remix Gnome

If for some reason that didn’t work for you then follow the steps below to install it.

Installing Flat remix theme using git

To manually install the theme execute the command below.

For Gnome version > 3.34

git clone https://github.com/daniruiz/flat-remix

For Gnome Version 3.34 or older

git clone --branch 20191116 https://github.com/daniruiz/flat-remix-gnome

If git command not present you can install it with the command below.

sudo apt install git

After successful execution of the above command execute this command below.

cd flat-remix-gnome

make && sudo make install

This should install the theme on your system or you can also install theme manually by the steps below.

Manually Installation

You can also download the theme manually from this GitHub link. Then follow the steps below to install it.

User theme Extension
  1. Now extract the downloaded zip file.
  2. Then move the “Flat-Remix-Gnome” folder to /usr/share/themes/ or ~/.themes/ directory.
  3. Then install user themes extension if not already present, its located in Gnome-Tweaks> Extensions(like in the image above). Install it by executing the command sudo apt install gnome-shell-extensions.
  4. Then in Gnome-tweaks navigate to appearance and select shell theme as Flat-remix.
  5. You can also use this command to set the theme gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.user-theme name "Flat-Remix"

The steps above should install and set Flat-Remix as your current theme.

Errors while Installing themes

Sometimes you might encounter errors while installing themes or icon pack, here are some common errors while installing Flat-remix theme and their fixes.

Error: – E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Solution: This error Occurs while installing as the make tool is missing. The make is a utility for building and maintaining groups of programs (and other types of files) from source code. To fix it you need to install make execute the command below.

sudo apt-get install make

Error 2: Unable to view the theme in Gnome Tweak tool.

Solution: To solve this look for the theme in /usr/share/themes folder if it’s there try installing theme with this command gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.user-theme name "Flat-Remix".

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