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.
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.
You can also download the theme manually from this GitHub link. Then follow the steps below to install it.
- Now extract the downloaded zip file.
- Then move the “Flat-Remix-Gnome” folder to
- 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.
- Then in Gnome-tweaks navigate to appearance and select shell theme as Flat-remix.
- 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".