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Adapta is another beautiful GTK theme based on Material Design Guidelines

Adapta is a very nice material design like GTK theme. It has a light and a dark variant as well. Lots of it’s elements are forked from Flat-Plat GTK theme. Adapta currently supports numerous desktop environments:

  • GNOME 3.20 (or 3.18)
    • gnome-shell >= 3.19.92 (or 3.18.4)
    • mutter >= 3.19.92 (or 3.18.4)
  • GNOME-Flashback 3.18.x
  • budgie-desktop 10.2.x
  • Unity7 7.4.0
  • Cinnamon 2.8.x

Unity and Cinnamon are under W.I.P state, but the developer is very active so I believe they will be fully ready soon. At the moment MATE, Xfce and Pantheon are not supported.

Adapta GTK theme materials


If you’re using Ubuntu or any other Ubuntu based distribution with a supported desktop environment you can install Adapta by typing the following lines in Terminal:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:tista/adapta -y
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install adapta-gtk-theme

In case you’re using a different distribution please check Adapta’s GitHub page for more information about installing.

Adapta light and dark variants video

Check out the light and dark version of the theme in this video.

Update! Another video from the same author.

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    • pappfer

      If it doesn’t work then download it from GitHub and move it to your ~/.themes folder.

      • didn’t work either, I’m using Ubuntu Gnome, Flat-Plat, the theme on which Adapta is based off, worked though

        • pappfer

          If it doesn’t show up in Gnome Tweak Tool, run the following in Terminal:
          gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme ‘Adapta’
          gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme ‘Adapta’
          gsettings set org.gnome.metacity theme ‘Adapta’

  • 不错,不错,看看了!

  • Shyam Sathyanathan

    This does not effect Nautilus on Ubuntu 16.04. Background is still in while and all contextual menus are also white. Any idea why?

    • pappfer

      I’m not sure, but it might be related to the recent theme updates.
      I’m using Solus now and Nautilus’ background is also white with using Adapta Nokto on Budgie.

  • Ahmed AL-Jaber

    this theme is gud