Step A.3: Download theme in Kali Linux
I’ve sorted the themes as Latest Updated as that will give us more recent and compatible themes in the top. Personally, I prefer minimalistic themes, but you are free to choose any as long its GTK3+ theme. You should balance themes by recent and popularity to get the best suited one (or to say more compatible one).
You can use your browse to download it or can download via
wget. Like always, I’ll create a folder to keep things clean in my root folder.
root@kali:~# mkdir Cupertino root@kali:~# cd Cupertino/ root@kali:~/Cupertino# wget http://gnome-look.org/CONTENT/content-files/147061-Gnome-Cupertino-2.1.5.tar.gz
This shouldn’t take long. Most themes are small in size, Gnome-Cupertino is just few hundred K’s. …
Step A.4: Install theme in Kali Linux
Now that we have the theme downloaded,(it’s in tar.gz format) we need to uncompress it.
root@kali:~/Cupertino# tar -zxvf 147061-Gnome-Cupertino-2.1.5.tar.gz
Once uncompressed, we need to copy the extracted folders to
/usr/share/themes/ folder. Let’s do that:
root@kali:~/Cupertino# cp -r Gnome-Cupertino /usr/share/themes/
This is fairly straight forward, up until now, you’ve just copy pasted files and folders.
Step A.5: Change theme in Kali Linux
Almost done. Open up
Gnome Tweak Tool again from Applications > System Tools > Preferences > Advanced Settings
and select Theme TAB.
Select the new Gnome-Cupertino theme and close
Gnome Tweak Tool window. There you go, now you have completed installing and changing theme in Kali Linux.
Step A.6: Revert back to default theme in Kali Linux
If you don’t like this new theme anymore, you can just change settings in
Gnome Tweak Tool Theme tab (See screenshot from Step A.2) and select the same settings.
Once you have reverted back, just delete the Gnome-Cupertino folder.
root@kali:~/Cupertino# rm -r /usr/share/themes/Gnome-Cupertino/
In that way, you’ve removed the unused theme and cleaned up properly.