Change Your Ubuntu Look: Using Arc Theme and Super Flat Remix Icon Theme


If you are bored with the default look of the Unity theme, here is a cool and modern theme and icon pack which you can install to give your desktop a makeover.

Arc Theme

Arc theme a flat theme with transparent elements which supports GTK 2, GTK 3 based on the desktop environments – GNOME, Unity, XFCE etc.

This theme is available in three cool variants – default Arc, Arc Dark and Arc Darker.

Super Flat Remix Icon Theme

Super flat remix icon theme is a simple, modern icon theme. Designed with the Flat UI concept in mind, this would give your Linux installations a new look.


Arc Theme with Super Flat Icon Remix icon theme:

Super Flat Icon Remix 2


Arc Theme - Default

Arc Theme – Default

Arc Theme - Darker

Arc Theme – Darker

Arc Theme - Dark

Arc Theme – Dark

Super Flat Icon 1

Super Flat Icon 2

How to Download and Install

To download the Arc theme in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, run below commands from terminal

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/arc-theme.list"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install arc-theme

To download the icon theme, click below link.

Download Super Flat Icon Theme

Once downloaded, extract the files and copy the folder “Super Flat Remix” to /usr/share/icons.

Applying the Themes

You can apply both the themes using Unity Tweak Tool. If Unity Tweak Tool is not installed, follow below guide.

How to Install Unity Tweak Tool

After installation, open Unity Tweak tool and open Themes and Icons to apply.


Drop a comment, if you are facing problem installing/using these themes.



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  • Tristan VILLERS

    Already installed Arc but couldn’t find out good icons to go with .. now it is done !! Thanks.

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