Cool Dark GTK Theme for Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS

Ubuntu Unity dark theme - Looking for dark the for your Ubuntu desktop? Well, you're in the right place! Today I will show you how to install Vertex that developed byhorst3180 ( I'm not sure his true name ) , an awesome Linux theme for those who love black theme.

Vertex is a theme for GTK 3, GTK 2, Gnome-Shell and Cinnamon. It supports GTK 3 and GTK 2 based desktop environments like Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, XFCE, Budgie, Pantheon, etc. Themes for the Browsers Chrome/Chromium and Firefox are included, too.

The theme comes with 3 variants to choose from. They are :
  1. Vertex with dark header-bars
  2. Vertex dark
  3. Vertex light

Here are how Vertex looks like :

How to Install Vertex in Ubuntu Linux

Dark GTK Theme For Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS

Install Ubuntu Dark Theme

My desktop setup :
  1. Theme : Vertex dark
  2. Backgroud : System76 Wallpapers
  3. Icons : Numix Icons
  4. Plank Theme : Shade

This theme has murrine engine different names depending on your distro.
  • gtk-engine-murrine (Arch Linux)
  • gtk2-engines-murrine (Debian, Ubuntu, elementary OS)
  • gtk-murrine-engine (Fedora)
  • gtk2-engine-murrine (openSUSE)
  • gtk-engines-murrine (Gentoo)

How to Install Vertex Ubuntu Themes

Main distributions that meet the requirements are Arch Linux and Arch Linux based distros, Ubuntu 14.04 or newer, Elementary OS Freya, Linux Mint 17.1, Debian 8 (testing or unstable), Gentoo, Fedora 20 or newer, OpenSuse 13.1, 13.2, Leap 42.1 and Tumbleweed, Solus.

However derivatives of these distributions should work, as well.

Please note, you should remove all older versions of the theme from your system before you proceed any further.

Installation Instruction

Step 1 - To install Vertex in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus, open new terminal window, then run the following :

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vertex-theme.list"

Step 2 - You can add the repository key to apt. Keep in mind that the owner of the key may distribute updates, packages and repositories that your system will trust (more information). To add the key, run :

sudo apt-key add - < Release.key

Step 3 - Run the update to re-sinc the local repository index :

sudo apt-get update

Step 4 - Now, run the following command to install vertex :

sudo apt-get install vertex-theme

You need change xUbuntu_16.04 ( first and second step ) with your Ubuntu version e.g xUbuntu_15.10 / xUbuntu_15.04 / xUbuntu_14.04.

Changing Ubuntu Theme

To change the Ubuntu theme, you need to install Unity Tweak Tool. To do so, run the following command :

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool

Whats next? You just need to open Unity Tweak Tool via Unity dash, or other app launcher like Synapse.

Step 1 - Open Unity Tweak Tool via Ubuntu dash, or other app launcher

Step 2 - Click Theme menu that available in the appearance section

Step 3 - Now set the theme to Vertex / Vertex-dark / Vertex Light

Cheersssss, enjoy the dark theme!

Alternative Way

Thanks to the developer that provides binary packages. So if you need to get vertext.deb package, simply head to the following links :