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March 23, 2013
Numix - GTK3 theme by ~satya164
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Suggested by UltimateDesktops
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Numix - GTK3 theme

Numix is a modern flat theme with a combination of light and dark elements. It supports Gnome, Unity, XFCE and Openbox.

Numix is a part of the Numix Project.

A request

If you have few bucks to spare, please consider purchasing the theme to support the project and show that you appreciate the work and time spent into making the theme.

As a bonus, you'll also get an additional Numix Dark theme with the purchase.

Installation instructions

Ubuntu users can install Numix from our PPA using the following commands,

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install numix-gtk-theme

Arch Linux users can install Numix from the community repo

pacman -S numix-themes

Fedora and OpenSUSE users can install Numix from our build service repo.

Manual installation

Extract the zip file to the themes directory i.e. /usr/share/themes/

To set the theme in Gnome, run the following commands in Terminal,

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "Numix"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme "Numix"

To set the theme in Xfce, run the following commands in Terminal,

xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Net/ThemeName -s "Numix"
xfconf-query -c xfwm4 -p /general/theme -s "Numix"


Please a drop a mail to if you have any problems or queries. We'll try to respond as quickly as possible.


GTK+ 3.14
Murrine theme engine

Known issues

Overlay Scrollbars cause black areas to appear at various places in Ubuntu.

To disable overlay scrollbars, run the following command,

gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal

To fix the small font issue in LibreOffice Calc sheet tabs, create a file .gtkrc-libreoffice in your home folder with the following content,

style "libreoffice-scrollbar" {
GtkScrollbar::trough-border = 3

widget_class "*" style "libreoffice-scrollbar"

Then launch libreoffice with the following command,

GTK2_RC_FILES=$HOME/.gtkrc-libreoffice libreoffice

Older versions

If you are using GTK3.12, please download the theme from GitHub

If you are using GTK3.4, please download the theme from Launchpad


* Ported to GTK3.14

* Dropped support for GTK3.10.
* Dark PopOvers
* Style Xfwm's tabwin
* Various fixes and improvements

* Dark titlebar and headerbars
* Redesigned spinner
* Draw check and radio buttons with CSS
* Reworked xfwm4 theme and added GTK color pickup support
* Tweaked LightDM GTK Greeter theme
* Tweaked xfce panel theming
* Styled various GTK3.12 related widgets
* Various fixes and minor tweaks

* Dark titlebar and headerbars
* Redesigned spinner
* Draw check and radio buttons with CSS
* Reworked xfwm4 theme and added GTK color pickup support
* Tweaked LightDM GTK Greeter theme
* Tweaked xfce panel theming
* Styled various GTK3.12 related widgets
* Various fixes and minor tweaks

* LightDM GTK greeter theme
* Xfce Notify theme
* Support for Nemo pathbar breadcrumbs
* Draw window buttons directly in metacity
* Loads of tweaks and enhancements

* Support for Client Side Decorations
* Initial support for GTK3 widgets in Xfce
* Made the OSD dark in Openbox
* Backported the mutter theme to metacity
* Various bug fixes and enhancements

* Added styles for header bar, app notifications, selection mode & OSD
* Fixed selection checkboxes in GNOME Documents
* Lots of fixes and enhancements

* Changed infobar colors
* Removed green from active toggle switches
* Various bug fixes

* Tweaks to metacity and mutter themes
* Added assets for dark theme and tweaked assets
* Lots of fixes and tweaks

* Made the "ON" switches green
* Change notebook styles
* Various fixes and tweaks

* Added back inset shadows in linked buttons

* Added GTK 3.8 support

* Improvements to the Xfwm4 and Openbox themes

* Tweaks to the WM themes
* Other minor fixes

* Reworked Granite widgets support
* Bug fixes

* Initial release

Code and license

Report bugs or contribute at GitHub

License: GPL-3.0+

Extra Goodies

Numix Light GTK theme -

Wallpaper (Glimpse of the future) -

Icons (Numix Circle) -

Gnome Shell theme (Numix preset) -

KDE4 QtCurve style and Color scheme -
© 2013 - 2021 satya164
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elleti-brainvision's avatar
How the hell can I download this from Numix homepage???
pest-control-essex's avatar
All the version are made well detailed and support.This theme is really work well.. :)
odssa's avatar
Best theme ever seen in Deviantart :) ..Awesome!
michalzubkowicz's avatar
Is Numix Dark Theme still supported? I've bought version in 2015 and there is a few glitches on Ubuntu 16.04
Satya, I like this theme a lot, and I'd like to have the Numix Dark variant, so... how should I do to buy the theme here? (Numix Store seems to be non-functional ATM).
nitrofurano's avatar
i’m looking for a Motif-like gtk3 theme - where from can we find one?
can you give me the link cause terminal just refuses to accept my password
RottNKorpse's avatar
you can get packages from… but if you have an issue of your password not being accepted then you have bigger issues than themes.
William-Tael's avatar
This is awesome!
LetheX5's avatar
Thank you so much! Great theme!
Michael2507's avatar
Hello ! I really enjoy this theme, and I think i'll make a donation soon. But now I have a problem : the theme worked fine on Ubuntu Unity, but I had problems with this desktop so I've installed Gnome remix. But, i can't find the Shell theme, so all is customisez, except for the black bar with activities, notifications, etc...could you help me ? Thank's in advance :)
You need their Gnome-Shell theme:…
LohranRocha's avatar
 I'm using Lubuntu and my panel tabs become white when I choose Numix as my gtk theme. How can I fix it?
Here's a printscreen:
Looks like the LibreOffice tweak is no longer necessary with the new version of 4.4. Here's the release notes:…
ganknevets's avatar
Hi Satya, I am brand new to Linux, I am using Linux Mint 17.1 with the Numix Theme and Icons. Although, I like how you have displayed the NUMIX title in ASCII format on your terminal. How may I achieve the same? Thank you in advance. Also, The Numix theme is perfect! Is there any way for me to have the original grey icons?? (nautilus side panel)
To get the NUMIX ASCII banner, install figlet: 

sudo apt-get install figlet


figlet -f banner "NUMIX"
Lesik2008's avatar
Hey Satya, there's a visual bug in the latest Numix.
gnome-panel has white text on white background in gnome-session-flashback.
GTK3 version: 3.14.5-1 (Debian 8)

Would be great if you fix it :)
WaKeMaTTa's avatar
Fuck i just installed ubuntu unity form ubuntu gnome =(
XxdarkChaosMLG2xX's avatar
This is a new browser that I found, it's not on the official Ubuntu repos but please add a circle icon for this browser:
I installed on Arch Linux using the community repo, and everything works except for the different terminal, how do I fix that or is it another download?
pzientar's avatar
Also works with 3.16.
freedumb123's avatar
Hi. I recently purchase your theme. I tried using manual installation but it isn't working. I followed your instructions to a T.

I'm on Linux Mint by the way.
skaczmarek's avatar
hello, I have notticed that NUMIX pack contains more than one color version of folder icons? Could you please tell me how to change default yellow to blue or purple? I use elementary os freya and elementary tweeks
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