I've been trying to make Ubuntu look like Parrot OS. I found the github for the Parrot themes but I can't figure out how to use it on Ubuntu. Any ideas?

  • With a little more information (what type of files did you download from the github etc) might have allowed a more helpful response. If you have correct themes files (or directories), you can put a copy in your ~./themes/ directory (ie. .themes directory in your user folder), or if you want them used by all users, put a copy in /usr/share/themes/. You then change your theme to whatever theme you added in the normal way (the list of themes should detect the new files/folder of files in either location; if it doesn't it may mean its for a different DEsktop) – guiverc Jul 23 '18 at 1:25
  • Yeah sure, sorry I didn't include that in the first place. I'm not used to using themes i normally use the Unity-esque theme, I'm just going to link to the GitHub page where i got it. I tried doing what you said but nothing. I've used the default desktop that Ubuntu comes with and MATE but to no avail. github.com/ParrotSec/parrot-themes – Dakotah Miskus Jul 23 '18 at 2:12

Parrot-themes GitHub repository has Debian control file to produce deb-package. The package will be named parrot-themes.

There is no need to build it by yourself, you can download it from ParrotOS repository and install manually:

wget http://deb.parrotsec.org/parrot/pool/main/p/parrot-themes/parrot-themes_2.6+parrot6_all.deb
sudo apt-get install ./parrot-themes_2.6+parrot6_all.deb

Then open System -> Preferences -> Look and Feel -> Appearance (or mate-appearance-properties) and select Parrot OS theme (one of air, ARK-Dark, ARK-Light, ARK-Snow, Icy-Dark, Icy-Light).

And you will get your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS MATE styled as Parrot OS (air theme as example):

air theme from Parrot OS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS MATE

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