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I just installed Arc theme on Ubuntu 16.04 using version for ubuntu 15.10 (that's what's available on creator's website: http://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home%3AHorst3180&package=arc-theme)

Here's how it looks on my setup:

Arc theme issue

I activated this theme using Unity Tweak Tool.

Firstly in Nautilus the left panel looks weird - it should also be transparent. Secondly every window gets a little thicker just below titlebar on both sides.

Do you know if there's a way to fix it? I really like this theme, probably best available.

  • Are you installed gtk2-engines-murrine? – bitseater Apr 22 '16 at 12:35
  • Same happens to me and i have murrine engine installed. – Engels Peralta Apr 22 '16 at 13:47
  • I only installed arc theme, ubuntu-restricted-extras and unity tweak tool. Nothing more – Loreno Apr 22 '16 at 14:25
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Hello follow the guide manual guide in https://github.com/horst3180/arc-theme I was having the same problem but its solved now.

  • So I followed Manual Installation guide as you suggested and now Nautilus looks as it should. But still I have these problems: - windows get thicker just under titlebars (shown on screenshot in the first post) - there is no transparency – Loreno Apr 22 '16 at 18:33
  • Same issue for me. – Dalamar May 1 '16 at 15:48
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    @Loreno Transparency feature won't work with Unity, it is for Gnome shell. – Sagar Panchal May 10 '16 at 11:57
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Run following Commands,

sudo apt install git gnome-themes-standard gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf

mkdir ~/.themes; cd ~/.themes/ && rm -rf Arc*

git clone https://github.com/sagarpanchal/arc-theme-ubuntu.git

cp -r arc-theme-ubuntu/Arc* . && rm -rf arc-theme-ubuntu

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'Arc-Darker'

After running above commands, open unity tweaks and change your theme!

  • If you do this, you may have to remove Arc folders from /usr/share/themes (or apt-get uninstall arc-theme if you installed it with apt) – unhammer Feb 8 '17 at 12:23
  • @unhammer Not necessary. Themes in ~/.themes will override themes in /usr/share/themes. – Sagar Panchal Sep 6 '17 at 18:39
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O.k., after downloading using the command:

git clone https://github.com/sagarpanchal/arc-theme-ubuntu.git

In my home directory I started Nautilus as sudo and copied the 3 folders inside arc-theme-ubuntu named arc, arc-dark and arc-darker and changed to the /usr/share/themes directory and pasted them there. Then started the tweak tool and changed to arc and now it looks right.

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I've had the same issue, however you can fix it by doing the following

cd /usr/share/themes
sudo chown -R $USER themes

This may not work for you however this has fixed the same issue you are having on my setup

Running On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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