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Preview Arc-Dark KDE Screenshot Details: Engine: Kavntum | Kvantum Theme: Arc Darker | Aurorae decoration: Arc Dark | Plasma Theme: Arc Dark | Icons: Papirus | Dock: Latte Dock

Arc KDE - This is a port of the popular GTK theme Arc for Plasma 5 desktop with a few additions and extras.

In this repository you'll find:

  • Aurorae Themes
  • Konsole Color Schemes
  • Konversation Themes
  • Kvantum Themes
  • Plasma Color Schemes
  • Plasma Desktop Themes
  • Plasma Look-and-Feel Settings
  • Wallpapers
  • Yakuake Skins

NOTE: Plasma theme Arc Color now supports KDE Color Schemes with Papirus icon theme.


Ubuntu and derivatives

You can install arc-kde from our official PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:papirus/papirus
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends arc-kde

or download .deb packages from here.

Arc KDE Installer

Use the scripts to install the latest version directly from this repo (independently on your distro):

NOTE: Use the same script to update Arc-KDE.


wget -qO- | sh


wget -qO- | env uninstall=true sh

Third-party packages

Packages in this section are not part of the official repositories. If you have a trouble or a question please contact with package maintainer.

Distro Maintainer Package
Arch Linux Bruno Pagani sudo pacman -S arc-kde kvantum-theme-arc [link] [1]
Arch Linux Marcus Behrendt arc-kde-git AUR
Manjaro Nikola Yanev arc-kde
openSUSE Konstantin Voinov arc-kde OBS [link]
Fedora Robert-André Mauchin sudo dnf install arc-kde [link]
Gentoo Mattéo Rossillol x11-themes/arc-kde beatussum-overlay [link]

[1] This package does not contain Konversation themes.

NOTE: If you maintainer and want be in the list please create an issue or send a pull request.


  • For better looking please use this pack with Kvantum engine.

    Run kvantummanager to choose and apply Arc Darker (or any other Arc) theme.

  • Install Papirus icon theme for a more consistent and beautiful experience.


  • VLC Skin — Arc Dark skin for VLC
  • KDE-gaps — a modification of Arc-Dark that removes the title, window buttons, and makes the window decorations completely transparent


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