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Orchis theme

Orchis is a Material Design theme for GNOME/GTK based desktop environments. Based on nana-4 -- materia-theme


  • GTK >=3.20
  • gnome-themes-extra (or gnome-themes-standard)
  • Murrine engine — The package name depends on the distro.
    • gtk-engine-murrine on Arch Linux
    • gtk-murrine-engine on Fedora
    • gtk2-engine-murrine on openSUSE
    • gtk2-engines-murrine on Debian, Ubuntu, etc.
  • sassc — build dependency


Manual Installation

Run the following commands in the terminal:


Tip: ./ allows the following options:

  -d, --dest DIR          Specify destination directory (Default: /home/vince/.themes)
  -n, --name NAME         Specify theme name (Default: Orchis)

  -t, --theme VARIANT     Specify theme color variant(s) [default|purple|pink|red|orange|yellow|green|grey|all] (Default: blue)
  -c, --color VARIANT     Specify color variant(s) [standard|light|dark] (Default: All variants)s)
  -s, --size VARIANT      Specify size variant [standard|compact] (Default: All variants)

  -l, --libadwaita        Link installed Orchis gtk-4.0 theme to config folder for all libadwaita app use Orchis theme

  -r, --remove,
  -u, --uninstall         Uninstall/Remove installed themes

  --tweaks                Specify versions for tweaks [solid|compact|black|primary] (Options can mix)
                          1. solid:    no transparency panel variant
                          2. compact:  no floating panel variant
                          3. black:    full black variant
                          4. primary:  Change radio icon checked color to primary theme color (Default is Green)

  --shell                 install gnome-shell version [38|40|42]
                          1. 38:       gnome-shell version < 40.0
                          2. 40:       gnome-shell version = 40.0
                          3. 42:       gnome-shell version = 42.0

  -h, --help              Show help

For more information, run: ./ -h

Fix for libadwaita (Gnome-shell >= 42.0)

run: ./ -l



Flatpak Installation

Automatically install your host GTK+ 3.0 theme as a Flatpak. Use this:

Also if you want to use this theme on a GTK+ 4.0 flatpak app, you can give the permission to access this file


flatpak override --user --filesystem=xdg-config/gtk-4.0


flatpak override --filesystem=xdg-config/gtk-4.0

On Snapcraft

Get it from the Snap Store

You can install the theme from the Snap Store оr by running:

sudo snap install orchis-themes

To connect the theme to an app run:

sudo snap connect [other snap]:gtk-3-themes orchis-themes:gtk-3-themes

To connect the theme to all apps which have available plugs to gtk-common-themes you can run:

for i in $(snap connections | grep gtk-common-themes:gtk-3-themes | awk '{print $2}'); do sudo snap connect $i orchis-themes:gtk-3-themes; done

Firefox theme

Install Firefox theme

Firefox-theme Firefox-theme

Fix for Dash to panel

Go to src/gnome-shell/extensions/dash-to-panel dash-to-panel run the following commands in the terminal:




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