Install Ant Theme on Ubuntu: Create a beautiful Ubuntu desktop

Ant Theme is a flat GTK theme which comes with three beautiful variants: 1. Ant – light, with red highlight. 2. Ant Dracula – dark, with pink highlight and green accent. 3. Ant Bloody – mixture of dark and light, with red highlight and green accent. All of these variants have their own elegance, and the best way to choose the best is to try them at least once.

Ant Theme

How to install Ant GTK theme on Ubuntu?

In this article, you’ll learn how to install the Ant GTK theme on Ubuntu and Ubuntu distros.

Step 1: Download the variant that you’d like to use from Gnome-Look.

Step 2: Extract the downloaded compressed file to the theme directory, /usr/share/themes. and if it isn’t there, create one.

Ant Theme installation

Step 3: Apply the theme.

Launch the terminal using Ctrl + Alt + t and update the system software.

sudo apt update

Now to apply Ant theme on your Ubuntu system, run the following commands in terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme Ant

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme Ant


Use Unity tweak tool or Gnome tweaks to apply the theme. If you don’t know how to change themes in Ubuntu, then follow this link to change and apply the Ant theme on Ubuntu.

If you’re still having any problem in installing ant theme on Ubuntu, please let me know in the comments.

Must read:

1. Best Themes for Ubuntu: How to Make your Ubuntu Desktop Beautiful
2. How to make your Ubuntu look like macOS: Install McMojave Theme

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