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nana-4/Flat-Plat is a Material Inspired GTK Theme For GNOME

Nana Flat Plat Material Design Icon Theme
Written by Jesse Afolabi

Looks like we won’t be running out of Material design themes anytime soon. Just recently, I covered 6 Material inspired themes for your Linux desktop.

nana-4/Flat-Plat is another material design like GTK 2/3 theme that is well suited for desktops using the GNOME shell.

The theme currently works best with the GNOME desktop environment; however, support for other major Desktop Environments like Unity, KDE, Cinnamon is underway.

As listed on its GitHub page, the themes’ features include:

  • Ripple effect animations (only GTK3 apps).
  • both light and dark variants.
  • Dash to Dock extension’s theming.
  • Chrome’s theme and scrollbars extensions.
  • Appears more beautiful when you use a font family that including Medium and Lightweight.
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Expected features that should come with future updates of the theme are:

  • Supports full dark theme
  • Re-supports Metacity theme
  • Totally rewrite the code and images for GTK2
  • Supports Unity theme
  • Supports Firefox theme
  • Supports overlay scrollbars for Chrome extension
  • GNOME Terminal color pallet (if possible)
  • Material Design-like cursor theme

The theme is licensed under the general public license and supports GNOME 3.14 to 3.20. nana-4/Flat-Plat is looking pretty interesting to me so if you’ve built quite an interest for it, you can follow the instructions down below on how to install the theme.

  Flat-Plat is The Best Material Design Theme for Linux

nana-4/Flat-Plat Theme Installation

Download the package according to your Gnome system version as mentioned below.

Once done, extract the contents of the compressed files to theme directory:

  • For system-wide installation to /usr/share/themes
  • For user-specific installation to ~/.themes

After which you’ll proceed to your favorite gnome-tweak-tool and make the necessary changes as needed.

You can get the GNOME Tweak Tool from the standard repository of your system or use any other tool of your choice as per your system.

Here is what nana-4/Flat-Plat Theme looks like

Nana Flat Plat Material Theme

Nana Flat Plat Material Theme

Nana Flat Plat Material Theme Apps

Nana Flat Plat Material Theme Apps

Nana Flat Plat Material Theme Icons

Nana Flat Plat Material Theme

nana flat adds to the list of themes available for the Linux platform thereby providing even more options for end users which is by all means welcomed.

What are your thoughts on nana flat? do you find it a better alternative to the options already available? Share it with us in the comments below.

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Jesse Afolabi

Jesse is that tech enthusiast you never heard of...he's mainly into things relating to Linux and Android and has an unending passion for both platforms which is why he writes about them.

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  • mlauzon

    Will this work with MATE?

  • Juan Carlos Alpizar Chinchilla

    finally a theme that works perfectly on GNOME 3.20, and one of my favorites btw, thanks! Any chance of a dark version?

    • Jesse Afolabi

      You’re very welcome Juan :D…oh there’s none at the moment but we certainly can make a request.

      • Juan Carlos Alpizar Chinchilla

        That would be great, thanks!

        • Jesse Afolabi

          Anytime Juan 🙂

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