It would appear that the popular and beautiful Arc GTK Theme created by Horst3180 has finally landed in the software repositories of the Ubuntu Linux operating system.
Arc GTK Theme is a flat desktop theme written with GTK+ GUI toolkit, designed specifically for use with any Linux desktop environment that’s also written in GTK+, such as GNOME, Budgie, Xfce, LXDE, and others. The theme offers three different styles, namely Arc, Arc-dark, and Arc-darker, as well as transparent elements.
David Mohammed from the Ubuntu Budgie Remix project, an unofficial Ubuntu flavor built around the Budgie desktop environment from the Solus Project, was the one to upload the Arc GTK Theme to the universal software repositories of the upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system last month.
On August 1, 2016, the theme was rebuilt to support the latest GTK+ 3.20 GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit that will soon be uploaded from the upstream GNOME Stack to Ubuntu 16.10, along with various other GNOME 3.20-related packages, such as the long-anticipated Nautilus 3.20 file manager.
Arc GTK Theme won’t be the default one for Ubuntu 16.10
Now don’t get your hopes high, because Canonical has no plans to enable the Arc GTK Theme by default for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), though it wouldn’t be a bad move to at least make it possible for users to enable it via the Appearance settings panel, as the only way to enable the Arc GTK Theme after installation is via the Unity Tweak Tool app.
If you’re currently using the Ubuntu 16.10 operating system on your personal computer, and you’re a fan of flat, modern and good-looking desktop themes, you can install the Arc GTK Theme right now using the command below. Let’s hope that that official Arc Icon Theme will be available in the Yakkety Yak software repositories as well. Check out the screenshot gallery below to see Arc GTK Theme in action on Ubuntu 16.10.
sudo apt install arc-theme