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This is a Flat theme for Ubuntu and other Gnome based Linux Systems.

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Update - I am looking for additional collaborators and maintainers to help me out with this. I have been keeping busy lately, and have been using Ubuntu sporadically, so it would be nice to have some help!


This is a Flat theme for Ubuntu and other debian based Linux Systems. This is based on the Ultra-Flat theme. Special thanks to @steftrikia and Satyajit Sahoo for the original work.



Install it manually, if you are on Ubuntu 16.04 or higher. If you prefer the .deb installers, please download the correct one, based on the version from here.

This theme was designed specially for the Unity environment on Ubuntu as I have only tested it on Ubuntu. It might not work properly for the other versions.

Imgur The terminal

To install the theme, you must first install the Unity Tweak Tool. It can be installed by simply running the command:

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool


If you are on Ubuntu 16.04 or higher, run the commands below to install Ubuntu Tweak:

wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

or head over to their website, downloading the .deb file (recommended).

Download the .deb file from here, double click to open with Ubuntu Software Center and click on install. Then, install the theme using ubuntu-tweak.

2. Using the noobslab PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flatabulous-theme

3. Manually

Download the source to the theme here. If a problem occurs with your installation, kindly download the correct version based on your version of Ubuntu from here. If you are a developer or a designer, I also encourage you to contribute to it. Create a folder, called .theme in your home directory. This can be simply created by firing up your terminal, and then running

mkdir .themes

Now this is a hidden directory, to view this in Nautilus, you can press Ctrl/⌘ + H. Alternatively, you can also place the extracted files in your /usr/share/themes/ folder.

Flat Icons

Flat Icons Dashboard

For icons, I use the ultra-flat-icons theme. It is available in blue (recommended), orange and mint green colors. To install this, you can run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/icons
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ultra-flat-icons

Alternatively, you could also run sudo apt-get install ultra-flat-icons-orange OR sudo apt-get install ultra-flat-icons-green.

based on you color preference. I recommend these flat icons, but you can also look at Numix and Flattr.

Now press your super key, search for Ubuntu Tweak and fire it. Under the tweaks tab, there is an option for theme. Under that select the Flatabulous theme. Under the icon settings, select ultra-flat-icons. Restart your computer, and you should be good to go! You computer will look something like this after you restart.


Code Theme with Sublime Text 3 and JavaScript Code.

Nautilus Nautilus

Settings Settings Menu


There are a few posters, for promotion and publicity. The PSD files can be found here. Feel free to improve them.

Poster 1 Red Poster

Poster 2 Flat Poster


For any questions, please open an issue. If you are a developer or a designer, please contribute in form of code/graphics. For any other issue, please email me.


List of all contributors can be found here. I would also like to specially thank :

  1. Ed Bruck : For providing with the setup to create .deb files for the theme.
  2. Dexbyte : For providing the rounded corners in the latest master branch.
  3. Adalid Gamero : For fixing the check-box issue on 14.xx and 15.xx systems.
  4. Sergey : For removing transparency from Tool-tips on GTK3 Apps.

You guys are awesome!


v 1.1

  • Fixes issue of transparent check-box and transparent radio buttons.
  • Updates the launcher icon.
  • Adds rounded top bars to unity.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. What is your Sublime Text theme ?

A. My Sublime text theme is a port of Brogrammer and Numix themes, which I have tweaked a little using this awesome tool for better contrast and colors. My exact version can be found here.

Quentin Gerodel has also contributed a version for Atom, which can be found here.

Q. Where can I find your wallpaper ?

A. This wallpaper can be found here and here.

Credits: Meteor by Nina Geometrieva

Q. What are your terminal theme and settings ?

A. I am presently using zsh with oh-my-zsh configuration. For the colorscheme, I am using a modified version of the default tango colors, material colors and the one dark scheme.

My zsh config can be found here. This works if you have powerline fonts installed and oh-my-zsh setup. All other dotfiles can be found here.

Here is a script that will add a new profile in gnome-terminal that mimics my terminal settings.

A one liner install can be done by running the command

wget -O xt http://git.io/vn6HM && chmod +x xt && ./xt && rm xt

I have my terminal set at 10% transparency. More cool color schemes can be found here, for a variety of other terminals.



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