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Numix Light - GTK3 theme by satya164 Numix Light - GTK3 theme by satya164
Numix Light is a modern flat and light theme. It supports Gnome, Unity, XFCE and Openbox.

Numix Light is a part of the Numix Project.

Available on Ubuntu Software Center

Ubuntu users can install the theme from Ubuntu Software Center.

Manual installation

Extract the zip file to the themes directory i.e. /usr/share/themes/

To set the theme in Gnome, run the following commands in Terminal,

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "Numix Light"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme "Numix Light"

To set the theme in Xfce, run the following commands in Terminal,

xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Net/ThemeName -s "Numix Light"
xfconf-query -c xfwm4 -p /general/theme -s "Numix Light"


GTK+ 3.6 or above
Murrine theme engine

Extra Goodies

Numix GTK theme (Including Dark version) -

Wallpaper (Glimpse of the future) -

Icons (Numix uTouch) -

Gnome Shell theme (Numix preset) -

Cinnamon theme -

QtCurve theme for KDE4 -

User style for Chrome -

Known issues

To fix the small font issue in LibreOffice Calc sheet tabs, create a file .gtkrc-libreoffice in your home folder with the following content,

style "libreoffice-scrollbar" {
GtkScrollbar::trough-border = 3

widget_class "*" style "libreoffice-scrollbar"

Then launch libreoffice with the following command,

GTK2_RC_FILES=$HOME/.gtkrc-libreoffice libreoffice

Code and license

Report bugs or contribute at GitHub

License: Numix
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Serge2702 Apr 6, 2014  New member
Are there other payment options? I really like Numix themes, and I would like to buy this theme, but I don't want to buy DeviantArt Coins.
satya164 Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. You can pay from the donate form at and send and email to

We'll send you the theme.

Also, if you use Ubuntu, you can buy from USC too.
DevyGrl Mar 24, 2014  New member
Actually it's all the Windows Wannabes that distort the reality of how the world of Linux works, because if you had been around long enough you;d of never seen anything like this 15 years ago, it was unheard of, but given the popularity of Linux over the years all the Windows noobs have been jumping on board distorting the world of Linux.

Sure like Unix says, it's not Free as in Beer it's Free as in Speech, but the simple fact is, Geeks ages going back never charged people money for stuff like this, and now when they start yelling making money, well truth is, you need a real job, not trying to get it off of making themes for Linux...
satya164 Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That leads me to think, did you read all those I wrote? If you think what I said is wrong, justify it.

And if you're for so long in the Linux world, tell me where does GPL prevent you from selling something?
DevyGrl Mar 24, 2014  New member
me4oslav I'm not talking about any partizan way of thinking, I'm talking about what you COMMONLY see in Linux.

You don't believe me go out and look at the world of Linux and Theming and only a very very small percentage will ask for money for something like this.

No one is thinking like a hippy I've been around Linux since Linux started and this is a fact if you care to really go look!

Spewing BS & Fud does no one any good, I speak facts and they are very clear if you take the time to look at the LInux community of theming...
I downloaded this theme but my file manager looks a lot different from the picture above. Should I change my file manager? BTW, I'm on xfce4 using Thunar..
satya164 Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. The above is Nautilus 3.10. :(
DevyGrl Mar 21, 2014  New member
Don't take me wrong I appreciate your efforts but it's not right to charge money for themes, no one does this.

Go out and look at the world of themes and you will see that if anyone is charging for themes it's a very small percentage.

A lot of people that help and contribute to Distros don't make one penny, so this is not correct to assume that everyone working on a distro makes something.

Yes in the real world money might count, so go get a job and make real money then, you should not charge people for something like this.

Instead be considerate and SHARE in the SPIRIT of OPENSOURCE, which you've seemed to have forgotten, and then if you need a few extra pennies because of this work you ask instead for a donations!

I'm sorry but I've been a hardcore Unix/Linux geek for a very long time, and I've also contributed to Linux in situations harder then this and I never forced anyone into paying for my work, I simply asked for donations if anyone was willing.

I respect you for brining something to Linux, but you're going about it the wrong way!

me4oslav Mar 22, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
That is typical partizan way of thinking.
Giving open source stuff for free means we (people who made it) can not make a living out of it (because guess what we need money to live), which means we have to find real life jobs and these jobs (most of them are about creating proprietary work to add up) eat our time for open source, which results in much lower quality open source work.
This way of thinking is hurting the entire open source ecosystem. We all want better open source products but that requires time and time requires money, that's how the life functions.
Now please stop thinking like a hippy, it is not helpful, life runs on money and not on fairies pixie dust.
satya164 Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've lots of my stuff for free and just the dark and light variations of the GTK theme are paid. I've contributed to many Open Source projects and currently in the Artwork Team for Ubuntu GNOME and Xubuntu. So its wrong to say that I'm doing wrong.

BTW have you seen how much people charge for website templates, blog themes etc? Hundreds of dollars. So, do is their work is of that high quality or is their time that important, and mine is not? Lots of people charge for themes, might not be true for GTK themes, but no one supports as many DEs as I do either. Numix supports Gnome, Unity, Pantheon, Xfce, Openbox, and we fix bugs pretty quickly.

And do I need to say I also maintain several other themes like Evolve, Orion, GTK3 portion of Greybird, Bluebird etc.? And do it for free?

Everyone doesn't make money from OSS, but show me one large project which doesn't need money. Making something takes time, and time is money. One can get money from his job, but he won't have the time to contribute to the community then. I've seen lots of Open Source projects being abandoned due to lack of time and motivation. And that comes from the need that the developer also needs money.

Open Source is about making the code open. The term "free" in "free software" stands for freedom, not in monetary sense. I believe that the term "free" is misinterpreted. You can take the normal Numix theme, change the colors (which is pretty easy) and you have the Light theme. The code is open, in the spirit of Open Source. I think people need to be realistic and idealistic.

And I should say, lots of people agree with my belief. Lots of people love Numix and pay for it, and even both pay and donate. That's the love and support every open source project needs. Numix is lucky to have it.
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