In this article I will share how to install Yaru Theme on Pop OS with a single command. The method is quite easy.
With this I will provide the steps for the installation, install Gnome Tweaks, activate the shell and then install the yaru theme.
By default, Yaru theme is available in the latest Ubuntu. It’s not for other Linux distributions Ubuntu based like Pop OS. Therefore, we have to install it manually.
Install Gnome Tweaks
Gnome Tweaks is best tool for tweak our Gnome. With this software we will change the default appearance of Pop OS to Yaru.
If it’s not already available on your OS, please open a terminal and use the following command:
sudo apt install gnome-tweaks
Shell User Theme Extension Not Enable
If there is still an exclamation mark on the Appearance > Shell menu with the caption “Shell User-theme Extension Not Enable”, you must activate the User theme first.
Please read the article “How to activate the User Theme in Gnome Tweaks“. The article is equipped with step-by-step instructions and pictures.
Install Yaru Theme Command
With the command below, it will automatically install 5 items from Yari such as:
- Yaru cursor
- Yaru shell
- Yaru icon
- Yaru sound
- Yaru Legacy Application
Back to Terminal and use this command to install Yaru Theme in Pop OS. This command can alse be used in other linux distro with Ubuntu derivative.
sudo apt install yaru-theme-gnome-shell yaru-theme-gtk yaru-theme-icon yaru-theme-sound
If there are no problems, you will see the installation process like this:
neon@pop-os:~$ sudo apt install yaru-theme-gnome-shell yaru-theme-gtk yaru-theme-icon yaru-theme-sound [sudo] password for neon: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: yaru-theme-gnome-shell yaru-theme-gtk yaru-theme-icon yaru-theme-sound 0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 214 not upgraded. Need to get 27.9 MB/28.7 MB of archives. After this operation, 155 MB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy/main amd64 yaru-theme-icon all 22.04.4 [27.5 MB] Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy/main amd64 yaru-theme-sound all 22.04.4 [495 kB] Fetched 16.5 MB in 1min 46s (157 kB/s) Selecting previously unselected package yaru-theme-gnome-shell. (Reading database ... 198192 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../yaru-theme-gnome-shell_22.04.4_all.deb ... Unpacking yaru-theme-gnome-shell (22.04.4) ... Selecting previously unselected package yaru-theme-gtk. Preparing to unpack .../yaru-theme-gtk_22.04.4_all.deb ... Unpacking yaru-theme-gtk (22.04.4) ... Selecting previously unselected package yaru-theme-icon. Preparing to unpack .../yaru-theme-icon_22.04.4_all.deb ... Unpacking yaru-theme-icon (22.04.4) ... Selecting previously unselected package yaru-theme-sound. Preparing to unpack .../yaru-theme-sound_22.04.4_all.deb ... Unpacking yaru-theme-sound (22.04.4) ... Setting up yaru-theme-gtk (22.04.4) ... Setting up yaru-theme-gnome-shell (22.04.4) ... Setting up yaru-theme-icon (22.04.4) ... Setting up yaru-theme-sound (22.04.4) ...
Now open Gnome Tweak and you can choose cursor, icon, Shell, Sound to Legacy Application Yaru as shown in the following image in Gnome Tweaks:
Hopefully this “Install Yaru Theme On Pop OS Single Command” article is useful for you.