Steps to make Linux Mint 19 Looks Like Mac OS X Mojave Step 1. Install the Mac OS GTK3 Theme and Icon Theme. The easiest way to install the Mac OS X Theme and Icon Theme is by using the PPA provided by Nooblabs team. Open Terminal and then execute this command to install the required theme. Download mintyMac-Cinnamon for free. Cinnamon Desktop 2.2.8 on Ubuntu 14.04 Mini. Cinnamon Desktop version 2.2.8 built on Ubuntu Trusty Mini amd64 14.04 (37megs) with 13.13 kernel and the MDM display manager with GDM, HTML and GTK themed login manager. This release only contains the bear essentials for developers and live system builders. Sierra is a Mac OSX like theme for GTK 3, GTK 2 and Gnome-Shell which supports GTK 3 and GTK 2 based desktop environments like Gnome, Pantheon, XFCE, Mate, etc. This theme is based on Arc gtk theme of horst3180.
- This theme is a pretty awesome one. Canta is compatible with all the major desktop environments including the ones like Xfce, GNOME, Unity and all the other GTK 2 and GTK 3 based ones. The theme is also suitable for Linux Mint. This theme is a flat, material design that offers both a cool window look and icon pack. Let’s install it in our system.
- Upgrading to Linux Mint 19. The debian package and tar. The easiest way to install the Mac OS X Theme and Icon Theme is by using the PPA provided by Nooblabs team. A lot of Linux users seem to actively work towards keeping Linux exclusive to expert users, and/or as a pure open-source-only sanctuary. The team has stated that the 19.
If you’re looking for a Mac theme for Linux, look no further.
GNOME-OSX II is (as you might have already guessed) a Mac GTK theme for Linux desktops — and it’s a pretty pretty adaptation.
‘This theme is a ‘gnome-desktop-interpretation of Mac OS X”
Yup, this is not an out-and-out copy of the standard UI in macOS. The theme describes itself as “a gnome-desktop-interpretation of Mac OS X”, with the theme designer saying they’ve “tried to implement the feel of OS X on the gnome-applications.”
This means the theme it’s not trying to be a pixel-perfect clone of the macOS theme — and there are plenty of GTK themes that try to do that out there — but instead adapts the core design of Cupertino’s desktop OS in a way that makes sense (and looks best) on the GNOME desktop.
The GNOME-OSX II theme works with most modern GNOME-based desktops, including GNOME Shell, GNOME Flashback, and Budgie. But the theme does not work with the Unity desktop.
Aside from evoking the form and function of macOS there are some novel touches too, such as the use of a blurred sidebar in the Nautilus file manager, and consistent theming across GTK2 and GTK3 apps.
A compataible GNOME Shell theme is also available to download for those wanting even more mac-inspired bling for their desktops.
Why do this?
Mac Os Themes
Debate about the merits (or otherwise) of theming a Linux desktop to look like another operating system arises every time a theme like this is presented.
The terse answer is, if you can’t understand the appeal, sense or logic in doing it: don’t.
Whether you have Apple envy or simply admire and appreciate the design aesthetic of a macOS, there’s no shame if you decide to make Ubuntu look like Mac. The whole point of using Linux is (after all) that you can do things like this — you certainly can’t make Mac OS X look like Ubuntu!
Download GNOME-OSX Mac theme for Linux
The GNOME OS X II theme requires GNOME 3.20 or later. To use it on Ubuntu you need to be running Ubuntu 16.10 or above.
Once the download is complete you need to extract the tarball to your
Finally, to switch theme on you need to use the GNOME Tweak Tool, which is available to install from Ubuntu Software.
For a more faithful mac-ification try the La Capitaine Mac icon theme for Linux, also available as a free download from GNOME-Look.
Love it or hate it, Apple’s macOS has carved its place in the PC market, even more after the iPhone. One of the many advantages of using Linux though is that you have the freedom to make it look like anything you fancy. Follow the steps given below to install mac OS theme on your KDE Plasma desktop.
Being a Linux user doesn’t mean you have to loathe macOS or Windows. In fact, many people dig the look of Windows or macOS but simply don’t want to invest in buying them. The reasons can be several, but we won’t be discussing those here. Rather, let’s discuss how you can make your KDE Plasma desktop to look and feel like MacOS.
Mac Os Theme Windows
1. Top Panel
KDE Plasma looks more like Windows, by default than Mac. Some other desktop environments give more of a Mac feel with a top panel that houses the time/date, system tray, etc. Yet, it’s KDE Plasma that can replicate MacOS’s menu bar the best, as far as I know. In the screenshot above you can see the default KDE panel at the bottom, and a customized panel at the top that looks like the menu bar on a Mac. Before we can change anything, make sure widgets are unlocked.
- Right-click anywhere on the desktop and select Add panel > Application menu bar. This will add a white bar at the top of your screen. The panel you see in screenshots is the finished product and sadly I’m not willing to undo it all so …
- Click on the hamburger menu icon (three horizontal lines) on the very right and drag the Height button up or down to increase or decrease the height of the top panel to your liking.
- When you have the desired height, you can start adding widgets. Right-click anywhere and select Add widgets.
- Select the system tray from the Widgets and drag it to the very right of the top panel to place it. Do the same with the clock widget and add anything you want really. You can use the bottom panel as a guide or the screenshot above if you’re not sure which widgets to place.
- The system tray widget contains all the necessary icons which will appear when needed as it happens on Windows. I prefer adding each of the system tray icons manually because it gives more of a Mac look and is also less cluttered.
- In the screenshot above, right-to-left, the widgets are – Search, Lock/Logout, User Switcher, Simple Date and Time (you’ll have to download this one), Bluetooth, Networks, Audio Volume, Device Notifier, Clipboard, KDE Connect, Notifications, Weather widget. I’ve added Pager in order to easily switch between different virtual desktops, a trash widget, and a Netspeed widget as well but you can ignore those.
macOS-like Global menu
On the very left of the panel, add an Active Window Control Widget (might have to download it), next to it add the Global Menu widget. Unfortunately, I can’t show you how to space them but you’ll probably figure out how far or close you like those two on your own.
When you’re done, you might want to remove the bottom panel because you won’t be needing that. To do that click on the hamburger menu on the bottom panel, select More Settings… > Remove Panel.
macOS Dock for KDE Plasma
The other quite popular component of a Mac desktop is the dock at the bottom that houses all your favorite and currently open apps. The dock is not that hard to replicate though and can even be done on Windows with quite a perfection. Linux has many options such as Docky, Plank, and my favorite Cairo. You can use either you want, but you will need Mac themes for either one before it starts to look anything like the one in the screenshot above.
The same problem happens if you are in a situation to use both Windows 10 and macOS computers. The situation is quite common that you may have MacBook for personal use and need to use Windows PC on office. Here is a list of Windows equivalent Mac keyboard shortcuts that will help you to get things done on both environments easily. Windows Equivalent Mac ShortcutsUnfortunately, some Windows equivalent shortcuts are not available in Mac. Keyboard character shortcuts for mac. You may feel difficult to use the keyboard when.
I’m using Cairo dock with a Mac theme (credit: sean barman). To install the theme on Cairo dock, right-click anywhere on the dock and select Cairo > Configure. Select Themes, then drag and drop the downloaded file to where it says …or drag and drop a theme package here: then click on Apply.
Icons and Cursor
There are so many MacOS icon packs and cursor themes for Linux that you can download and install and any of those will work fine. You can download the ones linked below if you’re having trouble finding them.
Extract the files and place the extracted folders in ~/.local/share/icons/
macOS Themes for KDE Plasma
By now your desktop must look like Mac but the menu bar is still quite white which is not how it looks on the Mac. Not to mention any apps you open must look completely off with the default KDE theme. To change that, go to System Settings > Workspace Theme > Desktop Theme and click on Get New Theme. Install and Apply Breeze Transparent, Breeze Transparent with Antu icons or Breeze transparent panel which I am using because it makes the top panel more transparent than the others. The downside is that the other themes also make a few other parts of the UI transparent, while this one doesn’t.
Linux Mint Mac Os Theme
While you’re at it, you can also apply the Cursor Theme.
Mac Os Theme For Mint 17.3
Next, go to SystemSettings > Application Style and select Breezemite, then head over to System Settings > Icons and select your Mac icon pack.
Mac Os Theme For Mint 17th
That’s pretty much the gist of it although there still remain a few tweaks and modifications you can do to make it even better or just suit your style. Do you know that you can restart your KDE Plasma desktop with even rebooting? Read our tutorial to learn how to do that!