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Change Themes in Kali Linux, Customization & Installation

In this article, we’re going to teach you how you can change themes in Kali Linux. Do you want to change your interface while doing pen-testing? Kali rolling comes with a great customized interface with awesome icons and graphics, but a time comes when you get bored after a long time.

Step 1. Searching and Downloading Theme

The first step you can go to the GNOME-Look website to download themes, link here: http://www.gnome-look.org You can download any theme which says gtk 3.x in tar.gz format. So in the next step, we have to install our theme.

Step 2. Extracting and Copying Theme

When you’re done downloading your required theme for Kali Linux you need to extract the tar.gz file using the terminal command.

Open up your terminal type: tar - zxvf mytheme.tar.gz

 When you are done with the extract, you have to move these files to this directory: /usr/share/themes/

Step 3. Installing Theme

Now, you are in the installation step this will require you to install a tool that can be used to apply themes. The tool is called “Gnome Tweak Tool” this tool comes pre-installed in Kali Linux 2x but in the older version, you can open up your terminal and install that tool.

Type in terminal: apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

Open the tweak tool and under the appearance tab, you will find the themes section. Change GTK+, Icons, and Shell theme to the downloaded theme and you l have the theme applied.

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Noor Qureshi

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Network Security and Information Security.

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