Installing new Windows Themes in XFCE

To install an window theme in Xubuntu you need to move the folder with the theme in to your systems theme folder. In our beloved Xubuntu that happens to be /usr/share/themes. Ill tell you the GUI way and the Terminal way. In both examples im going to assume you theme is un-tarred and is just a folder sitting on your Desktop.

The GUI Way

Open up Terminal and type:

sudo thunar

Your presented with a Thunar window. Navigate to your desktop, right click your new themes folder and hit Copy. Now go to the Themes folder, to get there click File System on the left side of the window. Open the following path of folders.


Paste your Theme folder into your Themes folder, close thunar, and your done. Open the Theme menu on XFCE settings and you should see your new Theme.

The Terminal Way

Below is the command needed to move an folder from your Desktop to your Theme folder. Obviously replace Theme_folder with the name of your new themes folder.

sudo mv /Desktop/theme_folder /usr/share/themes

Open the Themes menu on XFCE settings and you should see your new theme.

For some XFCE themes have a look at :

Hope somebody finds this usefull ^^


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