this PR Yesterday, the Yaru GTK theme was merged to add Xfce support and tested on Xubuntu 21.04. On Xfce, Yaru is available in light and dark versions (GTK and window decorations), both of which use the dark Xfce panel (but in the light version with a light panel menu):
Yaru that supports Xfce may be available in Ubuntu (Xubuntu) 21.10, which will be released on October 14, 2021.
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If you want to try Yaru for Xfce immediately, you can install the latest Yaru From Git. It is important to note that by following the instructions below, your current Yaru installation will be overwritten (and it can be overwritten by any updates to the Yaru theme in the official repository) if you install it!
You need to install git, meson, sassc, libglib (development header files) and libxml2-utils to build Yaru.
For example, on Debian /Xbuntu (using the Xfce desktop), you can install them with the following command:
sudo apt install git meson sassc libglib2.0-dev libxml2-utils
Spin on Fedora Xfce:
sudo dnf install git meson sassc glib2-devel libxml2
Arch Linux / Manjaro with Xfce:
sudo pacman -S git meson sassc libxml2
Then, you can use Xfce support to build and install the latest Yaru from Git (GTK, icons, sounds, cursor themes, etc.):
git clone https://github.com/ubuntu/yaru
meson build -Dxfwm4=truesudo ninja -C build install
If you want to update to the latest Git, rebuild and reinstall it, delete
build Folder from
yaru Directory, and then use the terminal to navigate to
yaru Folder, run
git pull Get the latest Git and re-run
ninja The above command.
To change GTK and window border themes in Xfce, please open the settings and go to:
Appearance -> StyleTab to change GTK theme
Window manager -> StyleTab for changing window decoration theme
In both cases, you can change the theme to Yaru or Yaru-dark. If you install it according to the above instructions, you will also have the Yaru icon theme on your Xfce desktop, so you can also use it as needed.
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