33 How to change the look and feel of Plasma


In the system settings of Plasma we can theme our workspace.

The Look and Feel is a kind of package. Icons, cursors, themes, fonts, … anything defined in there will be applied. The idea is to make it easier for the user to get one unified look.

It is also some kind of fall-back. You can always revert back to theĀ Breeze look and feel if things ‘get ugly’.

Installation of Numix theme

We install also an extra theme that I love and have tested for months called the Numix theme.

When you install it via system settings the Numix theme ends up in ~/local/share/plasma.

When you install it via terminal – yay numix-kde-theme – the Numix theme ends up in /usr/share/plasma.

In essence it is the same thing.

The picture below shows you the result if you install them both. – One is enough. If you like to make your own scripts then installing via yay is the best.

Plasma Challenge

You can follow our tutorials based on either of two ISO’s.

1. ArcoLinuxB Plasma (recommended)

We record the plasma video’s on an SSD installed from theĀ ArcoLinuxB Plasma ISO.
You can either create your very own ArcoLinuxB Plasma ISO following this tutorial or download it from Sourceforge. (ArcoLinuxB-plasma-18.11.2.ISO of 4.3 GB – games included)

2. ArcoLinuxD Plasma

You can also use the ArcoLinuxD ISO and then install Plasma with the help of the github scripts. This will not be an exact copy of the ISO.

Learn about the Plasma desktop and enjoy it.