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Adapta Theme is Now Available for the KDE Plasma Desktop

Adapta theme for KDE Plasma

The hugely popular Adapta theme is now available for KDE Plasma users to enjoy.

A new port brings the Adapta GTK theme to the KDE Plasma 5 desktop for the first time, news that will please fans of its famous flat stylings.

The development team behind the effort have also created Adapta themed additions and integrations for other apps, including for the Guake-like Yakuake, and made them available via Github:

  • Aurorae Theme
  • Konsole Color Schemes
  • Kvantum Themes
  • Plasma Color Schemes
  • Plasma Desktop Theme
  • Plasma Look-and-Feel Settings
  • Wallpaper
  • Yakuake Skins

This set of extras means KDE Plasma users benefit from a far more integrated and expansive Adapta experience than those running the original GTK theme on a GNOME-based desktop!

You’ll find downloads for both the Adapta theme and the extras mentioned above over on the Adapta KDE Github page:

Adapta KDE Github Page

How to Install Adapta Theme for KDE

If you’re running the KDE desktop on Ubuntu (or using an Ubuntu-based ‘distro’ like KDE Neon) you can install the Adapta theme for KDE on Ubuntu¬†simply by adding the Papirus team’s PPA.

Open a new Konsole window and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:papirus/papirus
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install --install-recommends adapta-kde

For a fully themed experience it’s recommended that you also use the Adapta KDE theme with the colorful Papirus icon theme:

sudo apt install papirus-icon-theme

Once everything is installed you can apply the theme and the icon set using the KDE Settings app.