When it comes to elegant looking operating systems, unarguably, Apple’s Mac OS is one of the top contenders. You can make your Manjaro look like MacOS in a few simple steps.
Manjaro is a beautiful looking Linux distribution based on Arch Linux distribution. It comes in 3 flavors including the GNOME, KDE, and the lightest XFCE. You can further revamp your Manjaro PC by applying themes. Let’s take a look at how to install the McOS Theme in the Manjaro XFCE.
Installing MacOS Theme in Manjaro XFCE
One of the best features in the XFCE is the ease with which eye candies can be installed. Here are the steps needed:
Step 1) Download MacOS Theme for Manjaro XFCE from below link. Your downloaded file should look something like McOS-XFCE-Edition-II-1.tar.xz.Download McOS Theme
Step 2) Extract the content.
Step 3) Open “Home” directory. Click “View” and select “Show Hidden Files”.
Step 4) Create a new folder and name it as .themes.
Step 5) Copy and paste the McOS-XFCE-Edition-II-1 folder into the .themes.
Step 6) Launch “Appearance” app and select the “McOS-XFCE-Edition-II-1”. You should immediately see the shiny new theme in action!
Step 7) Open the “Window Manager” app and similarly select the new theme.
If needed you can change the button layout to show the control buttons on the left. Simply click and drag the buttons in the “Button layout” section.
Installing Mac OS X Icons in Manjaro XFCE
Now that you have the themes and the windows manager updated to the new Mac OS look, all you need are some juicy Mac OS X icons. MacOS Sierra package is community developed free icons package inspired by Mac OS X. Here is how to install it.
Step 1) Download Mac OS X icon package from the below link and extract the content.Download MacOS Sierra Icon Theme
Step 2) Create a folder named .icons in the “Home” directory.
Step 3) Copy and paste the icon folder into the “Home” directory.
Step 4) Open the “Appearance” app and click the “Icons” tab. Select the style “MacOS Sierra”.
That’s it! You should see the shiny new icons activated.