KDE Plasma a desktop environment initially released in July 2014 has grown up to the next level and KDE is still the primary choice for Linux enthusiasts, as it is highly flexible and can be customizable beyond any extend especially when it comes to KDE themes and icons there is no limit.

How to install themes in KDE Plasma

As of Plasma 5.19, it offers a large number of its theme database where a user can instantly download and install the required themes or other customization within the KDE Plasma settings app.

What If we want to install Custom Themes on KDE Plasma Without Using the Settings App?

Now, here comes the trickiest part of KDE DE because in KDE there are some custom themes i.e. Icon themes or Kvantum themes, etc are not available in the KDE database of settings apps. Which straightaway means that you can only download it from the website instead of directly installing it from the KDE settings App.

Here’s How you can Install KDE Plasma Custom Themes:

Step -1

Download the KDE Theme from the below link as per your choice


Step -2

Extract the KDE themes on /home/webwiks/.local/share/plasma/look-and-feel/

Extract theme

You can replace “Webwiks” with your username


Step -3

Activate Plasma Themes Via KDE Settings App

Now the next and final step is to activate the KDE theme via setting app for that you have to open KDE settings>>Look and Feel and there you will find your desire Custom theme which you want to apply.

Below are the links from which you can download KDE themes and icons.

KDE Themes store

So, the above steps are the easiest examples of Custom Theme Installation on KDE Desktop.


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