Love it or hate it, Apple’s macOS has carved its place in the PC market, even more after the iPhone. One of the many advantages of using Linux though is that you have the freedom to make it look like anything you fancy. Follow the steps given below to install mac OS theme on your KDE Plasma desktop.

This is a clone of Cupertino’s flagship operating system. It is based on the latest version of macOS named Catalina. The creator tried to replicate every single detail to give almost the same look and feel of macOS for the Linux users. It has two different variants that are dark and light. This theme works great with the latest Xfce version 4.14.

Sierra is a Mac OSX like theme for GTK 3, GTK 2 and Gnome-Shell which supports GTK 3 and GTK 2 based desktop environments like Gnome, Pantheon, XFCE, Mate, etc. This theme is based on Arc gtk theme of horst3180. Download Macbuntu for free. Mac OS X Transformation Pack. Macbuntu is an open-source program, designed to transform Linux’s appearance and layout into a Mac OS X environment. There's plenty of advantages to open source software, one of which is the ability to tinker with and customize the tools themselves that you are using. Although there's plenty of FOSS tools available for Mac, especially through Homebrew, the number of packages available is much lower than the number of packages available for any Linux distribution. Steps to make Linux Mint 19 Looks Like Mac OS X Mojave Step 1. Install the Mac OS GTK3 Theme and Icon Theme. The easiest way to install the Mac OS X Theme and Icon Theme is by using the PPA provided by Nooblabs team. Open Terminal and then execute this command to install the required theme.

Being a Linux user doesn’t mean you have to loathe macOS or Windows. In fact, many people dig the look of Windows or macOS but simply don’t want to invest in buying them. The reasons can be several, but we won’t be discussing those here. Rather, let’s discuss how you can make your KDE Plasma desktop to look and feel like MacOS.

1. Top Panel

KDE Plasma looks more like Windows, by default than Mac. Some other desktop environments give more of a Mac feel with a top panel that houses the time/date, system tray, etc. Yet, it’s KDE Plasma that can replicate MacOS’s menu bar the best, as far as I know. In the screenshot above you can see the default KDE panel at the bottom, and a customized panel at the top that looks like the menu bar on a Mac. Before we can change anything, make sure widgets are unlocked.

System tray

  1. Right-click anywhere on the desktop and select Add panel > Application menu bar. This will add a white bar at the top of your screen. The panel you see in screenshots is the finished product and sadly I’m not willing to undo it all so …
  2. Click on the hamburger menu icon (three horizontal lines) on the very right and drag the Height button up or down to increase or decrease the height of the top panel to your liking.
  3. When you have the desired height, you can start adding widgets. Right-click anywhere and select Add widgets.
  4. Select the system tray from the Widgets and drag it to the very right of the top panel to place it. Do the same with the clock widget and add anything you want really. You can use the bottom panel as a guide or the screenshot above if you’re not sure which widgets to place.


  1. The system tray widget contains all the necessary icons which will appear when needed as it happens on Windows. I prefer adding each of the system tray icons manually because it gives more of a Mac look and is also less cluttered.
  2. In the screenshot above, right-to-left, the widgets are – Search, Lock/Logout, User Switcher, Simple Date and Time (you’ll have to download this one), Bluetooth, Networks, Audio Volume, Device Notifier, Clipboard, KDE Connect, Notifications, Weather widget. I’ve added Pager in order to easily switch between different virtual desktops, a trash widget, and a Netspeed widget as well but you can ignore those.

macOS-like Global menu

On the very left of the panel, add an Active Window Control Widget (might have to download it), next to it add the Global Menu widget. Unfortunately, I can’t show you how to space them but you’ll probably figure out how far or close you like those two on your own.

When you’re done, you might want to remove the bottom panel because you won’t be needing that. To do that click on the hamburger menu on the bottom panel, select More Settings… > Remove Panel.

macOS Dock for KDE Plasma

The other quite popular component of a Mac desktop is the dock at the bottom that houses all your favorite and currently open apps. The dock is not that hard to replicate though and can even be done on Windows with quite a perfection. Linux has many options such as Docky, Plank, and my favorite Cairo. You can use either you want, but you will need Mac themes for either one before it starts to look anything like the one in the screenshot above.


I’m using Cairo dock with a Mac theme (credit: sean barman). To install the theme on Cairo dock, right-click anywhere on the dock and select Cairo > Configure. Select Themes, then drag and drop the downloaded file to where it says …or drag and drop a theme package here: then click on Apply.

Icons and Cursor

There are so many MacOS icon packs and cursor themes for Linux that you can download and install and any of those will work fine. You can download the ones linked below if you’re having trouble finding them.

Extract the files and place the extracted folders in ~/.local/share/icons/

macOS Themes for KDE Plasma

By now your desktop must look like Mac but the menu bar is still quite white which is not how it looks on the Mac. Not to mention any apps you open must look completely off with the default KDE theme. To change that, go to System Settings > Workspace Theme > Desktop Theme and click on Get New Theme. Install and Apply Breeze Transparent, Breeze Transparent with Antu icons or Breeze transparent panel which I am using because it makes the top panel more transparent than the others. The downside is that the other themes also make a few other parts of the UI transparent, while this one doesn’t.

While you’re at it, you can also apply the Cursor Theme.

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Next, go to SystemSettings > Application Style and select Breezemite, then head over to System Settings > Icons and select your Mac icon pack.

That’s pretty much the gist of it although there still remain a few tweaks and modifications you can do to make it even better or just suit your style. Do you know that you can restart your KDE Plasma desktop with even rebooting? Read our tutorial to learn how to do that!

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This How To was especially tailored to suit the needs

for new Mint user those just arrived here from the Mac -
thereby they can proceed as normal as possible with the unfamiliar
Graphical User Interface of Cinnamon.

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So, now that you made the right decision to choose Linux Mint Cinnamon
as your new Operating System: Congratulations and Welcome!
Until you will feel more comfortable with it, this little How To shall help you
to deal with your new environment and feeling more home from the beginning.
After you feel more secure you still have time to explore all the things that makes
Linux Mint so great and find your own way how you want to use it and which kind
of adjustments and settings fits to you at best.

You have just arrived on Linux Mint Cinnamon and now you have
to deal with a lot of new things, like unknown applications,
new order on the file system, organizing your stuff and other circumstances.
In addition, you feel blocked up something through the desktop environment and
can not thus operate effectively as usual, because:
When you have been a long time Mac user -
you are very used to :
Initiate actions from the dock
or from the upper main menu bar of Finder
and so you find yourself often with moving the mouse
to the middle lower area of your desktop - but there is nothing -
accordingly you miss your dock too much.
The same story with the upper main menu bar.
The next sore point is the behavior of the file manager,
you are shocked in a serious way when you have to realize
that the option for a 'view in columns' is not available anymore.
Then the appearance at all.
The choice of colors is not that bad -
but also not charming enough for not to change it.
The same story with the desktop wallpaper, probably you will prefer your own.
Even the window buttons are reversed left to right -
and so is your mouse pointer too often at the wrong place for window actions.
You also would like to change the icons for folders and devices, 'maclike' -
but you do not know how to do it the way for that they will appear amazing and clear.
Do not worry about all these.
This little tutorial will show you the solution for all these little annoyances.
No matter if you do like the result of the adjustments and settings made after this
little training course or not:
At least
you will have learned a bit about how to setup the appearances on Cinnamon Rafaela,
there are a lot of (new) features inside, which you may not find easily.

We will start here - with the default settings after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.2 :

Here is the goal:


The icons themselves also need definitely really a serious treatment:

During the final stage we will have some sort of 'Aqua/Tiger mix'.
The default file manager window will
behave similar to the Finder of Mac OS Classic.
For the possibility of representation as a view in columns -
we need an extra File Manager *, which behaves much like the OS X Finder.

Linux Mac Os Theme

Table of Contents / overview
Configure and customize the Cinnamon System Settings
Modify and customize the panel
Customize „Files“ - the default File manager
Install a dock
Download Additional Themes
Download Additional Desktop Wallpapers
Creating a file storage at a particular location (Folder: „Appearance“)
Create subfolders in „Appearance“
Customizing the desktop background with the downloaded files (Wallpaper)
Customizing the appearance with the downloaded files (Themes)
Activate the newly installed themes
Installation of an Additional File Manager
Create/Use own icons and install them
Replace the icon for the computer with the created icon
Replace the icon for an application with an own icon

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Since this manual is too extensive for a HTML version
it is instead available as a PDF download:

You can download it here:

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