XFCE / Xubuntu Windows 95


Chicago95 XFCE / Xubuntu Windows 95 Total Conversion

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I was unhappy with the various XFCE/GTK2/GTK3 Windows 95 based themes and decided to make one that was more consistent across the board for theming.

Included in this theme:

  • Icons to complete the icon theme started with Classic95

  • GTK2 and GTK3 themes

  • Edited Redmond XFWM theme to more accurately reflect Windows 95

  • Chicago95 Plus! A tool to preview and install Windows 95/98/ME/XP themes

  • Plymouth theme created from scratch

  • An MS-DOS inspired theme for oh-my-zsh

  • Partial support for HiDPI monitors

  • Partial icon theme for LibreOffice 6+


  • GTK+ 3.22 or 3.24

  • Xfce 4.12, 4.14, 4.16

  • gtk2-engines-pixbuf (Recommended for GTK2 applications)

  • The xfce4-panel-profiles package

  • A Window compositor

(If your are using an older desktop that uses GTK3.18, you can use this forked version of the theme.)


Click here for Chicago95 documentation and extra features.

Installation Packages:

Manual installation and setup instructions:

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Install a Microsoft Windows Plus! theme:

Click here for installing custom themes.

Install the Plymouth boot splash theme:

Click here for install steps.

Install the LibreOffice icon theme:

Click here for installing the LibreOffice Chicago95 icon theme.

Miscellaneous KDE Support (experimental):

  • SDDM Logon Manager:: Click Install from file... in Loggin Screen (SDDM) manager. Select SDDM/Chicago95.tar.gz to install the theme.

  • Splash Screen: plasmapkg2 -t lookandfeel -i KDE/Splash/chicago95.splashscreen


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Code and license

License: GPL-3.0+/MIT

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