Breeze Your GRUB A Little With A New Theme

Check out this new GRUB theme inspired by Plasma 5 Breeze style.

Updated Oct 6, 2016Customization
Breeze Grub2

If you’re a fan of the new Plasma 5 (a.k.a KDE) style, then you’d probably like to take it one step further. Dual / multi booters, this is your lucky day :)

Unlike few months ago, where we had another GRUB theme that required a little tinkering in order to setup, this theme is a bit more straightforward to install. Nonetheless, it might be beneficial to go over the previous GRUB post, even if just to get a higher perspective.

As you can see, this theme looks very nice and elegant and it supports a nice selection of distributions / OSs logos.


So, how do we install it?

Install Breeze GRUB2 Theme

To install, start with downloading the theme by clicking the button below:

Download Breeze-Grub Theme

Next, we shall extract the files and move the inside theme folder into a location suited for themes that could be used by all users and where we won’t accidentally delete it.

cd ~/Downloads      (if the download location is different than “Downloads” folder then insert it instead)

tar -xf ‘171217-Breeze-GRUB2.tar.gz’

sudo mv ~/Downloads/Breeze-GRUB2/breeze /usr/share/themes/

Almost done, now we shall update GRUB’s config file to use our new theme and then generate the new configuration based upon it.

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Look for the line that says: GRUB_THEME=  and make it look as so: GRUB_THEME=”/usr/share/themes/breeze/theme.txt”.

Note, if you don’t see a GRUB_THEME line there, then create it at the end of the file.  If the line is commented with ‘#’ remove it.

Regenerate GRUB config:

sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Other distros may use:

sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Ubuntu and derivatives may use:


That’s it! reboot and enjoy your new sleek GRUB theme.

Grub2 Theme Breeze is made by gustawho