Installing Budgie on Manjaro

Installing Budgie on Manjaro

Installing Budgie on Manjaro

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One of the most impotent features when using Linux as a primary workstation, is the desktop environment. They have a huge impact when it comes to multitasking capabilities and how you use the computer. A new desktop environment made by the guys over at EvolveOS called Budgie is available through the AUR. Luckily for us, the install is very simple, and it doesn’t require many steps to get your Linux computer looking like this

Manjaro with Budgie


Lets start installing Budgie on Manjaro. Open up your favorite terminal emulator, im using the gnome-terminal in this case and write yaourt budgie-desktop-git

Now select the git version (should be the only option)

Now, proceed with the installation. The Budgie desktop works now, but if you want to use the desktop to its fullest potential, you will need to install some extra gnome tools.





pacman -S gnome-desktop gnome-control-center gnome-tweak-tool nautilus

pacman Install TweakTool

After the install, you should be able to open the tools be pressing "alt + f2" and write gnome-tweak-tool

. 04TweakToolSettings

Here you can make changes to make the desktop fit your needs. I used some default themes, but you can also find more GTK themes online. There were some issues with icons and wallpaper working correctly. The best solution at the moment is to download and install nautilus. Nautilus is the default file manager in the Gnome desktop environment and works well, and you can still use your own file manager even if Nautilus controls the desktop.


Much of the information is from browsing and searching, but 1 post was particularly helpful from the Manjaro forum

Martin Jørgensen

Martin Jørgensen

Got my degree from EAL in 2012 as an IT-Technologist with specialty in network. I enjoy living in a century where I can earn a living doing my hobby. Material I publish here are often part of my small projects.
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