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Moloch is a simple Beamer theme suitable for anyone to use. It is a fork of the Metropolis Theme.

The fork was created for the following reasons:

  • To fix some outstanding issues that had not been addressed for a long time.
  • To remove some of the more opinionated design choices, such as special handling of the Fira family of fonts.
  • To strip away some features that added complexity to the code base without achieving valuable functionality for the majority of users, such as special code block designs and the pgfplots theme.

Do not expect this theme to be backwards compatible with the Metropolis theme.


Moloch is on CTAN, so you can install it using your favorite package manager. For example, with tlmgr:

tlmgr install moloch

You can also install the theme from source, in which case you need a working installation with l3build installed. Then just follow these steps:

git clone https://github.com/jolars/moloch.git
cd moloch
l3build install


The following code shows a minimal example of a Beamer presentation using Moloch.

\title{A minimal example}
\author{Johan Larsson}
\institute{Centre for Modern Beamer Themes}
  \section{First Section}
  \begin{frame}{First Frame}
    Hello, world!


The theme itself is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This means that if you change the theme and re-distribute it, you must retain the copyright notice header and license it under the same CC-BY-SA license. This does not affect the presentation that you create with the theme.


Contributions are welcome, but we are generally not interested in changes that can be easily added through the standard Beamer interface.

Also, when writing commit messages, please use the conventional commits format.


The project uses semantic versioning.


Almost all of moloch is a result of Mathias Vogelgesang's (@matze) hard work on the metropolis theme (of which moloch is a fork).

Thanks to @samcarter for the logo!

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (287.9k).

moloch – Beamer based on Metropolis theme

Moloch is a fork of the Metropolis Theme which fixes some outstanding issues of this theme.

LicensesCC BY-SA 4.0
Copyright2024 Johan Larsson
MaintainerJohan Larsson
Contained inTeX Live as moloch
MiKTeX as moloch
See alsobeamertheme-metropolis
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