Sunday, 13 December 2015

Nice collection of icon sets for your Linux Desktop with installation instructions| Ubuntu PPA

This is a nice collection of iconsets  for your Linux Desktop, so if you are a fun of changing default themes of your Linux Distribution, then this post is for you. I tried to collect the nicest and most updated icons themes existing in this moment.

I tested the icon themes in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Beta1, icons did work just fine.

1- Faience:


2- Meliae Iconset theme


3- Gnome Colors


Ubuntu users, use the following PPA:
sudo apt-get install ppa:gnome-colors-packagers/ppa
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install gnome-colors

4- Hydroxygen_iconset


5- Humanity Icons Colors Version

For Ubuntu & LinuxMint use the following PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ravefinity-project/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install humanity-colors

6-  Vibrant Iconslarge

7- Awoken 2.4 (PPA Ubuntu)


8- AdriX icon theme


9- Faenza Icons:

PPA for Faenza icons for Ubuntu:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme

How to install and activate the new icons? (detailed for newbies :)

1- Download and extract the icons :

  • cd the directory where you downloaded the icons
  • Now extract directly to /usr/share/icons, example Adrix icons theme us
sudo tar xvjf AdriX-gnome.tar.bz2 -C /usr/share/icons/ 
If the archive is use this command (Change icons-theme-name withe the name of the downloaded file):
sudo tar -xvzf -C /usr/share/icons/
 For icons with PPA use the PPA above to install them.

2- Activate the icons:

You need to install Gnome Tweak Tool, use the following command:
sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool
– For Fedora and other rpm based distro, as root type the following command:
yum install gnome-tweak-tool
3- Now open Gnome tweak tool and under theme choose the icon you want
largeI installed humanity icons theme and chosed the blue ones, this how does it looks.
For Ubuntu users, if you want more icons themes, use the following ppa, it contains a large number of icon themes. For a complete list check launchpad
 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/themes
List of themes in this PPA can be found in this link :
Finally, if you know any nice icon-sets, please share it with me in comments,  i will add it to the post. Thanks
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