Are you on a hunt to find the best icon themes for Ubuntu? This article could help you find a few.
It’s easy to change icon theme on Ubuntu, giving your desktop a flaunting new look in one easy move.
To change the icon theme on Ubuntu you need to use the Unity Tweak Tool app. This is a free available to install app that you will find from Ubuntu Software. By the way, if you’re using the GNOME Shell desktop you should use the GNOME Tweak Tool to change icon theme.
If you’re not sure how to install Ubuntu icons don’t worry; we explain how to download and install each of the icon packs listed.
Now, let’s see a few Ubuntu icon themes.
1. Papirus Icon Theme
‘Papirus is the perfect icon pack for the modern Linux desktop.
It is the most popular Linux icon theme.More than being colourful, inventive, and shapely the set still manages to retain cohesiveness. Papirus is the perfect icon pack for those wanting a modern and classy Linux desktop.
You can install this theme by just opening a new Terminal window and running these two commands, entering your password when prompted:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:papirus/papirus
sudo apt update && sudo apt install papirus-icon-theme
2. Shadow Icon Theme
The Shadow icon theme helps your desktop make a statement.
App icons are round in shape, though folders are squared and blue and there’s an assortment of file. Using simplistic 2D glyphs and a long drop shadow that falls to the left of the screen, the Shadow icon theme follows the “Material Design” trend that’s popular as of now.
3. Uniform Icon Theme
Uniform is another flat, but shapely icon theme that gives your desktop an informal and playful look and feel.
An unofficial extension version of the Uniform icon theme is available and is called ‘Uniform+. Although it is designed for the MATE desktop, it works just dandy on GNOME, Cinnamon, Unity, etc.
Disadvantage of this theme is that the official Uniform Icon Set is largely abandoned. It lacks support of many popular applications and common file types.
4. Numix Circle Icon Theme
Created by the Numix Project, the Numix Circle icon set is a real gem having circular icons that is inventive, striking and has lashings of color. Numix Circle icons cover several thousand applications, all of which are circle shaped.
To install Numix Circle icon theme on Ubuntu just open a new Terminal window and run the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa
sudo apt update && sudo apt install numix-icon-theme-circle
5. Moka Icon Theme
Moka uses a rounded tile shape for all of its application icons.
Moka remains one of the most comprehensive icon themes in terms of app coverage,although not so popular as it once was.
If you’re running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS the best way to install Moka is by adding the official Moka PPA to your software sources:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:moka/daily
sudo apt update && sudo apt install moka-icon-theme