How To Install Custom Themes And Icons In Linux

Unlike other operating systems, Linux allows users to customize everything from the code that makes it work, down to how it looks. For those who are sick of looking at the same bland UI, you can install custom themes and icons in Linux to make the interface look better. So, where are the best places to find custom themes?



Finding Custom Themes And Icons

There are many different places that give users the options to download custom icon themes, as well as custom desktop environment themes. Just opening up a Google search on the subject will give the user many different results, and download links. Though it is not discouraged to download icons or themes from any website you find on a whim, users might have better luck finding what they want by going to these community-trusted theming websites. The official KDE store. Here KDE users can download skins, desktop themes, and even custom widgets. A website dedicated to hosting high-quality Gnome-based desktop themes, as well as high-quality icon themes. An artwork sharing community very well known for having creators that share Linux custom desktop themes, and custom, high-quality icon themes.
Github: the home for almost all open source projects online (including custom icons and desktop themes for Linux). A great place Linux users can look for themes.

How To Install Icons For One User

First, find an icon theme from one of the websites listed above and download it. Once downloaded, extract the archive that it comes in. Not sure how to extract the icon theme? Right click on it, then click “extract here”. The file manager should automatically create a folder and place everything from the archive inside of it.

To install the icon theme, open up a terminal window and start entering these commands.

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May 12, 2017