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Transform Your Linux Desktop Icon Theme using Numix Circle

Why not transform your linux dsktop to look more beautiful using Numix Circle icon theme. Its one of Numix project latest icon theme for Linux and it uses circle shaped applications icons. It’s licensed under the GPL-3.0+ hence making it free to use. Before we proceed on how to install Numix Circle on ubuntu, lets take a quick look at what the latest version offers us.

Numix Circle

The latest verrsion v14 comes with about 2150 application icons covered (over 800 more than the previous version). One of the most notable changes to this release is that the baseplate background shape and some of the icons symbols have been completely redone so it feels like a whole new theme. It is a huge improvement over the previous version.

Numix Circle Key Features

It has custom:

  • Folders icons
  • System Settings icons
  • Indicator icons
  • Symbolic icons
  • and more
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How to install Numix Circle on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:numix/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install numix-icon-theme-circle

How to uninstall Numix Circle from Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Freya and other Ubuntu derivative

sudo apt-get remove numix-icon-theme-circle

How to install Numix Circle on Fedora

sudo dnf copr enable numix/numix

sudo dnf install numix-icon-theme-circle

Now install unity tweak so we can customize our desktop to use this icon theme

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freyja-dev/unity-tweak-tool-daily
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool
  • Open Unity Tweak > Click on Theme under Appearance > Click on Icons tab > Locate the newly installed Icon theme

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