How to Install Numix Themes and Icons Packs in Elementary OS Freya

Looking for ways to makeover your Linux desktop? Why not change the icon themes? Today, I’ll show you one of best Icon Pack For Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS And Other Derivatives System.

Numix is the official icon theme from the Numix Project. It is heavily inspired by, and based upon parts of the Elementary, Humanity and Gnome icon themes. It designed to be used along side the application icon theme Numix Circle. All icons variants contains Folders icons, System Settings icons, Indicator icons, Symbolic icons, and a lot more.

How it looks like? Here are the screenshots from my Elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya:

Install Numix Icons on Elementary OS Freya

Installing Numix Circle Icons on Elementary OS

Numix Icon on Elementary OS

How to Install Numix Icons Pack on Elementary OS

Supported Linux OSes

Numix theme and icons also works fine for :

1. Ubuntu

  1. 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr
  2. 14.10 Utopic Unicorn
  3. 15.04 Vivid Vervet
  4. 15.10 Wily Werewolf 
  5. 16.04 Xenial Xerus

2. Linux Mint

  1. 13 Maya
  2. 14 Nadia
  3. 15 Olivia
  4. 16 Petra
  5. 17 Qiana
  6. 17.1 Rebecca
  7. 17.2 Rafaela
  8. 17.3 Rosa
  9. 18 Sarah

3. Elementary OS

  1. 0.2 Luna
  2. 0.3 Freya

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Install Elementary Tweaks

Similar to the way you change the themes and icons in Ubuntu Unity ( Unity Tweak Tool ), Gnome (Gnome Tweak Tool), you need to install tweak tools named Elementary Tweaks to change hidden desktop settings.

Open terminal and run the following command :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mpstark/elementary-tweaks-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install elementary-tweaks

Once installed, you will find Elementary Tweaks in the System Settings tool.

Install Themes and Icons in Elementary OS

If you are an experienced user, probably already know how to do. But for the beginners?, it would be helpful to know how to install new themes and icons in your Elementary OS. Open the terminal, and run the following commands :

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:numix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install numix-icon-theme-circle

Change Elementary OS Freya Theme and Icons

Now when the new icons installed, this time to see how to change the default Elementary icons with Numix. Changing themes in Elementary OS is pretty simple.

Go to Application -> System Settings -> Choose Tweaks.

Under Appearance category, you'll see some options. They are :
  • Prefer Dark Theme
  • Metacity Theme
  • GTK+ Theme
  • Icon Theme
  • Cursor Theme
  • and Window Controls
Change Elementary theme and icons

When you click on it, it will show you all available themes and icons. If you need more icons for you can try the two below :

So, it's all I can write about a quick tutorial how to install and change themes and icons in Elementary OS Freya. Hope you've enjoyed reading this post. Thanks for visiting us!