Papirus – it’s a free and open source SVG-based icon theme for Linux with the material and flat style. Papirus Icon Theme is an amazing and nice looking theme. This theme has got inspiration from Sam Hewitt’s Paper theme. This theme supports both popular and new coming application icons. Mentionable supported popular apps are firefox, Twitter, Thunderbird, steam, opera, and much more, and Nocturn, Gmail, Cumulus, Gradio, Pithos are mentionable for new coming apps.
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Screenshot of Papirus icon Theme
Install Papirus Icon Theme:
To change gtk themes on Ubuntu Gnome or Unity desktop, you need Ubuntu Tweak tool or Gnome tweak tool installed on your system. In case you don’t have one, follow my tutorial two tutorials – How To Use Themes and Icons on Various Linux Desktop and How to Customize Gnome Shell with GTK Themes.
Now I will be showing you how to install this papirus icon theme on Ubuntu, Arch Linux, Manjaro distros. Open the Terminal and run the following command into it:
- Install on Ubuntu via PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:varlesh-l/papirus-pack sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install papirus-gtk-icon-theme
- Add PPA on Kubuntu:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:varlesh-l/papirus-pack sudo apt-get update
- Install on Kubuntu 14.04:
sudo apt-get install papirus-pack-kde4
- Install on Kubuntu 16.04:
sudo apt-get install papirus-pack-kde5
- Install on Arch Linux and Manjaro:
yaourt -S papirus-icon-theme-kde
If you don’t get comfortable with the Terminal and PPA installation method, then download the icon theme files:
If you have questions, suggestions, or a word of thanks, feel free to drop a comment below.
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Note: The features mentioned here are not all-inclusive. The features mentioned are compiled either from their respective official websites or from my personal experience using them.