I have said it before and I am saying it again. Numix is the best theme out there in the Linux world. In this article, we are going to see how to install Numix theme and icons in Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04. We shall also see how to change themes in Ubuntu.
While I am stressing on Ubuntu, Numix is available for all major Linux distributions and desktop environments for e.g., GNOME, Cinnamon etc. Imagine the popularity and beauty of Numix that it is the default theme of Arch based beginner-friendly Linux distribution, Antergos.
Install Numix theme and icons in Ubuntu
We’ll be using the official Numix PPA. Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T in Ubuntu) and use the following commands to install Numix theme and icons:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install numix-gtk-theme numix-icon-theme-circle
If you want to install Numix wallpapers, use the command below:
sudo apt-get install numix-wallpaper-*
It will install all the Numix wallpapers available in the PPA. Once we have installed the themes and icons, let’s see how to change the default theme or icons to Numix.
Using Numix theme and icons
If you are using Unity, then instal Unity Tweak Tool using the command below:
sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool
If you are using GNOME, then install Gnome Tweak Tool with the help of the following command:
sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool
Once done, open the respective tools. In Unity Tweak Tool, change the theme and icons from here:
In Gnome Tweak Tool, change the theme and icons from here:
If you are using GNOME Shell and have troubles, see this tutorial to know how to install theme in GNOME Shell.
This is what my Ubuntu Gnome looks like with Numix theme and icons. I am not a big fan of Numix wallpaper, so I am not using them.
I hope this post helped you to install and use Numix theme in Ubuntu. Don’t forget to check out the best icon themes for Ubuntu 14.04.