The default Ambiance Ubuntu Theme is really nice, but in case you’re not satisfied there are thousand themes to try. Installing a Ubuntu theme is very easy but first there are some simply steps to follow.
There are two ways to install themes in Ubuntu Linux. Downloading manually and add it via a PPA (Personal Package Archives).
Install Themes in Ubuntu Linux
First open your Home folder and create a new folder
.themes – is important the dot in front. After from the keyboard press CTRL + H to show the hidden files and find and open the .themes you have created. In this folder we will paste the theme folder.
Install Install Unity Tweak Tool
Change Ubuntu Linux Theme
Now the last step, selecting our downloaded theme. Launch Unity Tweak Tool and under Appearance select Theme.
Find the name of the theme you have downloaded and select it. After some seconds you will have a new theme in Ubuntu. Try other Ubuntu themes from the list below.
Install Icons in Ubuntu Linux
For the icons we have to follow the same steps. First create a
.icons folder in Home. Then download your Ubuntu icons set and extract the folder inside the .icons folder.
Install Themes and Icons via a PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install numix-gtk-theme numix-icon-theme-circle
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