We all knows, flat design GTK themes & Icons are become more familiar among others now a days. Today we are going to introduce, another greet flat icon theme called Masalla. and released after Long time back,
I thought to write about Masalla icon theme long time back because i liked very much but unfortunitly there is no update from the developer more than a year, that’s why i kept quit but now i can (feel happy to writing about it) because the updated version of Masalla icon theme got released a week before (after 1 year & 10 months).
This latest release included new color theme (yellow, red, violet, brown, black, grey, green) with dark and light colors. Also added install & uninstall scripts.
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The name of project is inspired from Obelisk name in arabic language (like Obelisk of Hammurabi in History of Iraq).
As the name implies, we can understand, its mixture of different icons sets and offers more than 15000+ icons which includes all kind of icons such as categories, devices, places/folders, status, mime-types, and more.
It support most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, KDE, Xfce, Mate, Lxde, and others.
You can simply install Masalla icon theme by running
INSTALL script. If you don’t like and want to remove, simply run the
Install Masalla Icon Theme on Linux
Just clone the developer github repository and run the
INSTALL script to install Masalla Icon Theme.
$ cd /opt $ sudo git clone https://github.com/hayderctee/masalla-icon-theme.git $ cd masalla-icon-theme $ sudo ./INSTALL [sudo] password for daygeek: Icon themes will be installed in /usr/share/icons and are available for all users. Do you want to continue ? [Y]es, [N]o : Y What distributor logo would you use ? [A]rchlinux, [D]ebian, [f]edora, [F]rugalware, [G]entoo, [L]inux Mint, [O]pensuse, [M]andriva, [S]lackware, [U]buntu, [u]ruk, : U Installation complete. Enjoy !
Install Masalla Icon Theme on Arch based systems
We can easily install Masalla Icon Theme on Arch based system such as Arch Linux, Antergos, Manjaro & Apricity OS through AUR repo.
$ yaourt -S masalla-icon-theme or $ packer -S masalla-icon-theme
Manjaro Linux users can install from official repository
$ sudo pacman -S masalla-icon-theme
NOTE : If you are using KDE desktop then run the following commands too. For example
$ sudo mv /usr/share/icons/YOUR_MASALLA_COLOR/index.theme /usr/share/icons/YOUR_MASALLA_COLOR/index.theme.back $ sudo cp /usr/share/icons/YOUR_MASALLA_COLOR/index.theme.kde /usr/share/icons/YOUR_MASALLA_COLOR/index.theme
To rollback to other desktop environments.
$ sudo rm -rf /usr/share/icons/YOUR_MASALLA_COLOR/index.theme $ sudo cp /usr/share/icons/YOUR_MASALLA_COLOR/index.theme.back /usr/share/icons/YOUR_MASALLA_COLOR/index.theme
Choose the Icon
Finally choose the Icon based on the desktop environment tool to activate it.
GNOME Desktop:Gnome Tweak Tool >> Appearance >> Choose the Icon from the drop-down box followed by “Icons” >> Finally close the App
Unity Desktop:Unity Tweak Tool >> Appearance >> Icon >> Choose the desired icon from the list >> Finally close the App
Cinnamon Desktop:Menu >> Appearances >> System Settings >> Theme >> Choose the desired icon from the drop-down box >> Finally close the System Settings
LXDE Desktop:Menu >> Appearances >> Customize Look and Feel >> Icon Theme >> Choose the desired icon from the list >> Apply >> Finally close
XFCE Desktop:Menu >> Settings >> Appearance >> Icons “Choose the desired icon from the list” >> Finally close
Masalla Icon Theme Screenshot tour