How To Install Moka Icon Theme In Linux?

Moka is a stylized Linux desktop icon set, designed to be clear, simple and consistent which was created with simplicity in mind.

It was designed by Sam Hewitt and he has designed few famous icon sets.

Such as Faba icon theme, Paper icon theme and Suru icon theme.

With the use simple geometry & bright colors.

Each Moka icon has been designed and optimized at every size to achieve the a pixel-perfect look for your desktop.

Also, one of the most comprehensive icon sets available, Moka provides thousands of icons for many applications.

So no matter which Linux desktop you are using, Moka has you covered.

Moka is my favourite alternative icon sets of my primary Linux desktop (Manjaro Gnome).

It completely changes your desktop look and feel.

It supports all major Linux distributions and desktop environments such as Gnome, Cinnamon, xfce, etc,.

We had written many article about Icon Themes and GTK Themes. You can access those in single click by navigating the appropriate link in this article.

1) How To Install Moka Icon Theme In Ubuntu/Linux Mint?

There is no official package for Moka icon theme. Hence, we need to manually install it.

However, developer is offering a PPA for Ubuntu and Ubuntu-based distributions.

To do so, run the following commands.

$ sudo add-apt-repository -u ppa:snwh/ppa
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt-get install moka-icon-theme

2) How To Install Moka Icon Theme Manually In Linux?

If your distribution doesn’t provide the Moka icon theme, don’t worry we can easily install it manually with few steps.

To do so, visit the Moka icon theme github page and clone the repository and follow the below procedure to install it.

$ cd /opt
$ sudo git clone https://github.com/snwh/moka-icon-theme.git
$ cd moka-icon-theme
$ sudo mv Moka /usr/share/icons
$ sudo rm -Rf /opt/moka-icon-theme

3) How To Install Gnome Tweak Tool In Gnome Desktop?

The GNOME Tweak Tool is an extension of the GNOME shell that can be used to customize the Gnome desktop appearance.

Run the following command to install the Gnome tweak tool on Gnome desktop environment.

$ sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool

$ sudo dnf install gnome-tweak-tool

4) How To Enable/Activate The Moka Icon Theme In Linux?

Once we have successfully installed the Moka icon theme, it’s time to enable it.

To do so, follow the below procedure and enable it based on the desktop environment.

  • 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

Alternatively you can set the Moka icon theme by running the following command.

$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme "Moka"

5) Moka Icon Theme Screenshot Tour

Yup, we have successfully installed and activated the Moka icon theme. Now, it’s time to see the look.

GNOME Desktop Screenshot.

Folder Icon Screenshot.

Application menu Screenshot.

Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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