How To Install Numix Circle Icon Theme In Linux?

Numix circle icon theme is the official icon theme from the Numix project.

Numix is the best icon theme among others and it’s all time favorite for me.

I was using the numix icon theme since long time and i never changed.

It is heavily inspired by, and based upon parts of the Elementary, Humanity and Gnome icon themes.

It’s entirely change your desktop appearance and you may feel it’s awesome.

Also, Numix project is offering numix square icon theme and Numix GTK theme.

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.

Alternatively you can try other Icon Themes & GTK Themes by visiting our other article.

1) How To Install Numix Icon Theme On Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint?

We can easily install Numix circle icon theme on Debian and Ubuntu system easily since the package is available from the official repositories.

For Debian/Ubuntu systems, use APT-GET Command or APT Command to install Numix circle icon theme.

$ sudo apt install numix-icon-theme-circle

For Fedora system, use DNF Command to install Numix circle icon theme.

$ sudo dnf install numix-icon-theme-circle

For Arch Linux based users can easily install it with help of AUR Helper, as this package is available in AUR repository.

$ yay -S numix-circle-icon-theme-git

Alternatively, we can use Numix official PPA to install Numix circle icon theme on Ubuntu or any of its derivatives (including Mint and elementary OS).

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install numix-icon-theme-circle

2) How To Install Numix Circle Icon Theme Manually On Linux?

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

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

$ cd /opt
$ sudo git clone  https://github.com/numixproject/numix-icon-theme-circle.git
$ cd numix-icon-theme-circle
$ sudo mv Numix-Circle /usr/share/icons
$ sudo mv Numix-Circle-Light /usr/share/icons
$ sudo rm -Rf /opt/numix-icon-theme-circle

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 Numix Circle Icon Theme In Linux?

Once we have successfully installed the Numix circle 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 Numix Circle icon theme by running the following command.

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

5) Numix Circle Icon Theme Screenshot Tour

Yup, we have successfully installed and activated the Numix circle 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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