How To Install Windows 10 Icon Theme In Linux?

Windows 10 made a revolution for Microsoft after causing a lot of noise in the tech world once again, how Windows XP & Windows 7 made it.

Many people loved the Windows 10 graphical interface which is very pretty & looking good.

It’s available for Linux Desktop too.

It’s support all the major Linux Desktop Environment such as Unity, Cinnamon Gnome, XFCE, Mate, OpenBox, LXDE, GTK 3.x & KDE Plasma 5.

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 Windows 10 Icon Theme In Linux?

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

It’s simple and we can install it with few steps.

To do so, visit the Windows 10 icon theme github page and download the latest package and follow the below procedure to install it.

$ cd /opt
$ sudo wget https://github.com/B00merang-Project/Windows-10/releases/download/v0.9.9-AU/Windows.10.Icons.v0.5.tar.gz

unzip the tar archive file

$ tar -xvf Windows.10.Icons.v0.5.tar.gz

Finally move the Windows 10 Icons folder to /usr/share/icons

$ sudo mv 'Windows 10 Icons' /usr/share/icons

2) 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

3) How To Enable/Activate The Windows 10 Icon Theme In Linux?

Once we have successfully installed the Windows 10 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 Windows 10 icon theme by running the following command.

$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme "Windows 10 Icons"

4) Windows 10 Icon Theme Screenshot Tour

Yup, we have successfully installed and activated the Windows 10 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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