How to Install Windows 10 Theme & Icon suite for 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 but causing some issues on GNOME 3, i advise users to don’t use on Gnome Environment and much suitable for Cinnamon & XFCE.

Light and Dark variant are supported, both is looking good and you have to decide which one are you going to use. You may ask ? lot of themes are available for Linux then why we need Windows theme & icon for Linux? Its purely targeting new users who’s migrating from Windows to Linux.

We can easily install the theme & icon suite to Debian based system using .dep file such as Debian, Ubuntu & mint. For other distribution we have to install manually using zip file.

You may interested to know, list of available GTK Themes & Icon Suits for Linux Desktop.

Suggested Read : Available GTK Themes for Linux Desktop

Suggested Read : Available ICON Themes for Linux Desktop

1) Install Windows 10 Theme & Icon Suite to Linux

We can easily install Windows 10 Icon & Theme by downloading the zip file from developer github page. After download the zip file, simple extract to /usr/share/themes. For Icon suite, visit developer github page then download the zip file and extract to /usr/share/icons.

1a) Install Windows 10 Icon & Theme on Debian, Ubuntu & LinuxMint

We can easily install Windows 10 Icon & Theme to Debian based systems using .deb file.

$ sudo https://github.com/Elbullazul/Windows-10/releases/download/v0.9.6/windows-10-tp_0.9-6.amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i windows-10-tp_0.9-6.amd64.deb

1b) Install Windows 10 Light Theme Manually on Linux

Download the zip file from developer github page, then extract to /usr/share/themes for all supported desktop Environment.

$ cd /usr/share/themes
$ sudo https://github.com/Elbullazul/Windows-10/releases/download/v0.9.6/Windows.10.Light.v0.9.6.zip
$ sudo unzip Windows.10.Light.v0.9.6.zip
$ sudo rm -Rf Windows.10.Light.v0.9.6.zip

1c) Install Windows 10 Dark Theme Manually on Linux

Download the zip file from developer github page, then extract to /usr/share/themes for all supported desktop Environment.

$ cd /usr/share/themes
$ sudo https://github.com/Elbullazul/Windows-10/releases/download/v0.9.6/Windows.10.Dark.v0.9.6.zip
$ sudo unzip Windows.10.Dark.v0.9.6.zip
$ sudo rm -Rf Windows.10.Dark.v0.9.6.zip

1d) Install Windows 10 Icon Theme Manually on Linux

Download the zip file from developer github page, then extract to /usr/share/icons for all supported desktop Environment.

$ cd /usr/share/icons
$ sudo https://github.com/Elbullazul/Windows-10/releases/download/v0.9.6/Windows.10.Icons.v0.4.1.zip
$ sudo unzip Windows.10.Icons.v0.4.1.zip
$ sudo rm -Rf Windows.10.Icons.v0.4.1.zip

2) Choose the Theme & Icon

Finally choose the theme based on the desktop environment tool to activate it.

  • GNOME Desktop: Gnome Tweak Tool >> Appearance >> Choose the theme from the drop-down box followed by “GTK+” >> Finally close the App
  • Unity Desktop: Unity Tweak Tool >> Appearance >> Theme >> Choose the desired theme from the list >> Finally close the App
  • Cinnamon Desktop: Menu >> Appearances >> System Settings >> Theme >> Choose the desired theme from the drop-down box on “Window borders”, “Controls” & “Desktop”>> Finally close the System Settings
  • LXDE Desktop: Menu >> Appearances >> Customize Look and Feel >> Widget >> Choose the desired theme from the list >> Apply >> Finally close
  • XFCE Desktop: Menu >> Settings >> Appearance >> Style “Choose the desired theme from the list” >> Finally close

3) Windows 10 Theme & Icon Suite tour

See below Windows 10 Theme & Icon Suite tour. Windows 10 Light theme menu screen shot.
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Windows 10 Icon screen shot.
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Windows 10 other Icon’s screen shot.
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Windows 10 Settings icon screen shot.
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Windows 10 Dark theme screen shot.
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Ubuntu with Windows 10 Icon screen shot.
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Manjaro with Windows 10 Icon screen shot.
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Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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