Best Xenlism Wildfire Icon Theme for Linux Desktop’s

Xenlism is a technological graphics project to improve the overall appearance and feeling of the end-user desktop. It is about minimalism and realism. More accurately, Wildfire is an icon theme for any system running x11 project clients like or Wayland, like most of GNU/Linux or BSD systems and their derivatives (Debian, Archlinux, Mageia or FreeBSD)

The graphics standards are inspired by Nokia’s Meego and Apple’s iOS icons theme. Xenlism project has been tested on Gnome, Unity, Mate and Cinnamon but there is no reason for which it wouldn’t work with other desktop environment such as KDE or Xfce. Xenlism is heavy and weighs more than 200 MB because it supports more than 700 applications. Wildfire icons are vectorial, which means they aren’t limited by the definition of your screen but may be slow on some systems.

Xenlism’s Wildfire source code has been made with Adobe Illustrator and is made of .ai files, which have been converted to Prototype Template icons .svg files. Prototype Template icons is a script to easily build color by color scheme files. It includes a script to convert .svg or .ai to any other icon format : .ai→.svg, .ai→.icns, .ai→.png, .svg→.icns, .svg→.svg and .svg→.png.

1) Install Wildfire Icon Theme on Linux

We can easily install Wildfire Icon Theme on Linux Desktop through curl or wget with bash script

[Install Xenlism Wildfire Icon Theme via wget]
# bash <(wget -qO-

[Install Xenlism Wildfire Icon Theme via curl]
# bash <(curl -s

2) Install Wildfire Icon Theme to Debian based system

Install Xenlism Wildfire Icon Theme to Debian 8, 7, Ubuntu, 16.04, 15.10, 14.04, Mint 18, 17.3, 17.2, 17.1

[Install Xenlism Wildfire Icon Theme]
$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 90127F5B
$ echo "deb deb/" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install xenlism-wildfire-icon-theme
$ sudo apt-get install xenlism-artwork-wallpapers

3) Install Wildfire Icon Theme to Arch based System

Directly we can install either from AUR or we can add Xenlism Wildfire support Arch Linux Base Pacman Repositories.

$ sudo nano /etc/pacman.conf
SigLevel = Never
Server =

$ sudo pacman -Syyu
$ sudo pacman -S xenlism-wildfire

Install Xenlism Wildfire With AUR

$ yaourt -S xenlism-wildfire-icon-theme

You can easily change the theme/icons by navigating Unity Tweak Tool >> Themes or Icon Tab and choose your preferred themes & icon to enable it. Alternatively you can enable by navigating System Settings.

2) Xenlism Wildfire Icon Theme Screenshot Tour

I have added almost all part of the area screenshot with changes. Unity Dash Icon Style.

GNOME Icon theme with Mageia.

Folder Icon style from GNOME with Mageia.


Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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