How to Install Numix Circle Icon Theme and Numix Theme in Ubuntu – A Best Ubuntu Icon Pack

In this article we are going to learn How to install Numix circle icon theme & Numix theme in Ubuntu. Numix is a theme application for Ubuntu operating system and a best Ubuntu icon Pack. By installing this application you can give a new look to your ubuntu OS with all icons. Here in this article I will explain, How you can install and change look of your Ubuntu theme & icon by following some simple steps.

There are so many themes are available on internet for Ubuntu but The best advantage of Numix theme is it’s not a memory hunger application and that is the reason this is one of my favorite theme among other available themes.

How to Install Numix Circle Icon Theme and Numix Theme in Ubuntu – A Best Ubuntu Icon Pack

Follow the below steps to install Numix circle icon theme & Numix theme in Ubuntu – A best Ubuntu icon pack

Before start the installation of Numix circle icon theme (Ubuntu icon pack) & numix theme we have to install the official PPA repository for that as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu . So to install the same use the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa   # Install PPA Repository
 The official PPA for the Numix Project - http://numixproject.org

The PPA consists of various artwork packages from the Numix Project.
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~numix/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpgr8ij60o/secring.gpg" created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpgr8ij60o/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 0F164EEB from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmpgr8ij60o/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 0F164EEB: public key "Launchpad PPA for Numix Maintainers" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
OK

After installing the PPA repository let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu using below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/numix/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                   
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]                                                                               
Hit:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/samoilov-lex/aftl-stable/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                                          
Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                          
Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]         
Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]
Fetched 306 kB in 4s (65.0 kB/s)   
Reading package lists... Done

Now we are ready to install the Numix circle icon theme package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install numix-icon-theme-circle   # Install Numix circle icon theme Package
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  numix-icon-theme
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  numix-icon-theme numix-icon-theme-circle
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 445 not upgraded.
Need to get 3,591 kB of archives.
After this operation, 64.6 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y   ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/numix/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 numix-icon-theme all 0.3+924~201711181316~ubuntu16.04.1 [2,338 kB]
Get:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/numix/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 numix-icon-theme-circle all 2.0.3+17~201709261930~ubuntu16.04.1 [1,253 kB]                            
Fetched 3,591 kB in 49s (73.2 kB/s)                                                                                                                                     
Selecting previously unselected package numix-icon-theme.
(Reading database ... 174198 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../numix-icon-theme_0.3+924~201711181316~ubuntu16.04.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking numix-icon-theme (0.3+924~201711181316~ubuntu16.04.1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package numix-icon-theme-circle.
Preparing to unpack .../numix-icon-theme-circle_2.0.3+17~201709261930~ubuntu16.04.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking numix-icon-theme-circle (2.0.3+17~201709261930~ubuntu16.04.1) ...
Setting up numix-icon-theme (0.3+924~201711181316~ubuntu16.04.1) ...
gtk-update-icon-cache: Cache file created successfully.
Setting up numix-icon-theme-circle (2.0.3+17~201709261930~ubuntu16.04.1) ...
gtk-update-icon-cache: Cache file created successfully.

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Numix circle icon theme package. To confirm the same refer the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l numix-icon-theme-circle   # Confirm the installed Package
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
+++-====================================-=======================-=======================-=============================================================================
ii  numix-icon-theme-circle              2.0.3+17~201709261930~u all                     Numix Circle icons

Now let’s install the Numix theme package using below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install numix-gtk-theme   # Install Numix theme Package
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  numix-gtk-theme
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 445 not upgraded.
Need to get 130 kB of archives.
After this operation, 2,319 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/numix/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 numix-gtk-theme all 2.6.7+670~201710270712~ubuntu16.04.1 [130 kB]
Fetched 130 kB in 4s (29.3 kB/s)          
Selecting previously unselected package numix-gtk-theme.
(Reading database ... 209977 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../numix-gtk-theme_2.6.7+670~201710270712~ubuntu16.04.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking numix-gtk-theme (2.6.7+670~201710270712~ubuntu16.04.1) ...
Setting up numix-gtk-theme (2.6.7+670~201710270712~ubuntu16.04.1) ...

Use below command to install Numix Square icon theme package.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install numix-icon-theme-square   # Install Numix Square icon theme Package

You can use below command to install Numix Wallpaper package.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install numix-wallpaper-*   # Install Numix Wallpaper package

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Numix circle icon theme (Ubuntu icon pack) & Numix theme package. Now to apply the installed themes on Ubuntu operating system we have to install Gnome Tweak Tool. So use the below command to install Gnome Tweak tool in Ubuntu.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool   # Install Gnome Tweak Tool Package
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0 gir1.2-gnomedesktop-3.0 gnome-settings-daemon gnome-shell-common iio-sensor-proxy mutter-common python-gi
Suggested packages:
  python-gi-cairo
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0 gir1.2-gnomedesktop-3.0 gnome-settings-daemon gnome-shell-common gnome-tweak-tool iio-sensor-proxy mutter-common python-gi
0 upgraded, 8 newly installed, 0 to remove and 445 not upgraded.
Need to get 2,145 kB of archives.
After this operation, 13.9 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y   ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation

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After installing the Gnome Tweak Tool package just type the below command to open the application

[email protected]:~$ gnome-tweak-tool   # Open Gnome Tweak Tool application

After running the above command you will get a screen like as shown below. Here in Appearance section you will get options to change Theme.

  • in GTK+ option select Numix from dropdown list. This option will change the theme of Ubuntu
  • In Icons option select Numix-Circle from drop down list if you want to apply Numix Circle icon theme (Ubuntu icon pack). OR if you want to apply Numix Sqare icon theme then select Numix-Square from drop down list.

That’s all, In this article, we have explained the How to Install Numix Circle Icon Theme and Numix Theme in Ubuntu – A Best Ubuntu Icon Pack. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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