Install and Use Sphere Icons on Ubuntu 13.10

July 18, 2013 — Leave a comment

Sphere is a beautiful icon set for Gnome3. It is based on icons by D.Arneaz, who has some great arts but only for Windows. Install this tutorial I’ll show you how to install this icon theme on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Unity.


  • Download and apply Sphere icons on Ubuntu 13.10
  • Enjoy!

To get started, click below link to download the icons with all colors:

Sphere 1.2.5 RAR, 193M

Decompress the package in your Downloads folder, then copy Sphere 1.2.5 v3 from extracted folder to user’s Home/.icons. Create .icons folder if it’s not there (Press Ctrl+Alt to see hidden folders).

install icon theme

To use the icons, open Gnome Tweak Tool or Unity Tweak Tool then select Sphere 1.2.5:

Change icon theme

There are various colors of these icons. You can choose between places in DUST, ORANGE, RED, BLUE, GREEN, PETROL and VIOLET. And now also in YELLOW and LIGHT BLUE!

Go to the extracted folder place-other-colors folder, choose the color you like, copy and paste to user’s Home/.icons/Sphere 1.2.5-v3 and replace the places folder.

Change icons colors]

That’s it. Enjoy!

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