How to Install and Use Numix Icon Theme in Ubuntu 13.10 / 13.04

Last updated: September 9, 2013

This brief tutorial shows you how to install & use Numix Ubuntu Touch style icons on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy and Ubuntu 13.04 Raring.

numix utouch style icon

Numix is a modern flat theme with a combination of light and dark elements. It supports Gnome, Unity, XFCE and Openbox.

To install this icons, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands to add the ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa

Then update and install:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install numix-icon-theme numix-icon-theme-utouch

Or you can download the Debs from the PPA packages page if you don’t want to add the ppa.

Once installed this theme, use the theme via unity tweak tool or gnome tweal tool. To set the theme in Xfce, run the following commands in Terminal:

xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Net/ThemeName -s "Numix"
xfconf-query -c xfwm4 -p /general/theme -s "Numix"

Numix icons in Ubuntu unity


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