How to Install Numix 2.0 GTK & Icon theme in Ubuntu 13.10, 14.04

Last updated: October 24, 2013

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

This simple tutorials shows how to install Numix GTK as well as Numix icons on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint.

First take a look at screenshots:

numix gtk Ubuntu 13.10 Unity

numix gtk Ubuntu 13.10 Unity

numix icons ubuntu 13.10 unity

numix gtk & icons linux mint

numix gtk & icons linux mint

numix icons & gtk xfce4

numix icons & gtk xfce4

numix gtk & icons gnome shell

numix gtk & icons gnome shell

numix gtk & icons gnome shell

numix gtk & icons gnome shell

Install Numix GTK & Icons via PPA:

Numix project gets a launchpad PPA to make it easy to install Numix GTK, icons, wallpaper in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install numix-gtk-theme numix-icon-theme numix-wallpaper-saucy

Once installed, use Gnome Tweak Tool, Unity Tweak Tool or other system tools to apply Numix theme and icons.


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4 responses to How to Install Numix 2.0 GTK & Icon theme in Ubuntu 13.10, 14.04

  1. Help !
    on mya ubuntu 13.10 saucy says “Cannot add PPA: ‘ppa:numix/ppa’.”
    help me to get fix.

    • Use this instead to add the PPA:

      sudo sh -c 'echo "deb saucy main " >> /etc/apt/sources.list'

      Or directly download packages on launchpad:

  2. I’m missing a lot of the icon pictures. I’m in Ubuntu 13.10 and I used every command you posted.

    Any help would be awesome! :D

    • Hello,

      I had the same situation, and realized it was not numix error, neither ubuntu nor unity tweak tool or ubuntu tweak tool: the problem was UNITY desktop, I mean Unity didnot startup when it is rebooted, keeps reading the original installing OS config file, then adds new application with the respective icon, but Unity needs to be restarted. So you open a terminal pressing simultaneously CTRL+ALT+T keys, and copy this command and then press Enter Key:

      unity &disown

      then patiently wait some secs…Unity will restart and take you back into your terminal.. when all operations freeze in your terminal..close it and then check unity panel services, your apps, etc…

      The best and hugs from Chile.