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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

Install and Use Sphere Icons on Ubuntu 13.10

Last updated: July 14, 2017

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:

Download Sphere

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!