We all like to spice our Ubuntu desktops up now and again, and the easiest way to do it is by changing the icon theme.

Nitrux is a new squared icon set for Linux that sports clean lines, smooth gradients, and simple icon logos.

Although familiar to the popular Faenza icon set in that both are squarish, Nitrux shuns the faux-3D look for a flatter, more minimal style.

Nitux can be downloaded directly from the icon creators DeviantArt page @ deviantn7k1.deviantart.com/art/Nitrux-OS-Icons-293634207

Better, Faster, Easier

However, if you’re planing to use Nitrux with Ubuntu’s default Ambiance theme (or any other dark theme for that matter) you may prefer to use the following spin-off version I’ve put together.


  • It adds a bunch of extra app icons (including Smuxi, Polly, Shutter and Marlin)
  • Uses monochrome indicator icons

Install Nitrux-UMD in Ubuntu

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kokoto-java/omgubuntu-stuff
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nitrux-umd

All you have to do is then apply the theme with a tweak tool of your choice, we recommend MyUnity.

Our tip: Pair Nitrux with the ‘squared’ Ambiance we featured earlier this month for an awesomely angular desktop look

Wallpaper by Vladstudio

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