Papirus is one of the best Linux icon themes available right now, so we were pretty pleased to learn that it’s been updated with a bunch of new app icons.
The Papirus icon theme, which is derived from Sam Hewitt’s Paper theme, already supports hundreds of well known apps, including all the usual faves like Firefox, Thunderbird, Corebird, GIMP and Geary.
But with new apps emerging all the time there’s no rest for the theme’s maintainer.
And in the latest round of updates the icon theme has extended its coverage to includea a bunch of newcomers (plus a few latecomers):
- Left 4 Dead 1 & 2
- Visual Studio Code
Install Papirus Icon Theme on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
If you like the look of Papirus Icon Theme and want to install it on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS you can — it’s up to you which method you choose.
To install via the official PPA (and stay up-to-date with new releases automatically) open a new Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:varlesh-l/papirus-pack sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install papirus-gtk-icon-theme
If you don’t fancy adding a PPA you can download the latest .deb installer directly from the PPA page:
Paprius is also available to download from GitHub, which is where you can also file any icon request bugs.
The icon theme is designed to work with most modern Linux desktop environments, including Unity, Cinnamon and MATE.
Remember: you’ll need to install and use Unity Tweak Tool in order to set the icon theme on Ubuntu.