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Install Shadow Icon Theme On Ubuntu

Install Shadow Icon Theme on Ubuntu. Shadow Icon Theme is a carefully crafted, bright and clean icon-theme for Gnome and Ubuntu Desktops. Shadow is a flat icon-theme for gnome 3.10+. The icons have colourful circular base with long shadow. As of version 2.7, it contains 800+ apps icon , 800+ system icons and counting.

Installation

From Github: git clone the content to ~/.icons folder.

From gnome-look.org: Download and untar the file in ~/.icons folder.

Once downloaded, activate the theme using tweak-tool or from command line: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme “shadow”

Icon Themed But Does Not Appear

Most of the time, this is because, the corresponding desktop file has full path in icon name. like, for some app named Foo, the corresponding foo.desktop file (e.g. /usr/share/applications/foo.desktop) may look like:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Foo
Exec=foo
Icon=/usr/share/icons/hicolor/foo-icon.png

This can not be themed. The workaround is to copy it to your ~/.local/share/applications/ and give the icon generic path like:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Foo
Exec=foo
Icon=foo-icon

More Info: https://github.com/rudrab/Shadow

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