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How do I get and install more themes, icons, and pointers?

I often find myself seeing new icons but I am unable to install them.

How do you install icons on Ubuntu? Can someone break down the process for me?

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marked as duplicate by Bruno Pereira Oct 3 '12 at 18:51

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Icons for what? Do you mean icons used in themes? Or application icons? Which flavor of desktop? – txwikinger Aug 12 '10 at 16:48
icons used for themes, gnome desktop :) – myusuf3 Aug 12 '10 at 18:58
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Drag and drop the theme package in the Appearance Preferences window
(System->Preferences->Appearance) Theme tab. alt text

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+1 Nice answer. I had look trough other threads here and finally found this one. It was helpful for me – Justas Aug 4 '11 at 6:43

To add a new icon theme, copy them into the hidden directory (control+h in nautilus to show hidden files) .icons in your home directory.

You should then be able to select them from Appearance Preferences.

If you don't have a ~/.icons directory, just create one.

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If you just want to change an individual icon you should do the following:

  • Download a .png image
  • Right click the icon you want to change
  • Go to Preferences and then click on the little image window on the upper left.

    It will open a dialog where you can select the icon you wish to substitute for the old one.

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! It would be great if you could add some screenshots to make it easier to follow your instructions. – Octavian Damiean Feb 8 '12 at 16:15

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