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I have downloaded the Ubuntu OS for my computer. I needed few system ui images. But unable to find, i need them for my icons and windows.

Thank you

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Just go to and download the theme you are interested in. You will find all the icons, wallpapers and images inside the .tar package. If you are on Windows you can uncompress it using 7-Zip for example.

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You find the installed icons in


and the background images in


The icons are separated into subdirectories be theme, kind of icon, and icon size. There are .png and .svg icons:

$ ls /usr/share/icons/Humanity-Dark/places/48 
distributor-logo.svg  gnome-main-menu.svg  novell-button.svg  start-here.svg
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