I am using 14.04 desktop, on web these tablet icon theme sets are showing off again and again. but anyone knows how can i get them in use ? enter image description here


This themes can be downloaded from universe repositories for Ubuntu 14.04.

Open Terminal and Type Following Commands:

sudo apt-get update    
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-mobile-icons
sudo apt-get install suru-icon-theme

You can set it from unity-tweak-tool (can be downloaded by apt-get install unity-tweak-tool)

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To set themes by terminal, type following commands with your theme name:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "theme-name"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme "theme-name"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme "theme-name"
  • but these are not exactly same... do you have any screenshot of yours ? – Rohit Karadkar Apr 27 '14 at 9:35
  • @RohitKaradkar Have you tried this? Is suru-icon-theme not that you want? – Pandya Apr 27 '14 at 10:03
  • There's probably something wrong with my desktop, everything got messed up when i set that theme. Thanks for ur support – Rohit Karadkar Apr 27 '14 at 11:35

This is the Suru Icon Theme Package. Ubuntu’s New Mobile And Desktop Icon Theme, can be downloaded from Ubuntu

You can use synaptic to download and install packages. sudo apt-get install synaptic or, download the file, and press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, navigate to the download location, and run the command(s) below:

sudo dpkg -i <file_name>.deb
  • how should i install those from there ? – Rohit Karadkar Apr 27 '14 at 9:39
  • Look at the addition in my answer. – Mitch Apr 27 '14 at 9:45

The Suru theme packs can be found at the Ubuntu-Themes section of Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu-themes

Specifically 17.04: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/ubuntu-themes_16.10+17.04.20161205.orig.tar.gz

Specifically 14.04 - 16.10: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/ubuntu-themes_14.04+16.04.20160415.orig.tar.gz

You'll need to drop them into the /usr/share/theme and /icons folders along with any dependent themes (Suru uses Humanity, Ubuntu-mobile and Gnome theming/icons as fallbacks).

Another alternative is to use these icons from Github: https://github.com/clessley/suru-icons-16.10-for-android

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