Papirus Icon Theme Receives Update And Adds More App Icons

Papirus is one of our top 10 best Linux icon themes available right now and so we happy to learn that it has been updated with new app icons.

The Papirus icon theme, derived from Sam Hewitt’s Paper theme, already supports hundreds of well-known applications, including the usual favorites like Firefox, GIMP, Thunderbird, Corebird, and Geary.

But this also means that there’s no rest for the theme’s maintainer because of all the new apps emerging all the time. And in the latest round of updates the icon pack has extended its coverage to include a good number of newcomers:

  • Anatine
  • Nocturn
  • Wmail
  • Cumulus
  • Gradio
  • Pithos
  • Left 4 Dead 1 & 2
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Desura
  • Itch

Installing The Papirus Icon Theme on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


As you probably know, on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS it is up to you to choose the installation method you want to use for your icon theme.

To install via the official PPA (as well as automatically stay up-to-date with new releases ) 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

Or you can just download the latest .deb installer directly from the PPA page:

Download Papirus Icon Theme for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

The Paprius icon theme is also available for download at GitHub, which is where you can also file any icon request bugs.

Papirius has been designed to work with all the modern Linux desktop environments but just remember that you’ll need to install and use Unity Tweak Tool to set the icon theme on your Ubuntu desktop.

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Martins Okoi
Computer Science enthusiasts with a passion for learning new things. In my spare time, I listen to music, read like a compiler, and learn like an A.I algorithm.

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