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Title: Icons are in /usr/share/icons, but I can't apply them
Post by: UglyStuff on August 31, 2020, 02:42:57 PM
Hi everyone,

I've downloaded, unzipped and copied icon sets to my /usr/share/icons folder, but when I go to Appearance and try to apply said icons, they're not in the list.

I've rebooted several times, I can't find them.

When I sudo update-icon-caches /usr/share/icons/*, I get an error message for one of the sets (Arc-ICONS), but that's it.
Title: Re: Icons are in /usr/share/icons, but I can't apply them
Post by: darknetmatrix on August 31, 2020, 04:30:21 PM
look in your home folder and press ctrl + H so that you see the hidden folders.look for .icons, if not there create the folder .icons.Put your icon theme in it and choose from the appaerence in settings
Title: Re: Icons are in /usr/share/icons, but I can't apply them
Post by: UglyStuff on August 31, 2020, 05:48:27 PM
I have actually done both, place them in that folder under my home directory AND in the usr/share/icons folder, but nothing seems to work. I've even deleted them completely, purged the icon cache, then put them back in, still no go.

There's no X on any sub-folder in either directory indicating they're of the wrong format or something like that. I'm going to try again, but I'm not hopeful... :-(
Title: Re: Icons are in /usr/share/icons, but I can't apply them
Post by: Moltke on August 31, 2020, 07:38:46 PM
Hi everyone,

I've downloaded, unzipped and copied icon sets to my /usr/share/icons folder, but when I go to Appearance and try to apply said icons, they're not in the list.

I've rebooted several times, I can't find them.

When I sudo update-icon-caches /usr/share/icons/*, I get an error message for one of the sets (Arc-ICONS), but that's it.

Try
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sudo gtk-update-icon-cache /home/your_user/.icons/Icon-Theme-Name type in your password when asked and hit enter. Once you've done that, try applying the icons again and they should work this time. Also, if you actually ran
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sudo update-icon-caches /usr/share/icons/* that command is wrong, the cache is with no s at the end like
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sudo update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/* try this as well and see which one does the job.

Hope this helps! :)
Title: Re: Icons are in /usr/share/icons, but I can't apply them
Post by: UglyStuff on September 01, 2020, 04:59:22 AM
Moltke, when I enter the command with no "s" at the end of cache, like:
 
 sudo update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/*
 
Terminal says "command not found". I've also tried the other command you mentioned ("sudo gtk-update-icon-cache /home/your_user/.icons/Icon-Theme-Name") and Terminal returns "no theme index file".
 
Short of installing via another means (i wonder if there's a .deb file for that icon set), I don't see what else I can do. I like the Arc icons, but I like Paper better.
Title: Re: Icons are in /usr/share/icons, but I can't apply them
Post by: UglyStuff on September 01, 2020, 05:05:07 AM
Sometimes, it's as simple as visiting the author's webpage (https://snwh.org/paper/download) and download/install from there following instructions (in my case, by adding the ppa then installing from that source)...
 
*fullsize "facepalm emoji"*
Title: Re: Icons are in /usr/share/icons, but I can't apply them
Post by: Moltke on September 01, 2020, 07:53:29 AM
Moltke, when I enter the command with no "s" at the end of cache, like:
 
 sudo update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/*
 
Terminal says "command not found". I've also tried the other command you mentioned ("sudo gtk-update-icon-cache /home/your_user/.icons/Icon-Theme-Name") and Terminal returns "no theme index file".
 
Short of installing via another means (i wonder if there's a .deb file for that icon set), I don't see what else I can do. I like the Arc icons, but I like Paper better.

You did change "your_user" and "Icon-Theme-Name" by the actual thing, didn't you?

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Sometimes, it's as simple as visiting the author's webpage (https://snwh.org/paper/download) and download/install from there following instructions (in my case, by adding the ppa then installing from that source)...
 
*fullsize "facepalm emoji"*

Yeah, sometimes you have to go to the source itself. You might want to heck here https://www.xfce-look.org/browse/cat/ Glad you solved it! :)
Title: Re: Icons are in /usr/share/icons, but I can't apply them
Post by: b930306625 on September 21, 2021, 10:12:10 AM
iv been trying out some new icon themes for my Ubuntu install, however, every time i apply a icon theme some apps change  Kodi (https://kodi.onl/) nox (https://nox.uno/) and other dont.