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UglyStuff:
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.

darknetmatrix:
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

UglyStuff:
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... :-(

Moltke:

--- Quote from: 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.

--- End quote ---

Try

--- Code: ---sudo gtk-update-icon-cache /home/your_user/.icons/Icon-Theme-Name
--- End code ---
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
--- Code: --- sudo update-icon-caches /usr/share/icons/*
--- End code ---
that command is wrong, the cache is with no s at the end like
--- Code: --- sudo update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/*
--- End code ---
try this as well and see which one does the job.

Hope this helps! :)

UglyStuff:
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.

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