Friday, December 28, 2012

Beautify your Desktop with Potenza, a New Icon Theme for Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Potenza is the name of the new icon theme that has been created by the Mystras team. This beautiful icon theme comes in two different colors for folders (blue and orange). In this article, we will see how to install this icon set in Ubuntu Unity or Gnome Shell, but the Potenza's author is working hard to make it compatible with most Linux desktop environments, you can support him here.

The PPA is available for these Ubuntu/Linux Mint distros:

  • Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04
  • Linux Mint 14/13
Potenza Icon Theme Installation

To install Potenza and Potenza Orange in Ubuntu/Linux Mint, open the terminal and issue these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/potenza 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install potenza-icons

You can use Gnome Tweak Tool to enable the different variants of Potenza, or enter these commands from the terminal:

- Potenza (default)

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'Potenza'

- Potenza Orange

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'Potenza-Orange'

Here are some screenshots of Potenza under Ubuntu Unity:

Potenza Removal

In case you want to uninstall Potenza from your system, enable another icon theme then run these commands:

sudo apt-get remove potenza-icons 
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:upubuntu-com/potenza 
sudo apt-get update