Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tux's classiness to your Desktop (Theme, Icons and Fonts etc)

This is how it can look using Tux's favorite themes

Want some Tuxedo class to your desktop? We'll show you how to apply desktop, icons, cursor and fonts themes.

The easy way (Use the installer)

1) Copy (Ctrl + C):
bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tuxedojoe/tux4ubuntu/master/download-tux4ubuntu-installer.sh)
2) Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T)

3) Paste (Ctrl + Shift + V) and run (ENTER) and choose where you want Tux
If something goes wrong, read our troubleshooting, if that doesn't help leave a comment below

Or, do it yourself

Tux's as default Ubuntu menu symbol (aka Start menu symbol)

1) First backup the original icon
sudo mv /usr/share/unity/icons/launcher_bfb.png /usr/share/unity/icons/launcher_bfb.bak
2) Then download and unpack the Tux4Ubuntu package as well as open the folder
wget https://github.com/tuxedojoe/tux4ubuntu/archive/master.zip && unzip master.zip && cd tux4ubuntu-master
 3) Then move the new file to its new place
sudo cp tux-icon-theme/launcher_bfb.png /usr/share/unity/icons/

Tux's suggestion for desktop theme: Arc theme

1) Add Horst3180 Release key for added security (and no command line errors during install)
wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:Horst3180/xUbuntu_16.04/Release.key
sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
2) Then we add the Arc GTK repo
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Horst3180/xUbuntu_16.04/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/arc-theme.list"
 3) Then we update apt-get and install the theme
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install arc-theme

Tux's suggestion for icons/cursors: Paper icons/cursor themes

1) Add the repository
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:snwh/pulp
2) Update apt-get and install
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install paper-icon-theme && sudo apt-get install paper-cursor-theme

Tux's suggestion for fonts: Roboto Fonts

1) First we download the Roboto fonts
wget -O ~Downloads/roboto.zip https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/download/roboto
2) Create a hidden fonts folder in your home folder which is standard for Ubuntu
sudo mkdir -p ~/.fonts
3) Unzip the downloaded files to our newly created folder
unzip ~Downloads/roboto.zip -d ~/.fonts
4) Update the font cache to enable the newly added fonts
fc-cache -f -v


No reported problems
Please comment below if you get stuck and we'll add answers here

Want more Tux?

1) Tux Boot Loader Theme for Ubuntu (rEFInd, new GRUB2/BURG)
2) Tux Boot Logo Theme for Ubuntu (Plymouth, XSplash, graphical splash)
3) Tux's classiness to your Ubuntu Login Screen
4) Tux's classiness to your Desktop (Theme, Icons and Fonts)
5) Tux's selection of Wallpapers
6) Tux Games
7) Get the t-shirt
And check out our project on GitHub and contribute. 

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