In this tutorial, we will see how to install the Glass icon theme in Ubuntu/Linux Mint from PPA. It is a set of custom 3d transparent glass icons that will give a new look to your desktop. The icons are compatible with Unity and Gnome Shell.


The PPA is available for the following Ubuntu/Linux Mint distributions:

  • Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04
  • Linux Mint 14/13/12
Glass Icon Theme Installation

Open the terminal and enter these commands:

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

To enable this icon theme, run this command:

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

Glass Icon Theme Removal

To uninstall it from your computer, enter these commands:

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

 
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