How to have Ubuntu 18.04 icons in our Ubuntu 17.10

Suru, icons in Gnome.

The next version of Ubuntu will not only keep Gnome as the main desktop but it has also proposed to change its appearance. Something that many users have been demanding for a long time.

That's right, Ubuntu 18.04 will not have the traditional look but will change its artwork and with it all other aesthetic plugins. But this time, it will not be Canonical who decides but it will be the Ubuntu Community who creates the new artwork.

A survey has been launched to find out which desktop theme Ubuntu users prefer, for Ubuntu 18.04 and at the same time the icon pack that the distribution will have from now on, or at least for Ubuntu 18.04, has been confirmed: Suru.

Suru is the icon theme that has been used in Ubuntu Touch, but they will not be the same but a complete remodel that Matthieu James (former Canonical worker) has recently developed for the Community. East icon theme we can install it in our Ubuntu, thus having the icons that will appear in the next version of Ubuntu.

Installing the Suru icons

For this we only have to install Gnome Tweaks, formerly known as Gnome Tweak Tool (if you don't have it) and apply the icon theme file. Gnome Tweaks is an ideal tool to customize Gnome and in this case Ubuntu 17.10. We can get the icons for free from this link.

The installation of Gnome Tweaks can be done from the terminal, writing the following:

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

After several seconds, the tool will be ready to run in the Ubuntu 17.10 dash. Suru is not yet completed so many icons will not have changes compared to the previous version and therefore in the daily version of Ubuntu 18.04 it is not yet. But of course it will be one of the novelties that Ubuntu 18.04 has soon.


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  1.   David Ramirez said

    Joaquin guajo

    1.    Joaquin guajo said

      Ah ready

  2.   Javier said

    The icons are lousy. If those are the ones that Ubuntu 18.04 LTS has to bring by default. Already thinking about changing them. Although I know that to taste the colors. In my opinion "thumbs down"

  3.   dextre said

    why don't they stop fucking and at once put papirus icon or numix circle or obsidian, there being so many good ones and they just choose that theme that the truth is not very good and regarding the gtk theme there could be zukitre, adapts or arc or Minwaita there are also other good ones, I hope that God enlightens them and they choose well or do a survey on the subject.

  4.   Jose Francisco Barrantes placeholder image said

    And backwards ? Have the kubuntu 14.04LTS icons on kubuntu 17.10 ??? and that blue screen which was so refreshing to me. . . I haven't actually updated for the same thing ??