How To Install adwaita-icon-theme on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial we learn how to install adwaita-icon-theme on Ubuntu 20.04. adwaita-icon-theme is default icon theme of GNOME (small subset) default icon theme of GNOME (small subset)

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install adwaita-icon-theme on Ubuntu 20.04.

What is adwaita-icon-theme

This package contains the default icon theme used by the GNOME desktop. The icons are used in many of the official gnome applications like eog, evince, system monitor, and many more. . This package only contains a small subset of the original GNOME icons which are not provided by the Humanity icon theme, to avoid installing many duplicated icons. Please install adwaita-icon-theme-full if you want the full set. This package contains the default icon theme used by the GNOME desktop. The icons are used in many of the official gnome applications like eog, evince, system monitor, and many more. . This package only contains a small subset of the original GNOME icons which are not provided by the Humanity icon theme, to avoid installing many duplicated icons. Please install adwaita-icon-theme-full if you want the full set.

There are three ways to install adwaita-icon-theme on Ubuntu 20.04. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install adwaita-icon-theme Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install adwaita-icon-theme using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install adwaita-icon-theme

Install adwaita-icon-theme Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install adwaita-icon-theme using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install adwaita-icon-theme

Install adwaita-icon-theme Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install adwaita-icon-theme using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install adwaita-icon-theme

How To Uninstall adwaita-icon-theme on Ubuntu 20.04

To uninstall only the adwaita-icon-theme package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove adwaita-icon-theme

Uninstall adwaita-icon-theme And Its Dependencies

To uninstall adwaita-icon-theme and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 20.04, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove adwaita-icon-theme

Remove adwaita-icon-theme Configurations and Data

To remove adwaita-icon-theme configuration and data from Ubuntu 20.04 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge adwaita-icon-theme

Remove adwaita-icon-theme configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove adwaita-icon-theme configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge adwaita-icon-theme

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install adwaita-icon-theme on Ubuntu 20.04 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.