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How To Install Papirus Icon Theme on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Papirus Icon Theme on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Papirus Icon Theme on Ubuntu 22.04 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Papirus is an icon theme that has been developed using the GTK+ library, so it is compatible with GNOME and its derivative. It is a huge icon set, encompassing close to a thousand icons in its bundle. Papirus is well-known for its polished and stylish look. The Papirus icon theme has three versions, dark, white and simple theme.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Papirus Icon Theme on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Papirus Icon Theme on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Gnome Tweak on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, the Gnome Tweak is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add Universe repository to your Ubuntu system:

sudo add-apt-repository universe

After the repository was added, now install the latest version of Gnome Tweak using the below command:

sudo apt install gnome-tweaks

Step 3. Installing Papirus Icon Theme on Ubuntu 22.04.

To be able to install the Papirus icon theme on your Ubuntu distro is as easy as adding the official PPA of this project to your list of software sources:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:papirus/papirus

Then, execute the following commands to install the latest stable version of Papirus Icon Theme on your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install papirus-icon-theme

Step 4. Setting Up Papirus on Ubuntu.

Once the Papirus icon theme is installed, search for the GNOME Tweaks tool that you installed in the Ubuntu dash and open it.  After opening it, navigate to the “Appearance” from the left pane and click on the “Icons” drop-down. You will find the “Papirus”, “Papirus-Dark”, and “Papirus-Light”. We are selecting the “Papirus” Icon theme. After you select the theme, it will be applied.

Install Papirus Icon Theme on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Papirus Icon Theme on Ubuntu 22.04. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Papirus Icon Theme on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Papirus Icon Theme website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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