Papirus is a free and open source SVG icon theme for Linux, based on Paper Icon Set with a lot of new icons and a few extras, like Hardcode-Tray support, KDE colorscheme support, Folder Color support, and others.
Papirus icon theme is available in four variants:
- Papirus Dark
- Papirus Light
- ePapirus (for elementary OS and Pantheon Desktop)
- Hardcoded icons
- KDE colorscheme
- Folder's color
- Manual fixes
- Icon request
Ubuntu and derivatives
You can install Papirus from our official PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:papirus/papirus sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install papirus-icon-theme
or download .deb packages from here.
NOTE: Now the daily builds of the papirus-icon-themes package are placed in
Debian and derivatives
Debian users also can install Papirus from our PPA, but the commands will differ:
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/papirus/papirus/ubuntu bionic main' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/papirus-ppa.list" sudo apt-get install dirmngr sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com E58A9D36647CAE7F sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install papirus-icon-theme
Use the scripts to install the latest version directly from this repo (independently of your distro):
NOTE: Use the same script to update icon themes.
ROOT directory (recommended)
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/PapirusDevelopmentTeam/papirus-icon-theme/master/install.sh | sh
HOME directory for GTK
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/PapirusDevelopmentTeam/papirus-icon-theme/master/install.sh | DESTDIR="$HOME/.icons" sh
HOME directory for KDE
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/PapirusDevelopmentTeam/papirus-icon-theme/master/install.sh | DESTDIR="$HOME/.local/share/icons" sh
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/PapirusDevelopmentTeam/papirus-icon-theme/master/install.sh | env DESTDIR="/usr/local/share/icons" sh
NOTE: Qt4 apps require
libqt4-svg to work correctly.
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/PapirusDevelopmentTeam/papirus-icon-theme/master/uninstall.sh | sh
Packages in this section are not part of the official repositories. If you have a problem or a question, please contact the package maintainer.
|ALT Linux||Andrey Cherepanov||
|Arch Linux||Felix Yan||
|Arch Linux||Mohammadreza Abdollahzadeh||papirus-icon-theme-git AUR|
|Fedora||Dirk Davidis||papirus-icon-theme copr|
|openSUSE||Konstantin Voinov||papirus-icon-theme OBS [link]|
|openSUSE||Matthias Eliasson||papirus-icon-theme official|
|ROSA Linux||Vladimir Penchikov||
|Void Linux||Giuseppe Fierro||
NOTE: If you are a maintainer and want to be in the list, please create an issue or make a pull request.
Some software uses an absolute path instead of the icon name in a .desktop file or in the source code which makes them unthemable.
Hardcoded application icons
To deal with hardcoded application icons we recommend using hardcode-fixer. Papirus supports most of the applications in the list. If hardcode-fixer doesn't support your favorite app yet, please open an issue here or edit your .desktop file manually.
Hardcoded tray icons
NOTE: To get Papirus to work right with Hardcode-Tray, use the hardcode-tray option
sudo -E hardcode-tray --conversion-tool RSVGConvert --size 22 --theme Papirus
- Unity 22px
- KDE 22px
- GNOME 22px (see for more info)
- XFCE 22px (see for more info)
- Pantheon 24px
- Cinnamon 16px
BUG on KDE with libappindicator: Some applications have wrong rendering by default on KDE. For solve this run application with Unity environment option.
See more info here and please vote for this bug.
Support for monochrome icons for KDE colorscheme is now available:
- Papirus - for dark plasma theme & light color scheme
- Papirus Dark - for dark plasma theme & color scheme
- Papirus Light - for light plasma theme & color scheme
NOTE: Non-KDE apps don't support KDE colorscheme on the system tray, but you can replace color manually.
Papirus has Folder Color v0.0.80+ support that allows you to change a color of a folder.
For KDE, colors of individual folders can be changed using dolphin-folder-color.
Also, you can use our papirus-folders script to apply the color of folders system-wide.
- Papirus theme for LibreOffice
- Papirus themes for FileZilla
- Papirus theme for SMPlayer
- Papirus themes for Claws Mail
- Papirus themes for Thunderbird
- Papirus theme for aMule
- Recommended use Papirus icons alongside one of the following GTK themes:
- For KDE, our recommendation is:
For Cinnamon users
For Cinnamon users who want to use Papirus icon theme with Arc theme we recommend fix color icons on panel:
sudo sed -i.orig 's/white/#d3dae3/g' /usr/share/themes/Arc-Dark/cinnamon/cinnamon.css
To deal with blurred panel icons, increase the panel size up to 30px in
Systems Settings →
Panel (see screenshot).
For GNOME Shell users
For GNOME users who want use Papirus icon theme with Arc theme, we recommend change icons color for panel:
sudo sed -i.orig 's/white/#d3dae3/g' /usr/share/themes/Arc-Dark/gnome-shell/gnome-shell.css
Translucent panel on Adapta Nokto Gnome Shell theme:
sudo sed -i.orig '/panel:overview/ s/rgba(19, 25, 28, 0.01)/rgba(19, 25, 28, 0.7)/g' /usr/share/themes/Adapta-Nokto/gnome-shell/gnome-shell.css
Also, we recommend install the following extensions:
- (K)StatusNotifierItem/AppIndicator Support ¹ — This extension integrates AppIndicators. The patched version of sni-qt for Hardcode-Tray doesn't work without it.
- Dash to Dock ¹
- No Symbolic Icons
- Status Area Horizontal Spacing
¹ On Ubuntu 18.04+ it is pre-installed.
For Unity users
For Unity users, we recommend installing patched Notify-OSD and changing the icon size to 33px.
slot-allocation = dynamic bubble-expire-timeout = 10sec bubble-vertical-gap = 10px bubble-horizontal-gap = 10px bubble-corner-radius = 24px bubble-icon-size = 33px bubble-gauge-size = 6px bubble-width = 240px bubble-background-color = 2f343f bubble-background-opacity = 95% text-margin-size = 10px text-title-size = 100% text-title-weight = bold text-title-color = adb7bf text-title-opacity = 100% text-body-size = 90% text-body-weight = normal text-body-color = eaeaea text-body-opacity = 100% text-shadow-opacity = 50% location = 1 bubble-prevent-fade = 1 bubble-close-on-click = 1 bubble-as-desktop-bg = 0
For Xfce users
Here are a few recommendations for Xfce users.
Thunar File Manager
Preferences.... Click on
Side Pane tab. Under
Side Pane, look for
Icon Size and set to
Settings Manager →
Items tab. Select
Notification Area item and click on
Edit currently selected item button. Under
Appearance set the following options:
Maximum icon size (px)to
For elementary/Pantheon users
With light wallpaper, we recommend disable
use-transparency option on wingpanel:
gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.wingpanel use-transparency false
- Application name
- Icon name (see desktop-file option Icon on
- Original icon image
- Small description and/or a link to the official webpage
NOTE: We do NOT support Windows/Wine/Crossover or other NOT native Linux-apps. This also applies to discontinued projects!!
We welcome user contributions. If you don't know where to start, we've compiled a list of things we would like to see in your pull request:
- new icons for missing applications
- symbolic links to an existing icon
- resolving open issues
- spelling, grammar, phrasing
- improvements to our scripts
Inside tools/work you will find a step-by-step guide, an environment, and tools that will help you:
- create a new icon from template
- make a symlink to an existing icon
- edit an existing icon
- convert your icon to all variants of the theme
We are waiting for your pull requests and would love to see this icon theme become as complete as possible.
You can support this open source project by making a voluntary payment:
Papirus icon theme distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 3. See the
LICENSE file for details.