A third-party Suru icons for more than 20 distributions
Suru Icons by Sam HewittA cyberpunkish, elegant, futuristic, macOS-like, papirusified and modern Suru icons based on
- What’s new?
- Version 20.0.0
- Version 25.0.0
- Version 25.1.0
- Version 25.2.0
- Installing with CLI
- Changing the folder colour
- Changing the alternative icon
- Known bugs
- Credits and Licences
Following Sam Hewitt’s rules of grids, and making less conservative and traditional @Bonandry’s Suru++ Ubuntu, more than 15k icons have been redesigned, papirusified and improved with new cyberpunk colours and made been compatible with KDE, XFCE and other many environments! Check the new icons:
Folder redesign and 12 folder colours
The new versions has won new colours of folders, based by Alexey Varfolomeev’s Papirus:
Mimetype icons redesign
Almost all mimetype icons have been redesigned with new colours and are based on Numix mimetype icons:
You can choose one of three alternatives of Firefox:
|Traditional||Suru++ 20||Mozilla Unofficial|
To change the alternative icon, click to see Changing the alternative icon.
New flags icons
New countries flags (in development)!
Folders with colour of Linux Mint
Suru++ won the new folders with colour of Linux Mint:
Distinction of file managers
The file managers are no longer same, now are different and modern:
To change the default icon of each file manager (Caja, Nautilus, Nemo, etc.), see File manager icon.
Hundreds Steam games icons are supported officially:
Suru++ is officially compatible with with @actionless's Oomox. You can change any colour of all 16px icons and of all folders once in a while!
|Icon name||Default||Alt 1||Alt 2||Alt 3||Alt 4|
Gradient support for small icons
I added gradient support for all 16px icons of folders apps, categories, devices, mimetypes and places and made it compatible with Oomox and you can change two gradient colours with any colours you want! I have inaugurated Suru++ Colourise with the help and contribution of @actionless and @SmartFinn, allowing you to choose and change one of 9 interesting and cyberpunk gradient colours!
New three folders colours – Indigo, pink and Manjaro-coloured
Suru++ won more new three colours for folders:
Installing with CLI
Use the scripts to install the latest version directly from this repository (independently of your distribution):
NOTE: Use the same command to update the icon theme.
ROOT directory (recommended)
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gusbemacbe/suru-plus/master/install.sh | sh
HOME directory for GTK
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gusbemacbe/suru-plus/master/install.sh | env DESTDIR="$HOME/.icons" sh
HOME directory for KDE
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gusbemacbe/suru-plus/master/install.sh | env DESTDIR="$HOME/.local/share/icons" sh
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gusbemacbe/suru-plus/master/install.sh | env DESTDIR="/usr/local/share/icons" sh
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gusbemacbe/suru-plus/master/install.sh | env uninstall=true sh
Changing the folder colour
Please visit directly the tutorial: Suru++ Folders. The tutorial is translated in 7 languages.
Changing the alternative icon
- Go to
- Go to the desktop file
- Open the file with your favourite text editor;
Icon=...and modify it with one of three alternatives:
Icon=firefox-traditional. Save it.
- Download the script
alt-icon.sh, make it executable and trusted and copy the path of this script to the terminal;
- For example:
cd ~/.local/share/icons/Suru++/64 $ ~/.local/share/icons/Suru++/64 ~/alt-icon.sh => Old symlink user.svg => New symlink user-alt1.svg
If you do not like one alternate and want to try another, run like:
=> Old symlink user-alt1.svg => New symlink user-alt2.svg
File manager icon
- Go to the folder
/usr/share/applications, for example, if you want to change the default icon of Nautilus, your favourite file manager, find
- Run as
Icon=...to any of these:
Remember that if you make an upgrade of your system, these desktop files will revert to the original icon name. Move them to
~./local/share/applications. Note that after the upgrade of your system, it will add the desktop files in the
/usr/share/applications, so you need to remove them.
Unfortunately the snap-built apps are not supported almost by any icons themes, because the icons are hardcoded and the desktop files are not hosted in the folder
To solve it, please follow the instructions:
# Copy all desktop files of all snap-built apps to "~/.local/share/applications" sudo cp /var/lib/snapd/desktop/applications/*.desktop ~/.local/share/applications # To de-sudo the files sudo chmod -R 777 ~/.local/share/applications # To remove the duplicates sudo rm /var/lib/snapd/desktop/applications/*.desktop
- Go to the directory
- Open each desktop file of snap app with your favourite text editor and modify the encoded path of
Iconto the simple path with no extension. For example, if you use Insomnia:
update-desktop-databasein the terminal.
With AppImageLauncher installed, you click an AppImage, it is automatically integrated to
~/Applications, and desktop files are automatically created into
~/local/share/applications. But if you modify one of the AppImage-built app desktop file to correct the icon path, AppImageLauncher reverts automatically the desktop file to the original and keeps again the icon path hardcoded. It also removes the option
StartupWMClass. We recommend you to ban
~/Applications/AppImages/, move all AppImages to this folder. Make all AppImages executable and trusted:
chmod a+x *.AppImage
- Create the desktop files manually in the directory
~/.local/share/applications. Do not forget of adding the option
StartupWNClassor the icon will be unrecognised or ugly. The desktop file, for example,
ColourPicker.desktop, should be like:
[Desktop Entry] Categories = Graphics; Comment = A mininal but complete color picker Comment[en_GB] = A mininal but complete colour picker Exec = $HOME/Applications/AppImages/ColorPicker.AppImages GenericName = Color Picker GenericName[en_GB] = Colour Picker Icon = colorpicker Name = Color Picker Name[en_GB] = Colour Picker StartupNotify = true StartupWMClass = ColorPicker Terminal = false Type = Application Version = 1.0
- To know which
StartupWNClassname, it is the original same AppImage, for example, see in bold:
.AppImage. If it does not work, you need to extract the AppImage to figure the
- If you are foreigner and want comment and name in your native language, you can add, for example,
Name[en_GB]. If to Spanish, it would be
[es], and to Spanish from Mexico,
- The AppImage names should remain original, but if you want to rename, you are free, but for the
StartupWNClassname, you need to put the original name of that AppImage.
Hardcoded application icons with ugly name
We have already icons, but it is wrong or ugly name, or because the icon is hardcoded. For example, the application GitHub Desktop used
Icon=desktop.png and other apps, like Insomnia, use
Icon=icon.png, or worse,
To deal with hardcoded application icons we recommend to install hardcode-fixer. Suru++ supports most of the applications in the list. If hardcode-fixer doesn't support your favourite app yet, please open an issue here or edit your .desktop file manually.
Unattractive icons of Bluetooth Manager, Gigolo, Network Wifi, etc.
Because the desktop files use the 16px icons of
places and not the icons of
categories. Therefore, you need to change manually the icon names in the desktop files to catch the icons of
apps. You can pick of categoric and generic icons:
Hardcoded tray icons
To fix hardcoded tray icons, install and use Hardcode-Tray script. A list of supported applications is available here.
To get Suru++ to work right with Hardcode-Tray script, use the
hardcode-tray option --conversion-tool RSVGConvert:
sudo -E hardcode-tray --conversion-tool RSVGConvert --size 22 --theme Suru++
Unrecognised and ugly icons
Okular icon and other icons
Not just Suru++, it also affects Numix icons theme. It is a missed
StartupWMClass option in the desktop files in KDE and an icon cache bug in GNOME and KDE.
- Do you find the missed icons?
- Do you find the misused and ugly icons?
- Did you find the errors?
Report, but please provide well-detailed information. Or I will have difficulty to understand what you are saying or to know which app you are referring.
- Would you like to improve our repository?
- Do you want to add and request the icons? Make a pull request and we will analyse and approve or not.
The contributors is on the file AUTHORS.
The changelog is available on the release page in theme's repository.
Credits and Licences
- CC BY-SA/GPL3 © 2018-2019 Suru Icons by Sam Hewitt.
- GPL3 © 2018-2019 Suru++ Ubuntu by Andrea Bonanni and Gustavo Costa.
- GPL3 © 2018-2019 Suru++ 25 by Gustavo Costa.
- GPL3 © Papirus by Alexey Varfolomeev.
- GPL3 © Numix by Numix Team.
- GPL3/MIT © 2015-2019 La Capitaine by Keefer Rourke.
- MIT © Icons 8 by Gravit Designer1
- MIT © Twemoji by Twitter Team.
1 Gravit Designer has a special agreement with Icons 8 and allows the Pro user of Gravit Designer to use any icon without attribution and to sub-licence under an open source licence. See the topic here.