How to Install New Icons and Cursors (Linux Mint)

The way to add new icons and cursors is simple yet not really obvious in Linux Mint. To add new cursors, download any from a webside that provides these (as this), and drag and drop the package file onto the theme preferences of your Control Center:

To add new icons, just download and extract them into /usr/share/icons as root. Afterwards they are available in the Appearance section of the Control Center.

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  1. Thanks.

    The icons of Linux mint are located in the directory /usr/share/icons/Mint-X

    That’s the path you can use, e.g., to change the icon of the desktop launchers, like this:

    + Right click on the desktop launcher icon.
    + Click on “Properties”.
    + Click on the icon.
    + Paste on the Place box the text /usr/share/icons/Mint-X/ and press Enter.
    + Navigate the folders to find the icon you like.
    + Press Enter.
    + Click on Close.

    Taken from

    • this is a old article but never put downloaded icons in the root directory simple put them in /home/username/.icons if the folder does not exist create it this will make it easy to add and remove them


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