I can add custom themes by just creating a .themes folder in home and copying the theme in the folder, but doing the same for icons where i create a .icons folder in home and copying the custom icons theme to that folder doesn't show up in the budgie desktop settings. Is there a way to add custom icons?
shingamba where i create a .icons folder in home and copying the custom icons theme
try to logout and login, it should work, if not, reboot your machine, budgie-settings does not load icon themes automatically at the moment, so once you login the icon theme you installed should be in the list.
shingamba as @nolan said, putting them in~/.icons should work. I have all my non-repo icon themes there. A reboot shouldn't be necessary either. Just restarting Budgie Desktop Settings should get them to show up, if everything is in order.
Try putting your icons folder in .share folder
Side note: the icon theme you are trying could take budgie to an unusable state
Close and reopen Budgie desktop settings works for me
I put my custom icons and themes under /usr/share/icons and /usr/share/themes if I remember correctly for Budgie. Doing the dot directories under my home folder didn't work for me.
Brucehankins That's how it works with Gnome. Put them in there with the rest of them and select in Gnome tweaks. I assume Budgie is similar.
Note: The OP will have to be in root to copy them over. I just use sudo nautilus but I believe there was a whole discussion about this a few weeks ago.
riffer I used sudo cp directory (icon folder) target directory, worked the same.
I put mine in ~/.local/share/icons. Thanks, history, for having so many different places to install gtk and icon themes (and cursors?) lol.
Reboot or relog isn't necessary; Budgie Desktop Settings scans for themes every time it starts.
It looks like I made an embarrassing mistake. I didn't realize that the custom icons pack I downloaded came in bundle. I just copied the extracted folder into the .icons folder. Now after copying the contents of the extracted folder, the icons do show up in budgie desktop settings.
Thanks everyone for your time. This was really embarrassing.
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