Deepin-lite icon set for Linux

As Winaero readers might be knowing, I use Linux too besides Windows. I am always trying out new themes and icons for Linux. Recently I found a distro with a nice icon set called Deepin Linux. I am not a fan of the distro itself, but I like some parts of its appearance. Its folder icons look fresh and beautiful. Here is the icon set "Deepin-lite" that I made to use those folder icons in any GTK+ desktop environment.

The original "Deepin" icon set was with nice blue icons for user folders and green icons for other folders. Additionally, the icon set offers a number of symbolic icons and mime type icons. However, the recently updated version of Deepin icons looks like this:Deepin icons actual

It is heavily based on the Flattr icon set and requires it to be installed. Technically, it is a recolored version of Flattr. You can check it yourself by watching this screenshot of Flattr icons:

The Deepin-lite icon set is based on one of the previous versions of Deepin icons. It comes with nicer icons for folders. Instead of Flattr, which is notably incomplete, I made it inherit the popular Moka and Faba icon sets. Also, I replaced the green "default" folder used in previous Deepin icons with a clear blue icon. The result is as follows:

It is using folders and symbolic icons from the original Deepin icon set. The rest of the icons such as mime types, action icons etc are borrowed from Moka and Faba.

To get it working, do the following.

- Install Faba icons (scroll down the page to the Faba section).
- Install Moka icons
- Download the Deepin-lite icon set and unpack it to the /home/user/.icons folder.

Then go to your preferred desktop environment's options and pick the icons there. This is how it looks in XFCE:

That's it. All credits go to respective authors. I have only edited the theme file and mixed some icons.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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