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A few days ago we had an article about a new Unity Revamped PPA that adds some tweaks to Ubuntu 12.04, among which there were some nice Ubuntu Touch-style assets for the Unity Launcher. If you're using Ubuntu 12.10 or 13.04 and want to use these Ubuntu Touch Launcher assets, you'll find instructions on how to do it below.




Using the Ubuntu Touch-style Launcher icons in Ubuntu 12.10 or 13.04


1. To use the Ubuntu Touch Launcher icons / assets on the desktop (Unity), download the icons from DeviantArt and extract the downloaded archive in your home folder.

2. Then, to replace the Unity icons with the Ubuntu Touch-style icons, use the following command:

- for Ubuntu 12.10:
cd && sudo cp -r unity/6 /usr/share/unity/
-for Ubuntu 13.04:
cd && sudo cp -r unity/6/* /usr/share/unity/icons/

Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail screenshot after the changes:

Ubuntu Touch icons 13.04 Unity Launcher


Ubuntu 12.10 screenshot after the changes:

Ubuntu Touch icons 13.04 Unity Launcher


3. And finally, restart Unity by pressing ALT + F2 and entering "unity" (without the quotes), or log out and log back in.



Reverting the changes


If you  revert the changes, simply reinstall unity-common using the following command:
sudo apt-get install --reinstall unity-common

And then restart Unity (press ALT + F2 and enter: "unity" or log out and log back in).
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