Remove bubble tile icon background in Unity for sleek and flat look – Ubuntu

August 4, 2015 - Posted in Cutomizations , Linux Posted by:

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A quick guide on how to remove the bubble background from unity launcher. However there is no official way but there is a workaround available to replace the original files with the edited. Root access is required.

Unity without bubble icon

1)>> Download Edited Files

Download the Edited Files

2)>> Create backup folder and copy original files in it:

mkdir ~/Documents/backup
cp /usr/share/unity/icons/* ~/Documents/backup

3)>> Now extract the downloaded files in /usr/share/unity:

cd /usr/share/unity
sudo tar zxvf ~/Downloads/edited-icons.tar.gz

4)>> Done

Now Logout or Restart your system, the icons background will be removed by now.

Now to get the old tiles back just copy the backup icon again to replace the edited one.

sudo cp ~/Documents/backup/* /usr/share/unity

Done!! Restart again for changes to take effect.