Mike McBride

Jost Schenck

Anne-Marie Mahfouf

Revision Plasma 5.20 (2021-04-09)

Plasma™ comes with a full set of icons in several sizes. These icons are being used all over Plasma™: the desktop, the panel, the Dolphin file manager, in every toolbar of every Plasma™ application, etc. The icons control module offers you very flexible ways of customizing the way Plasma™ handles icons.

Customizing Plasma™ icons

In this module you can:

  • install and choose icon themes

  • choose different icon sizes

  • remove icon themes


Please note that some of these settings may depend on your selected icon theme. Plasma™ comes with several icon themes by default, Breeze, Breeze Dark and Oxygen.

At the top is a preview of the current theme icons. Most default installations will have only a few icon theme available, amongst them the Plasma™ default Breeze theme. You can also download more from the Internet from https://store.kde.org/ or install them from a local file.

On hover an animated preview shows a random selection, common mime types and common folder icons.

If you want to remove a theme, use the overlay icon at the bottom right of the theme icon. To undo this action click on the icon. If you hit the Apply button the themes selected for removal are actually deleted, so you cannot undo individual or all deletions.

Configure Icon Sizes

Select one of the components and use the slider to adapt the corresponding size.

Configure Icon Sizes

Get New Icons...

You need to be connected to the Internet to use it. Clicking on this button will display a dialog where you can choose a new icon theme. Clicking on Install in the dialog will install the chosen icon theme and after you Close the installer your new theme is immediately available.

Get New Icons

Install from File...

If you downloaded new themes from the internet, you can use this to browse to the location of those newly downloaded themes. Clicking on this button will bring you the file dialog to point to the icon theme tarball you have on your disk.

Clicking Open in this dialog will install the theme you pointed to and make it available in the theme list.