I am pretty content with my Linux Mint (19.3) setup with the Cinnamon DE. Since Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, I'm pretty confident that any solution you come up with, will work on Linux Mint as well.

I have one annoyance: I use Notepadqq on a daily basis. It seems that Notepadqq does not adhere to the icon theme I chose.

I installed Notepad through its default PPA (Notepadqq : “Notepadqq Team” team), not with snap.

I have chosen a dark desktop theme (vimix-dark-laptop-doder). The icon theme I chose (Vimix-Ruby-dark) contrasts well with the dark theme. Well, everywhere except in Notepadqq. Here's an example

Screenshot of my Notepadqq toolbar:

screenshot of my Notepadqq toolbar

So, my question is: how can I change the Notepadqq icon theme - or its individual toolbar icons - without changing the general icon theme?

1 Answer 1


Follow this answer: Notepadqq: How to change toolbar icons.

$ sudo apt install qt5ct qt5-style-plugins
$ qt5ct

Change icon theme on qt5ct.

  • Thanks @randall. This was the answer I was looking for. It works like a charm!
    – Ome Cor
    Jul 14, 2020 at 20:33

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