This icon theme for Gnome provides monochromatic icons for panels, toolbars and buttons and colourful squared icons for devices, applications, folder, files and Gnome menu items.
An installation script let you choose the logo of your favorite distribution and the appearance of the main menu icon (Gnome/distrib, monochrome/colour).
Two themes are included to fit with light or dark panels.
This is a work in progress: a lots of icons are missing especially for devices and emblems.
Download the tar.gz file and extract it. In the new folder created, run the ./INSTALL script to choose the distribution logo (Ubuntu, by default) and the Gnome menu icon. If run as root, the script will copy the iconsets to /usr/share/icons to made them available to all users. Some default icons used by Rhythmbox and Dockmanager may be also replaced.
Run ./UNINSTALL as root to restore defaults icons.
Faenza icon theme is available to install for Ubuntu users via a PPA repository. Open a terminal and run :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme
You can also install the folowing packages:
To display the Faenza icon, edit as root the /usr/share/applications/application_name.desktop file and locate the line beginning with ‘Icon=’. Replace the fullpath icon name by the one of the Faenza icon (usually, it’s the name of the application itself) without the extension.
Don’t forget to make a backup before changing one of those files.
In some cases, you need to reinitialize the item in Gnome menu editor to display the new icon.
Vim desktop file is /usr/share/applications/gvim.desktop.
Picasa desktop files are located in /usr/share/local/applications.
Java applications like jDownloader or Frostwire doesn’t support themes even if you edit the corresponding .desktop files.
Feel free to leave a comment, ask for a new icon or submit a problem 😉