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FS Icons Ubuntu


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Many thanks to:

- Christopher Horton, for giving me some ideas for icons and make video tutorials
- Aditya Vaidya (kroq-gar78), stable and unstable PPA maintainer, and by packaging


FS Icons Ubuntu proposes a new look, smooth and modern icons for Ubuntu. Feel free to request more icons through Launchpad page >> [link].
Tested on Ubuntu and Kubuntu 12.04 and 12.10

FS Icons Ubuntu also has a Google+ page! Follow here: [link]


PPA is not working, we are verifying the problem. Install it manually, as described below

0.6-alpha4 (Media Fire Server) >> [link]

0.5.2 >> [link]

INSTALLING (0.6-alpha series only)

(Many thanks to Christopher Horton)
Video tutorial >> [link]
Installing Unoverridable icons video tutorial >> [link]

Before installing this version, remove / uninstall any previous version


Unoverridable icons includes:

- LibreOffice
- Desura
- Hplip tray icon
- Alarmclock

Do not worry, the icons will be installed only if their applications are installed.


1 - Extract file
2 - Give execute permission to file and run it
3 - The Script will guide you through the installation / setup / uninstall
4 - To install unoverridable icons (LibreOffice icons and HPLIP tray icon), rerun the installer script after installing the icons. The option is there

For better compatibility with the FS Icons Ubuntu Mono Dark set, I recommend using the Salience GTK+2/3 theme, which is available here: [link]

Both FS Icons Ubuntu and Salience are official themes in the LumiNight theme suite project. If you have themes for other parts of the desktop which would fit in with these themes, please ask us to take a look for possible inclusion.



Version 0.6-alpha4
- Some app icons adjusted
- Some places icons adjusted
- Apps icons added: appearance, disc recorder, chronometer, print, desura, hardware, KDE plasma, telepathy-kde, users, login preferences
- InSync extra folder added
- Some actions icons added

Version 0.6-alpha3
- Android apk mimetype icon added
- Internet category icon changed
- Terminal icon changed
- Video player icon changed
- Apps icons added: calendar, sound converter, date time, clock, screensaver, gnome online accounts, nuvola player, ibus, shortcuts, file association
- Many bugfixes in the installer script

Version 0.6-alpha2
- Software center icon changed
- Lot of social network icons added
- Amazon store icon added

Version 0.6-alpha
- New variants
- Lot apps icons added/adjusted
- Lot mimetypes icons added/adjusted
- Lot status, panel and actions icons added/adjusted
- Unoverridable icons added (LibreOffice, HPLip, alarmclock and Software Center)
- Instalation/setup script added

Version 0.5.2
- Bugfix to Libre Office icons on Ubuntu Precise Pangolin
- Ajustment on Trash Icon

Version 0.5.1
- Bugfix to small trash icons

Version 0.5
- Shading adjustment in some icons;
- Added more 12 mimetypes icons
- Added more 1 devices icons
- Added more 15 places/extra icons
- Added more 13 apps icons
- Added 2 categories icons
- Added more 3 actions icons

Version 0.4
- Added Google Chrome icon;
- Various Action/Panel apps/Status icons added;
- Shading adjustment in some icons;
- More 7 mimetypes icons added;
- Redesign of python mimetype icon;
- More extra folders icons added.

Version 0.3
- Shading adjusted in some icons;
- More 4 mimetypes icons added;
- Some extra folders icons added.

Version 0.2
- New design;
- Icons adapted from the main project.
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DubaiBunniesUAE's avatar
In Ubuntu 15.04, the icons in some menu-bars are very LARGE (257 pixels)!

For example Nautilus has this issue.  Another example is Calculator, where all the buttons are too big, because the icons for the Clear and Undo buttons are rendered at 257 pixels.

To correct this problem, execute the following command after installing FS Icons:

$ sudo sed -i "s|MinSize=|MinSize=8\n#MinSize=|g" /usr/share/icons/fs-icons-ubuntu*/index.theme

Note: In the above command change "/usr/share/icons" to the location where your icons are installed.

Also, remember to follow the steps outlined below (originally for Ubuntu 14.04, ) to use the 22 pixel FS icons as 24 pixel icons, since the same issue still exists in Ubuntu 15.04.
ArtaBull's avatar
Never mind, I figured it out sorry. Many of the other icons are just duplicates. I found this out by running 7zip in administrator mode and extracting the icons. Thanks for the icons!
ArtaBull's avatar
Is it possible to have these icons packaged in a regular zip archive instead of a tar archive? If I extract theme from the tar archives on Win7 many of the icons are empty png files with no image. I'd like to manually install the icons on Win7. Anyway thanks for your hard work! The icons are superb!
h0user's avatar
In Ubuntu 14.04, some apps require 24 pixel icons.  You can use the 22 pixel FS icons as 24 pixel icons by creating links to the 22 pixel icons and updating the FS Icon theme configuration files...

1) Execute the following command if you need to be root to make changes to your FS Icons installation.

$ sudo -i

2) Change to the location where you've installed the FS Icons (ex. /usr/share/fs-icons-ubuntu or /usr/share/icons, etc.)...

$ cd <location where fs icons are installed>

3) For 24 px size icons, link to the existing 22 px size icons...

$ for file in `ls ./ | grep fs-icons-ubuntu`; do ln -s 22x22 ./$file/24x24; done

4) In index.theme, add the 24 px size icons to the available Desktop, Toolbar, MainToolbar, Small, Panel, and Dialog sizes...

$ sed -i "s|22,|22,24,|g" ./fs-icons-ubuntu*/index.theme

5) In index.theme, add the 24 px size icon directories...

$ sed -i "s|22x22/status,|22x22/status,24x24/actions,24x24/animations,24x24/apps,24x24/categories,24x24/devices,24x24/emblems,24x24/mimetypes,24x24/places,24x24/status,|g" ./fs-icons-ubuntu*/index.theme</code>

6) In index.theme, add 24 px size icon metadata for actions, animations, apps, categories, devices, emblems, mimetypes, places, status...

$ sed -i "s|\[32x32/actions\]|\n[24x24/actions]\nSize=24\nContext=Actions\nType=Threshold\n\n[24x24/animations]\nSize=24\nContext=Animations\nType=Threshold\n\n[24x24/apps]\nSize=24\nContext=Applications\nType=Threshold\n\n[24x24/categories]\nSize=24\nContext=Categories\nType=Threshold\n\n[24x24/devices]\nSize=24\nContext=Devices\nType=Threshold\n\n[24x24/emblems]\nSize=24\nContext=Emblems\nType=Threshold\n\n[24x24/mimetypes]\nSize=24\nContext=MimeTypes\nType=Threshold\n\n[24x24/places]\nSize=24\nContext=Places\nType=Threshold\n\n[24x24/status]\nSize=24\nContext=Status\nType=Threshold\n\n\n\n[32x32/actions]|g" ./fs-icons-ubuntu*/index.theme

7) Update icon caches. (You may ignore "generated cache was invalid" warnings).

$ for file in `ls ./ | grep fs-icons-ubuntu`; do echo "Updating cache for $file..."; gtk-update-icon-cache -f ./$file; done

8) Execute the following only if you did "sudo -i" in step 1 above.

$ exit
AnwarRental's avatar
Hi, can i have one like this but it's for Windows. I really love it's design
Hello, Frank. Very soon will Ubuntu 14.04. Can we hope to create a package for this OS?
franksouza183's avatar
I really dont know. I'm focused on another icons project, which I believe is more actual and better designed, take a look…. For now, only compatible with KDE, sorry
Smartie7's avatar
Hi, your icons are amazing. Heart
May I use one of them in a small multimedia CD?
Smartie7's avatar
Thank you so much
Smartie7's avatar
Actually I've already used it.
I didn't pay attention to the license at first.
But then I came for permission!
I'm sorry ... :(
8-Cell-Art's avatar
is there an icon for scribus?
marinecomm's avatar
Sorry for another post but I forgot to tell you that I am using Xubuntu 12.04.3 64-bit. These icons look great btw and hope I can get them installed correctly on my system.
franksouza183's avatar
Ok, I'll try to reproduce here :)
marinecomm's avatar
These icons are not installing correctly on my system. When I run the script and follow the prompts it tells me that the icons are installed correctly but if I go into the /usr/share/icons folder there is only text, no folders. The folders are missing but the text that goes under the folders are there. When I right-click on a text, next to 'Kind:' it says 'broken link'. Did I possibly do something wrong while installing the icons?
etnocad's avatar
Good designs, congrats! :D
MSKATO2's avatar
I love this icons, but i get this warning when open gedit or anothers apps.

(gedit:5073): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory actions/12 of theme fs-icons-ubuntu-mono-dark has no size field
(gedit:5073): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory apps/24 of theme fs-icons-ubuntu-mono-dark has no size field
(gedit:5073): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory status/24 of theme fs-icons-ubuntu-mono-dark has no size field
(gedit:5073): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory actions/12 of theme fs-icons-ubuntu has no size field
(gedit:5073): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory apps/24 of theme fs-icons-ubuntu has no size field
(gedit:5073): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory status/24 of theme fs-icons-ubuntu has no size field
franksouza183's avatar
I'll check as soon as get some time. Which Ubuntu release?
I really like the icon set, currently i' am using it on elementary os luna. I really like it if you want to develop icons for this os. Missing icons are in system-settings, files (column view) and category in the launcher.

And can you create a icon for keepassx?

Thanks for the nice icoset
Angelus-tenebris's avatar
how do you intall the old one?
Angelus-tenebris's avatar
the 0.5.2 has no script so how do i get it to work
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