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Vertex Icons (Beta)


Note: This is an unfinished beta version. It may not work as expected in some cases.

The Vertex icon theme is designed to go well together with the Vertex Gtk theme. At the moment it includes mainly icons for folders and mimetypes.


Since this theme doesn't provide application icons, it needs another icon theme to inherit them. By default this theme will look for the Moka icon theme (…) to get the missing icons. If Moka is not installed it will use the Gnome icon theme as fallback. To change the application icons, edit the index.theme file and replace Moka with the name of your preferred icon theme

For example, if you like the Faenza icon theme, change

[Icon Theme]
Comment=Vertex Icon theme


[Icon Theme]
Comment=Vertex Icon theme


Clone the theme from git

git clone git:// --depth 1

Copy the Vertex-Icons directory to ~/.icons or to /usr/share/icons for system-wide use.

Bug reporting

If you find a bug, please report it at…


All credits for third party icons used in this theme go to their respective creators:

elementary: licensed under the terms of the GPL v3

elementary-xfce:… licensed under the terms of the GPL v2

Faenza:… licensed under the terms of the GPL v3

Faience:… licensed under the terms of the GPL v3

GNOME Project: licensed under the terms of either the GNU LGPL v3 or Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

Moka:… licensed under the terms of the GPL v3

The remaining icons are created by Horst3180 and are licensed under the terms of the GPL v3

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Br31zh's avatar
Have you planned to make a Dark version for UI icons ? (with light icons)

Because blacks icons on dark grey background is not so good.
bbabel's avatar
I love this theme, but I don't think the Moka icons are the best to match them. What about this project:…? My desktop looks amazing this way.

Thank you for your designs.
If you could put it in the AUR, that'd be awesome!
ralphibc's avatar
skiOurosblOOm's avatar
My navigation panel (places in linux) icons are not like those you have here…
They look like the 16px images of the elementary iconset and they are not monochrome like in the screenshot above.
i am using your vertex dark theme in mint cinnamon x64.
Is this what is supposed to look or i do something wrong?
Nice work nevertheless :D
horst3180's avatar
I suppose you are using nemo as filemanager? In the screenshot I used nautilus, which uses monochrome icons for the places sidebar.
skiOurosblOOm's avatar
I see...
Yes i use nemo as a file manager so i must find a way to change it.Thanks again mate!
loosis's avatar
Very good job! :)
protake's avatar
Looks pretty good. Thanks!

On another note, any news about the flat GTK theme you posted a while ago?
horst3180's avatar
Thanks :) (Smile)
I was busy with other things the last couple of weeks, but last weekend I started working on the theme again. I'm currently implementing some new ideas I had for it. This shouldn't take too long as I already have the base. By the end of this week I'll post an update.
rzgarespo's avatar
Thank You very Much
Dobbie03's avatar
I love these icons
DamianJobs's avatar
Really great ! Very good job ;)

Chef-of-KH's avatar
i wish someone would port them to windows...
VakiNakamura's avatar
OK, this may sound stupid, but is there any chance / way to get these in ICO format, so that we bloody Windows users can enjoy them as well?
horst3180's avatar
It should be possible to convert the .svg images to .ico. However the windows .ico files contain images in different sizes 16px, 32px, etc., and I don't think there's a tool to automate this task. So it would be very time consuming to convert all those icons. Maybe someone more experienced with windows icons is willing to step in?
VakiNakamura's avatar
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I don't have any experience in this area so I can't do that. Still, thanks.
You can convert them pretty quickly using the free online ico converter at  :)
Huku9H1F's avatar
Looking great!
pjhalsli's avatar
Lovely icons - been waiting for you to release these  :)
Thank you very much

Do you take request for icons?
If so - I'd like folders for Torrents- Megasync - - Dropbox
horst3180's avatar
Thanks! I'll add this to my to-do list :) (Smile)
charliehd4's avatar
This icons match amazingly with Elementary OS, thank you!
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