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La Capitaine by krourke La Capitaine by krourke

What is this?

La Capitaine is an icon pack, designed to integrate with most desktop environments. The set of icons takes inspiration from the latest iterations of Mac OS X and Google's Material Design.

Every image in this theme is a scalable vector graphic so it will look great at any size, on any screen. In my spare time, I work on adding new icons, updating old ones, and making this theme more complete. Since this theme is updated often, you should clone this git repository and pull regularly to make sure you're always up-to-date:

cd ~/.icons 
git clone git://

Alternatively, there is an AUR PKGBUILD available, so if you're on Arch Linux, simply run:

yaourt -Syy
yaourt -S la-capitaine-icon-theme-git

and keep yourself on the bleeding edge :)


La Capitaine comes with a configuration script which attempts to determine your distribution and desktop environment. Using this information, La Capitaine updates several system icons and icons used for mime-types.

For best integration with your distro/desktop environment, please run ./configure and follow the prompts.


La Capitaine is a fork of the El General icon theme for the GNOME desktop with significant changes. El General is in turn a fork of the Numix-circle icon theme. As such, La Capitaine is a derivative work mostly licensed under the GPLv3.

The configuration script included here is written by me and licensed under the permissive MIT license.

See LICENSE and COPYING for more details.

Icon Requests

If there's an icon that's missing in this project, feel free to contact me or open an issue. Please provide me with the name of the application (and/or the name of the icon), the context of the icon (status, app, etc.), and in the case of desktop applications, a copy of the desktop file located at /usr/share/applications/yourapplication.desktop or~/.local/share/applications/yourapplication.desktop.

If at all possible, please provide a reference image for the original icon that is not included in this theme.

If you find that an application icon is not themed, but an icon appears in this project with the wrong (or a different) file name as specified in your x-desktop file, please let me know and open an issue.



  • Add alternative status, action and other 16x16 icons for dark GTK+ themes
  • Design documentation?


I'm a poor university computer science student, and I many hours per week working on this and other projects -- If you like this icon pack and want to support me, please feel free to donate :)


Current version: v0.4.0
The version of La Capitaine on DeviantArt might be out of date. To stay updated, visit my Github:…
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Deeny212 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017
Great icons! Anything for windows?
debasishpatra Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I am drooling buddy. Nice work :D
solayagim Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017
Absolutely fantastic work, thank you :)
MyCompleX Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017
Beautiful icons!! Thanks for your work.
Preakor Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
Hi ! Your icon pack is very cool, i love it ! Why you don't make this for Windows, I think that he would have a great successful ?
n3storm Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Great work!
krourke Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you! :D
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Submitted on
July 26, 2016
File Size
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