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Faenza Icons by tiheum Faenza Icons by tiheum
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. Four themes are included to fit with light or dark themes/panels.

This work is released under the GNU/GPL license. Sources can be downloaded here : [link]

You like my work (or to encourage me to draw an icon for your favorite application), please consider a small Paypal donation at :)

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. View the README file for instructions and a list of known issues.

As the file is the too big for DA submission policy, you can download the archive form the dedicated Google Code page: [link]

  • Ubuntu 11.10: the Unity panel has a strange behavior with some icons compared with the previous version (and Gnome 2 panels of course), especially with user menu and battery state icons. You might use one of the to new themes instead of the classic ones: Faenza-Ambiance is suitable with dark panel and toolbars (inherits Faenza-Darkest theme), Faenza-Radiance with light panel and controls (inherits Faenza theme).

  • Some applications are configured to always use the same icon regardless of the selected theme. 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.
    E.g. Vim desktop file is /usr/share/applications/gvim.desktop
    Some desktop files can be located in /usr/local/share/applications or in your ~/.local/share/applications folder (e.g. Steam desktop file is somewhere in ~/.local/share/applications/wine).
    Here is a partial list: emacs23, gcolor2, bluefish, hardinfo, setroubleshoot, gufw, pithos, vim, rssowl, netbeans, gazpacho, guake, all commercial games, etc

  • If you want to use the new Gnome contact application, edit its desktop file (/usr/share/applications/gnome-contacts.desktop) to use the specific (and beautiful) icon named gnome-contacts ;)

== 1.3.1 ==
* New weather symbolic icons
== 1.3 ==
* New apps: UbuntuOne Music and Ubuntu Online Accounts
* New designs for Twitter, Spotify and adressbook
* Icons for system settings categories on Ubuntu
* Fix some missing links
== 1.2 ==
* New apps: Desura, Gajim, Google Music Frame, Mail notification
* New icons sizes: 64x64 and 96x96
* Fixes the specific folders icons replaced by the standard one
* Fixes some missing links
== 1.1 ==
* New apps: Gnome documents, Gnome contacts, Gnome online accounts, Gnome freecell, Clementine, Onboard, preferences-color, Screenruler, Scribes, Steam, Tracker, Wunderlist, Xterm
* New devices: tablet, network wired, network wireless, VPN, system harddisk
* Some reworked icons (Baobab, Gparted, Time-admin, Gconf editor, all folders)
* Emblems are more homogeneous
* Some new status icons and two new themes (Faenza-Ambiance and Feanza-Radiance) for a better integration with Unity in Ubuntu 11.10
== 1.0 ==
* New apps: preferences-desktop-wallpaper, SEtroubleshoot, system-switch-java, Fedora autoplus, Fedora-release-notes
* New status icons: nm-device-wired-secure
* Some reworked icons
* A wide bunch of new symbolic icons for Gnome Shell
* Better support for XFCE
* All applications in 16x16
* Fix some missing links
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Given 2011-01-10
Faenza Icons by ~tiheum is another wonderful icon theme set for Gnome. This set has had many updates and has a multitude of professional looking icons. ( Suggested by Alexander-GG and Featured by BurgerBunny )
Ceroart00 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019
Is compatible with Deepin 15.9 or or Ubuntu 18.04 or Debian 9.7?
bigfoot76 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
merci beaucoup
lellospizzico Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
qzar51 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017
very nice bro
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner May 31, 2017
Very  beautiful.
djh712 Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
Any plans for adding a qbittorrent icon? Faenza Cupertino Flux ( has one that looks nice but only up to 48px.
q49939595 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
it can not use in windows10 :(
dindinG41TR3 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks you, im write icons themes based faenza
Denyer Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
Still hosted by Google at time of writing:…
Sk8rDude7 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
just so the rest of us who like your work, you can download an alternative similar deviation from here…
Sk8rDude7 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
your current link does not work for downloading Im hoping you could re upload your file so we can enjoy your work? thank you :)
djdevansong Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
odd don't seem any download link for theme? even though it mentions it? maybe this theme is no
longer worked on?
Dashing-Qz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016
how to download?
maryland-virginia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016
Wow! I will also say thank you so much for sharing this. :)
meetdave91 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016
thank you so muc
meetdave91 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016
Thank you so much
calysbo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016
Cool thx
mammuthus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016
Where I can find .ico files?
nix-bhj Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
This theme is not for Windows.
keshon83 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly it is the best looking icons I've ever seen. It gives really tasty 'nix' aroma on my windows machine and I love it. A bit sad it misses quite a lot window-only apps but still it's one of a kind artwork! :)
yetix83 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Student Interface Designer
christopherramsey Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Google Code's is closing down where are you going to host the downloads now?
eze8789 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
tayrons Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
thank you
Stepanishev Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
Thenk you!
ZuriFaenza Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
QUEDIOSNOSPERDONE Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Buroli Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Wonderful icon theme, i love it. :love:
KingsEight Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Awesome Icon Theme     :happybounce:    

Did this work on Ubuntu 14.04.1 Trusty Tahr ?
cngsoft Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
The icon theme that makes SliTaz Linux look beautiful and tidy. Congratulations for the great work.
tkmantz625 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
This is my favorite icon set. I've used it for years. Any chance of getting a Tor Browser icon and one for Trisquel?
AZJIO Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
faenza-icon-theme_1.3.1_all.deb -> File is missing: image-vnd.adobe.photoshop.png
HEXcube Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Faenza - the Legendary Icon Pack! Love 
salimma Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
CHANGELOG says 1.3.1 but only 1.3 is available at the project page... hoping to see the 1.3.1 release soon!
Vernian Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
After years still the best.
martreal2003 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
nice icons
Aceuler Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Nice work.I always dowoload this icon theme
30hoursflight Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Your work is awesome! i've been using it for several years now. However, i've just install Intellij Idea (an awesome IDE from Jetbrains), and it doesn't have an icon in Faenza. Do you happen to have some time to wrap one up? :) Thanks man!
AnalogicalGuy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your work it's such an inspiration!
trtksa Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Niceeee! Thanks
nordlicht Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
The last Update for this was 2010, three years ago. I guess this is dead. Not the first really great theme that dies slowly that way. Too bad.
IsacDaavid Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Not true, what you are seeing is the date this was first submitted. Last update (1.3) is a year old:…
nordlicht Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
No updates, news, messages or replies. Let it be one year or three, I think it is more than possible that development has stopped.
gutigen Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
It stopped because author of those icon packs is now an employee of Canonical and working on new Ubuntu icon set. Which is sad.
maniat1kster Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
love them!
teknocrust Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Just as an FYI I ported your icons into a gajim theme, its hosted here, I just did it for personal use, but if you want other to use it please feel free to post the link or push changes…
J4X0R Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
It would be awesome if you could come out with a pycharm Icon

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Current Application Icon:…
stsdc Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
please make qt creator icon
8-Cell-Art Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ubuntu 13.10 adding ppa 404 not found..
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
here a little ninja magik to make the install in one copy-paste. Just open a terminal and paste this code:

mkdir -p ~/.icons && cd ~/.icons && wget… && tar -zxvf faenza-icon-theme_1.3.1.tar.gz && cd .. && cp -a ~/.icons/faenza-icon-theme-1.3/Faenza* ~/.icons/

Cheers! : )
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