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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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Daily Deviation

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 )
Devil940 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Really nice! But CCleaner is missing! Please add CCleaner, Bittorent, IDM and such icons. Thanx.
nix-bhj Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
This is a *Linux* icon theme. CCleaner is Windows-only (maybe there was a Mac version?). So is IDM.
74Ryanwolf Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Do you know what Linux or Ubuntu is?
notofMYworld Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
It was intended to be a Linux icon theme so regrettably, many Windows, non-free, and other software are not included.
danielbenja Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
liquid-snake Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
┐ o_O ? íLee!
WizardHarry Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
fcolliveira Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Please help me!
I've installed Faenza!
How to install "source" package 21Mb?
cdprincipe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Please add Wicd support to Faenza icons set
iBFAM Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
aws! icons thank you so much! My desktop looks sooo much better! Peek:[link]
clem11388 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, Just wanted to post 2 apps that don't have icons. But perhaps you already know :-P

Noise (Music player for ElementaryOS)
Xiphos (Bible reading app, uses Sword project files)

I think almost all the Elementary OS apps don't have counter parts in Faenza. But mainly cause they are still under development. But for some reason when changing to Faenza set. It removed the stock icon and replaced it with the Gear wheel for executable. Only one that did that so far though.

Still a beautiful set. God Bless you and your art!
clem11388 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, wanted to clarify that it was the Noise music app that was replaced with the gear.
Nicklasos Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
hm... guake icons not working for me. Ubuntu 12.10
RivalLights Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Photographer
This is the only icon theme I use on Linux now :)
Well, except when using KDE.

For future, I'd like to see an icon for ClipGrab.
Leornic Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Best icon set for Linux by far!
A cool Steam notification icon would be nice...
booglybears Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Hello Thank you very much for providing this icon set one thing i would like to see is a icon for Emma (MySQL Tool) and MySQL Workbench (MySQL Tool) But other than that thank you very much for this awesome icon set keep up the good work
ramiromd90 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Hi !. I install the iconset from the script, and have a problem with the "Aplications Places System" menu icon.
This not show a Debian icon else, a red circle with across line.
Any idea ?.-
extreme-x Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
amazing great thanks
Marad3r Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Thank you for lovely icons ans themes
QiuZhang Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I donot like square icons, but this is nice.
MaLiXs Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
bery nice icon !
bagjunggyu Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Thank you for lovely icons ans themes
JairMercury Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Hi tiheum, congratulations for your wonderfull work! this are, by far, the best icons set for linux desktops.

Could you create the icon for the application pacmanger?

Here is the original and systray icons:


ZDroid Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Hi MJ (tiheum)!

Can you make icon for HexChat (XChat fork), but not same as XChat?

Your icons are beatyful!

Thanks in advance!
rushikh Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Could you make this work with Mac?
RivalLights Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Photographer
He would have to create a whole new icon theme, since most apps (at least the default ones) on Macs aren't available on Linux (Safari, Finder, iWork, Final Cut Pro, Garage Band etc.). There isn't really any similar ones either...

The only option is to throw that junk out the window and buy a proper PC.
rushikh Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
danbyte Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
hi tiheum,

Great work with your icon set !!! Any ideas why I might be missing the rewind and fast forward buttons on gnome-mplayer? Play, Stop, Volume and Fullscreen icons are displaying ok :(


sekou9mapy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Very nice theme, i like. I want to know why text files i mean .c or .css or .javascript files are not recognizable in nautilus???
wesy2kn1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
great looking set
VixenFinder Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Do you have a templte file we can use to design other program icons into a faenza theme?
tiheum Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Not yet. I have never found the time to do those kind of template with proper guidelines. But, it is in project.
VixenFinder Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah, okay. I'm dabbling in Inkscape now and looking to fill some missing app icons.
VixenFinder Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Do you have a template file we can use to adapt other program icons into a Faenza style?
Iluvatar13 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing set, thanks for all your work!
Baltazard2012 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
can anyone explain to me why dropbox status icons are grey and not green? thx
tiheum Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Because all the status icons are grey?
vishnubk Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
awesome work dear developer!!!just a small request,how can I set mono icons for dropbox?cuz the mono icons are used only when I apply faience-claire set but reverts to the sore blue icon when I try to apply faience-azure and faience-ocre while the rest of the panel icons are in the mono fashion.
tiheum Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
This theme aims to be used with Gnome-Shell, so the notification icons (like dropbox) are colorful. Faience-Claire is a special set for Unity and it provide mono icons for indicators and orange/aubergine stuff to fit the Ubuntu style.
If you want to use the mono icons, you can copy the 'status' folder from Faience-Claire to the Faience-Azur folder, for example. This solution is provided without any guarantee ;)
vishnubk Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks a lot for that tip mate! :) Please don't neglect us unity lovers in future versions!!! :)
AIMandACH Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Really nice!
i've made agave, fontmanger and alternative inkscape and blender icons what do you think about it [link]?
ZDroid Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Great! Can you add Screencloud to Faenza? Please Radiance style indicator... Thanks in advance!
adrimenamusic Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
yanes19 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Really nice , I used some icons in my programs , but I need some icons for "reset" and "remove file" actions ,
I was obliged to make it's but there was a big difference :no:

Thank-you for the design and for the free license
RivalLights Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Photographer
An Opera Next icon would be nice :)
It's the Opera icon, but the "O" is silver.
Ivanmladenovi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Not just for the gnome and I use them on LXDE and I used them on Xfce :-).
R0SAREE Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
can we use this for rocketdock
RivalLights Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Photographer
Yeah. Just change the icons (right click, edit icon).
daaxwizeman Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Hi tiheum,

I installed the faenza icon theme in ubunut 12.10 and the icon used for chargin the battery on the unity panel is not the right one. How can I correct this bug ?
RivalLights Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Photographer
Read the description.
Faenza doesn't work well with Unity.
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