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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 )
rayraven Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Looks like some sym-links are missing in the dark panel version, they are there in the light panel version though.
legnis Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
very nice :wow: && :+fav:
noz3001 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Love it
desu2desu Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
xegi90 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Just great. Love it :D
kmkd Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
thanks for the icon :D
Arry2006 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Thanks for share! =)
UVPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010   Photographer
Love the icons. Just one question. How come the Pidgin icon isn't scalable? It shows up all distorted on my home screen. Thanks.
ArkBlitz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Which icon is the one for Firefox?
monotasker Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is hands-down the best icon theme I've seen for any OS, let alone for Gnome. I can't thank you enough for giving me the elegant, bright desktop I've always wanted!

One request--a monochrome indicator icon for Getting Things Gnome (likewise for Dropbox, Kupfer, and Artha, although they're not as crucial).

Thanks again!
rprpx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Outstanding. Absolutely among the best. I agree with another commenter that this should be the default icon set. Thank you for making available.

A few of your icons I especially enjoy: Pitivi, FireFox, Evolution (though I don't care much for the software), Preferences, and so many more I'm still discovering.

And thank you for taking icon requests. I might request:
GnoTime, GnuCash, Adobe Flex ([link]),
Nx Client, Audacity, DeVeDe

Thank you again.
skm-industries Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
that's some quality work :)
Maligno83 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good work but the script don't change the distributor logo. I chose Ubuntu but the distributor logo is gnome :(
biscuitist Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations, was very nice.
zx1986 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
nenelinux Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
I like it but I'm sure you can add more icons ... I will be pending further updates ... congrats: D
WLOMaster Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Hi it's very amazing!... :omfg: Are very good... I have them installed on my ubuntu ... Are some of my favorites!!! :love:
KingBeef Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Ohhhhh Helll Yes - this should be a Linux default - please don't stop developing this set I am loyal follower keep up the good work
Izobalax Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Easily one of the best gnome icon themes going.

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tobaj Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Very nice and professional theme :clap: Thanks a lot for sharing!

Have a little trouble though with the installation script. I run it just to be able to choose the distro icon. And when I press either 'U' or 'u' for Ubuntu the scripts aborts itself and the icons folder doesn't appear in ~/.icons (I run the script as user). I solved it manually on my desktop but I failed on fixing the script :| After I altered this line:
[Uu]* ) iconname="distributor-logo-ubuntu";;

adding extension at the end ..
[Uu]* ) iconname="distributor-logo-ubuntu.svg";;

.. the script can run further (it asks whether to replace existing icons folder or not) but when it finished the distro logo doesn't change. Maybe svg icons, although included in your theme, are not allowed in panels (but they should be supported in Gnome 2.30, no ?) or .. something else. Dunno :(
tiheum Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Could you please try the new version (0.6) to see if your issue is fixed ?
Maligno83 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I have the same problem with the script. How you fix it manually?
Maligno83 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I change only star-here icon in 16, 22 and 24 folder
tobaj Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
I'm just cooking a little instruction for you. BTW I have found out why the script didn't work for me and how to fix it. I'll put that in next post as well. Just give me some time ..
tobaj Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
First of all I didn't touch the start-here.* icons. Here is how I did it:

- I assume that you have the Faenza* directories already placed in ~/.icons/

- you'll basically need to do one similar change in each subfolder in ../Faenza/places/

- so let's navigate first to ~/.icons/Faenza/places/scalable. You can see there a file called distributor-logo.svg and a couple of others called distributor-logo-'distribution-name'.svg. The first one is not actually svg file (despite the extension) but just a symbolic link pointing to one of the other files (the real svg's.)

- to set Ubuntu logo in your panel, you need to point the symbolic link to distributor-logo-ubuntu.svg, for fedora it will be distributor-logo-fedora.svg, etc. Just delete the old symlink and create a new one poiting the logo you want. Note that in the ../scalable folder the symbolic link has to be named distributor-logo.svg

- then you need to repeat similar thing in the other directories for different sizes (../places/16, .../22, etc.) with the exception that in these ones you point symbolic link distributor-logo.png to file distributor-logo-xxx.png

Below is a list of commands you can run in terminal to set Ubuntu logo for all sizes. You'll be better off doing it in the first way: just copy all lines under All commands in one go and paste into terminal and you will make all changes at once. The 'split' version is just to make it more readable so you could see how this works.

All commands in one go:
cd ~/.icons/Faenza/places/scalable/ && ln -sf ./distributor-logo-ubuntu.svg distributor-logo.svg && cd ../48 && ln -sf ./distributor-logo-ubuntu.png distributor-logo.png && cd ../32 && ln -sf ./distributor-logo-ubuntu.png distributor-logo.png && cd ../24 && ln -sf ./distributor-logo-ubuntu.png distributor-logo.png && cd ../22 && ln -sf ./distributor-logo-ubuntu.png distributor-logo.png && cd ../16 && ln -sf ./distributor-logo-ubuntu.png distributor-logo.png

Split version
cd ~/.icons/Faenza/places/scalable/ && ln -sf ./distributor-logo-ubuntu.svg distributor-logo.svg
cd ../48 && ln -sf ./distributor-logo-ubuntu.png distributor-logo.png
cd ../32 && ln -sf ./distributor-logo-ubuntu.png distributor-logo.png
cd ../24 && ln -sf ./distributor-logo-ubuntu.png distributor-logo.png
cd ../22 && ln -sf ./distributor-logo-ubuntu.png distributor-logo.png
cd ../16 && ln -sf ./distributor-logo-ubuntu.png distributor-logo.png

Once you've done the above you may need to log out and back in to see the new logo. Note that this should also work for the various types of menu icons in Avant Window Navigor (it works for me), not sure about any other docks.

Any problems just give me a shout.

I will refer to the issues with the script in a new thread. It's too much posts in here already ..
Isumac Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
That didn't work, I solved it by deleting all images called start-here and renamed the symbolic links to start-here.svg and start-here.png
leoatelier Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010   Photographer
good work on this icons!
acidrums4 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Looks very awesome!
Hope you keep working on it! Should be the best icon set for Gnome ever-made!
Skral Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
AAAAAWEEEESOME! congratulations for your work, i've waiting for it so long :)
Atermoon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
If not the best, this is at least in the top 3 icon themes for Gnome right now, and this in only because there are still missing icons. I don't see myself switching to anything else once this is finished. Awesome work!
carim07 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
I agree
xmue Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
me, too
spadewalk Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Awesome work, good done ! That does suit very well with everything.
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