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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 )
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
I noticed:
be careful cause the link in the code was cutted out by, so you may want to see the proper code here:…

webmastir Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Niceeee! Thanks
Siyfion Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
I'd love to see a Sublime Text 2/3 icon and perhaps a HexChat icon?
burndesk Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
How i can buy rights for commercial use icons?*
burndesk Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
¿Cómo puedo comprar derechos de iconos para uso comercial?
cultavix Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Thank you :) Very beautiful!
chefez Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Can you please update the ppa for Ubuntu (Gnome) 13.10.
I just get not found errors in Synaptic when trying to update.
geekgrl5000 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I totally use this icon theme on my Linux machine! And I love it! Thank you for making something so awesome!
HEXcube Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Interface Designer

One of the best and complete icon set for Ubuntu! I wanted to request the following app icons :


I intended to post this list in the development site, but couldn't find it.

pauldesign Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
nice work man!
ampersandconcepts Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Not sure if you are still working on this, but perhaps an icon for Fez? As it has recently been released for Linux. It would be awesome, and perhaps I could throw in a donation :) Love this icon pack, it is the only one I use!
tom55 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
k1ndza Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wutt...where is the download button.
Birdlyn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
in the description
juanlucaslotero Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
<font><font>Donde el man escribio dise link das clic hay en continuar y se te va a empesar a descargar</font></font>
cucky126 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No Blender, GIMP and VLC icons? :( Don't worry, I'll download it anyway ;)
eidolen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I can never go back now! :)

There is one glaring omission from this set though. Xubuntu, or at least Xfce. I ended up making one for myself as the orange ubuntu logo just destroys my theme.
UnixPunx83 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Excellent theme. The only hiccup I've noticed is in the dialog boxes when using sublime text. I'm not sure where it's pointing to the icons but here is an example of what I see. The top is what I see if I'm using either Faenza or Faience. The bottom is when using the classic 'GNOME' icon theme.

This screenshot is on Arch under XFCE... but I have confirmed the same results under Debian as well. Maybe there's a specific size/type icon that it's looking for. Would be great to get this fixed. Awesome work man!
bowlandspoon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this theme but the download button is missing :( However a quick Google search yields this;

Download link is on that page :)
LLongbow Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
npgauth Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I finally made a life changing decision this was the perfect solution now I feel whole again just trying to look out for you
thomasmacisaac Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I finally made a life changing decision this was the perfect solution now I feel whole again just trying to look out for you
yooyooster Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Found interesting opportunity
eliasmtz Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
gracias por los iconos :D
leaffan331 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Great icon set. No Linux install is complete until I install this. One request I would make is if you could make a Source folder icon. A folder with a C++ in it or something along those lines. I use the Faience-Azur as I love the blue.

Thanks for this artwork.
rcmaehl Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Missing the icon for a phone under the bluetooth menu. Please fix this.
JobDONG Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
en how to download
JobDONG Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
very beautiful 。my PC use the icon now
vramana Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Absolutely awesome dude...
DragonFartOutLoud Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
errr..where's the download link? **ifeelstupidforaskingstupidquestionbutitreallyismissing**
extremo99 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Really cool work, makes me want to change to Linux :D
Ivo-Majic-IM Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Any chance of a icon for IntelliJ IDEA?
slavsan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
averred Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Awesome theme! Any chance of an icon for Quassel? It's the only one that doesn't look perfect in my dock.
Keep up the good work!
harrysolorzano Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
link donwloads icons?
ardiantasisgo Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool.. i love it
FunDavid Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Thanks, I could use this!
LOuroboros Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Awesome :3
But.. i have a question:
you don't have this Icons for IconTweaker? (Windows Users)
:c I am a Windows XP User
nix-bhj Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
This icon theme is not for Windows (Linux only!).
ExiaGN Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
alberthdez Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
cdprincipe Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Please add support to Transmission-Remote-GTK... is a great sftware and the icon is the same of Transmission
BillODwyer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Could you possibly do a Guitar Pro 6 icon? It really bugs me that there's one missing on my launcher :P
Skinny-Beans Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
This is definitely unique in design. A beautiful approach. Thanks for sharing.
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