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Eye Candy : Faenza - Gnome Icon Theme

I have been fan of particular icon theme called the Faenza Icon theme, which is available for the Gnome desktop. It provides number of monochromatic icons for Panel, Toolbar , as well as colored squared icons for Devices, Files, Applications etc. I particularly like the square icon design :)

This is still under artistic development, and many icons are missing , the present version of Faenza Icon theme ( at time of writing of this article ) is 0.9.2. One of the notable addition to Faenza Icon theme in 0.9.2 version is support for Icon for LibreOffice.

One of the first things I did after installing Ubuntu 11.04 was ( after switching to Ubuntu Classic :P ) was install Faenza Icon theme, it is available as PPA repository and can be easily installed by issuing the following command in the terminal window ( Application -> Accessories -> Terminal ) :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme

Once you issue the above command, the download is about 15 Megabytes in size, it should download the Icon theme from the repository and install it onto the system. You could switch and use these icons by selecting the icon theme from (System-> Preference-> Appearance ) and chosing to customize the existing theme and choosing the version of Faenza Icon theme you would like to use, there are four different you could chose from Faenza, Faenza-Dark, Faenza-Darker, Faenza-Darkest. These change the Monochromatic Icons in the Panel and Toolbar.

For instance, I found the following difference in the Icon on choosing Faenza and Faenza Dark variants.


Faenza Icon theme options

Faenza Icon themse as taken from Gnome-Look website

Nautilus with Faenza Icon Theme

Different Menus on My System with Faenza Icon Theme

Link :

Faenza Gnome Look Page - Here .

Article Written by : Ambuj Varshney (
For Linux on Desktop Blog ,
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