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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 )
AZJIO Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  New member
faenza-icon-theme_1.3.1_all.deb -> File is missing: image-vnd.adobe.photoshop.png
HEXcube Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
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  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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