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.
An installation script let you choose the logo of your favourite distribution and the appearance of the main menu icon (Gnome/distrib, monochrome/colour).
Two themes are included to fit with light or dark panels.
This is a work in progress: a lots of icons are missing especially for devices and emblems.
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.
Launchpad PPA Faenza icon theme is available to install for Ubuntu users via a PPA repository. Open a terminal and run :
You can also install the folowing packages:
* faenza-icons-mono to replace 22x22 squared icons for Deluge, Exaile, Fusion Icon, iBus and Kupfer by their monochromatic counterpart.
* faenza-extras or faenza-dark-extras to override some icons displayed in system tray by Faenza monochromatic ones. This affects Liferea, LastFM and RadioTray. Just install the package to match the theme you are using.
* You can experience some problems with sound volume icons from Faenza-Dark if your GTK theme display some 22x22 icons in buttons: the icon displayed is the one used for the (dark) panel. This theme blends generally better with a GTK theme that display small icons in toolbars (22x22) and buttons (16x16). You can change the theme's icons size by editing the gtkrc file and adding this kind of line at the beginning:
* A lots of applications does not currently support support monochromatic tray icon (deluge, gnome-do, skype, spotify, goldendict) without changing the application icon itself.
* Some applications are configured to always use the same icon regardless of the selected theme: e.g. emacs23, gcolor2, bluefish, hardinfo, defcon, gufw, pithos, goldendict, rssowl, vim, picasa, netbeans, gazpacho.
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. In some cases, you need to reinitialize the item in Gnome menu editor to display the new icon. Vim desktop file is /usr/share/applications/gvim.desktop.
Picasa desktop files are located in /usr/share/local/applications.
* Java applications like jDownloader or Frostwire doesn't support themes even if you edit the corresponding .desktop files.