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How to install beautiful Faenza icon theme on Ubuntu [Guide]

ic [1]Love Ubuntu but dislike the default icon theme? Wishing there was a better, more elegant theme that you could use? You’re in luck! The most popular icon theme for Linux is Faenza and it is here to save the day! This guide will show you how to install Faenza icon theme on Ubuntu.

Before We Begin

Ubuntu’s Unity is very finicky when it comes to customization. In order for us to change the icon theme more easily, we need to install Gnome Tweak Tool. (As Gnome Tweak Tool is a Gnome tool, changing icons with it will also work in Gnome Shell.)

To install Gnome Tweak Tool, enter the command below into your terminal window:

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

Take note this icon theme may not work with KDE because this is a Gnome icon theme. However, don’t worry — Unity, Ubuntu’s default desktop environment, is based on Gnome Shell so Faenza will work just fine for most people on Ubuntu.

This guide was specifically written for Ubuntu 13.04 but it should work on all versions of Ubuntu.

How To Install Faenza Icon Theme On Ubuntu

To install Faenza icon theme on Ubuntu, do the following:

cd ~/Desktop/Faenza/

sudo ./INSTALL




With this guide you’ve learned exactly how to install and activate the Faenza icon theme. I can assure you that after using Faenza, you’ll have trouble finding another icon theme that can compete. Enjoy!