Ubuntu – How to only use the icons for applications in the Faenza icon set

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I downloaded the Faenza icon set and installed the "Dark" variant on my desktop.

However I only want the icons for applications (the ones that go in the Unity Launcher), I want all the other icons to remain stock. Here's a screenshot to illustrate:

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Best Answer

  • Here's a possible method for doing this:

    • Copy the folder containing the Faenza Icons to ~/.icons
    • Edit the index.theme file using gedit to inherit from the ubuntu mono icon set (for the panel), humanity, have a new name and comment, and to only point to the /app folders:
    [Icon Theme]
    Name=Faenza Humanity
    Inherits=ubuntu-mono-dark,humanity,hicolor
    Comment=Custom Faenza + Humanity Theme for Jorge Castro
    Directories=apps/16,apps/22,apps/24,apps/32,apps/48,apps/scalable
    
    [apps/16]
    Size=16
    Context=Apps
    Type=fixed
    
    [apps/22]
    Size=22
    Context=Apps
    Type=fixed
    
    [apps/24]
    Size=24
    Context=Apps
    Type=fixed
    
    [apps/32]
    Size=32
    Context=Apps
    Type=fixed
    
    [apps/48]
    Size=48
    Context=Apps
    Type=fixed
    
    [apps/scalable]
    Size=96
    Context=Apps
    Type=Scalable
    MinSize=64
    MaxSize=128
    
    • Now select the new theme in gnome-appearance-properties.