How To Change The Icon Theme In Ubuntu 11.10 AKA Oneiric Ocelot

U buntu 11.10 will have a new properties on the screen appearance of your desktop where you can choose the GTK theme you want by default, th...

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Ubuntu 11.10 will have a new properties on the screen appearance of your desktop where you can choose the GTK theme you want by default, the screen and nothing more. So what about the icons? No, you can not change the icons from there, but believe me look at the image, there is another way out there. So here I will show you the way of changing the icon theme in Ubuntu 11.10 . The reason for that is as Linux has given as the freedom of going wild and customizing everything as our needs so why not be wild! If you are not doing it than you are not enjoying Linux and do not know the proper way to use Linux.

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How can they see the option to change icons has been left out at least in Ubuntu 11.10, maybe in future versions this is fixed, but meanwhile How do I change the icon theme in Ubuntu 11.10?

The solution is to install dconf-editor a powerful tool to adjust settings in Ubuntu that will serve to put this pack of icons that we love our dear default desktop oneiric.

First install dconf-editor

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

Run it with Alt + F2 and typing dconf-editor and see how the next window

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There we must go to org/gnome/desktop/interface/icon-theme and put the name of the icon pack default we have in our desktop, for example I chose the icons Faenza , Faenza-Dark would be, to know the exact name of your icon pack you can look in/user/share/icons.

Another option for customizing the desktop is GNOME Tweak Tool. We will discuss about it later.

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4 comments :

  1. Hey, org/gnome/desktop/interface/icon-theme not available.
    Please help

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  2. What ? i don't get what you are talking about...@Ubuntufan . Please descrive a little in brief..

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  3. Nice tips, please tell me how to do it in ubuntu 8.04 please

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  4. /usr/share/icons


    is the right path

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