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Faenza Icons 1.1 Released with New Icons, Now Supports Ubuntu 11.10

Faenza Icons have been updated to version 1.1 bringing in two new themes Faenza-Ambiance and Faenza Radiance, specially suited to be used with new Unity interface in Ubuntu 11.10.

Other Changes include:
  • 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
To add the PPA and install latest Faenza Icons, run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme

How to Switch Icon Themes in Ubuntu 11.10

There are two ways to switch themes. You can install Gnome Tweak Tool or use Dconf Editor, both installable from Ubuntu Software Center. 

To change icon theme from dconf-editor, go to org > gnome > desktop > interface and change the string to Faenza-Ambiance or Faenza-Radiance as shown in the screenshot below:

Here is a screenshot:

You can find more tips for changing some icons on DeviantART page.


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