How to Install Faenza Icons in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Last updated: January 15, 2014

This simple tutorial is going to show you how to install and apply the latest Faenza icon theme in Ubuntu 14.04 while the PPA is not available yet.

It’s pretty easy to install an icon theme on Ubuntu Linux. Because Ubuntu stores icons in /usr/share/icons for global and user’s .icons folder for single use, all you need to do is put your icon theme folder into one of previous location and that’s it.

Ubuntu Icons Theme Folder

To install Faenza icons:

1. Download the latest package at Google Code. So far, it is Faenza 1.3.

2. Extract the package and you’ll see Faenza-Radiace, Faenza-Darkest, Faenza-Darker, Faenza-Dark, Faenza-Ambiance and Faenza packages.

3 Unpack all of them and move the result folders to:

  • For single use, move them to .icons folder. Under your home folder, press Ctrl+H to view/hide hidden folders. Create one if .icons is not exist.
  • For global use, move them to /usr/share/icons/ folder. You’ll need to press Alt+F2 and run gksudo nautilus to open file browser with root to do copy and paste things.

To make the installation easy:

Download the Deb package below:


Double-click the package and click Install button in pop-up Ubuntu Software Center will install the theme into /usr/share/icons/.

Apply Faenza Icons:

Open Unity Tweak Tool or Gnome Tweak Tool. The faenza icons should be in the icons list.

apply faenza icons


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