Install Faenza Icons in Ubuntu 12.10 / 12.04 / 11.10

Faenza icons is a Gnome icon theme provides monochromatic icons for panels, toolbars and buttons and colourful squared icons for devices, applications, folder, files and Gnome menu items. This simple tutorial is going to show you how to install Faenza icon theme 1.2 in Ubuntu using PPA.

To get started:

Open Ubuntu Software Center, navigate to Edit -> Software Sources… -> Other Software tab. Click Add button and type in following code to add PPA. There’re two PPAs that provides Faenza icons for Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, and 10.04. Choose one:


After adding PPA, hit Ctrl+Alt+T, copy and paste the 2 commands into terminal to update and install:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme

To enable Faenza icons theme:

Search for and install gnome tweak tool in Ubuntu Software Center. Then open it from the dash, at theme tab, choose faenza as icon theme.



  1. webfreak says:

    Doesn’t work on Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2. I’ll check it again tomorrow when full release comes out.

    • HandyTutorial says:

      Which PPA did you add, ppa:webupd8team/themes has already contained Faenza icons for Ubuntu 12.10. ppa:tiheum/equinox will update later when Ubuntu 12.10 final is released. You can use following two commands to remove a PPA you have added.

      sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
      sudo ppa-purge ppa:some/ppa

      Assume you added ppa:tiheum/equinox, change the second one to:

      sudo ppa-purge ppa:tiheum/equinox
  2. ronakg says:

    When I do sudo apt-get update, I get these errors in 12.10 -

    W: Failed to fetch 404 Not Found

    • HandyTutorial says:

      “404 Not Found” means internet connect problem. Might server is down, try adding any other ppa andd see the output.

      BTW: The PPA you added not works for Ubuntu 12.10. I’ll remove it until it updates.

  3. Maycon Ghizzi says:

    I try install like you suggest without success… ugly battery and others icons…

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