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The Faience pack has been updated today with new and improved icons for the icon theme, GNOME Shell 3.6 support for the GS theme and there's also a beautiful new GTK3 theme.

faience icon theme

New in Faience icon theme 0.5:
  • New design for the desktop, remote desktop, wallpaper, GDM setup, session properties, Terminal, Xterm, Twitter, Spotify and adressbook icons
  • Updated blue folders color
  • Icons for the system settings categories on Ubuntu


The Faience GNOME Shell theme has been updated as well, and it now supports GNOME Shell 3.6 (for GNOME Shell 3.4, use the old theme version as this one won't work!):

faience gnome shell theme



The GTK3 / Metacity theme will probably remind you of the beautiful Equinox GTK2 themes, designed by the same Tiheum, which were very popular in the GTK2 era, but weren't updated for GTK3. Here's the new Faience GTK theme which includes GTK3 (GTK 3.6), GTK2 and Metacity themes:

faience gtk theme

faience gtk theme

There's also a dark Faience GTK theme, used by the applications that specifically request a dark theme (like EOG for instance), which can be forced by using GNOME Tweak Tool (Theme > Enable dark theme for all applications), but the dark window titlebar is only available for GNOME Shell so in other desktop environments, you'll get a dark theme with a light titlebar.

Here's how the dark Faience GTK theme looks like in GNOME Shell:

faience gtk theme dark





The Faenza icon theme has been updated as well and includes:
  • New app icons: UbuntuOne Music, Ubuntu Online Accounts
  • New design for Twitter, Spotify and Addressbook icons
  • Icons for the system settings categories on Ubuntu


Install Faience pack and Faenza icon theme in Ubuntu


To add the official Faience / Faenza PPA in Ubuntu, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update

Then, to install the Faience icon theme, use the following command:
sudo apt-get install faience-icon-theme

To install Faience GTK3 and GNOME Shell themes, use (for GNOME 3.6 only!):
sudo apt-get install faience-theme

And finally, to install the Faenza icon theme:
sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme


To change the icon theme, GTK theme or GNOME Shell theme, install an application like GNOME Tweak Tool (for the GNOME Shell theme you'll also need the User Themes extension).

For other Linux distributions, you'll find download links below:
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