Change icon theme in awesomeWM

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Change icon theme in awesomeWM

Postby bedtime » 2018-04-16 11:03

I'm trying to change the icon theme in awesome window manager; right now I have no urxvt icon, the Firefox icon is blurry, and the xterm icon looks like it was created in 1972. :roll:

I've checked the awesome wikis of Debian, Arch, and Gentoo, and there was no info on changing the icon theme.

Here's what I have:
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$ cd /usr/share/icons/                                                                   
$ ls
Adwaita          dwm.png          Faenza-Darker    handhelds  Numix-Circle
cab_extract.png  Faenza           Faenza-Darkest   hicolor    redglass
cab_view.png     Faenza-Ambiance  Faenza-Radiance  locolor    whiteglass
default          Faenza-Dark      gnome            moblin     xmonad.png


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/home/user/.local/share/icons
$ ls
AUTHORS              Faenza-Ambiance        Faenza-Darkest.tar.gz   INSTALL
ChangeLog           Faenza-Ambiance.tar.gz  Faenza-Dark.tar.gz      README
COPYING              Faenza-Dark        faenza-icon-theme_1.3.zip   UNINSTALL
emesene              Faenza-Darker        Faenza-Radiance
emesene-faenza-theme.tar.gz  Faenza-Darker.tar.gz    Faenza-Radiance.tar.gz
Faenza              Faenza-Darkest        Faenza.tar.gz


I've updated the icon cache using:
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# update-icon-caches /usr/share/icons/*
# update-icon-caches /home/user/.local/share/icons/*


/home/user/.config/awesome/themes/default/theme.lua
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...
theme.icon_theme = "/usr/share/icons/Faenza"
...


I've tried refreshing awesome and rebooting. Still the same icons.

Any ideas?
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Re: Change icon theme in awesomeWM

Postby debiman » 2018-04-18 05:28

bedtime wrote:I'm trying to change the icon theme in awesome window manager; right now I have no urxvt icon, the Firefox icon is blurry, and the xterm icon looks like it was created in 1972.

this is correct.
urxvt does not provide any application icon, therefore the default is used (a generic application icon).
xterm icon indeed DOES look like it's at least 2 decades old.
i don't know about firefox though.

generally, changing icon themes is done like under any other environment.
by manually editing gtk config files, or by using an app like lxappearance.

it is possible that awesome means something else with its config option, it may not refer to gtk icon themes at all.
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