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Re: changing icon theme in debian without a DE installed?

On Sun, 02 Jul 2006 17:46:39 -0400
Nick Lidakis <nlidakis@verizon.net> wrote:

> I've tried Googling this to no avail. I have the file manager Thunar 
> installed. I'm trying to figure out how to change the icons that
> Thunar (or all of my GTK2 apps for that matter, e.g. Abiword) is
> using. It seems to using the the stock gnome icons I have installed.
> I don't have Gnome or Xfce installed. GTK2-theme switch is installed,
> but that just changes the GTK theme from ./themes. Apt-cache search
> reveals nothing similar to GTK2-theme-switcher.
> Any ideas?

Create a file called ~/.gtkrc-2.0 (just for yourself)
or /etc/gtk-2.0/gtkrc (for all users) and add the following line:


to use the Industrial icon theme, for example. Any GTK2 icon theme
installed into /usr/share/icons will do. A lot of GTK2 properties can be
set statically in this way. See


for details.



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