Using Gnome icons in the Xfce desktop


Xfce wtih Gnome icons

For a bit of a change in Xfce on my FreeBSD machines I've decided to eschew the Tango Project iconset and use the Gnome Desktop icons available from the ports collection:

# cd /usr/ports/x11-themes/gnome-icons
# make install clean
# echo "Grilled Cheese Sandwiches"

They're very classy and quite minimalistic which really appeals to me, and even though I use Xfce instead of Gnome which the icons were originally designed for, they work smashingly. Did I just say "smashingly?"

Now if only the folder icons weren't that dull sand colour we'd be in business!

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