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AwOken by alecive AwOken by alecive

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Before asking, if you have any problem, run at least once the customization script, and TAKE A LOOK AT THE README FILE!!!


This iconset is only for GNOME/XFCE/LXDE. The kde version is available here ->…


  • PPA modality:

    1. Type in a terminal window:

      1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alecive/antigone

      2. sudo apt-get update

      3. sudo apt-get install awoken-icon-theme

      4. awoken-icon-theme-customization

    2. Follow Instructions

  • WARNING: with ppa subscription you can always get the newest version on your machine. But to see the improvements, you have to configure (or re-configure) at least once the iconset either for clear version, or dark version, or even a colored one.

  • Download the iconset:

    1. EDIT: for now, deviantArt doesn't let me upload the iconset due to its restrictions. So, from now on, the icon set will be available from this link (on my dropbox account) ->…
      MIRROR ->!mEkXET4T!Y8htlSzg…

    2. Extract the archive, enter in the newly-created directory called AwOken-2.5, and extract these archives as well

    3. Move the folders called AwOken, AwOkenDark, and AwOkenWhite in your .icons folder

    4. Type in a terminal window:

      1. cd .icons

      2. sudo cp -p AwOken/awoken-icon-theme-customization /usr/bin

      3. sudo cp -p AwOken/awoken-icon-theme-customization-clear /usr/bin

      4. sudo cp -p AwOkenDark/awoken-icon-theme-customization-dark /usr/bin

      5. sudo cp -p AwOkenWhite/awoken-icon-theme-customization-white /usr/bin

      6. awoken-icon-theme-customization

    5. Follow Instructions


To exploit full power of customization script, you have to install zenity (recommended, used to see the GUI) and imagemagick (mandatory, used to color icons). If you use Ubuntu, they're in repositories, so you have only to install them from Software Center.



If you have follow instructions above, you have only to type in a terminal window:


And follow instructions provided!



  • Added a full-featured colored version! More than 500 icons were re-drawed in colored mode.

  • Changed licensing: from cc-by-nc-sa to cc-by-sa! Now the iconset is completely free :)

  • Iconset updated to Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail!

  • Added ppa for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

  • Solved a bug in coloration script (many thanks to

  • Secure icons are now available in networkmanager

  • New ubuntuone icons, as well as new emoticons for chat

  • Added more than 50 xfce4 icons

  • Added icons for gnome 3.8 applications: gnome-games, gnome-documents, gnometris, quadrapassel, gnome-boxes, gnome-disks, and more

  • Added or redrawed more than 400 icons

  • Added more than 200 symbolic icons

  • Dropped ppa for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Complete changelog (especially for previous versions) is stored in README PDF file.


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While I believe that this icon set is the best there is for Linux I do believe it can be improved a bit. My main critique would be that I think the icons are a bit blurry when they are under 32px. This might be by design as it might offer better support when scaling the images, but I guess I am a little picky and prefer sharper icons. For this reason I have replaced the status icons with Faenza as they are a bit sharper and come off a bit cleaner. I would be glad to share a screen shot if requested.

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cibersheep Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I love it! I just love it.
Sloma Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Hi, I'm using Trusty now and can't customize properly the icons. What I get is standard set of icons no matter what I choose during customization. Are you going to update the script? You could instead provide me with some information how to change icons manually, do I need to change them in .icons folder in my home or rather in /usr/share/icons? I'd appreciate an update though if you can do it because your icons are great and you did really great job putting everything together. Great work!
cibersheep Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Hello. I'm using them on 14.04 and I had a problem because I was copying and pating the icon folder everywhen. Mmm no.
Make sure you have only one copy of each folder in ~/.icons (1 copy of AwOken, one of AwOenDark, etc) and the other files from the zipped archive.
Make sure you don't have the same AwOken folder at /usr/share/icons or any other places and then follor the readme instructions (copy the scripts, etc, and run the configuration script).

That worked for me.

Also, if the problem persists, make sure you have permision on the icon folder (happend once to me)
Sloma Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Thank you, you solved my problem :)
pissnaround Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
still having issues with the customization script and Xubuntu 14.04 Beta 1 and Zenity 3.8.0-1. I'm providing a link to a screen shot as to how the script looks.…

I tried uninstalling Zenity and running the script from the terminal. I tried colorizing the set but it didn't colorize any hidden folders or the "Public" or "Templates" folders.
alecive Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014   Interface Designer
Can you give me the output from the terminal? What do you mean with "hidden" folders? Please remember that the only folder type that will be colorized is the token one (the other folders will be left as they are).
pissnaround Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes, I was using Token. By hidden I meant any folders starting with a period. I.E. the ones that are invisible until you select "Show Hidden Files" from the file manager. such as .icons, .themes etc.
pissnaround Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Installed these in Xubuntu 14.04 beta 1 which uses Zenity 3.8.0-1. Apparently the customization script doesn't like this version. I get a menu instead of a list which only has two options, "Take a look at the README PDF...." or Colorize The set". Any thoughts?
alecive Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014   Interface Designer
How did you install them? Did you follow the instructions that are in the description? Can you please send me the output of

"ls ~/.icons"


"ls /usr/share/icons"?
pissnaround Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well, partly my fault. I was using a dark theme and didn't see everything that was going on. When the script runs after the splash screen it opens the window which used to have all the options to select in a list. Now the window is a scrolling list which can't be resized and I can only see two options at a time. I can scroll to the other options and the script still does seem to work. I changed the clear folders to token. not sure why I am getting a scrolling window however.
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