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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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alecive Feb 28, 2014   Interface Designer
Can you post the terminal output?
wheres the monochrome versions? i have dark white and regular and all the application icons are colored which doesnt really fit my theme
alecive Oct 8, 2013   Interface Designer
You can modify it in the customization script, did you try it?
LOVE IT! Using this Icon set in Crunchbang #! with the NOX UI Theme and GreyBird Dark OB Window Border Theme! Looks great!

Thanks and keep up the awesome work!


alecive Oct 8, 2013   Interface Designer
Thanks, and compliments for the screenshot, is very good! :)
I'm LOVING the colorized version of this iconset.  It's my favorite.  I only have one complaint...and it may just be me not knowing what's up...but can you look here: and tell me why my Home, Desktop, Trash, and File System icons aren't colorized?
alecive Sep 26, 2013   Interface Designer
Because I had to resolve a trade-off in this regard. Basically, with the default gray version you have the "colored" version (100 or so icons with a lot of color + the usual monochrome one) and the "all-monochrome" version (all icons monochrome). When you colorize, you should have the same exact icon set with different color (ie red instead of gray), so you will still have the possibility to switch from the "colored" to the "non-colored" version.

Hence, if you want the all-red solution, simply run the script, choose to customize your custom iconset, and select the 'no-color' option when asked. You can also modify all of the usual things, like folders and so on! I suggest you to try the awoken ribes folders, they're perfect for your setup! :)
I actually think I prefer token over ribes.  ribes are too "shiny" I don't think I care for the white in them.  But your suggestions worked perfectly!  My iconset is rocking now except for the trash and filesystem icons.  They're still colored and not matching the red.

Thanks so much for the help!
alecive Oct 8, 2013   Interface Designer
Ok, I've found all of the three different bugs that were affecting this behavior. Now you should have everything properly working from the next release!
Sweet, this is the best icon set out there...I REALLY love it.  When's this next release?
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