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/! I made a Buuf iconset for Gajim, to go with the GTK theme. You can find it here : http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=103768
I also have one for Pidgin, here : http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=118412

Based on the buuf theme by fana-m (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/buuf+icon+theme?content=44539).

Some icons from Nestort's theme ( http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/BuuF-Deuce-iconset?content=46201 ).

A very few icons come Buuf-Deuce theme by djaany (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/BuuF-Deuce-iconset?content=46201). His theme has been really helpful to get the right icons name !

All icons were made by mattahan (http://mattahan.deviantart.com/), thanks a lot to him for his great work !!

If you find any bug, please report them, or even better, fix them and send the result :·D.

The icons are now included, thanks to Garry, in the Ubuntu Satanic Edition repository. Use it if you want to have the lastest version of the theme to show up in your update manager ! Should work with any .deb based distribution. If anyone is interested in making a package for other distros, just contact me, I'd be glad to help !

I'm open for donation, to pay Mattahan to do some more icons.I will update this description with a "Hall of fame" to thank donators.

Hall of fame:
Soham Pal, 3$
Chua Edward, 2$
Damian Velázquez Cafaro, 1.95$
Myself, 13.05$
Last changelog:

3.22 1 year ago

Updated for Gnome 3.22, and added a few things for Budgie, which actually benefited some other setups of Gnome just as well. For instance, if you added the Minimize button and Maximize/Restore button on the window decorations, it should now be properly themed like the Close button was already.
Also I can't find how to add a link rather than host the file one Gnome-Look ?!?


2 months ago




2 months ago




2 months ago

more please



2 years ago

Hi there,

I'm a big fan of buff. Don't abandon this great artwork and make it available for Cinnamon.

Best regards,




2 years ago

You have been heard and answered… though a bit late, sorry ^^.
I kept updating the theme on my laptop, but did not take the time to upload new versions and stuff.




2 years ago

About the Cinnamon thing, I guess that would require me to install it. Which icons are missing? Can you screenshot? Seems like an occasion to try Gnome Boxes (which got a new icon that only work with the English name, because it is an empty box, but in French Boxes was translated as Machine lol).



2 years ago


Thanks for the great work. I'll try to see 'em on Cinnamon as soon as I have a little time. Buff is really awesome art. Love it.




3 years ago

see screenchot http://i.imgur.com/oMGeo5x.png

I'm don't realy fan that the icon of thunderbird, and pidgin, skype and chrome, but if no, it's a perfect theme :-)



5 years ago

Tank you for the release. It is probably the most complete and beautiful set of icons I have seen so far.

I don't remember seeing it through the comments, but do you consider adding an icon for clementine player maybe?




5 years ago




5 years ago

Great Theme. Thanks. Do you perhaps know if someone is already working on a GTK3 port of the Buuf GTK theme: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=108560




5 years ago

Thanks. Sorry, I have absolutely no idea, I'm not in any way related to this GTK theme and I never used it. I think that if you want to have it in GTK3, the best way would be to port it yourself. Though I never did GTK themeing, and I have no idea if porting from GTK2 to GTK3 is easy or hard to do.



6 years ago

The one application missing is Quod Libet. I know it's unpopular so I usually just rename the icon for banshee or something, but I can't seem to figure out how your symlinks work in order to modify it... :/




5 years ago

Sorry for the rather long delay. Easiest way to add a Quodlibet icon is to copy or rename any media player icon. I added a Quodlibet icon in the current release, and an exfalso one to make up for all the time I took before updating ;).



6 years ago

Does anyone please know where I can start looking for this issue?






6 years ago

I think the first thing to do is to try with another theme for Gnome-Shell, to see if the problem is related to the Shell theme or not.
I'm actually using my theme with Gnome-Shell, and I have no such problem.



6 years ago

Thanks! I'll try it and let you know how it goes



6 years ago

Some people care about changelogs :P



6 years ago

by the way 3.2.0 download link returns "file not found".




6 years ago

Woah, some people actually read this !
I forgot that I switch from gz to xz, silly me. Should be fixed now.



6 years ago

Works now, thanks!
I second that some of us like the Changelog.
It peeves me when people make updates without saying what was updated.




6 years ago

Actually, writing the changelog is quite a pain in the ass, because I do it just before updating, but I change constantly the theme. I guess I could write down every change I made at the time I'm making it, but that would be tedious and maybe unnecessary.

Anyway it is pretty cool to see that people care about changes I make :D.



6 years ago

Well, I don't mean to suggest you need to include every minor detail, but major highlights are definitely appreciated! Anyways, have always liked the theme, glad to see it still getting updates, thank you!



6 years ago

That's what I do: I keep a written record of the changes I do, or else I'd forget most of them.
Anyway, I have my theme a little bit abandoned now... Good you don't! :)



6 years ago

Any of the globe-downarrow-* icons would be fitting for jdownloader.

On my system (Arch), the thunar needs to be Thunar.png (capitalization).


3.22 1 year ago

Updated for Gnome 3.22, and added a few things for Budgie, which actually benefited some other setups of Gnome just as well. For instance, if you added the Minimize button and Maximize/Restore button on the window decorations, it should now be properly themed like the Close button was already.
Also I can't find how to add a link rather than host the file one Gnome-Look ?!?

2 years ago

3.20.0 :
Fixing icon names to match new Gnome convention.
Added an icon for Polari.
Likely a whole bunch of stuff I forgotten about. Let me know in the comments!

3.10.0 :
Fixed the lack of speaker icon next to the volume slider.
Added a grid (for showing programs in Gnome-Shell and for Nautilus views) and a list (for Nautilus views), but I'm not very happy with how they turned out. How do you feel about them ?
Added icons for Gnome-Music, Gnome-Maps and Gnome-Tweak-Tool.

3.8.0 :
Added new icons for the new version of Gnome, mainly for the new settings and the new applications.
Added an application icon for Clementine.
Added complete support of Gtranslator :P.
I'm in desperate need for a headphone icon, now !

3.6.0 :
Added a few icons for the Gnome control center, and a bunch of new Ubuntu-specific icons.
Added a Quodlibet and a Exfalso icon

3.2.0 :
Added support for some icons new to Gnome 3.2, like online account (goa-panel), or removable media (drive-removable-media). And some icons from Nestort's theme, for instance for some games. And some stuff. Nobody cares about what I write in the changelog anyway.

3.0.0 :
I had the good surprise to see that Gnome 3 asked for very few change to the icon set. Basically, there was one new icon for the timezone setting. Gnome 3 also uses "symbolic icons", meaning monochrome, usually very simplified icons. I provide one version of the theme which identifies the symbolic icon with the corresponding normal one, bringing buuf colorful icons into the Gnome-Shell upper panel, and another one which do not provide symbolic icons, for people who wants to keep the clean white icons there.

2.32.4 :
Added support for lpi (Launchpad integration), Evolution-Rss, and a few application icons (including firefox-4.0).
Also fixed an issue with status icon size on old versions of Empathy.

2.32.3 :
Added a dexter icon. Fixed a bug with Gajim notifications.

2.32.2 :
Fixed a bug with emote icon size in Evolution when writing html message.

2.32.1 :
Added icon for Spotify, Dropbox, Audacity, Openshot and Postler. Reworked the Undelete icon.

2.32.0 :
The organization into folders changed completely.
Added icons for F-spot, for Ubuntu Messenging Menu and Me-Menu (cause they changed the icon name required for Me-menu status).
And a whole bunch of other stuff that I don't remember yet, I'll complete later... maybe.

2.30.3 :
Fixed a bug that made Empathy status icon in the contact list unnaturally HUGE.

2.30.2 :
New tab icon.
Icon for Chrome, Chromium and Midori.

2.30.1 :
Change of the logout and change user icon.

2.30.0 :
New icons for Rhythmbox and Banshee
Docky icon
Addition icon for GPM and encrypted network for NetworkManager
[edit]I forgot to update the download url. Sorry, guys. Should work now. If you see 2.28.2 in the name of the theme, then just download and install the new version.[/edit]

2.28.2 :
More nm-applet support (wifi strength, and connection animations).
One more icon for eog (slideshow-play)
gnote, gksu and lshw-gtk app icons.

2.28.1 :
Brasero is now completely supported.
Better Synaptic support.
Fixed Audacious 2.
And some other stuff I don't remember.

2.28.0 :
Now uses version number that matches the Gnome version for which the theme is developed ;â‹…).
Fixed some battery and bluetooth icon issues in Gnome 2.28.
Fixed fast-user-switch-applet
Added some apps icons.
Added some icons for the Ubuntu-specific notification system (though I hate it \o/).

1.7 :
New app icon : Stardict.
Some more mimetypes icons for Office (OOo and MSO) files.
The gtk-index icon from the GTK stock iconset.
No more useless icons.
Main new feature is still the .deb and the «themer» versions.
The themer version comes with all the stuff useless to a simple user, but which might be helpful for anyone wishing to modify the theme ...

1.06.3 :
New apps icons, including Nautilus (!). Partial support of Compiz-Config (ccsm).
I finally found how to replace that ####ing info icon !
Conduit full support (I hope). [edit]I've now fixed the stupid «Main program's icon missing» problem :·D.[/edit]
And certainly some other stuff I don't remember...

1.06.2 :
New status icon for Empathy are now also used by the fast-user-switch applet.
I don't know if I should keep it, because Pidgin don't want to use any other status icon than his very own !
Added icon for brightness stuff.
Added some apps icon.

1.06.1 :
Added full Empathy support. Give it a try !

1.06 :
Added Listen support, and a few other changes.
A LOT of cleanup, so their might be some regression on the older version of Gnome. Please tell if you find any !

1.04.3 :
Fixed Gnumeric icon and animations.

1.04.2 :
Added a few apps icons.

1.04.1 :
Added an icon for Skype, and fixed the History, Bookmarks and Lock icons for Epiphany.
And I guess some other stuff I don't remember...

1.04 :
Now compatible with Gnome 2.24.1 ! There are some changes in the icon that the theme use, a few improvement (especially the Edit icon with that Pen-on-paper icon ....), and I hope no regression, but I can't swear ...

1.03.9 :
Added some icons for the « computer:/// » nautilus special adress.
Changed Bluefish icon.

1.03.8 :
Added some real Rhythmbox support. I also noticed I forgot to include the mimetypes I should have in 1.03.6, so now, at last !, this presentation icon in Evince should work !

1.03.7 :
Added generic mimetypes, and a Add/remove software icon.

1.03.6 :
More mimetypes (BTW, Evince use one of these icons for the presentation button, it gave me a serious headache, and I consider filling a bug report about it), and power-manager applet icons.

1.03.5 :
Added some applications, one mimetype (lyx files), and some actions.

1.03.4 :
Reverted some change in index.theme, to look more like 1.03.2, since I did not expect a change in the folder's order to have such a big impact.

1.03.3 :
Minor change in icons, index.theme updated, last one did not include 128x128/status !

1.03.2 :
Added places/user-home.png

1.03.1 :
Fixed broken link by replacing absolute link by relative ones.

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