Icon Themes

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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 !!

Licence : CC By-Nc-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License)

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

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:

3.32 4 months ago

Again, mostly keeping up to date with new icon name change from Gnome 3.32


9 years ago

My fav set, and is part of my setup for all my Linux boxes



10 years ago

hey again,

can you "paste" the tomboy icon into the gnote icon? they're practically the same, and i believe tomboy will be replaced in the future with gnote..

thanks again!




10 years ago

Could you just check the name of the icon for me ? Gnote will only be released in the next version of Ubuntu.
Just type locate gnote.png in a terminal.
Thank you :⋅D.




10 years ago

Oups. I thought the first message did'nt worked.




10 years ago

Could you just please check the name of the icon for me ? Gnote will only be include in the next version of Ubuntu.

If you're running on a .deb-based systme, just do "dpkg -L tomboy | grep hicolor | grep app | grep .png" ;⋅).



10 years ago

you're the man!!

the Stardict icon look great! :)



10 years ago

also it would make me very very happy if icon for the flock browser would get included!





10 years ago

Okay, I put this on my todo list.



10 years ago


Can't wait for the next update. :D

Thanks once again.



10 years ago

The best icon theme i have seen here!

i hope you keep updating this.

thank you so much!

p.s. could someone please tell me what is the difference(s) between this icon set and the one by djaany http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/BuuF-Deuce-iconset?content=46201

i am quite confused. thanks once again!




10 years ago

You're welcome :D.

This theme is based on the icon from the original Buuf icon set from Mattahan, while Djaany's theme is based on the Buuf Deuce icon set from the same guy. Though Djaany's theme also include quite a lot icons from the original theme.

You can find more here, I guess :



10 years ago

Thanks a ton for the quick response and clarifying my doubt.

(This may sound a bit stupid, but i had no idea that the two sets were very different!)

all my best wishes are with you on this project. please do keep up the extremely good work!

i am currently using this set on my desktop, and i have no words to describe how much i am liking it!



10 years ago

very nice, but add the amule and songbird icon ;) I add on mine by downloading the djany's pack




10 years ago

I have looked for the icons from djany's pack, but the Amule on do not at all refers to a mule or to the idea of downloading, and I didn't find any Songbird icon...



10 years ago

oh it is in the djany's pack, the other buuf theme!




10 years ago

Yes, I know. This one : http://djany.deviantart.com/art/Buuf-gnome-1-7-r2-38475969 . It uses a kind of mix between a road sign and a smiley for the aMule icon, and I didn't found any songbird icon in it.
Maybe I just missed the Songbird icon ...



10 years ago

Sorry mate u are all right! I can't remembere where I take it but it looks like Superman logo! If u need it pls contact me and I'll send to u! =)

Sorry me!



10 years ago

The error message is:

"Error opening file '/home/*****/Desktop/buuf1.06/Books/Buuf is better than your favorite icon set. Yea I said it, & if Buuf is your favorite set, then I guess it's better than itself. Which makes it perfect..png': File name too long"

This happens when I try to drag and drop the file onto the Appearances Preferences dialog box and when I try to extract the file using the context menu.

I was able to work around it, but it wasn't easy.




10 years ago

Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot to check for new comments here for quite a long time.
This icon is not in any way useful to the theme (and the icon name is from the original author, Mattahan, not me ;⋅).
It should remove those unused icon, and issue a new version, which should come with also a .deb package version.



10 years ago

great theme, can u also add a stardict icon..?





10 years ago

Okay, will be there in next release !



10 years ago

Thanks for the update.




10 years ago

My pleasure !
Hoped you liked it.
Do you have any specific suggestions ?



10 years ago

cant open the file for some reason got p7zip installed and everything. Can you compress in a different file format plz?




10 years ago

Well, there is absolutely no need for p7zip, it is just usual Tar/Gzip archive, the standard format for compression on Linux !
You should just be able to open it by double-clicking on it !
And beside, you don't need to uncompress it, just drag&drop it to the Apparence window, and the theme will be automatically installed.

If this don't work, maybe the archive was corrupted during download. Just try to download it again, and if it is still impossible to open it, send me the result of the «tar -xvf nameoffile» on it.


3.32 4 months ago

Again, mostly keeping up to date with new icon name change from Gnome 3.32

3.30 11 months ago

Buuf is back!!!
Various stuff, mostly to keep up with Gnome's new convention to name program icons as org.gnome.Name.png .

3.22 2 years 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 ?!?

3 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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