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For example, if i use faenza icon set, will the launcher icons change to faenza?

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I believe this bug addresses your question: – goric Jan 17 '11 at 15:32
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Yes they will (probably). The Launcher items just use the associated .desktop file, in which the icon is usually specified as a name referring to an Icon in the current set, unity should use this information.

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As theprise points out, this doesn't work at the minute, so you may want to follow this bug report.

The status of the bug indicates that this is currently being implemented.

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all right, thank you – wifi Jan 17 '11 at 15:38

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