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I can't seem to find a correct way to do this from the Terminal. I've tried with gsettings but nothing changes, I also tried with gconftool2 but again nothing happens.

Does XFCE even support this?

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xfce has its own property store and access functions. What you want to do is:

xfconf-query -c xsettings -p /Net/IconThemeName -s elementaryXubuntu

There is also the graphical xfce4-settings-editor for locating and editing these entries.

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