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I have an Ubuntu 12.10 installation and wanted to try out Fluxbox as a lightweight window manager. When I open Thunar it displays no icons for folders. I googled and made sure I have a .gtkrc-2.0 in my home directory. Do you have any ideas what to try out? Kind regards - Markus

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In your .gtkrc-2.0 file has to be the following line:

gtk-icon-theme-name = "Humanity" 

You can use any icon-theme-name in /usr/share/icons, just replace Humanity but keep " ".

Make sure there is no # before the icon-theme line and put your .gtkrc file in /home/username.

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Thank you so much! Previously I tried "gnome" and "Tango" without success (although they do exist in /usr/share/icons), but "Humanity" works. That will do. :-) – Markus Jan 23 '13 at 8:09

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