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The question says it all. I had a working icon set on LibreOffice 4.1 that got messed up due to an upgrade to 14.04.

How can I install my Faenza icons again?

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You can get the Sifr icon set (very similar to the Faenza set depicted in another answer):

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Much more simply by using the PPA available for Ubuntu 14.04:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-style-sifr

To chose this icon set, then go to Tools > Options > LibreOffice > View and then select "Sifr" under "Icon size and style" drop-down.

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Nice answer. The Sifr set is not as nice as the Faenza set, though. But that is a matter of taste. It is definitely easier to install. Have an upvote! – don.joey Apr 18 '14 at 14:09
Thanks. :) Like you, I prefer (marginally) Faenza, but the ease of using Sifr makes it my normal choice. Thanks for the write-up, though: before Sifr this used to drive me nuts. :) – Davïd Apr 18 '14 at 14:11
up vote 5 down vote accepted

[Note: because icons are for the Desktop users (and not server users), the following steps use as little terminal as possible. For noobs: nautilus is the standard file manager.]

  1. Download the icon pack from

  2. Go to the directory in which you downloaded it, right-click on the zip file and choose "extract here"

  3. Navigate in the just extracted folder to "LibreOffice Pack Icons-0.3.8-a-1/LibreOffice 4.1.0 (Sidebar)/Faenza icons LibreOffice 4.1.0"

  4. Open a terminal and type sudo nautilus /usr/share/libreoffice/share/config/

  5. In the Nautilus window that opens rename to something like images_crystal.zip_old and keep the Nautilus windows open.

  6. Copy the file from the Faenza icons LibreOffice 4.1.0 folder you have kept open and paste it in the windows displaying /usr/share/libreoffice/share/config/.

  7. Close nautilus and open LibreOffice.

  8. In LibreOffice choose Tools/Options/View, then select Crystal as the icon style and voila:

Faenza icons in LibreOffice theme installed

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file was removed – carmen_munich Oct 27 '14 at 13:09
You're right. Did you find a copy of the file somewhere online? – don.joey Oct 28 '14 at 13:01
Any luck with a different link? – Seth Sep 28 '15 at 0:26
Have not used this icon set in a while. Maybe is a good starting point? If not, the sifr icon set (other answer) might be an option. – don.joey Sep 28 '15 at 9:15

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