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I really dislike the default monochrome icons in Unity's global menu and in Thunderbird, but I haven't been able to find a source for alternative icons. Any tips?

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GNOME-Look has some icon sets that work with Unity, but in general you will be hard pressed to find a lot of good icon sets for now (the community's efforts are still gaining momentum in that regard).

Unfortunately, btw, most authors will not call their icon "Icon-Theme-(Unity)" or something similar, and you also may have to try the theme before you drive it, so to speak.

You can try Faience and Awoken (they are good monochrome themes for Unity).

Previews:

Faience

Awoken
(Images taken from the GNOME-Look.org previews)

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Thanks! I'm playing with these sets now. Any insights on how to apply those same icons (or find similar icons) for Thunderbird? –  Amanda Nov 28 '11 at 17:37
    
Thunderbird is a tricky one, because it should pull in your icon sets, but it seems not to do it completely. The best bet may be to tweak the userchrome.css file, but I'm not too knowledgeable on Thunderbird/Firefox theme tweaks :P. –  RolandiXor Nov 28 '11 at 19:57
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