I've been playing with different themes on my fresh 12.10 and it seems that I deleted default, if you can call it that, theme files from .themes. Now it doesn't show some icons like terminal's and gedit's. Is there a way to completely restore it? Are there any packages to install?

  • How did you install themes? The default theme is not in the .themes folder in your home folder. Try opening System settings, Appearance and choose the Ambiance theme there.
    – To Do
    Nov 18 '12 at 14:43
  • If you cant find them Ambiance and Radiance themes are light themes --- sudo apt-get install light-themes -- or use the software center and search for themes
    – Tasos
    Apr 1 '14 at 19:22

Open terminal Ctrl+Alt+T and run following command:

Reset Icon Pack

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme ''

Reset Theme

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme ''
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme ''
gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme ''

Reset Launcher

gsettings reset com.canonical.Unity.Launcher favorites

Reset Panel

gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['all']"

After running all of this commands, logout and log back in.

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