I installed cinnamon on ubuntu 12.04 and the menu icons do not appear, as well aprox. half of all icons do not appear.

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sudo apt-get install gnome-icon-theme-full
  • Worked for me. I didn't even need to restart Jan 30, 2014 at 3:48
  • Package gnome-icon-theme-full is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    – vladkras
    Aug 12, 2016 at 8:42

That screenshot looks to me as if you're missing some icons- all the application icons appear to be there, but the icons representing categories of applications, as well as the actions to log out/shut down/etc, are not present. Perhaps Cinnamon by default selects an icon set that isn't present on Ubuntu? Try changing the icon theme in System Tools > System Settings > Themes to something like Ubuntu-Mono-Dark.


open a ternimal window and enter:

gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-desktop-icons true

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