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On Ubuntu 15.10, using Unity or Ubuntu tweak, I can change my Theme and Icons. But for some Icon sets, the menu bar icons seem to be the same. For example, this is what the menu icons for "Breeze-dark" looks like:

Breeze Dark

And this is what the menu icons for "locolor" look like:

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The other (non-menu bar) icons do change throughout the rest of the gui (see,e.g., the directory icons), but the menu icons are essentially identical.

I get the sense the "Breeze-dark" is falling back on a default icon set for the menu items, but I can't figure out where it is or, more importantly, how to change it.

At the end of the day, I'd like to keep the "Breeze-dark" icon set for the general os, but swap out the menu bar icons for something a bit more consistent, like these from the Faba icon set menu bar:

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Or just generally mix and match.

Thanks.

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I am experimenting myself with icon themes. You can try this:

Edit the index.theme file that is in te icon theme folder. It should be under ~/.icons/breeze-dark or /usr/share/icons/breeze-dark and change the line that says

Inherits=hicolor

adding the name of a theme (in the first place) that you have intalled in the system and that has the top panel menus that you like. In my case:

Inherits=clear,hicolor
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    Brilliant! Thank you! I edited Inherits= to include a list of my favorite icon sets, starting with the best first. I noticed that sometimes an icon set doesn't include a particular icon, so the secondary and tertiary sets listed apparently fill those gaps. – Rsync Dec 5 '15 at 1:58
  • You're welcome. And, yes, I forgot to add that you can add a list of themes to inherit missing icons ;) – CiberSheep Dec 18 '15 at 17:27

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