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I did a clean install of Xubuntu 16.04 a couple of weeks back. I installed a few icon themes like Faba, Moka etc. However after recent software update, all the desktop icons have turned like this:

Xubuntu 16.04 desktop icons misalignment

I restarted my machine several times. I tried several commands like clean autoclean autoremove etc, but no result (it's all the same for default icons or any other third-party icons that I have installed).

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Apparently this is because of a bug in gtk2-engines-murrine .

I rolled back to the previous version of the package:

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine=0.98.2-0ubuntu2

and

Voila! Everything is properly aligned again!

You can track the bug here

Additionally if you don't want to upgrade this package automatically in future:

sudo echo "gtk2-engines-murrine hold" | sudo dpkg --set-selections

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bytegenie's answer is correct and functions well. To do so in an automated way, run the following in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine=0.98.2-0ubuntu2 -y --allow-downgrades
sudo killall xfdesktop

This will automatically downgrade the package, and restart xfce's desktop service.

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