Icon Themes

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Change the way you look at your desktop. Get carefully crafted, bright and clean icon-theme for Gnome Desktop.
Shadow is a flat icon-theme for gnome 3.10+. The icons have a colourful circular base with long shadow.

Missing icon request: Please try script which is a simple python script to get missing icons from your installation.
The script searches for apps in /usr/share/applications directory and if any icon name is missing from the `Shadow`, it puts the corresponding file from /usr/share/icons in /tmp/missingicons dir.
Kindly let me know if this is helpful.

new kde version uploaded: April iteration of kde version is now available. sorry for the delay.
NB: Since I am not a KDE user, I will be grateful if kde users let me know errors and missing icons for kde as the use it.
new in 4.6.7 ~30 new icons based on iconrequests
This will be updated once every month. Some icons may be missing. Kindly inform me if you find some such ommissions. Please add proper tag("pngs") in github. This is an experimental update. Please contact me directly for any problem. I request you not to give -ve vote based on the behaviour of this component.

New in version 4.x:
Ready for gnome 3.28
Mate support. Pantheon (default in elementary) support coming soon. I don't use those de personally. So, if you find icons are missing, kindly let me know at
tar.xz file structure has changed. untar it directly inside the already existing shadow dir, or create the shadow dir first

Folders with multiple colours.
Stay updated, stay tuned.

As of version 4, it contains 980+ apps icon , total 2200+ unique icons and counting.

Beside most popular apps, this iconset also includes some uncommon apps, used by very specific groups like xmgrace, xcrysden.

Installation in straight forward.
From Github: git clone the content to ~/.icon folder.
From Download and untar the file in ~/.icon folder.

Activate the theme using tweak-tool or from command line:
`gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme "shadow"`

Instruction for Mate and elementary Desktop Environment
The is completely re-written. You will have option to choose your de (gnome/mate/pantheon/unity) and colour independent of each other.
Kindly let me know if you face any problem in running `` (preferably in github)

Whats New
~30 new and modified icons.

New Icon Request:
Don't hesitate to contact me if you want new icons to be themed.
Please request at and add label "Icon request". I will try my best to theme the icons.

Coffee and Cookies
If you like the theme, don't forget to upvote it at gnome-look.
If you really like the theme, please consider me a coffee.
Last changelog:

4.7.7 1 month ago

5 new icons


29 days ago

+ its... beauty...



3 months ago

Love the icon set, but i do have a few things about it that i am not too fond of. Namely the top panel icons and the applications icon on the dash the circle style adds unnecessary complications to icons.
where do i go to remove or change these back to default while keeping the rest of the icons from this set?




3 months ago

Really nice looking icon-theme. I've just plinged you for your continuous effort to bring quality icons. (this potentially raises your financial reward, if you have set up a paypall account in your settings page) As a contributor myself I can give rewards (plings) to fellow artists of whom I think deserve to be rewarded. Feel free to become one yourself. It is gratifying to help eachother and give the attention we genuinly deserve.



3 months ago




6 months ago

thank you so much. great work.




5 months ago

Thanks a lot. Please don't forget to upvote it.



6 months ago

Quick question - I noticed in KDE Plasma, the folder icons in File Manager have the Gnome logo. Can this be changed for Plasma installs? I would be happy to file a bog report if that helps.

Also, the missing icon script does not work in KDE - Message is shown that the icon set is not installed (presumably because it's looking in the wrong place). Thanks and keep up the good work.




6 months ago

Hi, Thanks for pointing this to me. I will upload that very soon.
Also, can you tell me where KDE stores its icons? (this scans ~/.icons and /usr/share/icons).



6 months ago

Hello. For KDE Plasma, the default locations are /usr/share/icons and /home/james/.local/share/icons/. Thanks again!



6 months ago

(where "james" should be the User's account name, of course)




6 months ago

Thanks. I have updated the missing icon. (somehow, OD has added some weird number to it), but it should work. Kindly try and let me know.



6 months ago

Looks great! My only request would be to change the default green color to the default blue in the stock wallpaper, perhaps? (RGB values: 85, 117, 184) - Unfortunately, green is not a color associated with KDE. Otherwise they look outstanding and I really appreciate your hard work here :)




6 months ago

Hi, there is a python script inside the folder named ``. You can run the script and choose your colour.



6 months ago

Love the KDE Support. Thanks!



7 months ago

great icon



7 months ago

This is cool icon theme. I like the shadow and paper like design.



10 months ago

Awesome icon theme, please add icons for popcorn time and mixxx, thanks and keep good work.




10 months ago

Hi, Thanks for your encouraging words. Please, can you post the corresponding .desktop file (preferably in github)? This is important because popcorntime is already themed. So there might be some mismatch in name. I will update the mixxx ASAP. Thanks



10 months ago

-fr- Super Thème !!!!!



11 months ago

Great-looking icon set, one of the most comprehensive collections and new icon requests are handled almost immediately!



11 months ago

Looks really great and new icon requests are completed insanely fast!



9 months ago

A shadow is a dark area where light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object.



1 year ago

Team is a very skilled in computer science and all the programming languages.



1 year ago

Very nice Icons ;) but i am missing the icons discord, arronax , openttd , minecraft , hedgewars , mega sync , openmw launcher, xonotic , xboard ,k3b and minetest




1 year ago

Hi, thanks for your comment. Can you please put it in github with the corresponding . desktop files?


4.7.7 1 month ago

5 new icons

4.7.6 2 months ago

bug fixing

4.7.5 2 months ago

5 new/modified icons

4.7.4 3 months ago

~10 new/modified icons

4.7.2 3 months ago

7 new icons

4.7.1 3 months ago

10 new/modified icons

4.7 4 months ago

10 new/modified icons

4.6.7 5 months ago

~30 new/modifiew icons

4.6.7 5 months ago

~30 new/modifiew icons

4.6.6 5 months ago

10 new icons

4.6.4 6 months ago

10+ new icons, more support for KDE

4.6.3 6 months ago

8 new icons

4.6.2 6 months ago

7 new and 10 modified app icons

4.6.1 6 months ago

20 new icons for Mint's Mint DE .

4.5.4 6 months ago

12 new app icons

4.5.3 7 months ago

47 new/reimagined icons for status

4.5.2 7 months ago

~45 new/modified icons for better integration with mate and panatheon de.

4.5 7 months ago

New year with 17 new/modified icons

4.3.2 7 months ago

many new icons

4.3.1 8 months ago

places_square got some love after 9 months, colours changed and total 80+ new/modified icons

4.2.2 8 months ago

minor update

4.2.1 8 months ago

10+ new/reimagined status icons

4.2 8 months ago

16 new and reimagined icons

4.1.1 8 months ago

minor modification and typechange to handle different de better

4.0 9 months ago

Support for MATE desktop environment.

3.6.1 9 months ago

27 new/modified icons

3.5.2 9 months ago

10+ new icons

3.5 11 months ago

New icons for Ubuntu gnome and science category.

3.4.7 11 months ago

5 new icons, as per requests

3.4.6 1 year ago

Closes #92

3.4.5 1 year ago

Closes #90, #91

3.4.3 1 year ago

Closes #86, #88, #89

3.4.2 1 year ago

10 new icons

3.4.1 1 year ago

Few icons modified, following original icon colors more closely

3.4 1 year ago

10+ files modified; version merged with git

3.3 1 year ago

many small modifications

3.0 1 year ago

MAJOR UPDATE: Folders with multiple colors.
Besides the normal blue folder, now you can choose places icons (folders) from 3 gems: emerald, ruby and sapphire.

2.7.3 1 year ago

Weekly update: ~10 new icons

2.7 1 year ago

50+ new icons added; mostly symbolic and emotes.

2.6.1 1 year ago

10+ New icons added.

v2.6 1 year ago

many new icons, modifications

2.5.1 1 year ago


2.5 1 year ago

"places" modified

2.2.2 1 year ago

Getting ready for Gnome 3.22

v2.2.1 1 year ago

10+ new icons; closes #44 at github

v2.2 2 years ago

Skype for Linux (alpha) added

v2.1.2 2 years ago

Some modifications, minor update

v2.1.1 2 years ago

Most of #42; ~20 new/modified icons

v2.1 2 years ago

~60 new icons specially for Ubuntu top bar

v2.0.1 2 years ago

~10 icons added

v2.0 2 years ago

Mimetypes, symbolic Icons and many other update

2 years ago

v1.7.3 some modification and updates
v1.7.2 ~10 new icons added
v1.7 DBusActivatable names for gnome 3.20, new icons
v1.6.3 Few modifications and new icons.
v1.6 Circular folder icons are added and default.
v1.5.2 closes #16, #17 and #18 of ithub
v1.5.1 Many new icons added
v1.5 Weather Icons added
v1.4.3 New icons added; many icons modified
v1.4.2 Wine files added (from default wine installation of fedora 23)
v1.4.1 15 new icons added. Closes issue#9
v1.4 Support for ubuntu-unity is added.
v1.3 All apps for ubuntu-gnome 15.10 default installation done
v1.2.6.1 20+ icons updated
v1.2.6 20+ icons added. See
v1.2.5 New icons and mimetypes added
v1.2.4.2 ~20 new icons added
v1.2.4.2 Minor bugfixes and new icons added
v1.2.4.1 New icons for gnome 3.18 added
v1.2.4. ~20 new icons added
v1.2.3. Maintenance release
v1.2.2. ~50 icons added
v1.2. 100+ new icons
v1.1. 120 new icons added
v1.0. 150+ icons added
v0.6.1. 40+ new Icons added
v0.6. Icons added
v0.5. preferences icons added
v0.4. status icons added
v0.3. apps added
v0.2. size directories added
v0.1. Initial commit

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+ its... beauty...

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-fr- Super Thème !!!!!

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