La Capitaine icon theme

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  • gnome screenshot
  • new icons
  • updated icons

What is this?

La Capitaine is an icon pack, designed to integrate with most desktop environments. The set of icons takes inspiration from the latest iterations of macOS and Google's Material Design.

Every image in this theme is a scalable vector graphic made with Inkscape so it will look great at any size, on any screen. In my spare time, I work on adding new icons, updating old ones, and making this theme more complete. Since this theme is updated often, you should clone my git repository and pull regularly to make sure you're always up-to-date:

cd $HOME/.icons
git clone


La Capitaine comes with a configuration script which attempts to determine your distribution and desktop environment. Using this information, La Capitaine updates several system icons and icons for mime-types.

For best integration with your distro/desktop environment, run:



Arch Linux:

Arch Linux user barcia was kind enough to write a PKGBUILD for La Capitaine. To install, run:

yaourt -Syu
yaourt -S la-capitaine-icon-theme-git

or use your favourite AUR helper.


Thanks to Mikhail Kurinnoi for his help, there is now an ebuild available.


  • Add alternative file-browser icons (requested a few times)
  • Add alternative status, actions and other monochrome icons for dark GTK+ themes
  • Documentation for design guidelines

Latest Changes

  • v0.4.0: major update
    • added new icons
      • Ubuntu SDK IDE (QtQuick)
      • Wireshark
    • redesigned icons
      • Software centres (GNOME Software, Ubuntu Software Centre, Yast Software, etc.)
      • Tor Browsers (old circular icon still available!)
      • Terminix (now more closely resembles original icon)
      • Youtube (circular alternative available)
    • added/updated mimetype icons
      • Solus *.eopkg package files
      • Budgie alternative for *.desktop files
      • Keepass/KeepassX (updated)
      • Revelation password databases
      • Löve game files
      • pkcs12 certficate files
      • C/C++ source and header files
    • minor tweaks
      • 0 AD
      • 2048
      • 4kvideodownloader
      • World of Warcraft
      • 8-ball pool
      • Adobe AIR
      • Adobe Reader
      • Adobe Update
      • Abiword
      • Accessibility
      • Accessories (archivers, calculators, character-map, dictionaries, document viewers, image viewers, media converters, painting, text editors)
      • Image/disk burners/rippers (Acetone, Acidrip, Brasero, etc.)
      • Chrome/Chromium
      • Steam
      • Sublime text
      • Terminal applications
      • Ubiquity
    • other changes
      • added official support for Solus OS and Budgie desktop (now detectable in configuration script)
      • added proper colour theme support for KDE Plasma (thanks @DarkknightAK!)
      • fixed icon display/resolution bugs related to theme index
      • tweaked a bunch of symbolic action icons (margin/scaling adjustments)
      • moved actions/16x16actions/22x22
      • tweaked 16x16 places icons
      • tweaked state-* icons for ownCloud/NextCloud
      • updated lots of emblem icons
      • updated more symbolic icons for GNOME 3.22+
      • updated some symbolic device icons
  • v0.3.2: big update
    • added new icons
      • Electrum bitcoin wallet
      • GNOME Characters
      • Rstudio
      • Slingscold
      • LÖVE
      • Several YAST2 apps
    • updated and added some Chromium apps
      • Google Calculator (fixed symlink)
      • Chrome Gmail (fixed symlink)
      • Google Calendar (fixed symlink)
      • Google Docs (icon redesign!)
      • Google Drawings (icon redesign!)
      • Google Drive (fixed symlink)
      • Google Keep (fixed symlink)
      • Google Maps (fixed symlink)
      • Google Photos (icon redesign!)
      • Google Play Books (fixed symlink)
      • Google Play Music (fixed symlink)
      • Google Play Store (fixed symlink)
      • Google Plus (fixed symlink)
      • Google Sheets (icon redesign!)
      • Google Presentations (icon redesign!)
      • Google Hangouts (icon redesign!)
      • Chrome Remote Desktop (new icon!)
      • Chrome SSH Terminal (new icon!)
      • Chrome Youtube (icon redesign!)
    • updated/redesigned icons
      • Eclipse IDE
      • GNOME Software
      • GParted
      • remote desktop viewers (including Teamviewer)
      • Several YAST2 apps
    • other changes
      • cleaned up some old icons
      • fixed folder icon sizing in places/scalable
      • fixed Terminix symlink
      • updated GNOME app symlinks to support GNOME 3.22+
      • probably more stuff
  • v0.3.1: minor update
    • lots of brand new icons!
      • Jetbrains Appcode IDE
      • Jetbrains Clion IDE
      • Jetbrains Datagrip IDE
      • Jetbrains IntelliJ IDE
      • Jetbrains PyCharm IDE
      • Jetbrains ReSharper and ReSharper C++ IDEs
      • Jetbrains Rubymine IDE
      • Jetbrains Webstorm IDE
      • XFCE power manager settings
      • hex editors (ghex, hex-editor, hexedit...)
      • GLabels
      • gnash
      • MATLAB
      • GNU Octave
      • radiotray icons
      • gedit (symbolic)
      • GNOME Weather (symbolic)
      • network wired devices (symbolic)
      • network server (symbolic)
      • system preferences (symbolic)
      • keepass (mimetypes)
    • redesigned icons
      • Jetbrains PHPStorm IDE
  • v0.3.0: major update
    • added new icons!
      • KBibTex
      • CryFs
      • Google Chrome Dev
      • Jitsi
      • OpenArena
      • Palemoon
      • Rocket Chat
      • Umbrello
      • Xfca
      • added many new symbolic app icons
      • added missing emblem icons
      • added missing action/status icons
      • added samba (smb) mimetype icons
      • and more...
    • updated/redesigned icons
      • Thunderbird
      • Icedove
      • Firefox
      • Google Chrome and Google Chrome Beta
      • Chrome and Chromium app lists
      • archive managers
      • password managers
      • Tor Browser
      • system preferences and tweak tools
      • cpu/hardware information viewers
      • Redshift
      • Gummi
      • disc burners and ripping software
      • Lollypop music player
      • Bomi
      • Tomahawk music player
      • Kodi
      • RSS readers
      • Github
      • Messenger for Desktop
      • and more...


La Capitaine is a fork of the El General icon theme for the GNOME desktop. El General is in turn a fork of the Numix-circle icon theme. As such, La Capitaine is a derivative work licensed under the GPLv3; see LICENSE for more details.


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