Home folder icons are black-and-white symbolic icons with the Adwaita icon theme

by PJ Singh   Last Updated September 12, 2019 03:02 AM

How can I get the standard colored Gnome Adwaita folder icons when I select the Adwaita icon theme?

When I select Adwaita (default) as my icon set in GnomeTweaks, all of the icons displayed in Nautilus in my home folder are black-and-white symbolic icons.

I reinstalled the adwaita-icon-theme package, but this did not solve the problem.

There is only one places folder inside my Adwaita icon theme.

find /usr/share/icons/Adwaita -name places
/usr/share/icons/Adwaita/scalable/places

I looked in /usr/share/icons/Adwaita/scalable/places, and I see the same black-and-white symbolic icons:

ls -1 /usr/share/icons/Adwaita/scalable/places
folder-documents-symbolic.svg
folder-download-symbolic.svg
folder-music-symbolic.svg
folder-pictures-symbolic.svg
folder-publicshare-symbolic.svg
folder-remote-symbolic.svg
folder-saved-search-symbolic.svg
folder-symbolic.svg
folder-templates-symbolic.svg
folder-videos-symbolic.svg
network-server-symbolic.svg
network-workgroup-symbolic.svg
start-here-symbolic.svg
user-bookmarks-symbolic.svg
user-desktop-symbolic.svg
user-home-symbolic.svg
user-trash-symbolic.svg

(I am using Ubuntu 19.04, and I have the gnome-session package installed).

Here is a screenshot of my home folder:

Screenshot of home folder showing black-and-white symbolic folder icons

Tags : gnome icons


Related Questions



Desktop Icons disappeared

Updated May 09, 2019 06:02 AM

14.04 strange behavior of desktop icons

Updated June 20, 2019 02:02 AM

Set a different icon pack for gnome shell

Updated May 17, 2018 16:02 PM