How to change icon theme in i3? If this matters, I'm working on Arch Linux. I googled, but I can only find info about GTK theme, not icons.
I can think of at least 2 options you can choose from:
1. use LXAppearance
LXAppearance can change the GTK2/3 icons (and themes, fonts, etc.). LXAppearance is part of the LXDE desktop environment, but as you can see on the package page, its dependencies are only
I prefer using LXAppearance because it gives access to all important theme-related settings but is still very lightweight.
2. Edit config files directly
You can change
~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini directly (the former for icons in GTK2 applications, the latter for GTK3 applications) - the setting you're looking for is gtk-icon-theme-name in both cases.
For GTK2, you can just add a line like
to the file, for GTK3 the line needs to be inside a
[Settings] section like
You can find the name of the theme by looking at the
Name property inside its