I've recently installed XFCE4 in an Arch Linux VM, including the elementary icon theme

pacman -S xfce4 elementary-icon-theme

When I open xfce4-settings-manager, several icons are missing

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Any ideas?

FYI: I'm on Mac OS with retina screen, so I had to change the DPI to 180, it shouldn't be related to this issue

  • Try installing gnome-icon-theme and restart X11 to see if helps. Alternatively, install lxappearance and force the selection of a specific icon theme of your choice (elementary, maybe).
    – thiagowfx
    May 29, 2018 at 6:18

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As explained in the projects github: "Not a Universal Icon Set" https://github.com/elementary/icons

You will need to install a theme with a complete icon set as fallback for the missing icons.

As suggested you probably want to install gnome-icon-theme as it'd be the quickest solution. But there are attempts at a more complete icon set here: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/elementary-xfce-icons

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