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This is a set of icons for LyX to give it a GNOME look and feel. Icons are taken mostly from GNOME-colors (brave or blue version), some from the default GNOME icons and some are my own creation.

To install, extract to


depending on your version of LyX (the location is listed in the Help>About menu of LyX). You will probably want to back up your existing icons and note you will need root privileges to do the above.

To enable the GTK style for Qt apps such as LyX, go to and follow the instructions there. Also make sure to change the toolbar icons to Big-sized (right click on any toolbar)


12 years ago

I have Lyx 1.5.6. However, the standard icons are not in png format, but xpm. Therefore the icons are not overwritten and are not changed.

Is this because Ubuntu ships an old version of Lyx?




12 years ago

Ubuntu does have a slightly outdated version in the repos. You can either convert all the png to xpm or install the newre version of LyX from (note you must compile from source). Alternatively, you can open up a terminal, navigate to the place where you downloaded the png's and run the following command in terminal

mogrify -format xpm *.png ; rm *.png

This will convert all the png's to xpm's of the same name, and then delete all the pngs. You can then copy to your images directory as normal. Converting to xpm will give you a slight quality decrease, because it can't alpha blend the edges of the icons, so I recommend installing the new version of LyX.


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