You can change to different icons with System Settings > Themes > Other Settings > Icons
There are several ways to get new icons:
1) From the Mint repository using Synaptic.
I prefer the Neu icons, found in the gnome-themes-extras package. There are many more in the repository, such as
2) If you want to download and install other icon sets, the first step is to make an .icons folder
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Download and copy new icon sets into that folder.
You can find more icon sets here:http://gnome-look.org/index.php?xcontentmode=120x121http://www.deviantart.com/?q=iconshttp://www.noobslab.com/2011/11/themes-
3) If you are artistically inclined, make your own icon sets.
4) Install gextractwinicons with Synaptic. gExtractWinIcons can extract cursors and icons from MS Windows compatible
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