Where does the menu editor find its icons?

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 01:04:31 CET 2009

Le Tue, 3 Feb 2009 18:05:22 +0000,
Chris G <cl at isbd.net> a écrit :

> On Tue, Feb 03, 2009 at 07:28:06PM +0300, kalgecin at gmail.com wrote:
> > On 2/3/09, Chris G <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> > > Where are the icons that the menu editor allows you to choose
> > > from stored?
> > >
> > > I'd like to be able to select icons for other uses from the same
> > > selection but I can't find them anywhere obvious.
> > >
> > Take a look at /usr/share/applications you will find .desktop files,
> > if you change those icons, you will change the manu icons. If you
> > mean the icon themes then those are mostly os specific but take a
> > look in /usr/share/icons you will find some icon theme folders
> > there. Bets regards.
> Yes, a bit of hunting around under /usr/share/icons has found what I
> wanted, thank you.

For the record, when editing files in /usr/share, they are likely to be
replaced by reinstallations/upgrades.  One very custom way of doing
this fine is to copy the desktop files you want to modify to your home
inside ~/.local/share/applications.


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