How to find an icon used in a menu?

Chris G cl at
Wed Feb 4 23:12:50 CET 2009

On Wed, Feb 04, 2009 at 02:05:01PM -0800, Bob Snyder wrote:
> Bob S.
> Chris G wrote:
>> I'd like to use one of the icons that appears in one of the
>> Applications menus against a program.  What's the easiest way to find
>> where the icon is stored and its filename?
>> It's in the 'include' external menu entry in the Menu Editor so one
>> can't find it that way.
> This is the brute force way, but easy to remember. With Thunar set for 
> "View as icons", look in:
> /usr/share/icons/<your_icon_theme>/<size_category>/apps
> Or possibly one of the other folders there. Not all icons come in all 
> available sizes, so you might have to search all of them. I always look in 
> scalable first.
Ah, but it's not there I don't think, that's the problem.  I want a
way to find it from the link that *must* exist from the Applications

I'm specifically looking for the VirtualBox icon so I can use for a
launcher in the panel.

Chris Green

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