SEARCH

Enter your search query in the box above ^, or use the forum search tool.

You are not logged in.

#1 2013-01-30 19:39:01

slinger730
Member
Registered: 2013-01-27
Posts: 14

Easiest Way to Change a Single Application's Taskbar Icon?

Offline

Be excellent to each other!

#2 2013-01-31 10:07:52

Naik
#! Die Hard
From: Leipzig
Registered: 2012-11-16
Posts: 595

Re: Easiest Way to Change a Single Application's Taskbar Icon?

Last edited by Naik (2013-01-31 10:08:59)


*kaum macht man es richtig, funktioniert es sofort*

Offline

#3 2013-02-01 23:51:45

slinger730
Member
Registered: 2013-01-27
Posts: 14

Re: Easiest Way to Change a Single Application's Taskbar Icon?

Anyone else out there have any experience with changing an application icon?

Offline

#4 2013-02-02 00:14:52

schwim
#! Die Hard
From: Interweb's #1 Devotee
Registered: 2012-10-11
Posts: 1,031
Website

Re: Easiest Way to Change a Single Application's Taskbar Icon?

Offline

#5 2013-02-02 00:52:05

slinger730
Member
Registered: 2013-01-27
Posts: 14

Re: Easiest Way to Change a Single Application's Taskbar Icon?

Hmm, yeah, so some apps look to the theme folder for icons, and some apps are specially programmed to look elsewhere?  Is that the idea?  Or some apps are for some reason left out of the theming?  Or the icons just don't "connect" somewhere along the way? 

Is there any way to find where an application is pointing for its icon?

Offline

#6 2013-02-02 01:10:22

schwim
#! Die Hard
From: Interweb's #1 Devotee
Registered: 2012-10-11
Posts: 1,031
Website

Re: Easiest Way to Change a Single Application's Taskbar Icon?

From what I found, there's no way to tell where it looks for the icon.  People were systematically changing one icon after another in the application folders to try to get them to change.  To add to PITA factor, some people reported caching of the icons, even through multiple reboots, so you might blow right by the right icon because it didn't change at the bar after reboot.

Offline

#7 2013-02-02 01:20:12

slinger730
Member
Registered: 2013-01-27
Posts: 14

Re: Easiest Way to Change a Single Application's Taskbar Icon?

Yikes, that's what I was afraid of.

Offline

#8 2013-07-30 14:33:41

hrothgar
New Member
Registered: 2013-07-30
Posts: 1

Re: Easiest Way to Change a Single Application's Taskbar Icon?

Hi guys,

I've been having the same problem. But a rather peculiar thing happened.

Okay, so I wanted my Iceweasel icon ( on tint2 ) to look like Firefox Aurora's. I resized the png image in GIMP to every conceivable size and replaced every conceivable Iceweasel icon I could find in the ff directories w/ my icon.
/usr/share/applications
/usr/share/icons/hicolor

Went to my 'tint2rc' file:
launcher_item_app = /usr/share/applications/iceweasel.desktop >> okay, no change... looks fine...
restarted tint2... And guess what... NOTHING HAPPENED! = (

After a couple of hours going 'round in circles, I threw in the towel and went on to download FreetuxTV thru Synaptic and check out what this FreetuxTV was all about.

And LO! Just as the installation finished and for some inexplicable reason, my Iceweasel icon on tint2 suddenly transformed itself into my Firefox Aurora ICON!

I still can't figure it out. Could it be one of the plug-ins that came w/FreetuxTV? Or would it work even if I tried to install any other software? Haven't tried it w/another program yet.

Anyway, if that's what makes tint2 tick, I'll try installing some 1kb plug-in or something in future and see what happens.
Please tell me if it works out for you too.

BTW I'm relatively new to #! and this is my first post.

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB

Copyright © 2012 CrunchBang Linux.
Proudly powered by Debian. Hosted by Linode.
Debian is a registered trademark of Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
Server: bleh

Debian Logo