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Changing thunderbird icon

Asked by Jan Nikolas Dicke on 2008-06-23

I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 and installed AWN based on the packages provided by the Synaptic package manager (0.2.1). Unfortunately, I can't change the thunderbird icon dislayed in AWN to the known standard icon. AWN keeps using an icon that looks like a spring.

I can change every other icon for every other programm, but not the one for thunderbird. This doesnt't seem to be a special problem of the desired icon, for I can't change it to any other icon either.

One reason may be that I installed the original version of thunderbird, not the modified version of Ubuntu. The program is installed in /home/[user]/.thunderbird, the icons are located in /home/[user]/.thunderbird/icons . I already moved these icons to /usr/share/pixmaps for there where no icons associated with thunderbird. But it took no effekt.

What can I do to make AWN use these icons -- or any other than the actually used one?

Thanks, Jan

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Jan Nikolas Dicke
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2008-06-30
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2008-06-30

Did you add the Thunderbird icon to AWN by dropping it upon it? If so, then remove the icon and create your own launcher for Thunderbird somewhere and add the launcher. Or you may create a launcher by opening Dock Properties from AWN and clicking on Launchers.

You may also try adding the launcher by dropping in from the Application menu (ie. Drop it from Applications->Internet->Thunderbird TO AWN)

Sayak, thanks for your help! I tried all these three possible solutions before (I should have mentioned), but none of them worked.

But I used a little work-around:

I created a new launcher called test with the regular firefox icon and a dummy exec command, saved it, opened the file /home/user/.config/awn/launchers/awn_launcher.desktop with a text editor and modified the name and the exec command.

Now, the file looks like this:

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Terminal=false
Icon[de_DE]=/usr/share/pixmaps/mozicon50.xpm
Name[de_DE]=Thunderbird
Exec=/home/user/.thunderbird/thunderbird
Name=Thunderbird
Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/mozicon50.xpm

And the best: It works. :)

Thanks,

Jan