changing the icon of a dockbar launcher

Asked by Copernicvs on 2010-07-04

hi!

is there a way to change the icon displayed for a certain launcher on dockbar? all the icons are the ones i use as system theme pack, but some are not too pretty. using normal launchers on the gnome panel it's fairly easy, but i didn't really find an option for that in dockbar...

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Matias Särs
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2010-07-05
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2010-07-05
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2010-07-05

There is currently no option to do that in DockbarX, since it takes the native application icons.

You would have to go into /usr/share/icons/hicolor and change the icons directly.

Best Matias Särs (msevens) said : #2

Well, that's not entirely true. You can make a custom launcher. Drag the program you want to make a custom launcher for from main menu to a nautilus folder. Right click the file, choose properties and in the rights tab, check the option to allow the file to be runned as a program. Close and reopen the properties window for the file and change the icon to whatever you like. Then drag the file to dockbarx. Don't delete the file or the launcher will stop working!

Copernicvs (kornenator) said : #3

Thanks Matias Särs, that solved my question.

Copernicvs (kornenator) said : #4

thanks to both of you!
actually both solutions do work. i was trying the second one yesterday, but had the problem that if i dropped a custom launcher on the dockbar, then it didn't recongnise the program correctly, so i had to edit the identifier, but as soon as i did that, the icon changed back to the default. but today (after a reboot) my custom icons are working without any further assistance.

and btw, to avoid having unnecessary shorcuts, i changed the icons directly in the applications menu, and dragged that onto the bar.

thanks for the help!