add new icons to openerp

Asked by Alberto Garcia (Factor Libre) on 2009-05-29

How to add new icons to openerp?


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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

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For example, icons to include in the principal menu. Instead of terp-crm use other.

Hello, In the server/bin/tools/, the icons are defined.

In the client/bin/icons, the customized icons are stored.


1. Copy your image as myimage.png.
2. server/bin/tools/,, in the icons list, add your icon name as terp-myimage.

Rest is all yours.


ok, thanks

shaik (shaikkalesha24) said : #5

Iam using openerp version 5.0.1

I tried to add new icons as mentioned above by Mr.Jay.

but i couldnt find the server/bin/tools/,
i found in the path "C:\Program Files\OpenERP AllInOne\Web\python25\Lib\site-packages\openerp_web-5.0.1_0-py2.5.egg\openerp\", in this i included ''.

Its not working.
Can u please help me out, how to add new icons in openerp??

Hello Shaik,

Here is the solution for windows.

Form the source of OpenERP, (download from if you dont have it ) get the file from server/bin/tools.

Modify the .py file, In the icons list, add the entry 'terp-myfile'.
C:\Program Files\OpenERP AllInOne\Client\Icons . Put your image myfile.png here

Move to, C:\Program Files\OpenERP AllInOne\Server, open the file with winzip, remove the misc.pyo file.

Add the modified file into tools folder.

If you cannot add the file, simple extract the to some folder ,add file to tools and make a zip again .
stop and start the server.

Rest is all yours.

Thank you.

shaik (shaikkalesha24) said : #7

Hello Jay,

Thank you for ur solution.

But, i am unable to find the in to download.

Can u please provide the direct URL to download the

Thank you.

It would be better and time saving to mail you that file.

Can you please tell me your email id?

shaik (shaikkalesha24) said : #11


My mail id is

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shaik (shaikkalesha24) said : #12

Hi Jay,

Thank you very much,

Now, iam able to add new icons.

shaik (shaikkalesha24) said : #13

Hi Jay,

How are you?
I need one help from you, i posted one question regarding "SMTP error", the
path is as follows.

I am unable to solve the problem, can you please look into this and advise
me, how to solve this error.

Thank you.

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I have the windows compiled web client version 5.0.3, and i would like to know if it's possible to change the icons that appear on the left menu.
Can this be done?

Navrang Oza (noz-tiny) said : #15

Hello Gustavo,

You mean to say, icons which appear with modules name ? (Like partners, product, sale etc...)
Do you want to change these icons ???


Hello noz.

What i mean is if its possible to change the icons from the vertical menu toolbar (see here using the windows compiled web client.

Ive build a module, but after creating a menu entry in the vertical menu toolbar i got de default blue icon, so i would like to change this, but i use the windows web client (i would like to add new ones).

Is it possible?