Changing the default icon in the System Tray

Alan Dacey GrokIt at
Sun Jan 25 18:01:50 UTC 2009

Amichai Rotman wrote:
> Hello,
> I am running Kubuntu 8.04.2 with KDE 3.5.10.
> I would like to change the defaul icon for the KBluetooth daemon.
> Is it possible? If yes - how?
> Thanks!

The default icon that you are talking about lives in /usr/share/icons/<your 
theme>/<size>/apps/  It is probably named kbluetooth.png or something starting 
with kb.  Look in the folder for the icon and get the name that way.

The hard way would be to get an icon that you like and replace the default with 
it, after BACKING UP what you are about to replace.  You should do it for every 
size there is, usually 16x16, 22x22, 32x32, 4848, 64x64 & 128x128, for 
consistency.  First make an icon (I use Gimp) from a picture and save it as a 
.png file in every size that you have in your <size> folders.  Then copy it as 
the default file name into the correct folder.

As an example, I use an icon theme I got from the KDE look website named 
"KDE_Crystal_Diamond_2.8_Ubuntu_Mod".  It had the Ubuntu ring as the Kmenu icon 
so I replaced the icons with the real Kmenu icon like this from the command line:

sudo mv /home/alan/Desktop/Kmenu48.png 

Now I have the blue and white K like KDE should have.

I am sure there is an easier way, but I didn't even look for one since this 
worked just fine.


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