Adding an icon to a menu entry...

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Thu May 22 03:25:42 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-05-21 at 15:11 -0400, Brian Lunergan wrote:
> For now I've backed away from the heron until it has been in circulation
> for a few months. For now I'll stick with 7.10.
> Downloaded and installed a current edition of Eclipse. Added it manually to
> the menu. Things seem to be working as they should, but a minor cosmetic
> item remains. The package seems to include an icon for the menu but I can't
> seem to latch onto it with the properties dialogue in main menu. How do I
> get around this point to grab the icon? Is it a format issue? Is there a
> command to run so that the system sees it?
> -- 
> Brian Lunergan
> Nepean, Ontario
> Canada

You don't say which desktop you are using, but most are the same, I
believe. When adding applications to the menu, when you have the menu
properties open for the item, there should be a box to the left of the
command lines. Left-click in the box, it brings up the icon folders, you
should be able to change to the correct folder for your program icon and
add it to your menu item.

good luck,

Charlie Kravetz 
Linux Registered User Number 425914          []
Never let anyone steal your DREAM.           []

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