Thunderbird icon in Unity launcher

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Aug 30 16:35:32 UTC 2011

On 08/30/2011 07:20 AM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> I am running a fully updated Natty on my laptop. I downloaded and 
> extracted a thunderbird file to the Apps directory in my home folder.
> I followed the directions in the third answer at [1] to put it on the 
> Launcher and change the icon to a default Thunderbird icon.
> [1] 
> It starts Thunderbird but the Thunderbird icon does not show on the 
> Launcher.  Its icon always ends up looking like the icon for the 
> Workplace Switcher. Changing the icon in preferences does not work either.
> The proper icon shows in preferences and in the file manager but not on 
> the Launcher.  When Thunderbird is running the icon in the upper left 
> corner also looks like the Workplace Switcher icon.
> Does anyone know how to make the Thunderbird icon "stick" on the Launcher?

I run SeaMonkey from a home folder; I followed the instructions on
answer 33 in that thread, the one that starts with:
"This is a method without editing config files and without root privileges.

First create the Launcher on the Desktop (only temporary)"

Note: when creating the launcher, the proper icons for Thunderbird &
SeaMonkey are in:

/thunderbird/chrome/icons/default (default256.png is the best for me)
/seamonkey/chrome/icons/default (seamonkey.png)


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