Change Firefox Icon LinuxMint 10

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tecn0tarded
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Change Firefox Icon LinuxMint 10

Post by tecn0tarded » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:56 pm

Everything runs great and looks awesome in LInuxMint10's default settings. Except for one thing, The Firefox icon is an eye. Why?
How can I change this to the Firefox4.0 icon to it's default look?

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Re: Change Firefox Icon LinuxMint 10

Post by acsey » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:54 pm

Do you mean the icon in the menu? Click menu -right click the firefox "favorite" - select "edit properties" - click the icon - choose firefox.png in /usr/share/pixmaps

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Re: Change Firefox Icon LinuxMint 10

Post by tecn0tarded » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:52 pm

The .png is the exact same icon. I download the "elementary" theme which did two things, changed the icon to the real firefox default and took all that green away.

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Re: Change Firefox Icon LinuxMint 10

Post by klompen » Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:37 am

In Linux Mint 11 I was unable to get acsey's technique to change the icon. I could find the image I wanted, but it would never change the icon when I selected it. The answer turned out to be that the /usr/share/pixmaps is not writeable. Once I copied the file to Home, changing the icon worked as described.

Is there some way to make this work for the file in /usr/share/pixmaps?

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Re: Change Firefox Icon LinuxMint 10

Post by ncy » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:28 pm

the firefox.png in /usr/share/pixmaps is just a link (you can see it by doing a "ls -la"). switch the icon to the real file /usr/lib/firefox-6.0.2-icons/mozicon128.png and you're good to go!

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Re: Change Firefox Icon LinuxMint 10

Post by ShadowMage » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:43 pm

Hi,

I'm using Linux Mint 11 LXDE, which doesn't allow to "edit properties" of a menu item. However, the following solution worked for me, so hopefully others will find it useful as well.

1. As root, open the text file /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop

2. Find the line that says "Icon=firefox" and change it to

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Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/firefox.png
3. Save and close the firefox.desktop file

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Re: Change Firefox Icon LinuxMint 10

Post by OrthoSteven » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:31 pm

This is great, just changed the Firefox icon in Linux Mint 13 Maya using this information; thanks!
Maya Cinnamon 64-bit

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Re: Change Firefox Icon LinuxMint 10

Post by rikaf » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:09 pm

I'm using Mint 12 LXDE, and ShadowMage's solution only changed the Firefox icon in the menu. When I ran Firefox I would still see the eye icon in the taskbar and at the upper left corner in the browser window.

I did manage to get the icon changed, though. There were several files for the eye icon on my install, each one of a different size. I ended up replacing each file with a same-sized version of /usr/share/pixmaps/firefox.png, and it worked. I no longer see the eye icon anywhere when I run Firefox. I don't know whether it was necessary to replace all of the files, but I did so just to cover all the bases.

Here's where the eye icons were on my install, along with the image dimensions:

/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/apps/48/firefox.png (48x48)
/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/apps/24/firefox.png (24x24)
/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/apps/22/firefox.png (22x22)
/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/apps/16/firefox.png (16x16)
/usr/share/icons/Mint-X/apps/32/firefox.png (32x32)

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