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Old 06-22-2007, 02:55 AM   #1
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Uses GNOME-2.18 on Debian and Ubuntu.How can i change the icon of GNOME main menu.is there any way
 
Old 06-22-2007, 08:20 PM   #2
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http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=14877
 
Old 06-23-2007, 03:08 AM   #3
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yes,the gconf method,i searched for any thing related to applications menu.but what i can found was for teh shortcuts made on gnome-panel tat's all
 
Old 06-23-2007, 04:24 AM   #4
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So no gconf registry methods for Debian Sid as of Now
I resolved the thing.I wan to add a debian logo left to applications menu(in debian,menu bar-what it is called).I have Tango theme for icons installed from apt repo.so went to /usr/share/icons/Tango/22x22/places/start-here.png and back up`ed there as start-here.png.bked .now start-here.png is been symlinked by gnome-main-menu and distributor-logo.png.
I added my debian logo renamed as start-here.png to /usr/share/icons/Tango/22x22/places/start-here.png
then restarted panel(killall gnome-panel) ,Voila,I got the icon changed.
so now i know that Debian panel GNOME menu bar by default uses 22x22 size icons.<---- Note that thank you
 
Old 06-23-2007, 08:39 AM   #5
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From the link I gave you above:
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Once you've selected the icon you want, get into the configuration editor -- System Tools|Configuration Editor, or aptitude install gconf-editor if necessary. From there -- apps|panel|objects.

You will see a series of folders named object_0, object_1, etc. The trick now is to discover which of those objects is your menu application. Believe me, it could be any of them. Each folder contains a similar collection of information. The solution for me was to click thru all the objects watching the "position" key. Since my menu is at the left side of the panel, it was the one with the lowest number in that key. That turned out to be object_3.

From there on, it's a piece of cake. Click the checkbox for "use_custom_icon", then right-click on "custom_icon", select "Edit key..." and enter the full path to your chosen icon. (For me: /usr/share/pixmaps/menu32.png)
 
Old 06-24-2007, 12:40 AM   #6
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^ it works for Ubuntu feisty may be.but Debian Sid,i am yet to find an object_x entry related.
 
Old 06-24-2007, 10:26 AM   #7
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i am yet to find an object_x entry related.
It's in there.
 
Old 06-25-2007, 01:31 PM   #8
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yes,there are entries as object_1,2 etc,all are for panel shortcuts and none was earlier there for GNOME Menu-bar.

But after i figured out the location of the icon and changed it to my icon,a new entry is there as:
object_7:containing all those what you explained :-|
earlier there was:
object_0
object_1
object_2
object_3
object_4
object_5
Now there is this entry automagically made:
object_7

see that earlier and now also no object_6 there.so may be this feature(icon editing) too is hidden in registry or "locked-down" may be.
As you are interested of this behaviour in GNOME,i have taken a screenshot of gconf-editor explaining things clearly.ya,i dint removed any entries,not yet fiddled on any entries
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http://www.imgx.org/pfiles/667/Scree...20object_7.png
http://www.imgx.org/pfiles/667/Scree...20object_7.png

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