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Old 03-12-2004, 01:12 PM   #1
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Changing the "Star" logo on the KDE bar


I want to change the star start button that came with Mandrake 10. How do i do this? I have looked about everywhere!
 
Old 03-12-2004, 02:18 PM   #2
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The icons are in the dir /usr/share/icons/iconthemename

Each "icon set" should have its own folder. Check the iconset you are using (see next paragraph).

The easiest way for you to change your icon, is to change the icon theme (in KDE go menu > KDE > Look n Feel > Icons), but this will change all your icons (usually a good thing anyways). If you only want to change just the star, then look for the appropriate icon in that folder. I think its called "kmenu.png" but I'm not 100% sure.

Check out KDE-look for a bunch of great icon themes, etc.

Good luck.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 02:24 PM   #3
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how about.......
/opt/kde/share/icons/
the directory default.kde symlinks to the current icon theme.
the kde kicker icon is in 32x32/apps directory(at least on mine it is)..........move the current kmenu.png to png.old and move the icon you want in and re-name it to..........kmenu.png..........ta da
 
Old 03-12-2004, 02:38 PM   #4
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320mb, are you using Mandrake or Slackware? My Mandrake 9.2 (essentially a "default" install doesn't have that particular directory. Otherwise, bang on! Good advice, great post.

FYI, the more I thought about it, the more I thought that go.png is maybe the kicker icon, so I took a quick look, and it some themes it seems to be kmenu.png, but in others its go.png. I don't really know enough about the way icon themes are set up to comment intelligently on this though...
 
Old 03-12-2004, 03:58 PM   #5
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thanks guys, i haven't tried any yet, but i am pretty sure that no matter what the setup, as long as i know the file, i can do a replace...i just needed a hint where to look

thanks!!!
 
Old 03-19-2004, 03:28 PM   #6
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Ok well here is my question. everytime I change the icon set it doesnt change my star on mandrake 10. I just dont like the stupid star icon. I have tried looking for kmenu.png. I have looked for go.png. Basically I dont know where to find the original and for some reason the new mandrake when you change icons it changes everything but the kmenu. I have gone to usr/share/icons/....and looked for it and it doesnt seem to be there. I find the other Icon sets and I even see kmenu.png but its not the stupid star that mandrake 10 has. Any help would be great
 
Old 03-22-2004, 12:22 PM   #7
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Yeah, that's still my problem...I can't find the base directory...although some icon sets even feature "mandrake" icons...MDK-kicker.png and stuff...

oh well...maybe someone will figure it out!

Travis
 
Old 03-22-2004, 03:37 PM   #8
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The star comes from the file called menuk-mdk.png
Overwrite that with whatever icon you like, for example this script will change it to the standard K

Code:
#!/bin/sh
for file in /usr/share/icons/default.kde/* ; do
  if test -d $file; then
    mv $file/menuk-mdk.png $file/menuk-mdk-old.png
    cp $file/kmenu.png $file/menuk-mdk.png
  fi
done
 
Old 03-23-2004, 03:00 AM   #9
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Yeah, I just went through this exercise earlier today!

Depending what size your panel is set to, the icons in the 32x32, 64x64, 48x48, or whatever folder might be used. The menuk-mdk.png is in the apps subfolder. Just overwrite it with some other icon of the same size and you're good to go.

By default, the proper icons to modify are in /usr/share/icons/crystalsvg/

Last edited by kundor; 03-23-2004 at 03:03 AM.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 01:37 AM   #10
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Okay, I've done the above, but now my Kmenu button is always the crystal svg one. Whats the deal with the default.kde symlink anyway? It doesnt point to the currently selected icon theme, whats it for?

My real question however, is how do you make it so the kmenu button changes to the proper icon for your selected icon theme?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 02:25 AM   #11
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thanks guys, i now proudly have the NOIA kicker... :-)
 
  


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