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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.
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
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...
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
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/
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?