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Old 01-14-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
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Where to find Icons from newly installed programs

For every program I've installed, I can see an icon in the applications menu. But, I'd like to be able to find the actual icon so I can use it on panels and such in gnome.

Is there a standard place where icons from the applications menu are found?
Old 01-14-2011, 03:12 PM   #2
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Okay, I see they're scattered throughout many places.

But the best way to find them (through gnome, anyways) is to right-click applications, select edit menus, select an item & click properties, and then hit the button with the actual icon on it.

This process brings up a file browser window to show you where an applications' icon is.


You can scour through the endless amount of folders & icon files in the /usr/share/icons directory.

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