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Written by:
efthialex
Score: 18
votes: 33
Format: Article

 Changing the Linux Mint StartButton Icon [2 Methods]


Hey everyone, this is a simple tutorial which shows you how to change your Start Menu Panel Icon step by step.(I recommend you to take a backup of your system before doing any changes)

 

FIRST METHOD

 

1)Choose the picture you wanna put as your Start Menu Panel Icon and open it with Gimp.

2)Now if your image is bigger than 24x24 you should Scale

Press Right Click on image Image Scale Image

 

 

3)A window like this should apear to you

 

 

Put the Width and Height 24 pixels, the Interpolation Cubic and press the button Scale.

 

4) After that your image will look something like this

 

 

Next you have to save it twice (Press File Save As). The first time you will save it as  visualisation-logo.png and the second time as mintMenu.png

5)Then we should open the folder where we have save these 2 files as administrator (From now on we should work as administrator's to copy or paste something cause we gonna change some System Files)

 

 

 

 

 

6)Now copy these 2 files and from this windows go to File System from the Left Options

 

 

 

7)Next go at the botton of the window and open usr/lib/linuxmint/mintMenu and paste your files and press Replace

8)Restart your computer

 

 

SECOND METHOD

 

- Save the file [in Gimp] as minticon.png in your home folder

- Press Right Click on Start Button and go to Preferences

 

 

- Now go at the Button Icon: and type /home/user*/minticon.png and press the button Close at the botton of the window.

(*where user is your account's name)

WARNING: This file shouldn't be moved or deleted from home folder. To avoid this you can hide it. Look how to hide your files here.

 

 

- Restart your computer

 

 

BEFORE

 

 

 

AFTER

 

 

 

Here are some icons

 

 


Tags: start button icon
Created: 3 years ago.
Last edited: 1 year ago.
Reviewed: 2 years ago.
Read 1491 times.

Comments
1 year ago

Iamwithin
Thank you my firend!
 
1 year ago

efthialex
@Iamwithin

Thanks for the hint!
 
2 years ago

Labby
Handy tutorial. Thanks!  
2 years ago

ivy_s
I've already bored the default one. Thanks.  
2 years ago

prativasic
Good one... Thanks  
2 years ago

kazztan0325
Nice tutorial!
This tutorial is also easy for newbies to understand!
 
2 years ago

zaenal1234
very good....tutorial, I put, is direct a file-png, in "usr/lib/linuxmint/mintMenu/file-png" (as root).  
3 years ago

efthialex
@sayan_acharjee first positive comment, thanks :)  
3 years ago

sayan_acharjee
Very nice, I've changed it successfully. :)  
3 years ago

efthialex
(I recommend you to take a backup of your system before doing any changes)

2nd Line
 
3 years ago

Xyie
But this means if you ever want to change it back, the original file is gone! It should not be a problem to change the directory...that's what that feature is for in mintmenu - to change the icon!  
3 years ago

efthialex
I didn't want to change the directory of the Panel Icon. ;)  
3 years ago

remoulder
This starts out well but then you suggest replacing the original mintmenu icon - this is completely un-necessary, you just need to select the icon in the menu's preferences.  

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