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I run a Window Manager (Awesome) for my desktop interface. I run gnome-sound-applet and I get the little applet, and it has a full black icon. However, my top panel is also black, so I can't see the icon.

How can I change the icon? Thanks. I only want to change this icon in particular.

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You can find the sound applet icon in /usr/share/applications. It's owned by root so you'll need to type Ctrl+Alt+T to open the terminal. In the terminal window, type sudo nautilus to open the file manager as root so you can open the image and be able to save your changes.

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On the desktop file, it had this: Icon=multimedia-volume-control So I went to edit /usr/share/icons/gnome/16*16/apps/multimedia-volume-control.png, but it looks nothing like what I see in the top panel. –  user25119 Feb 19 '12 at 16:03
    
It depends on the icon theme you are using. You might want to install the gnome-tweak tool if you're not sure what theme you are using. It will allow you to change themes also. –  Jeremy Jared Feb 19 '12 at 17:09
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