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I am trying to complete an icon theme and I cannot seem to find out how to install custom icons. Rather, there are certain windows that I cannot find the icon names for. All of the others have been fairly straightforward; just copy the icon into the icon theme folder and name it with the name of the program. But I cannot get a few applications to work.

Specifically, Skype and Pidgin windows and the Skype notification icon, as well as my home directories (Documents, Pictures, Music, etc.).

What I want to know is what I should name the icons, or what value being used to grab these icons and how to find that value for a specific program.

I am running Xubuntu, if that helps.

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After some extensive looking and attempts to do what desgua suggested, I have found that the Skype beta as well as the Pidgin windows are hard-coded into the programs and cannot be edited by copying over the icons. I can edit the Pidgin notification icon, but not the Skype one, and I cannot edit either the Pidgin or Skype window icons.

Feel free to answer if you have anything to add, but this as far as I have been able to get with it on any theme. Specifically if you know how to change the Pidgin window icons, it would be greatly appreciated.

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The icons for Skype should be at:

~/.icons/theme_name/actions/16/skype_contact_dnd.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/16/skype_connecting.mng
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/16/skype_contact_away.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/16/skype_contact_online.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/16/skype_contact_invisible.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/16/im-skype.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/16/skype_connecting.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/16/skype_contact_offline.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/16/skype_contact_not_available.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/16/skype_contact_skypeme.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/48/skype_contact_dnd.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/48/skype_connecting.mng
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/48/skype_contact_away.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/48/skype_contact_online.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/48/skype_contact_invisible.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/48/im-skype.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/48/skype_connecting.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/48/skype_contact_offline.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/48/skype_contact_not_available.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/48/skype_contact_skypeme.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/64/skype_contact_dnd.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/64/skype_connecting.mng
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/64/skype_contact_away.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/64/skype_contact_online.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/64/skype_contact_invisible.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/64/im-skype.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/64/skype_connecting.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/64/skype_contact_offline.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/64/skype_contact_not_available.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/64/skype_contact_skypeme.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/22/skype_contact_dnd.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/22/skype_connecting.mng
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/22/skype_contact_away.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/22/skype_contact_online.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/22/skype_contact_invisible.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/22/im-skype.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/22/skype_connecting.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/22/skype_contact_offline.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/22/skype_contact_not_available.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/22/skype_contact_skypeme.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/256/skype_contact_dnd.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/256/skype_connecting.mng
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/256/skype_contact_away.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/256/skype_contact_online.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/256/skype_contact_invisible.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/256/im-skype.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/256/skype_connecting.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/256/skype_contact_offline.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/256/skype_contact_not_available.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/256/skype_contact_skypeme.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/scalable/skype_contact_dnd.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/scalable/skype_connecting.mng
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/scalable/skype_contact_away.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/scalable/skype_contact_online.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/scalable/skype_contact_invisible.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/scalable/im-skype.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/scalable/skype_connecting.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/scalable/skype_contact_offline.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/scalable/skype_contact_not_available.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/scalable/skype_contact_skypeme.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/128/skype_contact_dnd.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/128/skype_connecting.mng
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/128/skype_contact_away.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/128/skype_contact_online.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/128/skype_contact_invisible.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/128/im-skype.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/128/skype_connecting.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/128/skype_contact_offline.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/128/skype_contact_not_available.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/128/skype_contact_skypeme.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/32/skype_contact_dnd.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/32/skype_connecting.mng
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/32/skype_contact_away.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/32/skype_contact_online.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/32/skype_contact_invisible.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/32/im-skype.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/32/skype_connecting.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/32/skype_contact_offline.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/32/skype_contact_not_available.png
~/.icons/theme_name/actions/32/skype_contact_skypeme.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/16/skype.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/16/skype_protocol.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/16/im-bigbrownchunx-skype-dbus.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/48/skype.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/48/skype_protocol.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/48/im-bigbrownchunx-skype-dbus.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/64/skype.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/64/skype_protocol.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/64/im-bigbrownchunx-skype-dbus.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/22/skype.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/22/skype_protocol.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/22/im-bigbrownchunx-skype-dbus.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/256/skype.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/256/skype_protocol.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/256/im-bigbrownchunx-skype-dbus.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/scalable/skype.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/scalable/skype_protocol.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/scalable/im-bigbrownchunx-skype-dbus.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/128/skype.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/128/skype_protocol.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/128/im-bigbrownchunx-skype-dbus.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/32/skype.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/32/skype_protocol.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/32/im-bigbrownchunx-skype-dbus.png

For Pidgin:

~/.icons/theme_name/apps/16/pidgin.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/48/pidgin.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/64/pidgin.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/22/pidgin.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/256/pidgin.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/scalable/pidgin.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/128/pidgin.png
~/.icons/theme_name/apps/32/pidgin.png

And for home directories:

~/.icons/theme_name/places  
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Can you provide an example set with all of these files in it, so that I can test it? Thank you for the help. –  Makaze May 2 '12 at 3:37
    
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