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I recently compiled goldendict from source. To my dismay I discovered that there were no monochrome appindicator icons included. At the moment I am stuck with this:

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I tried converting the icons to B/W using GIMP, but it still doesn't look quite right:

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How can I modify the icons to fit with the rest of the theme?

These are the icons in question:

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Ok, I invested some time and did it myself. What I did was basically use GIMP's Alpha to Selection tool to select the non-transparent parts of the image. Then I chose the Bucket Fill tool to apply a homogenous grey colour to the icon. All other refinements I did manually with the Paintbrush tool.

These are the raw icons:

programicon_old.png (programicon_old.png) programicon_scan.png (programicon_scan.png)

This is what the indicator now looks like:

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In order to install the icons you will have to compile GoldenDict from source:

  • Clone the GitHub repository

    git clone https://github.com/goldendict/goldendict.git
  • Navigate to ./goldendict/icons and replace programicon_old.png and programicon_scan.png with the updated icons

  • Follow the instructions in README.md to compile and install GoldenDict

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Hello could you please tell me where I am to put these new icons you have made?

So far I have checked just about every sized icon folder from "/usr/share/icons/hicolor/" and come up empty.

I resorted to downloading the source "apt-get source goldendict" which shows the current panel icon as named "programicon_old.png". Upon doing "sudo dpkg -L goldendict" I can see only one png file mentioned which is the high quality applciation icon located in "/usr/share/pixmaps/goldendict.png" and no other occurrence of "png" or "svg" mentioned.

I should also mention that I have performed a searches for the following; "goldendict.png", "goldendict." "goldendict.", "programicon.", "programicon*.", "programicon_.*".

No results, yet the current icon must live somewhere? It is most definitely not a downsized version of the application launcher icon "goldendict.png" which is quite different in a number of ways.

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Hi. First of all: It would have probably been better to ask this in a comment, but with the reputation restrictions on commenting in place I understand how this was the only way to do it. Anyway: You were on the right track with downloading the source. Currently the only way to modify the notification icons is to replace the corresponding image files at compilation time. I have updated my answer with a quick summary of the steps you will have to follow to install the updated icons. Hope it works for you. –  Glutanimate Jul 10 '14 at 23:36

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