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In Chrome, I've used the 'Create Application Shortcuts' option to add links to apps on my desktop. The appear with their favicon, but when I move them to cairo-dock, the favicon is not recognized, and I'm not sure where to find it.

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I had a slightly different problem but with a similar solution I feel. When I created a prism shortcut which I believe is probably treated in the same or similar way.

  1. The Icon will be here ~/.local/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps

  2. The desktop file will be in ~/desktop if you open it in gedit you will see the Icon reference at the bottom.

  3. The fav Icon is small 16*16 and is a png so it will look crap on your cairo dock so see if you can find a svg replacement.

Once you have it there is a guide here on a couple of different ways to change the Icon on your dock How To – Configuring Cairo-Dock

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