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I have my cinnamon bar with tray icons (skype, pidgin, dropbox) next to cinnamon ones. I'd like to replace them with my own icons so that they have similar design to those remaining.

Where should I look for icons for pidgin, skype and dropbox?

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Where to search for icons

You can look for icons at http://www.iconfinder.com:

Add an application to cinnamon panel

Next I will explain how to add Pidgin to the cinnamon panel bar and how to change its icon.

Let say that your cinnamon panel bar looks something like in the following image in this moment:

cinnamon panel

To add Pidgin in the panel par, go to Menu and search for "Pidgin". When it found, right click on it and select Add to panel:

Add app to panel

So now your panel bar it looks like this:

cinnamon panel

Change the icon for an application

Let say that you want to change the default icon for Pidgin to the following:

Pidgin icon

To change the icon for Pidgin, go to Menu search for "Main menu" and open it. When it open, search for "Pidgin" application, click Properties and change the icon by clicking on it:

change icon change icon

So, finally, your panel bar it looks like this:

cinnamon bar

Moreover, you can move an application anywhere you want on the panel by right clicking on the panel and selecting Panel Edit mode. Now you can drag and drop your application anywhere you want on the panel:

right cinnamon panel

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You read question? tray - it's link not section fast exec. –  plsgogame Jul 26 '13 at 8:58
@plsgogame The word "tray" doesn't exist in Cinnamon terminology. But you can drag and drop your application anywhere you want on the panel: see here ;) –  Radu Rădeanu Jul 26 '13 at 9:32
ok @Radu Rădeanu, but i need change skype icon, it's not easy. You know how i can it's make. –  plsgogame Jul 26 '13 at 9:40
no i want change skype icon. Not in menu, blue icon on menu does not bother me. I want see on tray(running skype icon) gray icon, not green, not red, not yellow, gray. like previous link. –  plsgogame Jul 26 '13 at 13:13
ufff, @Radu Rădeanu, f*cking panel bar!!! Do not you understand what I want... like this iwant panel bar - it's panel for run applications, tray - it's not panel for run app, it's panel notification about messages, calls, errors and etc... –  plsgogame Jul 26 '13 at 13:27

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