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I am running Mono executables from the Launch panel in Gnome, but I can't set the right icon. How to do that?

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I use the same tools Colin mentioned. First install the icoutils package. Then to extract the ico from dlls or exe, just run:

wrestool -x --output=. -t14 name.exe

That usually extracts the main icon. Then to convert the ico file to png run:

for i in *.ico; do convert "$i" "$i.png"; done

The first command works for me about 99% of the time. If it doesn't give you the right icon file you can check this more in depth tutorial. Also, you can use the wrestool man file

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Unfortunately, it seems to only work with 32bit (or 16bit) .exe files. wrestool cannot find resources in 64bit .exe files. –  mivk May 29 '13 at 15:30
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Try the wrestool utility in the icoutils package - I believe it can extract icon resources from Mono executables.

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