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I've been trying for a while now to change the e start-here icon that I have from the Elementary icon theme. I've replaced every start-here icon in the theme's folder, but I was told that Ubuntu also keeps a cache file, which may be the reason my changes do not take effect. How can I properly purge this "icon cache"?

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Run gtk-update-icon-cache in the run dialogue or a terminal.

If that doesn't fix it, try changing the "distributor-logo" icon.

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Thank you Roland! Although that did indeed do what I wanted, it didn't resolve my original problem with the icon. Now that I've replaced every icon in the folder, and run that command, I suppose this is now something I should take up with the creator. – Alan Apr 30 '11 at 17:01
@Alan: What menu are you using? Cardapio, Mint-Menu, or the standard menu? (Or something else?) It could be possible that the program using that icon is getting it from somewhere else. – RolandiXor Apr 30 '11 at 17:37
I use the standard gnome menu, single icon. Although I am trying to switch to using AWN soon, with the YAMA (yet another menu applet) applet. – Alan Apr 30 '11 at 17:39
I have also changed all of the distributor-logo icons. This one is tough to track down. – Alan Apr 30 '11 at 17:57

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