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I want to set icon for Launcher. it has file named icon.xpm, but its being ignored by the icon set wizard. I tried to change it to .ico file, but it is still getting ignore. any ideas?

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If eclipse is installed from software center (version 3.5.2) copies of the eclipse icon are put into following places:

  • /usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/eclipse.png
  • /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/eclipse.png
  • /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/eclipse.png
  • /usr/share/pixmaps/eclipse.png

Maybe copying the icon in this places (with the right size) solves your issue.

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it does not work (I did not try all of the sizes, but most of them). maybe its the extension? the png is not found by default by Ubuntu and when I copy the full path than no icon is found :( –  UAdapter May 6 '11 at 7:10
    
+1 for question, I need 3.6 at least for work, and the only solution were to download precompiled bundle. And no icon were recognized for an application by Ubuntu (11.04). Moreover, package from ppa:eclipse-team/..., which is currently at version 3.6.2, is absolutely incomplete for work:\ –  Max Jul 12 '11 at 17:37
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so, if you had already found a fix for it, please, commit an answer! –  Max Jul 12 '11 at 17:37
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This answer does not work. Please un-mark it. –  Catskul Nov 26 '12 at 19:45

Go to terminal and type sudo leafpad /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop, then edit the file to replace path_to/icon.xpm in the following example with the file path to your icon:

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Eclipse
Comment=Eclipse IDE
Exec=/usr/lib/eclipse/eclipse
Icon=path_to/icon.xpm
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=GNOME;Application;Development;
StartupNotify=true`

For example, mine is /usr/lib/eclipse/icon.xpm.

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Your solution works fine. Thank you! –  quangtruong1985 Dec 30 '12 at 4:08
    
tried the same but didnt work for me, the answer for this question askubuntu.com/questions/80013/… worked –  tinker_fairy Nov 19 at 17:03

Everything seemed correct in my case, but none of the suggested solutions worked for me, the icon wouldn't become visible in the launcher.

Then I simply removed the comment next to the Icon-line in the eclipse.desktop file and voila! it worked :)

So, my suggestion is, if there is a comment in your Icon-line like:

Icon=/opt/eclipse/icon.xpm # fill in path to logo

then remove the comment so it looks like:

Icon=/opt/eclipse/icon.xpm

I don't know why the comments work for the other lines (e.g. in the Exec-line it works). Maybe a bug.

hope it helps someone!

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Hi Jane! Welcome to AskUbuntu. Just FYI, the answers are not sorted chronologically, so saying "none of the above suggestions" isn't really helpful. I upvoted your answer anyway because it looks useful. –  Flimm Dec 4 '12 at 14:06
    
@Flimm: You are right, so I changed the statement to a more useful one ;) thanks for the hint! –  Jane Dec 6 '12 at 8:08

I added the icon to /usr/share/pixmaps , but the name of the icon was not eclipse.xpm instead it was icon.xpm

In the terminal:

sudo cp /yourEclipseFolder/icon.xpm /usr/share/pixmaps/eclipse.xpm
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OK, thanks for the answer, it helped me. As well, what I did was just rename the icon to eclipse.xpm and then copy the icon to /usr/share/pixmaps. –  Mark Waschkowski May 30 '12 at 14:09
    
And if you prefer to see it as a bash command: sudo cp /yourEclipseFolder/icon.xpm /usr/share/pixmaps/eclipse.xpm. –  H2ONaCl Aug 23 '12 at 9:19

I just had this problem with another program, I placed the .png files in the icon folders:

/usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/eclipse.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/eclipse.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/eclipse.png

But still had no icon, then I put one in

/usr/share/pixmaps/eclipse.png

Suddenly it worked. The pixmap is the key.

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Just copying the icon.xpm to share/pixmaps with the following command did it for me: sudo mv /home/myusername/mydirectory/eclipse-juno/icon.xpm /usr/share/pixmaps/eclipse.xpm –  Leco Jul 2 '12 at 19:17

Just copy the icon to ~/.icon folder and it should work. Copying eclipse.xpm to ~/.icon folder worked for me.

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I tried this. It did not work for me. Ubuntu 12.04.1 –  Catskul Nov 26 '12 at 19:43

I copied /opt/eclipse/plugins/org.eclipse.sdk_3.7.1.v201109091335/eclipse48.png to /usr/share/pixmap/eclipse.png (having extracted eclipse into /opt) and both launcher and desktop eclipse icons reappeared (having mysteriously disappeared).

Note: I had also copied all the sizes as recommended above but it wasn't until I copied into /usr/share/pixmaps that the icon appeared

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