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The new "Workspace" icon is very similar the "Terminal" icon and I prefer the older icon. How can I change it?

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P.S.: Sorry for my English ;-)

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In a gnome-terminal do:

  • Backup the old icon:

    sudo mv /usr/share/icons/unity-icon-theme/apps/48/workspace-switcher.png{,.bak}
    
  • Convert the old icon from SVG to PNG and place it in the correct directory (this needs the convert program from the imagemagick package, which is not installed by default):

    sudo convert -background None /usr/share/icons/Humanity/apps/48/gnome-panel-workspace-switcher.svg /usr/share/icons/unity-icon-theme/apps/48/workspace-switcher.png
    
  • Update the theme's icon cache:

    sudo update-icon-caches /usr/share/icons/unity-icon-theme
    
  • Restart unity

    (unity &)
    

The downside: whenever the icon theme gets updated, you'd need to repeat that process.

Enjoy!

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What application or package do I need for convert? It's not installed. –  wojox May 16 '11 at 23:54
    
Oh sorry, the convert program is part of the imagemagick package. –  htorque May 16 '11 at 23:56
    
Thanks, cool command and howto. –  wojox May 17 '11 at 0:00
    
Thank's for your answer.I go to try it ;-) –  Novatillasku May 17 '11 at 8:04
    
@Novatillasku Don't forget to mark my answer as accepted by clicking on the checkbox next to it (only if you think it answered your question, of course ;-)). –  htorque May 19 '11 at 7:13

If you change your icon theme, it usually changes that icon as well. Personally I use an older version of the humanity theme along with the one in 11.04. To achieve the same thing, you can copy the theme from an older install (or a Live CD for example).

If you need it, I can link to the older theme (optionally), or even tell you to make a custom theme that will keep all of the new icons (and remain updated) while using the old icon (leave me a comment and I will update my answer).

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I have older iso and can look it.Thank's! –  Novatillasku May 17 '11 at 8:05

There is an easier way that doesn't involve converting and things like that. you can simply set a customized icon in /usr/share/applications. I explained it in my blog in detail.

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Thanks for your answer. However, you should post a sufficient summary here instead of relying on a link. –  Scott Severance Sep 24 '12 at 6:35
    
thanks sir will do that for future posts –  Medya Apr 21 '13 at 23:29

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