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I want to change an icon of a specific theme. Where do themes save their icons?

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possible duplicate of Where are the Unity Launcher .desktop files? – Lucio Apr 21 '14 at 14:11
@Lucio no, it's not. That Q is about .desktop files and location is not the same. – Danatela Apr 21 '14 at 14:17
You're right, I totally confused it. – Lucio Apr 21 '14 at 14:24
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Globally: /usr/share/icons/ or in your home folder : ~/.local/icons

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/usr/share/icons/ typically contains pre-installed themes (shared by all users) ~/.icons/ typically contains folders with the themes installed by the user.

Also, many applications have their icons in /usr/share/pixmaps/ or in the folder with the same name as the application under /usr/share/...

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