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Can anybody explain me how I can change the deskbar panel-applet icon? I' ve try a few methods but no one works... I' ve try to change the .png file in the 'usr/share/deskbar-applet/art' folder and also I' ve try to add an icon called dekbar-applet.png in the current icon theme folder in 'usr/share/icons'. Thanks in advance.

Sorry for my bad english but I' m italian.

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Read here. Summary (all text by ayisu):

For example, if you're using the Human icon theme, create this directory structure (the new custom logo is in bold) [distributor-logo.png, doesn't show up here]:


Then press Alt-F2 and type:

killall gnome-panel
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Thanks it works!!! – Daniele Borra Oct 24 '10 at 12:23

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