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I know there are similar questions to this already however I've followed them and I'm still experiencing some trouble. I'm trying to theme the show app grid icon in the dock with this icon https://github.com/gusbemacbe/suru-plus/blob/master/Suru++/apps/64/ubuntudash.svg

However, when I replace the view-app-grid-symbolic.svg file with it I either get a blank white icon or no icon at all. Any help would be appreciated.

I'm using the suru++ icon theme and it would be awesome to have all the icons in the dock uniform including the show apps launcher.

  • Ubuntu Version? are you using the ubuntu-dock which is pre-enabled or have you installed dash-to-dock? – PRATAP Mar 7 at 16:35
  • @PRATAP Using Ubuntu 18.10 and I was initially using Dash-to-dock but have since reverted to the default Ubuntu dock. The settings applied when I was using Dash-todock have remained however – Lennon Stanfield Mar 7 at 17:01
  • are you with Ubuntu Dock now? and wanted to use this image for the show-apps button? – PRATAP Mar 7 at 17:09
  • Yes, that is correct. – Lennon Stanfield Mar 7 at 17:25
  • I could manage to make it in 18.04 by editing the present shell theme..imgur.com/aJqd6zx seems like a lot of work to get this.. also i observed the .svg file look is not good comparing in the aspect of smoothness to the default one.. – PRATAP Mar 7 at 20:59
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Ubuntu 18.10 with Suru++ Icon Theme..

just a work around to achieve what you are looking for with ubuntu-dock or dash-to-dock

files required

  1. modified view-app-grid-symbolic.svg
  2. modified gnome-shell.css

both the files available here https://we.tl/t-xObT0VMoAV

need to copy all the files from /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/Yaru/ to ~/.themes folder. if ~/.themes folder does not exist.. create the folder ~/.themes first and then run the below command to copy the folder..

mkdir ~/.themes/myshell && mkdir ~/.themes/myshell/gnome-shell && cp -r /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/Yaru/* ~/.themes/myshell/gnome-shell/

now replace the file ~/.themes/myshell/gnome-shell.css with the downloaded file gnome-shell.css

open gnome-tweaks and select Myshell theme under User Shell themes..(I assume you have installed this extension User Themes

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now, Replace the image view-app-grid-symbolic.svg in the folder where you have ..../Suru++/actions/symbolic/ with the downloaded file.

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Restart gnome-shell to see your favorite icon for the show-apps button..

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