I am using Papirus icon theme. I successfully added a 16x16 thunderbird-symbolic.svg image to the symbolic folder. But when I do the same with vlc-symbolic.svg, it still shows a colourful icon on the top panel. Is it hard coded ? Is there any method using which we can change this ?

I have a fully updated 18.04. VLC version is 3.0.7.

Update 1 :

This is what I see now

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I would like to replace the icon in panel using vlc-symbolic.svg

I am not able to upload SVG here. On Google Drive as zip file



OS: Ubuntu 18.04.3
VLC: snap install

Please note that, for clarity purpose I have deleted all the default icon themes every where and used Only Papirus Icon theme.


seems to be gschemas compiled in both ~/snap/vlc/1049/.local/share/... and in /snap/vlc/1049/usr/share... directorys are for Adwaita Icon theme.

I have made several trails for almost 4 days and found that below workaround may be useful.

  1. Create a Directory Adwaita with index.theme file in it, containing below data in $HOME/snap/vlc/1049/.local/share/ Directory.


[Icon Theme]

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  1. Place your Papirus Icon-theme folder under /var/lib/snapd/desktop/icons/ directory.

for clear understanding I have deleted every icon named vlc-panel.* in Papirus theme and placed my custom svg icon with name vlc-panel.svg under /var/lib/snapd/desktop/icons/Papirus/symbolic/status/

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