How to (easily) change Lubuntu applications menu icon?

I checked this question here on askubuntu.com, but I could not find any answer.

I am still trying to find a simple way to do that.


As I supposed, this option is already included in Lubuntu for users: fortunately, no files of the system have to be modified and no Terminal command lines are necessary to do this editing.

I found the way by myself after some trial and error. Only then I saw that it is (obviously) also precisely described on the official Lubuntu manual page, here.

  1. First, find a good icon image you like for your Lubuntu panel and save it in your local drive.
  2. Then, just go on the panel and right-click on it.

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  3. Click on Configure Panel.

  4. Go to Widgets bar.

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  5. Click on Menu or Application Menu (it depends on your Lubuntu version).

  6. Here a new window appears, showing the path of the image file used as the menu icon. If you like, you can back up the default path by saving it on a .txt file or as a screenshot, for any problems may occur or just to recover default settings.

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  7. Now just type the new path for the main menu icon, corresponding to the path of the image you previously saved.

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    I find this particular customization quite important, because you use this icon a lot. I also wanted to share this instructions from Lubuntu OS official webpages here on askubuntu.com. – corradini riccardo Mar 20 at 22:11

For older Lubuntu versions, you can also simply right-click on the menu icon and the path of the image file used as icon is shown: you can now change it by entering the path of the new image you want to use.

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