I've changed so many icons individually by using Main Menu. Now I want to change icons of Trash (empty and full trash) with some PNG but I don't know what to do.

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04


Locate your trash.desktop file, and change the icon that way. If you don't have a trash.desktop file, you can create one. Open gedit, and include the following:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=open trash in PCManFM
Exec=pcmanfm trash:///

Change the line Icon=user-trash with the location of your image. Save as trash.desktop and exit.

Also you can look into ~/.icons and /usr/share/icons,and change the icon that way.

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  • Thanks for the reply, I'm searching the desktop file. would not have to be two icons (full and empty trash)? – pollolpc Jun 26 '12 at 7:54
  • I was searching in both folders, and on differents subfolders (themes installed: ambiance, faenza,...) but I only found the icon of empty trash, I will test it, but where are the other? I cant found it. – pollolpc Jun 27 '12 at 10:27

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