I am using kubuntu 12.04 Precise 64 on my notebook. Almost everything works fine.

I would like to modify the colors of the icon(s) used by knetworkmanager to indicate wifi online.

Right now, I am using the (default?) Oxygen theme. What I want is to make the online icons some color other than gray - probably black, so the contrast is greater and they're easier for me to see (I use reading glasses.)

I found an old article on how to do this, but when I added the icons it mentioned, they were ignored.

Where are these icons stored?

Can I just edit them with something like gimp to change the colors, etc.?



Tweaking plasma


The Plasma Icons


-> http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/Plasma/ThemeDetails

--> http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/Plasma/ThemeDetails#.22icons.22_folder

You need a svg /1/ capable image editor (Inkscape, Karbon).

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The default plasma icons are: /usr/share/kde4/apps/desktoptheme/default/icons/

For a user: ~/.kde/share/apps/desktoptheme/...

A net article



  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SVG
  • Thanks. That's a lot to look at. I'll get back when I have digested some of it. – Joe Oct 13 '12 at 20:04

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