Bleachbit is a really useful application and I use it daily. However, its icon is not the best, so I would like to change it. I really don't want to download a new icon theme, I'm happy with the default, I just want to change Bleachbit's icon. I've got the Faenza Bleachbit icon, that is what I'd like to use as a replacement.

How can I do this?

I'm just a user but I'm happy with terminal commands.

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You can do the following:

  1. Unlock the Bleachbit application for your unity launcher
  2. Type in the terminal sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/bleachbit.desktop
  3. Search for the label "Icon" (at the end of the file)

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Edit the field to add the path to your new icon and save it.

eg: Icon=/home/my/new/icon.png

Then launch the application en lock it to the launcher with the new Icon.


  • Thanks! I also changed the icon for Bleachbit (as root) by gksu gedit /usr/share/applications/bleachbit-root.desktop Jan 20, 2013 at 22:45

If you are using a version older than BleachBit version 0.9.3, then upgrading to version 0.9.3 or later will give you a new application icon.

  • I have 0.9.1, the one in the Precise repo. Nov 25, 2012 at 22:56

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