I installed a new icon theme but I want to use custom Empathy's status icons. I go to usr/share/empathy/hicolor & replace the icons there but it doesn't take effect ! Any help ?

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You should replace files in theme folder -/usr/share/icons/

A better idea would be creating a custom theme, which inherits original theme, but contains modified icons. Here is a tutorial

  • The first tip didn't work for me but the link you provided is awesome :) thank you. Feb 15, 2011 at 10:11

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