I would like to know if it's possible to change an application permission in order to change the icon. In this case, it's Steam, situated at /usr/share/applications. I don't know if I should change the permission of this one or the permission of the application itself situated at /usr/bin

Not very complicated but I hope someone will understand what I mean, else, how could I change the icon itself or if there's any other alternatives.

P.S.: The permissions are set for Root

Thank you.

EDIT: I tried alacarte, it's great, exactly what I was looking for, exept that when I change the icon, I get a little X. I tried with different images an all the same. Are there a specific image type I need to get?

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open your terminal and type as

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends alacarte

Then after that open it.

Then by selecting the application and its new icon you can modify the application of the specific application.

  • Modify "the application of the specific application"? Did you mean "the icon of the specific application"? Dec 7, 2019 at 0:51

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