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So, I installed spotify (on 14.04) using this method. It created a spotify folder in /opt/. My faenza icon theme seems to work for almost all supported apps except for spotify. I tried changing the icons manually in the /opt/spotify/icons folder and that didn't work either.

The spotify executable's icon inside /usr/share/applications changed but whenever the app's icon appears in the launcher, it's still the original spotify logo. I even went to the root folder and tried searching for any other instances of the original logo, but couldn't find any.

Here is a screenshot of the issue:

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Any help would be appreciated.

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The issue lies with the naming of the spotify icon. Faenza and other iconsets name their Spotify icons spotify while the Spotify launcher expects an icon named spotify-client.

There are two ways to solve this:

  1. Edit /opt/spotify/spotify-client/spotify.desktop and replace Icon=spotify-client with Icon=spotify.

    The problem with this method is that your changes will be reverted next time Spotify is updated.

  2. Modify your icon theme to include a spotify-client icon by creating a new symlink to spotify.svg:

     sudo ln -s '/usr/share/icons/Faenza/apps/scalable/spotify.svg' '/usr/share/icons/Faenza/apps/scalable/spotify-client.svg'
    

    Again, if you happen to update your Faenza theme you might lose these changes.

To preserve the changes to your icon theme you could copy /usr/share/icons/Faenza to $HOME/.local/share/icons.

  • Creating a symlink seemed to work! I had a few other minor issues with the icon after that, but those were easy to handle. Thanks a lot. – user299054 Jun 30 '14 at 19:40

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