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.


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.

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  • 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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