As we know, one of the most attractive advantages of GNU / Linux and especially Ubuntu and most of its official flavors, is the great ability we have to customize everything to do with the graphical interface.
We can change the theme of the windows, add effects, change the image of the cursor, change the icons … But in this article we bring you a small change that you may never have considered but that can be quite cool. This is the possibility of change the Unity launcher icon. We tell you how we can do it.
Many of the programs we use in GNU / Linux (all in the Terminal, for example) are found locally stored on our PC. And not only programs, but also many files, including images (icons) used by the UI, are stored in some directory lost by the system.
That’s why changing the Unity launcher icon is as easy as heading to directory / Usr / share / unity / icons / and perform the following steps:
- – Get the icon that we like best. It is important that it is 128 × 128 pixels, that it has a transparent background and that it is in .png format.
- We call the icon we will put as
- – Head to directory where we saved the running icon cd / path / of / icon /.
- – Once inside the directory, we run the next:
sudo rm /usr/share/unity/icons<strong>/</strong><span class="skimlinks-unlinked">launcher_bfb.png</span> && cp <span class="skimlinks-unlinked">./launcher_bfb.png /usr/share/unity/icons<strong>/</strong></span>
This removes the default icon and the we replace with the new.
If you have no idea what icon you can put, rest assured that I will bring you one that you will surely like:
All you have to do is download it right click on Richard and then in Save the image as. As you can see, the icon already has the correct name (launcher_bfb.png) and the right size for it to look properly on the launcher (128 × 128 pixels).
We hope you found this article helpful and that you can now customize your Ubuntu a little more. Until the next 🙂
The original article can be found at this link, Where its author Yoyo Fernández talks more widely about how to do this process and customization.