Changing desktop luncher icons (Resolved)

Changing desktop luncher icons - mint 18.2 64 bit Cinnamon.

I have created 3 launchers for word, excel and ppt that work fine but would like to change the icon as they are all the same.

In mint 17.3 mate I was able to do this by including the jpeg images in the icons file and then just selecting the new icon but this option seems to be missing from 18.2…?

Any thoughts.

where are these launchers ?

If they’re actually on the dedktop can you run:

ls ~/Desktop

and post the output, so I can get the full path to the launchers

userone@Office ~ $ ls ~/Desktop
EXCEL.EXE.desktop POWERPNT.EXE.desktop WINWORD.EXE.desktop
userone@Office ~ $

Okay we’ll do one of them … can you post the contents of

xed ~/Desktop/WINWORD.EXE.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=
Terminal=false
Name=WINWORD.EXE
Exec=/home/userone/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Microsoft\ Office/Office12/WINWORD.EXE
Type=Application

Okay change that to read:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=
Terminal=false
Name=WINWORD.EXE
Icon=/full/path/to/icon.png
Exec=/home/userone/.wine/drive_c/Program\\ Files/Microsoft\\ Office/Office12/WINWORD.EXE
Type=Application

or even better:-

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=Microsoft Word
Comment=Create and edit text and graphics in letters, reports, and documents in Microsoft Word.
Icon=/full/path/to/icon.png
Exec=/home/userone/.wine/drive_c/Program\\ Files/Microsoft\\ Office/Office12/WINWORD.EXE
Terminal=false

for the icon, the important addition is the “Icon=” line that points to where the image you want to use as the icon is located.

Note, the icon image doesn’t have to be a PNG, it can be any image such as a BMP/JPG/XPM/SVG/etc. … I only used .png as an example, but it would probably be best if it were an SVG because they scale better when resized for menus/window titlebars/etc.

This work fine and I also did the other two launchers by changing the “xed ~/Desktop/WINWORD.EXE.desktop” line for each one.

Thanks for the help…

You’re welcome Tramlink :slight_smile: