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Changing the system tray icons (SOLVED)
« on: June 03, 2017, 02:28:02 pm »
Is there a way to change the system tray icons in Peppermint 7?  I don't like how they change to ugly, bulky icons when I use different icon themes.
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Re: Changing the system tray icons
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2017, 04:53:19 pm »
Only by manually editing the icons in the icon theme you're using.
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Re: Changing the system tray icons
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2017, 05:55:12 pm »
Is this something that can easily be done?

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Re: Changing the system tray icons
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2017, 06:04:08 pm »
Not super easy, you literally have to change the icons that are used for system tools for each icon theme.  IE: each theme has an icon (or set of icons) for the volume control.  If you want the volume control to look a certain way, you have to replace the volume control icon in every theme.  It's going to take time and quite a bit of work to do them all.

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Re: Changing the system tray icons
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2017, 06:05:40 pm »
It's easy enough to edit/replace the icons in the theme (if you know how to edit a png and/or svg)  .. the problem is tracking down where they are because all icon themes seem to store them in different subdirectories.

Then there's also the problem of finding which icon out of the hundreds in each theme is actually being used by the application as its tray icon.

It's more "time consuming" (and amazingly frustrating) than "difficult".
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Re: Changing the system tray icons
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2017, 06:24:21 pm »
It's easy enough to edit/replace the icons in the theme (if you know how to edit a png and/or svg)  .. the problem is tracking down where they are because all icon themes seem to store them in different subdirectories.

Then there's also the problem of finding which icon out of the hundreds in each theme is actually being used by the application as its tray icon.

It's more "time consuming" (and amazingly frustrating) than "difficult".

**shudders**  Yeah, all those folders, each containing icons, some of them being the same icon with different names.  Definitely time consuming.

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Re: Changing the system tray icons
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2017, 06:45:43 pm »
Figures. lol Well, I hid the offending icon (the battery symbol, which was a bright green square) from my system tray, so it's all good.