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    How to make .png into .ico to make executable?

    I have a .png (attached to this post). I want to make it either a panel or desktop icon to call Thunderbird-Eudora. How can I do this?
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    Re: How to make .png into .ico to make executable?

    Use gimp to open your image, set the size of the image (if ico is to be used for a website it is 16px X 16 px or 32px X 32 px) and save as .ico

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    Re: How to make .png into .ico to make executable?

    I have no available selection under Gimp's "Save As" for a .ico extension

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    Sorry I see I have a Microsoft .ico extension.
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    Re: How to make .png into .ico to make executable?

    If you're using the icon on your Ubuntu dekstop / panel, you don't need to convert it into an .ico file. Just leave it as png.
    Ubuntu can use any picture as an icon.
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    Re: How to make .png into .ico to make executable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhubarb View Post
    If you're using the icon on your Ubuntu dekstop / panel, you don't need to convert it into an .ico file. Just leave it as png.
    Ubuntu can use any picture as an icon.
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    Make sure the image has the size of the maximum displayed size you want, so it doesn't lose quality when sized up. You could also convert it to svg, so it can be scaled on demand. I suppose inkscape should be able to do that.

    If you want to generate an ico to use on a web site as favicon, then go to http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/

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    Re: How to make .png into .ico to make executable?

    How do I associate the icon with the program?
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    Re: How to make .png into .ico to make executable?

    That depends on where the program is located.
    • In your applications menu?
    • As an icon in the panel?
    • As an icon on your desktop?


    If it's in your applications menu, you can configure the shortcut's icon by right clicking on "Applications" and selecting "Edit Menus". From there find the application, click on properties, and click on the existing icon of the application button (top left of the "Launcher Properties" window).

    If it's a shortcut on your desktop (a launcher) or in one of your panels, just right click on it, and select properties, and click on the existing icon of the application button (top left of the "Launcher Properties" window).
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