HOWTO: Get rid of that blue globe thing and put the original Firefox Logo where it belongs!
Why would I want to do this?
To me, Firefox looks kinda weird without its unique icon. The logo itself is incredible, it's eye-catching, colourful and sexy For more information on the logo, click here and here and here.
1 - Download the original Firefox Logo (and associated icons) in png format
2 - Rename and copy a few files to various locations
3 - Log out / Log in to apply the changes
It's that simple.
Take Back the Firefox Logo
#1 - You will need two versions of the Firefox Logo.
The first is the actual logo file, in .png format. (right-click -> save image as)
The second is the "document" icon, indicating for example, that a file has a .htm extension which opens it in Firefox. (right-click -> save image as)
#2 - Preparing the files
You will need to rename the files you just downloaded in the following way;
#3 - You are now ready to begin replacing the old icons
mv firefoxrgb2oa.png mozilla-firefox.png
mv document8nq.png document.png
(At this point, you may wish to make backups of the old icons for future reference - simple navigate to the mentioned directories and move the old files out before replacing them with the new icons)
There are three directories which contain Mozilla Firefox icons, they are as follows;
/usr/share/pixmaps - is the location of the icons for the launcher
/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/icons - is the location of the icons the application uses
/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/chrome/icons/default - is the 2nd location of application icons
You will need root access to those directories, using the sudo command from the command line helps. I also assume that the files you downloaded have been placed in your ~home directory.
sudo cp mozilla-firefox.png /usr/share/pixmaps/mozilla-firefox.png
sudo cp mozilla-firefox.png /usr/share/pixmaps/mozilla-firefox.xpm
sudo cp mozilla-firefox.png /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/icons/default.xpm
sudo cp document.png /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/icons/document.png
#4 - the final step, you're nearly there!
sudo cp mozilla-firefox.png /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/chrome/icons/default/default.xpm
Log out and log back in. Behold, the Firefox logo is back with avengence!!
Or restart X using "Ctrl+Alt+Backspace"
#5 - optional extras
Make an alias, to put all the commands into one easy one. I've done this;
Alternatively you could write a bash script to do it for you...
sionide@sphinx:~$ alias firefoxicons='sudo cp mozilla-firefox.png /usr/share/pixmaps/mozilla-firefox.png; sudo cp mozilla-firefox.png /usr/share/pixmaps/mozilla-firefox.xpm; sudo cp mozilla-firefox.png /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/icons/default.xpm; sudo cp document.png /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/icons/document.png; sudo cp mozilla-firefox.png /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/chrome/icons/default/default.xpm'
This HOWTO is based on this thread. Thanks to bored2k and panickedthumb for their input.
Feedback will be appriciated as this is my first HOWTO