View Full Version : [ubuntu] how to change icons beside buttons (OK, Cancel, Apply etc.)?

May 5th, 2009, 02:42 PM

how i can change icons beside buttons(OK, Close, Cancel, Apply etc.)

danek schon

May 5th, 2009, 02:45 PM

Welcome to the ubuntu forums!

Could you tell us what app's icons you are trying to change, or the version of ubuntu you are running (ubuntu, kubuntu, xubuntu, etc)?


May 5th, 2009, 03:43 PM
I'm not sure if you can explicitly pick certain icons to use for the buttons, but you can change the icon "theme" by going to:
System > Preferences > Appearance > Customise [button] > Icons [tab]
and choosing something else e.g. GNOME. This will change icons for the whole system.

May 5th, 2009, 04:38 PM
I am using Ubuntu 8.10, Gnome 2.24

I would like to change for example :


Icons inside buttons/beside texts in buttons(Close, Check, Install updates)

i have found only how to remove them but not how to change them.

May 5th, 2009, 05:25 PM
Just try changing your icon theme in appearance until you find a set you like. You can also go to the icon folders and find the icon is use and replace it if you like. There are all sorts of sites to pickup new icon themes so check around.

May 5th, 2009, 09:35 PM
Places > Home

Then ctrl + h (display hidden files)

Scroll to /.icons in there you will find all the icons you can change. Either by the method mentioned above with themes or sort through til you find the icon you wish to change. I am fairly new to ubuntu and I use 9.04 but I've managed to change specific icons to my liking this way