View Full Version : launcher icon with question mark (Ubuntu 14.04)

June 25th, 2014, 10:30 AM
I am on Ubuntu 14.04 and I have created a permanent launcher icon for an application (precisely, /opt/anaconda/bin/spyder) by right clicking on it and locking it to the launcher. However, the icon has an ugly question mark and I find no way to change it. Editing these files was no help

$ locate spyder.desktop

so I guess I am looking in the wrong place. How to change this icon? Thanks!

September 5th, 2014, 11:40 PM
Did you ever solve this? I am having the same issue.

September 5th, 2014, 11:56 PM
Figured it out. Copy any launcher from /usr/share/applications/. Right click and go to properties, change the command line to

~/anaconda/bin/spyder (or wherever you installed your anaconda).
Change the rest of the info and the icon accordingly. Move the launcher ~/.local/share/applications/, and it should now pop up in your application menu. There might be other places where you can put it as well, but this is what worked for me.