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    change icon

    still getting used to the linux way of doing things...
    If I have an icon called say - applications-internet.png
    located at -
    /usr/share/icons/Human/24x24/categories
    how would I go about changing it for something else?

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    Re: change icon

    Open from terminal:
    Code:
    gksudo nautilus
    And navigate to the directory. Replace the PNG with the one you want to.
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    Re: change icon

    not really sure how to do that
    as I said I'm still getting used to the linux file system
    please explain in more detail

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    Re: change icon

    to open a terminal use the menu to navigate to applicatinos > accessories > terminal

    and type gksudo nautilus and press enter, and enter your password

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    Re: change icon

    sudo more or less stands for 'super user do'. if you issue this command before another one, it will give you admin privilages to change things that are in your root (important stuff like software, os files etc)

    nautilus is the name of the default file manager in ubuntu. a bit like windows explorer. if you launch it with gksudo you can modify things that are in the root, and this includes the icons located at: /usr/share/icons/Human/24x24/categories

    if however, you just want to change one icon for one bit of software or one folder, you can right click, go to properties, and change it there. this will only be applied to that instance though obviously.

    if you do this and find that your icon is still the same it may be because you've replaced the wrong icon. all icons in 24x24 are 24x24px in size. you may need to change a bigger icon

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