Bug#651455: FWD: Craig Sanders: How to set the application icon for chromium

Joey Hess joeyh at debian.org
Thu Dec 8 19:22:15 UTC 2011

Package: chromium
Version: 14.0.835.202~r103287-1

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This has been a minor annoyance for the last few months, and I've finally figured out how to fix it:

Sometime within the last few months, an upgrade prevented Chromium from finding its application icon…with the result that when minimised (or displayed in the panel window list or Alt-Tab) it used the default application icon.

It looks to me as if the problem is that Chromium is now looking for chromium-browser.svg but chromium.svg is what's on my debian system.

To restore, all you need to do is:
    $ mkdir -p ~/.local/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps
    $ cd ~/.local/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps
    $ ln -s /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/chromium.svg chromium-browser.svg

great, done. Now my chromium windows don't look the same as my mrxvt windows in Alt-Tab, they're quite clearly Chromium windows. The icon now looks like this: ![][1] rather than an icon i'd insert here if i knew what its filename is – it looks like a white window with a blue title bar and a thinner blue bar at the bottom (about half the height/thickness of the "title bar") I've spent half an hour searching for it and have given up – anyone know what it is?

   [1]: http://blog.taz.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/chromium.png (chromium)

alternatively, use cp rather than ln – just in case some future upgrade removes or renames the chromium.svg file

[How to set the application icon for chromium][2] is a post from: [Errata][3]

   [2]: http://blog.taz.net.au/2011/12/08/how-to-set-the-application-icon-for-chromium/
   [3]: http://blog.taz.net.au

URL: http://blog.taz.net.au/2011/12/08/how-to-set-the-application-icon-for-chromium/

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