Ubuntu – How to change the icon for a binary file on the desktop

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I want to change icon of a binary file which is placed on my desktop. The binary file is related to unetbootin. I want to execute unetbootin from the desktop so I want to change the icon.

How can I achieve this?

Best Answer

  • You must be talking about a .desktop file? open it with gedit, find the Icon= line and change the icon to what you want it to be.

    Or, the GUI way: right click on the .desktop file > properties > click on the icon and browse to another icon.

    By the way, you need to make it executable to have it work from the desktop!