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Re: Finding image file underlying an icon on Mate desktop

On 2018-03-14, Richard Owlett <rowlett@cloud85.net> wrote:
> Several months ago I needed a fully custom desktop icon for a shortcut.
> I had no trouble creating an appropriate png file and having it display.
> Now I need a similar icon. I went to the properties of the shortcut 
> expecting to be able to discover the location of the image used.
> I could not. Clicking on the icon's image allows replacing it but no 
> apparent way to discover its location.
> Is there a way?
> [for current application creating a new icon will be simple]
> [finding the old icon would be convenient]

Examine the .desktop file in your ~/Desktop directory. Look for a line
beginning with "Icon".

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