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Re: Finding image file underlying an icon on Mate desktop

On 03/14/2018 06:30 PM, Liam O'Toole wrote:
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".

   Most of them just have the name of the icon with no path.

   Why doesn't the OP just do a locate <iconname> ?

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