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Re: Finding image file underlying an icon on Mate desktop



On 2018-03-15, Richard Owlett <rowlett@cloud85.net> wrote:
> On 03/14/2018 05:30 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]
>>>
>>> TIA
>>>
>> 
>> Examine the .desktop file in your ~/Desktop directory. Look for a line
>> beginning with "Icon".
>> 
>> 
>
> I have *NO*  .desktop  under /home/richard/Desktop
>

You stated that you "went to the properties of the shortcut". What was
the value of "Parent Folder" in the Properties window?


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