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Install app icon for gnome from svg

asked 2016-05-12 09:19:43 -0500

nathan.huesken gravatar image


I installed GitKraken from gzip archive into /opt/GitKraken. I created a desktop enty in /usr/share/applications so I can start GitKraken from the gnome3 menu.

Now I want to also have a icon for gitkraken. I found an svg file. Can I somehow install it into all themes so that gnome recognizes the icons under all circumstances?

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answered 2016-05-12 10:13:26 -0500

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You can add your desktop file in you home under ~/.local/share/applications/ there you set the icon parameter in de file with icon name and place the icon file in ~/.local/share/icons/ folder.

That will setup your application and icon.

If you are sharing this application with other users you should be set the icon on


For png icons or


For .svg

check out

For more information.

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