i have a Raspberry Pi 3 model B Version 1.2. I have installed Raspbian OS on it.

I am making a project to a Truck, and i want to remove the Raspberry Pi Menu Icon and put a Mercedes Logo, how do i do it?

Any awnser will be Appreciated

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    What menu icon exactly?
    – Fabian
    Apr 2 '18 at 12:33
  • @Fabian the main menu; the menu of the aplications, of the run and of the Shutdown
    – yanko
    Apr 2 '18 at 13:10

first, have your Mercedes logo downloaded, then follow these instructions:

  1. right-click in a blank space on the taskbar, or on the clock in the upper right corner.
  2. click on Panel Settings
  3. slect the Panel Applets tab.
  4. select Menu in the list, and then click on Preferences to the right.
  5. in the box that pops up, click browse, navigate to your image and choose it, then click ok, then close.

you should now have a different menu icon!!

EDIT: (Untested) @BotSpot below pointed out that you can just right click on the menu icon to access preferences instead.

  • thank you! but i done it another way: i modified the raspberrypi-artwork folder icons Thank you anyway
    – yanko
    Apr 2 '18 at 20:22
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    thank you for that! You should answer your own question so other people can see the alternative /usr/share/raspberrypi-artwork route!
    – scitronboy
    Apr 2 '18 at 22:09
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    This is literally amazing! I am having fun changing the image multiple times.. (Pokeball, Windows Icon, etc..)
    – Momoro
    May 10 '20 at 4:50
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    Why not just right-click on the menu button itself --> Menu Settings? It's so much faster!
    – Botspot
    May 10 '20 at 20:12
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    @Botspot it's handy if you need to change it programatically
    – yanko
    Feb 21 at 16:57

i was browsing system files and i discovered the directory of the main logos: /usr/share/raspberrypi-artwork NOTE: You will need admin rights to modify this files

The launch is the Menu Icon.

Thanks @scitronboy for suggesting me to awnser my own question ;)

NOTE: Keep images in their original format and name, you can't replace example.png with example.jpg

  • NOTE: All of the images have to be in .PNG
    – yanko
    Apr 3 '18 at 21:41
  • One of them is formatted in SVG..
    – Momoro
    May 10 '20 at 4:51
  • @Momoro corrected, thanks
    – yanko
    May 10 '20 at 17:12

I found a way , Remember it's a Linux based system and nothing is hidden.

There is a file named "index.theme" in the usr/share/icons/hicolor

Using the terminal open the file.

Use command: sudo nano /usr/share/icons/hicolor/index.theme

When the file opens edit the 4th line "Hidden=True" change it to False then press ctrl+x , yes, ctrl+m

Hope this helps , worked for me.

  • Having a hidden Mercedes logo in Raspbian would be very weird and not very legal. I doubt it's there. Jul 24 '20 at 13:27

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