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, 2018 at 12:33
  • @Fabian the main menu; the menu of the aplications, of the run and of the Shutdown
    – yanko
    Apr 2, 2018 at 13:10

3 Answers 3


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.

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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! Apr 2, 2018 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, 2020 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, 2020 at 20:12
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    @Botspot it's handy if you need to change it programatically
    – yanko
    Feb 21, 2021 at 16:57
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    It didn;t work for me. I'm running raspbian bullseye Nov 27, 2021 at 5:35

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, 2018 at 21:41
  • One of them is formatted in SVG..
    – Momoro
    May 10, 2020 at 4:51
  • This didn't work for me... I am running bullseye.
    – ThN
    Jun 21, 2023 at 16:19

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, 2020 at 13:27
  • This DIDN'T work at all. In fact, it took away or hidden the icon from menu button.
    – ThN
    Jun 21, 2023 at 19:07

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