We’re big fans of the AppImage project – the distro-agnostic application packaging method that allows applications to run on any distribution with no installation required – so we’re thrilled to learn that ‘App Thumbnailer’ – which takes the standard ‘file’ image (a purple diamond shaped icon, see below) and replaces it with an application icon from within the AppImage itself – finally has a PPA!


Install the nifty tool quickly from a PPA is as easy as pie: –

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:app-thumbnailer-team/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install app-thumbnailer
Want something similar for /deb files? Check out this similar project which adds application icons to the uniform .deb icon where possible.
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