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[How To] Replace the Blue Vuze Panel Icon With a White One

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Bit torrent application Vuze (previously Azureus) is popular with many, but the look of its panel icon in Ubuntu leaves a lot to be desired.

Douglas M wrote in to share a quick ‘fix’ for Vuze users unable to live with the ‘blue’ notification area icon used by default…

“Here’s a way to change Vuze’s blue frog tray Icon to a white frog with transparent background to fit better Unity’s monochrome tray.”

Open a terminal and enter the following command, putting in your password where prompted.

  • gksu nautilus /usr/share/java

In the Nautilus window that opens locate the package named ‘azureus2.jar’.

Right click on this file and choose ‘Extract’.

When completed a new folder, Azureus2, will be placed at the top of the file window.

Click through to the following folder:

  • /org/gudy/azureus2/ui/icons/

Amongst the various icons in this folder is the one by default -‘a16.png’. Rename this to ‘a16-original.png’

Locate and then make a copy of ‘az3_osx_tray_white.png‘. Rename this to ‘a16.png’.

Go back to the main ‘java’ folder and right click on the ‘Azureus2′ folder.

Choose’ Compress’ > Jar’. Allow it to overwrite the existing package.

Relaunch Vuze and voila – white frog on your panel.

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