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How to easily add the new Ubuntu logo icon to Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.10

Days ago, a new version of Unity landed in Raring Ringtail, introducing a definitely interesting new icon for the Ubuntu logo.

While expressed as a whirlwind, the BFB icon contains in itself the Ubuntu identity, being a gate for the powerful filled-with-functionalities Dash.

Accessing a song, locating a text document, observing commonly used applications, etc, are actions performed via the Dash, consequently, the Ubuntu logo is an icon highly clicked, dealt with and visible.

After the mentioned updated Unity arrival, various users asked, across the Ubuntu community, if the fancy BFB icon can be used in inferior versions of Ubuntu, such as Precise Pangolin and Quantal Quetzal.

Adding the new BFB icon to Unity is to be performed:

in Ubuntu 12.04

  • download Unity and unpack it (the resulted folder is unity-6.12.0daily13.01.18)
  • type in a terminal

    gksu nautilus

  • copy launcher_bfb.png (available on unity-6.12.0daily13.01.18-->resources) to /usr/share/unity/5 (via the previously opened Nautilus)
  • finally, log in/out

in Ubuntu 12.10

  • download Unity and unpack it (the resulted folder is unity-6.12.0daily13.01.18)
  • type in a terminal

    gksu nautilus

  • copy launcher_bfb.png (available on unity-6.12.0daily13.01.18-->resources) to /usr/share/unity/6 (via the previously opened Nautilus)
  • finally, log in/out