How to replace the standard browser logo with the firefox logo

HOWTO: Get rid of that blue globe thing and put the original Firefox Logo where it belongs!

Why would I want to do this?
To me, Firefox looks kinda weird without its unique icon. The logo itself is incredible, it's eye-catching, colourful and sexy :P For more information on the logo, click here and here and here.

Brief Overview
1 - Download the original Firefox Logo (and associated icons) in png format
2 - Rename and copy a few files to various locations
3 - Log out / Log in to apply the changes
It's that simple.

Take Back the Firefox Logo

#1 - You will need two versions of the Firefox Logo.

The first is the actual logo file, in .png format. (right-click -> save image as)

The second is the "document" icon, indicating for example, that a file has a .htm extension which opens it in Firefox. (right-click -> save image as)

#2 - Preparing the files

You will need to rename the files you just downloaded in the following way;


mv firefoxrgb2oa.png mozilla-firefox.png mv document8nq.png document.png

#3 - You are now ready to begin replacing the old icons

(At this point, you may wish to make backups of the old icons for future reference - simple navigate to the mentioned directories and move the old files out before replacing them with the new icons)

There are three directories which contain Mozilla Firefox icons, they are as follows;

/usr/share/pixmaps - is the location of the icons for the launcher
/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/icons - is the location of the icons the application uses
/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/chrome/icons/default - is the 2nd location of application icons

You will need root access to those directories, using the sudo command from the command line helps. I also assume that the files you downloaded have been placed in your ~home directory.


sudo cp mozilla-firefox.png /usr/share/pixmaps/mozilla-firefox.png sudo cp mozilla-firefox.png /usr/share/pixmaps/mozilla-firefox.xpm


sudo cp mozilla-firefox.png /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/icons/default.xpm sudo cp document.png /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/icons/document.png

and finally;


sudo cp mozilla-firefox.png /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/chrome/icons/default/default.xpm

#4 - the final step, you're nearly there!

Log out and log back in. Behold, the Firefox logo is back with avengence!!

Or restart X using "Ctrl+Alt+Backspace"

broken links

The links to the graphics no longer work.


Thanks for the hint, has been fixed now.

Image links are still broken

The links require the user to login. Can you post them to a flickr account?

Can't get to the images

Can't get to the images whether loged in or not. I have been looking to get rid of the ugly glode icon too, so those images would be helpful. :)