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Unity Dash Button logos: Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04LTS by HEXcube Unity Dash Button logos: Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04LTS by HEXcube
This mod pack is a collection of icons that can be used to replace the Ubuntu logo in Unity's Dash Button, colloquially known as the BFB (Big Freakin' Button). These logos are compatible with Ubuntu 14.04LTS "Trusty Tahr"'s Unity 7.2 and Ubuntu 12.04LTS "Precise Pangolin"'s Unity 5 and Unity2D. Should work with Unity 7.3 on newer releases like 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" and 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" too.

You can change the Dash Button logo by replacing one of the following files with your favourite logo from this mod pack:

/usr/share/unity/icons/launcher_bfb.png (for Ubuntu 14.04LTS's Unity 7.2)
/usr/share/unity/5/launcher_bfb.png (for Ubuntu 12.04LTS's Unity 5 and Unity2D)

To do so, follow these steps:

  • Step 1 : Open the `logos` folder in this mod pack, and rename the icon of your choice to launcher_bfb.png
  • Step 2 : Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open the terminal and then copy and paste the appropriate command for your version of Ubuntu:
               For Ubuntu 14.04LTS's Unity 7.2: pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY nautilus /usr/share/unity/icons/
               For Ubuntu 12.04LTS's Unity 5 and Unity2D: gksudo nautilus /usr/share/unity/5/
    After authentication, drag and drop the renamed launcher_bfb.png file into the file manager window that appears.
  • Step 3 : Now restart Unity to see the new Dash Button. For restarting Unity, it's recommended to logout and log back in. But for those who dare to take the risk, Unity can be restarted with this command:

           unity --replace && setsid unity

    If the above command doesn't seem to have any effect on your Ubuntu 12.04LTS system, there's a very high chance it's running Unity2D desktop instead of the real Unity. If that's the case, Unity2D can be restarted with this command:

           killall unity-2d-shell
v0.5    2015-10-01  Added the following logos
           -App Drawer Lollipop
           -App Launcher Numix uTouch
           -GNU-Linux Logo
           -Simple Linux Logo
           -Tux Flat Logo
           -Ubuntu Logo Ardis
           -Ubuntu Logo Numix Circle
           -Ubuntu Logo Captiva
           -Ubuntu Precise Pangolin
           -Ubuntu Trusty Tahr
           -Unity Logo
           -Unity Logo Unofficial
           Improved the following logos
           -Nitrux Logo updated to new one
           -Numix Logo updated from official assets
           -Ubuntu Circle of Friends replaces old Ubuntu Touch Logo
           -Ubuntu Touch Logo updated to resemble 15.04's Unity 8
           -Rebased Ubuntu Logo White on official assets
           Removed the following logos
           -Numix Logo old
           -Ubuntu Logo Malys
           -Ubuntu Logo Nitrux
           -Ubuntu Logo Numix Square
           -Ubuntu Logo Precise Default
           Added new preview image
v0.4    2014-08-17  Added the following logos
           -App Drawer Jelly Bean
           -App Drawer KitKat
           -App Launcher Moka
           -App Launcher Numix Bevel
           -Ubuntu Touch Logo
           Added shadows and improved the following logos
           -Ubuntu Logo White
           -Ubuntu Touch Logo
v0.3    2014-07-17  Initial public release
v0.2    2014-05-17  Increased total number of logos to 13
           -Resized all icons to compatible dimensions
           -Added necessary documentation like CHANGELOG, AUTHORS
            and README
           -Added preview image by akhilkay
v0.1    2014-05-15  Started collecting Unity Dash Button logos from
           various sources

The preview image was designed in Inkscape vector graphics editor ( ). Get the svg source for the preview from here:…

Unity Dash Button mod pack isn't an original creation. It's just a collection of icons from various sources made available as a single mod pack.

Icons collected and packaged by HEXcube ( )

Thanks to the following artists and projects for letting me use their work:

Numix Project ( )
Sam "snwh" Hewitt ( ) for Moka Project
Nitrux S.A. ( )
Reda "0rAX0" Lazri ( ) for Linux 2014 and Unofficial Unity logos
Matthieu "tiheum" James ( ) for Faenza icons
Dablim ( ) for GNU/Linux Logo and Simple Linux Logo
Nattapong "xenatt" Pullkhow ( ) for Linux Logo Vector
Francisco "bokehlicia" Villarroel ( ) for Captiva icons
akhilkay ( ) for the previous preview pic used until version 0.4
Android Open Source Project ( ) for App Drawer icons
Canonical for their awesome Ubuntu OS and Unity desktop ( )

For more info on the source, creator and license of each individual icon, refer to the file included inside this mod pack. All icons included in this logo pack are distributed under the same licenses with which they were released by their respective original artists.
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KingGoddard Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
Really awesome thanks for bringing this to us.  I did this with 15.10 and it worked great.  Can you make a cool werewolf? :D
HEXcube Featured By Owner Edited 5 hours ago
Thanx for testing this modpack on the upcoming Ubuntu release 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" Nod I'll update the description to mention compatibility with 15.10 and 15.04 too.

Well, those logos weren't made by me. I just modified existing artworks and made them compatible for Unity. I hesitated to include the logos for non-LTS Ubuntu releases at first, but since you asked I'll include Werewolf and Unicorn from here:… in the next update. Besides, I like mythological creatures, especially the Werewolf :D (Big Grin) 
speedracker Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice set.Thanks!
HEXcube Featured By Owner 1 day ago
My pleasure! Nod I see that you have made quite a collection of cool conky widgets:… . It's been a while since I toyed around with desktop widgets, but I guess I'll get over my laziness now and try some :D (Big Grin) 
akhilkay Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HEXcube Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Thanks akhilkay . Thanks again for the awesome preview pic! Love 
niksonik Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Best work.

correct link
HEXcube Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Thanks niksonik . I corrected all links.
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