Saturday, March 16, 2019

How to Make Telegram Tray Icon Match Ubuntu Top Panel

Linuxslaves.com - For those who use Telegram desktop and want the app indicator to match Ubuntu's top panel, here's how to do that.

Telegram is a reliable cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app with a focus on security and speed. It works much faster and simpler than WhatsApp.

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The best thing about Telegram is we can use it on all your devices at the same time. It will automatically syncs messages from your phone with your computer using Telegram’s encrypted cloud.

Theming Telegram Panel Icon

As most of you already know, the default Telegram tray icon uses a circular colored (it's blue). For consistency, we will make that icons white-ish. See the screenshot below :

Telegram Tray Icon Ubuntu

A GitLab user Bandot has created a set of replacement Telegram tray icons which you can use to replace the original Telegram icon.

Features

  • Support idle (no unread messages)
  • Support unread messages
  • Support unread messages (muted chat)
  • Up to 1000 unread messages support

Here are all you have to do to install the icons :
  • Download the package
  • Extract the Zip
  • Copy ticons folder
  • Go to .local/share/TelegramDesktop/tdata/ directory in your Home folder (press Ctrl+H to show hidden files)
  • Replace the original ticons folder
  • Open Telegram desktop app
  • Enjoy white-ish top bar icons

As I have mentioned earlier, the icons cover 1000 unread message only. If the message out of custom icon number, it will be automatically generated with default Telegram style.

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