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I downloaded the latest Eclipse but it doesn't provide an installer (it runs off the unzipped file).

I added a shortcut in the Applications menu to it but the icon is the Ubuntu default icon. How can I change it to another icon?

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I know this is old, but for anyone else with this problem, try installing it through the Ubuntu Software centre via http://developer.ubuntu.com/get-started/eclipse/

This should install the package and add all links and icons automatically

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  1. Get the eclipse icon: Google for eclipse icon and download it, extract it, you will need the .svg file (-icon)
  2. right-click applications to go to the menu editor, find your eclipse application, select it and open properties, click on the (wrong-) icon button, select the path to the eclipse.svg file
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