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in fvwm, you can change the default icon of any window using Style <regex> Icon <icon_name.xpm>. In other words, I want to over ride the default icon set for an application without having to hack at system files.

How can I achieve the same effect in awesome?

In particular, how can I make sure that the application icon in the status bar is the one I set and not the default?

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I'm not completely sure, but awesome probably honors the applications' .desktop files which contain an Icon key... You could change this, I suppose.

(FVWM pre-dates the fdo standardisation work, I think.)

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Yes, that is what it does. However, I am wondering if/how you can over ride this behaviour. Question edited. –  Sardathrion Aug 1 '12 at 8:22

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