There are a few home directory locations that complement
/usr locations. Files in these locations override their
/usr counterparts. For example:
If I want to override an application, I can create a custom
.desktop file and store it in
~/.local/share/applications. This is helpful if I want to tweak how the application is invoked, but overkill if all I want to do is change the icon.
- if the original
.desktopfile is non-trivial I either lose the original functionality or need to keep my local copy in-sync
- I can't modify non-application icons (status icons, etc)
I could modify or maintain icons in
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48, but I would prefer to maintain them in my home folder, and these would be fallback icons not overriding icons.
Is there a home folder location that complements
/usr/share/icons, where I could store application icons and other icons, and they would override existing theme icons?
For example, I'm using the Papirus theme but I want to use my own icon notepad.svg for the Text Editor application. This icon is defined in
Icon=gedit. Where should I place