Many Plasma users asked for a consistent Telegram icon in the systray, that by default is blue, while Plasma uses monochrome icons in the systray by default. This is how it looks like with Breeze style:
How to apply it
Download this zip, extract it, and copy the contents of Breeze or BreezeDark folders into
(that is hidden in your Home) and replace the icons Telegram cached there.
Menu to switch between light/dark
These icons are “static”, they doesn’t follow the theme automatically like Plasma’s icons do. So if you often switch between Breeze and Breeze Dark you may like a menu like this on the Telegram icon:
To add it:
- Copy both Breeze and BreezeDark into “.TelegramDesktop/tdata/` (not in “ticons”)
- go into .local/share/application, where the launchers of your apps should be and edit the Telegram one with Kate or another text editor. If you don’t have a Telegram launcher but it’s listed in your app menu, check usr/share/applications and copy it from there into ./local/share/application (don’t try to edit it with root permissions, if your distro shipped it, it will be replaced with the next distro upgrade). If you have no Telegram launcher create one with Kmenuedit. Add to the Telegram .desktop launcher the following text:
Actions=breeze;breeze-dark;default; [Desktop Action breeze] Exec=sh `rm -rf ~/.TelegramDesktop/tdata/ticons; ln -s Breeze ~/.TelegramDesktop/tdata/ticons` Icon=lighttable Name[it_IT]=Usa icona Breeze nella systray Name=Use Breeze icon in systray [Desktop Action breeze-dark] Exec=sh `rm -rf ~/.TelegramDesktop/tdata/ticons; ln -s Breeze\ Dark ~/.TelegramDesktop/tdata/ticons` Icon=lighttable Name[it_IT]=Usa icona Breeze Dark nella systray Name=Use Breeze Dark icon in systray [Desktop Action default] Exec=rm -rf ~/.TelegramDesktop/tdata/ticons Icon=edit-clear Name[it_IT]=Usa icona predefinita nella systray Name=Use default icon in systray
It simply creates links to Breeze or Breeze Dark (or delete it to restore the default icon). Now you can use the menu to switch theme (restart Telegram to see the changes).
In the zip there is also the svg source if you want to use other colors.
I hope you like it. Ciao!