Why is this the case? Before in older iterations of MATE Menu prior to being called Advanced MATE Menu the icon could be changed.
The menu now only uses the icon: "start-here".
What I ended up doing was overwriting the icon with a script. Something like this:
sudo cp $NEWICON /usr/share/icons/Numix/32/places/start-here.svg sudo cp $NEWICON /usr/share/icons/Numix/48/places/start-here.svg sudo cp $NEWICON /usr/share/icons/Numix/128/places/start-here.svg sudo update-icon-caches /usr/share/icons/* echo "New start-here icon set, relogin or reboot to apply"
What would be even better, is to change the plugin itself. I am sure the image statement can be turned into an if/elif/else declaration if one could find exactly where the code which influences the start icon appearance is.
That code was removed by Wimpy in this commit:
And here is my issue report: