> According to [elementaryosnewbie's answer on Reddit](https://www.reddit.com/r/elementaryos/comments/3fzd6s/tutorial_how_to_replace_the_applications_text_on). Thought it'd
> be best to have this on the Elementary OS Stack Exchange. Big thanks
> to him for sharing it. If this has already been posted I apologies for
> the double post.
> 
> >How it looks: 
> 
> >![Image 1](https://i.imgur.com/mexSh3a.png )
> 
> >![Image 2](https://i.imgur.com/WmWj0tH.png )
> 
> >![Image 3](https://i.imgur.com/jMVJfms.png)
> 
> >1. Open file manager up as administrator and go to: `/usr/share/themes/name-of-your-theme-folder/gtk-3.0`
> 
> >2. Place the icon you want to use in that folder.
> 
> >3. Make sure the icon has proper permissions by right clicking on it, choosing properties > more > and making it 644-777 (read, write, and
> >executable by owner, group, everyone) or else wingpanel may not load.
> >(Alternatively you could issue `chmod 777 <icon name>.svg`)
> 
> >4. Open up `/usr/share/themes/name-of-your-theme-folder/gtk-3.0/apps.css` in
> >Scratch, scroll down to the panel settings, find `.panel-app-button`,
> >and change what's in the {brackets} to what's below. (Default theme:
> >`/usr/share/themes/elementary/gtk-3.0` )
> 
>  >  `.panel-app-button > GtkWidget > GtkWidget:first-child { padding: 0px 24px 0px 0px; font-size: 0px; background-image: url("icon.svg");
> >background-repeat: no-repeat; }`
> 
> >5. Change the background image URL to the name of the icon that you placed in the `gtk-3.0` folder. The padding above is adjusted for a
> >24x24 icon but you can adjust it to fit something
> >bigger/smaller/wider, just change "24px" to the width of your image.
> 
> >6. In terminal type: `killall wingpanel` to see the changes.
> 
> 
> >**Some icons you may like**
> 
> >1. ![](https://i.imgur.com/X649wp6.png) - [bulls-eye icon](https://i.imgur.com/X649wp6.png) 
> >2. ![](https://i.imgur.com/Ru5nQc1.png) - [apple icon](http://i.imgur.com/Ru5nQc1.png) (Image may not be visible here
> >because its color matches the background here.)
> 
> >**Search google for more** 
> 
> >https://www.google.com/search?q=menu&tbs=isz:ex,iszw:24,iszh:24,ic:trans&tbm=isch&cad=h