How To Get Country Flag Icons In LXDE

LXDE interestingly has many country flag icons as PNG files that are included by default in an LXDE installation. This article will discuss how to find them.

Above are 2 examples of LXDE flag icons. Navigating LXDE files initially is a little complicated, at least if you are a beginner to using Linux and the command line, but after practice it should get easy.

How To Find LXDE Country Flag Icons

To find the country flag icons, simply navigate to /usr/share/lxpanel/images/

Method #1: Finding LXDE Country Flag Icons With A Terminal

You can find the country flage icons by opening up a terminal and typing:
cd /usr/share/lxpanel/images/

Method #2: Finding LXDE Country Flag Icons With A File Manager

Or you could also use a file manager like Caja (Mate’s file manager) or the default file manager in LXDE which is called PCManFM (which is named after Hong Jen Yee (“PCMan”), the original creator of LXDE).

In the file manager, just type in or paste in /usr/share/lxpanel/images/ in the search bar. Below is a simple screenshot of country flags in LXDE located at /usr/share/lxpanel/images/

How Many Country Flags Are In LXDE?

Currently, as of 20 Jan 2017, there are 125 country flag icons in LXDE. It doesn’t include every country in the world, but at least it includes the major countries in the world.

Here, I have uploaded all of the flags for you in a zip file, which you can download and then extract to get all of the country flags, if that is more convenient for you.

Do you have any questions or comments about this article? Let’s discuss it in the comments below.

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