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I've read about changing the shape of the itemize bullet in the Beamer class documentation and also on this question which shows how to change the bullet shape to a checkmark (\checkmark).

Where can I find the complete list of the bullet shapes available for the Beamer class?

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You'll find those predefined templates in the documentation. Here are those which are listed in the guide (Chap. 12 Structuring a Presentation: The Local Structure p. 111)

\documentclass{beamer}

\def\mf{
\begin{itemize}
\item Item
\end{itemize}
}

\begin{document}
\frame{
\setbeamertemplate{itemize items}[default]
\mf
\setbeamertemplate{itemize items}[triangle]
\mf
\setbeamertemplate{itemize items}[circle]
\mf
\setbeamertemplate{itemize items}[square]
\mf
\setbeamertemplate{itemize items}[ball]
\mf}
\end{document}

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Furthermore you can define your very own items:

\documentclass{beamer}

\def\mf{
\begin{itemize}
\item Item
\end{itemize}
}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{shapes.misc}

\begin{document}
\frame{
\setbeamertemplate{itemize items}{\tikz\node[cross out, draw] {good};}
\mf
\setbeamertemplate{itemize items}{$\int$}
\mf
}
\end{document}

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  • 2
    It seems you can't change the bullet while inside an itemize environment. – Bach Feb 18 '16 at 15:08
  • @Bach Yes, you can! At least with Texlive 2016 and Xelatex. Which is important for changing the symbols on nested itemize environments. However, I would prefer if they could be set individually for each nesting level. – ypnos Apr 7 '17 at 18:04

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