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Old 12-19-2009, 07:47 PM   #1
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Angry gnome launcher icons - why different choices if on Desktop or Panel???


Ubuntu 9.10 new install - nothing fancy

I created a launcher on the Desktop to a location containing some files of interest. Works fine. So I open properties on the launcher and find a nice folder looking icon in /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/places. Select it and I am good to go.

So now I drag the launcher to the panel and it makes a copy on the panel with the spring icon. I open properties and again navigate to /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/places. There are NO icons shown! If I do ls /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/places I see many icon files including my desired folder.svg

ls -l shows:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 15653 2009-09-22 01:43 /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/places/folder.svg

So the file actually lives in the subdirectory - it is not a link as are many of the others listed. So why can I not choose it for a Panel launcher when I can select it for a Desktop launcher?

It seems that Panel launchers can only accept icons from /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps

Am I missing something? It should not be this hard.

Thanks,

Ken
 
Old 12-19-2009, 09:23 PM   #2
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You could just copy that icon somewhere else like in your /home and retry.

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Old 12-19-2009, 10:25 PM   #3
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Yeah, known problem. Just enter /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/places/folder.svg in prompt instead of navigating. It works.
 
Old 12-20-2009, 07:58 AM   #4
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Thanks z-vet. I tried that and it did not work. Actually the whole launcher was hosed when I dragged it to the panel. I had to create a new one as file:///data/OpenOffice rather than simply the path to the folder as I had in the Desktop launcher.

I tried again this morning and I could in fact paste the fully qualified path/name for the desired icon and it worked.

And for today's anomaly - I have 2 monitors with separate X screens on each (nVidia). If I create a launcher on the right desktop it appears on the left one! If I create a folder it disappears. If I create a document it exists on the second desktop until I give it a name. It then disappears. I find both the folders and files in ~/Desktop but they do not display in either X screen(?)

Ken
 
Old 12-20-2009, 07:59 AM   #5
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Thanks ~sHyLoCk~ I did something similar - I copied the desired icon into the folder where the launcher builder showed icons to select from. What a pain.

Ken
 
  


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