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Old 06-06-2011, 11:09 AM   #1
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application icon in the panel bar is somewhat weird


Hi, I recently upgraded to EL 5 as following

Linux 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5 #1 SMP Wed Jan 6 13:26:04 EST 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

However, I found that some application icons in the panel bar (at the bottom) is not shown correctly, which makes it hard to tell which application it is when I iconify that application. For example, the emacs application icon in panel bar used to be like a goat head. But now it looks like a generic icon, which I cannot tell it is an emacs application. I attached a screen shot here to show this issue. Can anyone help on this? thanks.

Sorry, I don't know how to attach a screen shot to show you the problem. It seems it does not allow me to do that.
 
Old 06-06-2011, 11:18 AM   #2
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Since this forum does not allow to post a picture. I am not sure if I describe my question precisely. But, the issue that I have is that, emacs application icon is not shown correctly when it is iconified in the panel bar at the bottom. The iconified icon is supposed to be like a goat head. But it looks like a generic one, a square window with a title bar on top. This generic icon makes it hard for me to tell it is an Emacs application. Especially when I have many many iconified applications in the panel bars. It will be very hard to for me the locate which one is the correct one so that I can bring that application to front window. What is even strange is that, not all the applications have this problem. Firefox is ok. Its icon shows correctly as a firefox wrapping an earth. I don't understand why some application lost their original icon, others does not?

Please help. Thanks.
 
Old 06-06-2011, 11:20 AM   #3
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You might want to try selecting a different icon theme
 
Old 06-06-2011, 11:21 AM   #4
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You might want to try selecting a different icon theme
How to do that? Thanks.
 
Old 06-06-2011, 12:21 PM   #5
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Since this forum does not allow to post a picture.
It does.

Just make a screnshot and add it as an attachment.
 
Old 06-06-2011, 01:27 PM   #6
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Not sure about EL5. With Fedora,
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yum install nimbus-icon-theme
as root works for me
 
Old 06-06-2011, 01:42 PM   #7
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Ok, I don't have root's password. Do you know which theme will solve this problem? I can choose a different theme from preference though. But I cannot install a new theme I guess. I tried Bluecurve, clearlook, etc. None of them solve this problem.
 
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It does.

Just make a screnshot and add it as an attachment.
I am not allowed to add an attachment. Where can I add an attachement? Is it because I am a new member? I don't see anywhere in the webpage to allow me to attach a file.
 
Old 06-07-2011, 06:15 AM   #9
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Ok, I don't have root's password. Do you know which theme will solve this problem? I can choose a different theme from preference though. But I cannot install a new theme I guess. I tried Bluecurve, clearlook, etc. None of them solve this problem.
Clearlook is not an icon theme. It's been a while since I used Gnome, so I might not have this quite right, but when looking at the Appearance app in gnome-control-center, there should be a button that will allow you to view (and change) the theme details, including the icon set
 
  


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