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Old 05-03-2009, 03:00 PM   #1
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a nit to report: missing icon in XFCE on -current


Hi all -

OK, I know this is a dinky thing, but I noticed today that the menu icon for the "Education" group in XFCE 4.6.1 (Slackware -current) appears to be missing ... e.g. I get a little white box with a small red 'X' in it rather than a specific icon.

Obviously not a great big deal, but ... can anyone replicate it?

Thx,

GB
 
Old 05-03-2009, 04:25 PM   #2
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just to chime in....many of us here are perfectionists, I think, and this is NOT a small problem However, I can say it's a setting in a file somewhere (duh )...I had a hell of time getting Kompozer to show up in my Xfce menu....hell of a time finding the problem, easy fixing it...I use Kompozer for my business site, and launching from CLI would NOT do Look around, compare other menu items icon settings, and see what's different. Just my .02. Thunar/Dolphin?/Konqueror are your friends

EDIT: sorry...everything in the Xfce menu exists in a .desktop (dot desktop) file.....check them out, compare...can't remember the directory right now....they all point to icons, where to execute the program from etc etc....sorry, mind is blank on the directory ....just search it....it's IN there and NOT (the icon referenced) somewhere else.... Find it and change it.

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Old 05-03-2009, 05:42 PM   #3
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Hmm ... the only .desktop files I have in the /home/<me>/Desktop folder are:

Home.desktop

and

Trash.desktop

... the former only has this kinda stuff in it:

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Home
Name[af]=Tuiste
Name[ar]=المنزل
Name[as]=ঘৰ
Name[be]=Хатняя тэчка
Name[be@latin]=Dom
Name[bg]=Домашна директория

... etc.

... were you referring to .desktop files I should be able to find elsewhere?

I DID find some images that looked relevant in .thumbnails/normal.
 
Old 05-03-2009, 07:18 PM   #4
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/etc/xfce/xdg/menus

Code:
<Menu>
        <Name>Education</Name>
        <Directory>xfce-education.directory</Directory>
        <Include>
            <Category>Education</Category>
        </Include>
    </Menu>
I have this problem in Xfce as well. Like xmms, and a few others
 
Old 05-03-2009, 10:51 PM   #5
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The icon theme doesn't ship an icon for that. It's out of our hands.
 
Old 05-03-2009, 11:19 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rworkman View Post
The icon theme doesn't ship an icon for that. It's out of our hands.
Hey guys...slap your own icon in there...that's what I was trying to say above....RW gave you the official state of affairs which is above my paygrade

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Old 05-04-2009, 12:08 AM   #7
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Hi disturbed,

Quote:
Originally Posted by disturbed1 View Post
I have this problem in Xfce as well. Like xmms, and a few others
I had a look at the xmms 'lost icon' and it is easily fixed. Dig out PV's slackbuild and make a change like:

Code:
# Add a .desktop file for the menus and source an icon:
mkdir -p $PKG/usr/share/applications
cat $CWD/xmms.desktop > $PKG/usr/share/applications/xmms.desktop
mkdir -p $PKG/usr/share/pixmaps
cp -a xmms/xmms_mini.xpm $PKG/usr/share/pixmaps/xmms.xpm
at line 47 and following, it is a little rough but it works well enough. I have emailed PV a version of this and I am hoping for Changelog stardom :-).

Andrew

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Old 05-04-2009, 07:13 AM   #8
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Already do something similar to that

For the edu menu, I used to drop an icon in the icons/$THEME/categories folder, but I just nuke the whole entry in Xfce now.
 
  


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