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Old 04-30-2014, 10:02 AM   #1
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Firefox icon issue


I'm usign the ruario's slackbuild to package the latest firefox version but I've noticed a small issue with the launcher in kde (just to be clear by launcher I mean right click on the window in the taskbar and choose Show A Launcher When Not Running).

The launcher itself works but there's no icon.

See this image for reference: https://imgur.com/4mpasD8

--edit--
Actually I've noticed on another install it seems to be a problem with the default slackware package too.

Last edited by clod89; 04-30-2014 at 10:19 AM.
 
Old 04-30-2014, 01:30 PM   #2
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What version of the script are you running? The latest is here:

https://gist.github.com/ruario/9672798
 
Old 04-30-2014, 02:46 PM   #3
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Firefox 29? They went nuts, fiddling about and all. All of the icons are different. Home, refresh, back is a big circle with an arrow. Unless you specify, there's no menu bar. Sure, you can get it back by right-click an empty area in the tab bar. I made the mistake of skipping the tour offered first session after the upgrade. There's a new private window listed under the File menu.
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Obquote: "Take the tour, Luke! Join the light side!" -New Star Wars Movie (attrib)

Why script? slackware[64]/xap/mozilla and thunderbird should be making the rounds. Keep checking your favorite mirror, takes a while to propagate. New QT version, too.

Tue Apr 29 23:35:59 UTC 2014
ap/screen-4.2.1-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
l/qt-4.8.6-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
xap/mozilla-firefox-29.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
This release contains security fixes and improvements.
For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/know...s/firefox.html
(* Security fix *)
xap/mozilla-thunderbird-24.5.0-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
This update contains security fixes and improvements.
For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/know...underbird.html
(* Security fix *)

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Old 04-30-2014, 02:54 PM   #4
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Firefox 29? They went nuts, fiddling about and all. All of the icons are different. Home, refresh, back is a big circle with an arrow.
Agreed. I don't know why Mozilla obviously tries to just copy Chrome. Firefox has ever been the Browser that can be customized the most and users loved it for that.

But now? No bar at the bottom with the status messages since Firefox 4 by default, address bar not designable anymore, the bookmark icon is now twice as big, the tabs just take more height ("awesome" idea for widescreens)...I could go on and on with that, but: There's an addon for fixing everything that they've broken:

https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefo...themerestorer/
 
Old 04-30-2014, 03:56 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by clod89 View Post
The launcher itself works but there's no icon.
This should fix it:

Code:
$ rm ~/.local/share/applications/userapp-Firefox-*.desktop
$ sed -i '/userapp-Firefox/d' ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list

Last edited by ruario; 04-30-2014 at 04:42 PM.
 
Old 05-01-2014, 03:42 AM   #6
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Just to expand on the problem. This was caused by Firefox creating a userapp-Firefox-XXXXXX.desktop file and updating mimeapps.list to point to it. This will happen whenever you set Firefox as your default browser from within Firefox itself, rather than your via desktop environment. The breakage is because userapp-Firefox-XXXXXX.desktop can contain hardcoded paths (to binaries, icons, etc.), which might change with future Firefox releases.

I would recommend you set your default browser via the desktop environment itself, e.g. in KDE "System Setting > Default Applications > Web Browser". This avoids having to remove a broken userapp-Firefox-XXXXXX.desktop and correct mimeapps.list manually again in the future.

Last edited by ruario; 05-01-2014 at 03:46 AM. Reason: highlighted file names more clearly
 
Old 05-01-2014, 03:52 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hpfeil View Post
Why script?
To avoid the wait and so that you (the user) can choose to go either ESR or regular release (Slackware does not provided packages for both for a given Slackware version).

P.S. This specific problem predates Firefox 29 and has nothing to do with their recent changes.
 
Old 05-01-2014, 07:53 AM   #8
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The launcher in E17 had the same problem, I changed the location of the icon in settings to "firefox", as opposed to the full path, and that fixed it.
 
Old 05-01-2014, 10:28 AM   #9
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Obquote: "Sorry about that!" -Maxwell Smart, Secret Agent 86.

Right you are, ruario. I fired that proofreader. Here's hoping her replacement does a better job of making sure I'm on topic.

PS. "Help|Firefox Tour" Shows you all of the brand new features that justifies the salaries drawn to fix something that wasn't broken yet again. Just push the security fix, then go back to wondering what you can do to confuse your unfortunate users. If only I could get Midori to work; seems to require too much gnomishness. But I digress, according to my new proofreader. Think I'll keep this one.
 
  


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