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Old 10-29-2009, 04:57 AM   #1
m95vebj
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MIssing attachment icons in Thunderbird and Seamonkey mail


I can't see any nice icons in attachment list indicating the file type in Thunderbird or Seamonkey mail on Slackware. It does work in Vista, so my question is if it is my installation or a general slack problem? The same goes for app helper window when managing file types, I don't see any icons there either.

Is there anyone else that could see those icons in Linux?
 
Old 10-31-2009, 05:15 PM   #2
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I don't get the icons either in Seamonkey on Slackware, nor in Thunderbird on Xubuntu. So it doesn't seem to be Slackware specific. Possibly it just doesn't work on any Linux. I saw your posts and others on the mozillazine forum about this, but no fixes.

There are a bunch of bug reports about attachment icons, but I didn't see anything current specifically about this. Have you considered opening one at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org ? You might at least get a reply from a developer.
 
Old 11-02-2009, 06:05 PM   #3
m95vebj
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I don't get the icons either in Seamonkey on Slackware, nor in Thunderbird on Xubuntu. So it doesn't seem to be Slackware specific. Possibly it just doesn't work on any Linux. I saw your posts and others on the mozillazine forum about this, but no fixes.

There are a bunch of bug reports about attachment icons, but I didn't see anything current specifically about this. Have you considered opening one at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org ? You might at least get a reply from a developer.
Luckily I did not have to file a bug and expose my self to the hole spam world, seems as they are not that anxious to get bug reports. By trial and error I finally succeeded getting the icons in place.

Prerequisites are gnome-vfs and gnomeui and all there dependencies. I compiled packages available from Slackbuild.org.

Then I had to compile Tunderbird from source adding:

ac_add_options --enable-gnomevfs
ac_add_options --enable-gnomeui

to the mozconfig file. Those options are supposed to be automatically checked for as I understand it. But that didn't work for me so I had to put them there.

Finally, I had to start a gtk theme manager. I use xfce-mcs-manager as that is distributed with Slackware. One must also choose an icon theme that contains all necessary icons. The theme manager needs to run all the time so I put an application link to it in KDE autostart folder. It should, if I understand it correct, pick up specifically application installed icons as well but it seems that theme icons overrides them.

Result can be seen in attached picture with Rodent icon theme.
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Last edited by m95vebj; 11-03-2009 at 05:28 PM. Reason: correction of information
 
  


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