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Old 10-01-2016, 05:01 PM   #1
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Thunar displays wrong folder icons when using Adwaita theme


I'm using Slackware-14.2 with Xfce-4.12, and I'm having a funny problem with the Adwaita icon theme. When I switch to the Adwaita theme, the folder icons look like the icons from the Tango theme. Screenshot is attached. The icons for drives, home dir, and desktop are from Adwaita theme, but the folder icons are from Tango. When I set the icon theme to e.g. HighContrast, all icons from that theme are displayed correctly. When I go back to Adwaita, I see a mix of Adwaita and Tango icons again.

By accident I found out that I can make all icons from Adwaita theme display properly if I go to the "Style" tab, change the style to something else, and restart Thunar. But the issue is seen again after restarting Xfce.

Initially I suspected that it may be the fault of some of the settings stored in my home directory, so I tested again with a freshly created user. Same behavior was reproduced, so I conclude it's not the problem with my settings.

Has anyone seen something like this? Do you have any idea how to fix it? Is this a Thunar bug, or something else?

BTW, if it's the wrong forum for this post, feel free to move it to the appropriate one. I posted this here, because I first encountered this problem in Slackware-14.2.
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:27 PM   #2
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Seems ok here. maybe something mangled in your ~/.config/xfce4?
 
Old 10-01-2016, 05:28 PM   #3
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Has anyone seen something like this? Do you have any idea how to fix it? Is this a Thunar bug, or something else?
The Adwaita theme is not very consistent. You can replace it with a more adapted theme like Elementary-Xfce, Faenza or similar.

Cheers,

Niki
 
Old 10-02-2016, 01:59 AM   #4
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The Adwaita theme is not very consistent. You can replace it with a more adapted theme like Elementary-Xfce, Faenza or similar.
that's right... even the Tango theme has some missing icons. I ended up installing the gnome-icon-theme from Slackware 14.1 and gnome-colors. So far it has been OK.
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:03 AM   #5
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that's right... even the Tango theme has some missing icons. I ended up installing the gnome-icon-theme from Slackware 14.1 and gnome-colors. So far it has been OK.
I'm a big fan of the Elementary-Xfce theme. I'm maintaining a SlackBuild for it on SBo. Here's what it looks like.

Cheers,

Niki
 
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Old 10-02-2016, 03:16 AM   #6
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I'm a big fan of the Elementary-Xfce theme. I'm maintaining a SlackBuild for it on SBo. Here's what it looks like.

Cheers,

Niki
Looks a lot like Mint-X Blue icons. I like it.
 
Old 10-02-2016, 08:08 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone. While I appreciate the suggestion to try the alternatives, I dug around a bit more and found a fix.

I was comparing the HighContrast theme with Adwaita, and I noticed that the former has folder icons stored in two places in the theme directory: places/folder.png and also the same one in mimetypes/inode-directory.png. Adwaita doesn't have these inode-directory icons. So I tried the following:
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# cd /usr/share/icons/Adwaita
# for size in 16x16 22x22 24x24 32x32 48x48 256x256; do (cd $size/mimetypes; ln -vsf ../places/folder.png inode-directory.png); done
After this the problem seems to be fixed.

I found one more funny bug/inconsistence: inside the theme directory there is a directory 128x182, instead of 128x128. Looks like Niki is right, Adwaita theme seems to have some issues...
 
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:15 AM   #8
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Thank you

Thanks arcctgx, for posting up the solution to this. You're right... this fixes the missing folder icons for Adwaita in Thunar, Slackware 14.2. Nice one. (It does feel odd that this is needed in order to have consistent icons for directories with such a prevalent theme (isn't it even the default theme?).
 
Old 12-30-2017, 03:24 PM   #9
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BTW, looks like Current fixes a few things with adwaita-icon-theme and uses the latest release.
 
Old 12-30-2017, 03:27 PM   #10
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that's right... even the Tango theme has some missing icons. I ended up installing the gnome-icon-theme from Slackware 14.1 and gnome-colors. So far it has been OK.
Couldn't you just symlink /usr/share/icons/Adwaita to /usr/share/icons/gnome?
 
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Couldn't you just symlink /usr/share/icons/Adwaita to /usr/share/icons/gnome?
didn't think of that. If something appears missing i try to install it. I rarely do the symlink workaround...
 
  


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