Ubuntu :: Unable To Set Custom Icon On Application Launcher?
Jan 19, 2011
I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and having trouble setting a custom icon for an application launcher that I created. I have created and SVG file and placed it in /usr/shared/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/ and when I try to select it as the icon for the application launcher, it just goes back to the gnome-panel-launcher.svg default.If I put the SVG file on my desktop and then select it, all is well. I'm assuming this is some type of permission problem, but I cannot seem to figure it out. I have set the permissions to be identical to the other icons in /usr/shared/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/, but have no luck doing that either.
I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and having trouble setting a custom icon for an application launcher that I created. I have created and SVG file and placed it in /usr/shared/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/ and when I try to select it as the icon for the application launcher, it just goes back to the gnome-panel-launcher.svg default.
If I put the SVG file on my desktop and then select it, all is well. I'm assuming this is some type of permission problem, but I cannot seem to figure it out. I have set the permissions to be identical to the other icons in /usr/shared/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/, but have no luck doing that either.
I'm running 11.04, and I installed the following script for a custom google docs launcher to put in the unity launcher. However, if I execute the application it opens, but once I close the browser, the google docs launcher is no longer clickableAs a side note, I'd also like the launcher to open the new template of google docs because it opens to the older interface when selecting to make a new document.
Seems like such an unbelievably basic question, but a day of google searches as well as directly on this site with key word combinations like "jessie gnome application launch" or "jessie gnome launcher" has only yielded one remark somewhere that the only way to get any kind of custom application launcher working on a gnome 3.14 desktop is to copy an already existing one from an older gnome setup, such as Wheezy.
I know gnome is a bit limited compared to many other desktops, but besides this I consider gnome in Jessie very good and just can't believe the ability to customize application launchers could have really been made completely impossible to do. This single omission alone would make gnome extremely lame in my view, so I sure hope that is not in fact the way it is.
I'm using fedora8.I installed spark on my machine,when i launch that through terminal,it is opening perfectly.But when i open application launcher or creating custom application on panel it was not working.All other shortcuts like,thunderbird,firefox are opening except spark.
I've installed Office 2007 under wine, and would like to add launchers for Word, Excel, etc to the Unity launcher bar.
So, I've created a launcher on the Desktop that will run Word with wine. I've changed the icon to the Word Icon and everything works great from the desktop. If I drag that launcher to the Unity bar, it adds it, but changes the icon to the springboard default icon that new launchers use. Please see attached picture.
As a side note, I am really starting to like Unity (puts on flamesuit), but it seems very easy to break the install of 11.04. I've had to reinstall 4 times now.
I have recently installed Faenza icon theme and just began to notice the inconsistency of icon emblems being displayed by compiz.Attached image shows the emblems of Chromium, Nautilus and Comix are that of the default icons, while Empathy andCompizConfigSettingsManager displayed the custom icon correctly. The dock displays all apps' icons correctly though.The issue does not occur exclusively to Application Switcher (Alt+Tab), it also occurs with Scale (Super+W), Shift Switcher (Super+Tab).
I have just created an 11.3 64 bit image using susestudio. All seems well but would like to customize the desktop via my script that I have added. My question is how do I remove the home directory and the trash icon from the desktop? Or better said what is the path to removing the symbolic link, I cannot find the symbolic links in the desktop directory. It is empty, I do not see any symbolic links under /home/test/Desktop?
I've downloaded VideoLan (VLC) via Yast but the icon was placed in the audio folder. How do I move it to the video player folder? Also, where are additional icons stored? I run SuSE 11.2 (boxed version) with KDE.
im trying to create a launcher for flatout 2 and i dont know how. I have tried every thing and it ether comes up with a error or doesn't start or do any thing at all. My problem is that flatout 2 needs to load files from its whole folder. Other wise i would have simply made a launcher of the .EXE but it comes up with a error saying its missing files.
I had a problem with viewing webcams on Skype, and after searching I found out that running Skype through the terminal with this command "export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 && skype" makes the webcams work perfectly. What I wanted to do was to integrate this command into the main menu so that I won't have to type it into the terminal (and thus keep the terminal open all the session) every time I want to use Skype. So I edited the command of the Skype button in the Applications menu and put that line instead of "skype", but it gives me "Failed to execute child process "export" (No such file or directory)". I tried editing .bashrc and added the following line:
alias skp='export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 && skype'
Now the command 'skp' works through the terminal, but it gives me the same error message when I put it into the command line of the applications menu.
The same is true if I launch a terminal from the default keyboard shortcut ("Run a terminal"). However, if I create a custom keyboard shortcut (System->Preferences->Keyboard Shortcuts) which simply executes 'gnome-terminal' the SSH_AUTH_SOCK variable is quite different:
I'm installing thunderbird. not icedove, as that's several versions behind and not compatible with a lot of add ons. I'd like to make a launcher using the normal mozilla icon, but the icon chooser won't let me pick the .png file. What would I have to do to be able to use it ?
I created a custom launcher for 2 wine programs on my desktop and dragged them to my launcher to add them. They were both using the default cup of wine icon.The first one kept this icon, the second one changed to the default custom launcher icon for gnome. I have since changed them to the games real icons but they aren't changing in the launcher even after removing and re-adding it to the launcher.So 2 things are happening here, it seems the launcher is unable to use the same icon multiple times, and the launcher is "remembering" the icon's somewhere separatly from what the custom launcher is saying the icon should be.
Ubuntu 11.04.Dragging the Text Editor launcher into the Unity dock will create a blank space with a blank label which launches Text Editor. How can I choose an icon for it?Also, how can I make it so middle clicking on the icon (or other ways of opening multiple instances) will open more instances of Text Editor instead of doing exactly nothing (does nothing if Text Editor is already open, otherwise it opens "Untitled Document 1")?it doesn't "launch text editor" per se. instead it opens "Untitled Document 1". maybe this is why you can't middle click it to open multiple instances?
I've been using natty for a few weeks. I can't remember to add something to the launcher, other than dragging it. I had thunderbird in the launcher, but accidentally removed it.Now, when I drag it back to the launcher, it's there in the launcher, but as a blank space. The thunderbird icon is missing. I can click on the blank space to launch it, but would like to add the icon
After installing Ubuntu 11.04, I removed the Home Icon from the launcher by right clicking on the Home Icon and chosing the - Keep In Launcher option. Then it disappeared. Now I am wondering how do I restore it, because I think it was not a good idea and I need it now.
I have noticed that the icon for launcherspplication in terminal) I create has changed.The icon was previously "preferred.png" but now it is "nonpreferred.png" - see attached pics. ow can I select the "preferred.png" icon when I create a launcher? Also, in what directory are these located?
I've already used ubuntu last time, and I want to open my mind, so I've trying to install OpenSUSE, it's really nice.Now I want to add an application to quicklaunch on taskbar such as a .sh or .jar file, however I haven't known how to set the icon for this launcher. I could do this in ubuntu by right click on launcher and set properties.
I would like to know how to set the icon of a launcher in my GNOME desktop to a custom image that is more representative of what it launches. I can't seem to find any icon options in the Preferences.Its default icon is the one with the spring:
The short version: I have created a launcher shortcut on my Desktop for Evolution Mail, and right now it uses the springboard icon. I would like to use the icon that I see in the applications menu launcher for Evolution. Where do I find this icon?
The longer version: A few Ubuntu versions ago, I got rid of the Evolution Mail icon from the top panel, as there was no apparent way for me to set mail accounts to other than the standard ports. I went with Thunderbird instead.
Well, while Thunderbird gives me a box to set the port number in, Evolution doesn't, but I can still specify my nonstandard port by placing a : and the port number after: example.com:26 for a mail server at example.com om port 26.
Now, I have put Evolution Mail to use, and have created a desktop launcher for it. For now I am using the default springboard icon. I see the envelope icon in the applications menu for Evolution but I have no idea of the icon's address. I am familiar with Windows XP, and it is easy to assign a program's icon to a new shortcut. I have just added shortcut for example.exe. I go to the shortcut's Properties and click on the icon, and immediately see the program or library file that contains the icon I am currently using, either as an embedded icon or set of icons, or I see an .ico file for that icon. I can navigate to Program Filesexample and see either example.exe with its embedded icons or example.ico.
I created a new shortcut on my Ubuntu Desktop. and was presented with a springboard icon. I click on the icon in the creation process and am presented with a pile of generic icons, much the same as with Windows.
if I open the Properties and click on the icon, I end up looking at a listing in my Home directory. This is regardless of where the current icon is located. I looked in /usr/share/applications/evolution and saw icons folder, but it had no envelope for Evolution Mail. All I see is icons dealing with the calendar, in anything from 16x16 to 48x48 and scalable.
I switched on my machine this evening and the first thing I noticed was the home icon in the unity launcher has changed, then I noted then I noted that the window switcher icon, power-off icon and me icon in top right are also different.
On starting nautilus (clicking on home icon) it looks more like thunar (although about says its not). A screen shot showing "nautilus-thunar" and the desktop is attached.
Firefox's minimize, maximize and close icons have also changed - see other screen shot.
Anyone got any idea what's going on? Anyone else have this.