4.2 Newbie: Icons in Desktop Menu?
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Thu Dec 2 00:16:50 CET 2004
On 12/01/04 12:58, Don Christensen wrote:
> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> >On 11/30/04 10:41, Erik Harrison wrote:
> >>On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 09:18:09 -0500, Andrew Conkling <andrewski at fr.st>
> >>>Some time ago (probably on Mon, 29 Nov 2004 08:37:57 -0700)
> >>>Matt Thompson <thompsma at colorado.edu> had occasion to say the following:
> >>>>OK, I'm a fresh newb to 4.2 have just put RC1 on my home box (thanks
> >>>>snowstorm for the time!), using the official RPMs on FC3. I pretty
> >>>>much love everything, but I am stymied by one problem. Namely, how do
> >>>>you get icons in the desktop menu? Mine has none, and I do have "Show
> >>>>icons in menu" checked.
> >>>Install a third-party app, like Rox or idesk. Icon support in xfdesktop
> >>>will (possibly/probably?) be added in 4.4.
> >>He's not asking about desktop icons, he's asking about icons in the menu.
> >>Works for me Matt. The error you're getting is a librsvg bug, but I
> >>don't think it actually causes the problem. File a bug at
> >>Brian, the xfdesktop maintainer, said he'd rather bogus bugs go there
> >>than mentioned on the mailing lists and never tracked. So, even if it
> >>is a known librsvg issue, it's still the right thing to do ;-)
> >except for the fact that that SVG "bug" is listed in the bug tracker three
> >times, and marked duplicate on two of them. i really don't know what would
> >be causing this missing icons problem, but i'll look into it later today.
> I've never had any icons in my menus, even though I've tried. Could it
> have anything to do with not installing gtk-xfce-engine-2 in the gtk
> location? Mine gets installed in /opt/xfce4 with the rest of the Xfce
> stuff, but gtk is not installed there; I just haven't gotten around to
> fixing that.
nope, this has nothing to do with gtk themes.
the only thing i can think off offhand is that you have the XDG_DATA_DIRS
env var set to something weird. (usually most people shouldn't have it
set at all, and we have a sane default, right benny?)
oh also... something silly. are you using a self-customised menu in
your homedir from a 4.0.x install? it won't just magically pick up icons;
you need to tell it what they are. the autogenerated system menu will
do icons if the entry has one listed in its .desktop file. i'd suggest
moving your ~/.config/xfce4/menu.xml aside and check out the default menu
(force xfdesktop to reload by running 'xfdesktop -reload'). if that
still doesn't give you icons, then the problem is elswehere.
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