Setting custom icon for panel plugin in xfce4-mcs-manager does not work

Erik Harrison erikharrison at
Tue Jul 10 22:31:28 CEST 2007

On 7/10/07, Mathias Brodala <info at> wrote:
> Hi Brian.
> Brian J. Tarricone, 10.07.2007 04:11:
> > On Mon, 09 Jul 2007 22:44:23 +0200 Mathias Brodala wrote:
> >>> $ gtk-update-icon-cache -f
> >>> No theme index file in '(null)'.
> >>> If you really want to create an icon cache here, use
> >>> --ignore-theme-index.
> >
> > You're using it wrong.  Might want to check --help output.
> Ah, OK. (Hm, xfdesktop4 does not really seem to handle this well. I restartet
> xfce-mcs-manager after this and got a lot of broken icons in its right click
> menu. Only restarting xfdesktop4 solved this.)

You're going to see weird behavior from all your apps if you restart
xfce-mcs-manager, is manages the Xsessions, and is needed for apps to
get the GTK theme, and icon theme. So that's not surprising.

You still haven't mentioned how you finally ran gtk-update-icon-cache.

And as for Thunar, Thunar starts in folders other than home if it's
working directory is other than home. Did you start it from the
command line?

> However, no difference here too. It just does not make any sense to me that
> there is only one icon ignored whereas all the others work perfectly.
> Regards, Mathias
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