Showing icon of custom launcher

Asked by Peregrinati

I added a custom launcher for Songbird to the Ubuntu 9.04 "Sound & Video" menu. I set the icon to a .png file I found in the Songbird directory, and it works fine in the menu. Gnome-do, however, doesn't display the icon; instead I get the default "springboard" icon. Is there any way to get it to show the icon?

I tried restarting gnome-do, and then I tried shutting gnome-do down and doing a "complete removal" from Synaptic and installing it again. I'm not certain that the complete removal worked though because when it started up again it still remembered my glass theme.

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Peregrinati (ben-barbour) said :

Ok, now I can't remove the Songbird launcher. I removed it from the ubuntu main menu (just trying to see if creating it again with the icon would fix my issue - I just added Eclipse the same way I had Songbird, only it's icon worked). Anyways, the Songbird launcher won't leave Gnome-Do. I've restarted it, and checked /usr/share/applications; it's not there.

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Peregrinati (ben-barbour) said :

Solved the second bit with the help of Question #35584. It was hiding in ~/.local/share/applications. Deleted it there and it went away. Strange that my search for "Songbird" didn't turn it up... I selected the options to include "hidden and backup" files.

When I re-created the launcher item with the proper icon, gnome-do showed the icon correctly, so I guess this is solved.