Icons missing for GTK-Mixer, Firefox, Thunderbird and more

grahamperrin

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Spun off from Icons missing for GTK-Mixer, Firefox, Thunderbird and more in KDE Forums

Icons for some applications are:
  • missing from Application Dashboard and Application Launcher but not Task Manager (KDE Plasma)
  • missing from the main menu (whatever it's called) in LXQt Desktop.

Below, attention to Firefox Web Browser and Thunderbird:

2021-09-25 15:18:14 LXQt Desktop.png


I'm toying with the possibility that the bug involves Wine.

Another account on the same computer is not bugged, does not yet have a ~/.wine directory.

In Plasma, for ⋯.desktop files that lack an icon:

2021-09-25 14:36:22 F0E6_firefox.0.png2021-09-25 14:40:25 Thunderbird.png
  • an icon for Firefox can be found
  • an icon for Thunderbird can not be found.

~/.local/share/applications/ons/

Maybe related: adding an icon to ~/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop results in creation of an /ons/ subdirectory.

Screen recording: <https://photos.app.goo.gl/qiDP5vQ8NUKcoRCj6>
 
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I'm toying with the possibility that the bug involves Wine.

Still toying with that possibility.

If I recall correctly: after uninstalling Firefox from Wine, manually deleting file debris then using Application Dashboard to forget a Firefox: there remained a good Firefox Web Browser.

Then a manual fix to thunderbird.desktop that involved finding an icon for thunderbird in other (not in Applications):

2021-11-07 12:40:13 applications.png 2021-11-07 12:40:40 other.png

There remain problems with .desktop files for applications such as Audio Mixer and MPlayer:

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… manually deleting file debris then using Application Dashboard to forget a Firefox: there remained a good Firefox Web Browser. …

On closer inspection, there remain two Firefox Web Browser listings.

For giggles, I dragged to the head of this list all listed applications that lack an icon, edited the uppermost Firefox Web Browser, added an icon, closed it, no icon, edited the second Firefox Web Browser, found an icon already present:

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I remembered:

… adding an icon to ~/.local/share/applications/firefox.desktop results in creation of an /ons/ subdirectory. …

Removed:

Code:
% date
Wed 17 Nov 2021 06:19:31 GMT
% ls -hl ~/.local/share/applications/ons/
total 1
-rw-r--r--  1 grahamperrin  grahamperrin   878B 17 Nov 06:18 firefox.desktop
-rw-r--r--  1 grahamperrin  grahamperrin   486B  7 Nov 12:42 thunderbird.desktop
% rm -r ~/.local/share/applications/ons/
%

Added an icon to Firefox Web Browser. Result:

Code:
% ls -hl ~/.local/share/applications/ons/
total 1
-rw-r--r--  1 grahamperrin  grahamperrin   878B 17 Nov 06:20 firefox.desktop
%
 
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