View Full Version : [ubuntu] Why can't I use custom icons on the gnome panel ?

October 25th, 2009, 09:32 AM
I have a custom launcher which I've put on the panel. Since I plan on making more custom launchers in future (to launch wine games), I tried to apply a custom icon so I can tell apart the launchers. I tried to both png and svg files, but when I navigate to them through the icon selection, the files don't show up in the dialog box, so I select them manually. When I do so, it complains about not being able to create a dircetory. So, I copied both files to /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/, where other panel icons can be found. Then the icons are displayed proprely.
In the Properties window. But I get sort of a FAIL image instead of my intended icon where it should've been.

I'm using 9.10 beta, I've attached both of the images I am trying to use as icons.
The unedited image file, which isn't uploaded, worked on the desktop icon.

October 25th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Just try to Drag and Drop the Icon on the former launcher icon (in the edit-menu).

October 25th, 2009, 11:52 AM
Dude, I tried that. It doesn't work.