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    12.10 - white boxes around desktop icons

    I had a "small" problem in that Firefox quit responding - even killing the process in the command line did nothing, so I had to reboot. After the reboot, I now have white squares around my desktop icons. I assume this is probably something easy to fix, but I have found no reference via the search of the forums or of the internet. Not sure how it happened, but would like to reverse it.

    Any help would be appreciated.
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    Re: 12.10 - white boxes around desktop icons

    What Ubuntu version and desktop environment are you using ?
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    Re: 12.10 - white boxes around desktop icons

    Quote Originally Posted by squakie View Post
    I had a "small" problem in that Firefox quit responding - even killing the process in the command line did nothing, so I had to reboot. After the reboot, I now have white squares around my desktop icons. I assume this is probably something easy to fix, but I have found no reference via the search of the forums or of the internet. Not sure how it happened, but would like to reverse it.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    When you say that you have white squares around your desktop icons....do you mean a white square like a border or is the entire icon a white square?

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    Re: 12.10 - white boxes around desktop icons

    Like a border - I've attached a screen shot. Running 12.10, currently using Unity. I have other desktops installed (KDE, Gnome shell) but mainly use Unity.

    Thanks.

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    Re: 12.10 - white boxes around desktop icons

    Quote Originally Posted by squakie View Post
    Like a border - I've attached a screen shot.
    where is the screen shot?
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    Re: 12.10 - white boxes around desktop icons

    Oh crap - I always seem to do that! Hopefully it's attached to this message
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    Re: 12.10 - white boxes around desktop icons

    Nautilus handles the desktop so restarting it may help if the problem is nautilus related.
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