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Thread: Help icon vanished from gnome-panel

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Help icon vanished from gnome-panel

    While I was rearranging some icons on my gnome-panel, the help icon (for gnome-help) vanished. I did not remove it, but I did unlock it and was dragging it to a new location when it simply vanished.

    If I select "Add to panel", "help" is not there as an option. Presumably, I could create a custom application launcher for it, but then I have to select a custom icon and don't just get the default help icon.

    I tried removing the ~/.config/menus directory, then logging out and logging back in hoping that gnome-panel would simply revert to its default layout, but it didn't.

    If I right-click on the gnome panel, "Help" shows up in the context menu and launches fine. Is there a way to get the icon back in the panel, though?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Toronto, Canada

    Re: Help icon vanished from gnome-panel

    You can use this for the help icon: "/usr/share/icons/Human/48x48/apps/gnome-help.png"

    As for getting it back, I'm not sure how, it looks like ubuntu sets the custom launcher for you and it's not an applet.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Re: Help icon vanished from gnome-panel

    Right click with mouse then choose Add to Panel
    Custom Application Launcher then Add

    Name: Help
    Command: yelp
    Comment: Get help with Ubuntu

    Hope this can help someone.

    Veselin Rezic


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