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Thread: Missing icon in Unity launcher "Label Empty"

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2011

    Missing icon in Unity launcher "Label Empty"

    I just upgraded to Natty 11.04 and am getting used to the Unity Launcher. I was trying to add a terminal to the launcher and I'm not sure what I did but now if I copy the icon from nautilus "/usr/share/applications" over to the launcher it creates a blank space like the icon is missing but if you scroll over it and right click you see Label Empty / Keep in Launcher.

    The weird thing is that if I create a link to terminal in /usr/share/applications and drag the link over to the launcher it appears as it should.

    Anybody else experience this?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006

    Re: Missing icon in Unity launcher "Label Empty"

    me too! And: we're not the only ones....Lots of bug reports on the net about this... Anybody have a clue as to where the problem may lie or better have a fix?

    "Umuntu ngumuntu ngabanye bantu" - Xhosa saying.
    (People are people because of other people)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Cameron Park CA USA
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Missing icon in Unity launcher "Label Empty"

    I think the normal way to add an icon, a program to the Launcher is to open the program then right-click the icon showing now in the Launcher and then click 'Keep in Launcher". That's it!

    Hope this works for you.
    Regards, frank, at
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Cool Re: Missing icon in Unity launcher "Label Empty"

    Yeah, we're getting hosed here.

    Dragging custom app launchers from the /.local/share/applications window works - kind of...

    The problem is that I lose the icon I created and get a standard crappy springboard icon... :

    Screenshot Crop.png

    I don't want to hex edit my kernel resource fork or anything similarly complex to fix this problem. Any simple fixes here?


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