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    Gnome-calculator launcher icon not visible

    I just found out one funny issue.
    I use Gnome-shell desktop environment with Gnome3 PPA and Gnome3 Staging PPA enabled.
    The gnome-calculator was not visible in gnome-shell menu, there was no such an icon.
    According to the file /usr/share/applications/gcalctool.desktop it should be found from "accessories - calculator".

    Then, I noticed the name of this launcher icon file: it is gcalctool.desktop.
    It should be gnome-calculator.desktop.

    Well, I changed the file name into gnome-calculator and it became immediately visible in the menu.

    Have you notived this same issue.

    PS. Note that I have removed the transitional package gcalctool, leaving only gnome-calculator left.
    Also, I have found out that if Gnome3 and Gnome3 Staging PPA:s are purged the icon is visible in menu and there are no issues.

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    Re: Gnome-calculator launcher icon not visible

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry33 View Post
    I just found out one funny issue.
    I use Gnome-shell desktop environment with Gnome3 PPA and Gnome3 Staging PPA enabled.
    The gnome-calculator was not visible in gnome-shell menu, there was no such an icon.
    According to the file /usr/share/applications/gcalctool.desktop it should be found from "accessories - calculator".

    Then, I noticed the name of this launcher icon file: it is gcalctool.desktop.
    It should be gnome-calculator.desktop.

    Well, I changed the file name into gnome-calculator and it became immediately visible in the menu.

    Have you notived this same issue.

    PS. Note that I have removed the transitional package gcalctool, leaving only gnome-calculator left.
    Also, I have found out that if Gnome3 and Gnome3 Staging PPA:s are purged the icon is visible in menu and there are no issues.
    Code:
    :~$ sudo apt-get purge -s gcalctool 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
      gnome-calculator gstreamer1.0-alsa gstreamer1.0-plugins-base-apps
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
      gcalctool* ubuntu-desktop*
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
    Purg ubuntu-desktop [1.296]
    Purg gcalctool [1:3.8.0-0ubuntu1]
    Code:
    :~$ cat /usr/share/applications/gcalctool.desktop [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Calculator
    Comment=Perform arithmetic, scientific or financial calculations
    Keywords=calculation;arithmetic;scientific;financial;
    Exec=gnome-calculator
    Icon=accessories-calculator
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    StartupNotify=true
    Categories=GNOME;GTK;Utility;Calculator;
    X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Bugzilla=GNOME
    X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Product=gnome-calculator
    X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Component=general
    X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=gnome-calculator
    I still have to go to GS to see if launcher icon is visible...
    Up-to-date with all GS PPAs...
    Update₁: Icon is present and functional...
    Last edited by zika; March 27th, 2013 at 04:10 PM.
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    Re: Gnome-calculator launcher icon not visible

    gnome-calculator (1:3.7.92-0ubuntu1) raring; urgency=low

    * New upstream release.
    - Rename gnome-calculator.desktop back to gcalctool.desktop
    Your launcher icon (just an entry in gsettings) pointed to a non-existent file. Could as well replaced it (the launcher icon) or edited gsettings to reflect new name.

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