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Icons missing in Gnome Tray

Postby nickmdowson » 2017-01-03 18:24

Hi,

I'm finding I have missing Icons in the Gnome notification area. Instead I just get a blank space - so sometimes I don't know that there is an application docked there - or what it is.

I'm experiencing this with some common applications, such as Tomboy Notes and banshee - so I don't think it's unusual applications at fault - but not for all applications.

Any ideas how I could fix this? I'm running Debian Jessie, the most recent version.

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Re: Icons missing in Gnome Tray

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-01-03 19:06

Which icon set are you using?

Have you tried the stock (Adwaita) icon set?

Is that actually installed?
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apt-cache policy adwaita-icon-theme
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Re: Icons missing in Gnome Tray

Postby nickmdowson » 2017-01-03 23:25

Yup, that's installed and that's the one I've got selected...sorry I should have said that before.

So not sure why this should be a problem.

Having just double-checked in the tweak tool, all though I've got Adwaita selected as the icon set, it actually says the 'gnome' one should be default - tried that but didn't seem to make a difference (would I need to restart gnome shell for those changes to take effect?)
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Re: Icons missing in Gnome Tray

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-01-04 07:38

Try re-installing them:
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# aptitude reinstall {adwaita,gnome}-icon-theme
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Re: Icons missing in Gnome Tray

Postby nickmdowson » 2017-01-04 10:54

Hmm that doesn't seem to have done it. I'll see if it's any better the next time I restart..
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Re: Icons missing in Gnome Tray

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-01-04 13:00

How strange :?

Have you tried installing other icon themes and selecting them instead?

I like Moka:

https://snwh.org/moka

Or the Arc icon set, getting better all the time and matches the GTK (& GNOME) themes beautifully:

https://github.com/horst3180/arc-icon-theme

Or the Paper set if you're feeling particularly trendy:

https://snwh.org/paper

That Sam Hewitt sure is talented... :cool:
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Re: Icons missing in Gnome Tray

Postby nickmdowson » 2017-01-18 18:38

Sorry for the slow reply...
I tried installing Moka, and it changed some of my existing icons - but did nothing for the missing ones..
For some reason these must be pointing to somewhere outside of the existing sets...or something...I don't know how it all works.
Any ideas for where further to look? Or maybe I should file a bug report?
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Re: Icons missing in Gnome Tray

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-01-18 20:13

Are the themes actually present?
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find /usr/share/icons/gnome

Please either use code tags or a pastebin for the output, it will be lengthy.

Also, is the fallback theme installed?
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# aptitude reinstall hicolor-icon-theme
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Re: Icons missing in Gnome Tray

Postby nickmdowson » 2017-01-18 22:37

still nothing!

Could it be an issue with the .desktop files?

I checked for zim, one of the ones not working, and it contained this:

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[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Exec=zim %f
Icon=zim
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=false
Categories=Utility;TextEditor;GTK;
MimeType=application/x-zim-notebook;text/x-zim-wiki;application/x-gjots;
Keywords=Text;Editor;Write;Wiki;Notes;Notebook;Journal
Name=Zim Desktop Wiki
Comment=Edit text files "wiki style"
GenericName=Text Editor
Name[cs]=Zim Desktop Wiki


should the icon say '.png' for example?
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Re: Icons missing in Gnome Tray

Postby pawRoot » 2017-01-18 23:29

What gnome version?

EDIT:
nevermind now i noticed its Jessie, so 3.14 i guess, i had some problems with icons in 3.22
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Re: Icons missing in Gnome Tray

Postby nickmdowson » 2017-01-26 17:20

yeah, 3.14.1
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Re: Icons missing in Gnome Tray

Postby evandenbroecke » 2017-01-27 13:53

Just noting... "Adwaita" theme is the default theme for gnome 3 and it should not be necessary to download the theme files at all! The dev team doesnt even give you any default files to edit. Open the Adwaita css files and you just get the message. "Adwaita is the default theme of gnome 3." I'd try changing your GTK+ or gnome-shell theme, or even your icon theme, in gnome-tweak-tool. It may be a themeing issue. That is the only think I can think of that would cause such an issue. I am also running the Jessie, latest release and I am not experiencing any issue like this. However I have been themeing the past week and I do know the message tray look is controlled in your gnome-shell themes css file.

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 cat /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-3.0/gtk.css
/* Adwaita is the default theme of GTK+ 3, this file is not used */

Hope it helps...
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Re: Icons missing in Gnome Tray

Postby nickmdowson » 2017-01-27 14:06

hm,, thanks I'll try that
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Re: Icons missing in Gnome Tray

Postby evandenbroecke » 2017-01-27 14:16

If your using a shell theme you like and dont really want to give it up, try looking at your theme css file in

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$HOME/.themes/<NAME_OF_THEME>/gnome-shell/gnome-shell.css


and look for "message-tray"> If you know css, try messaging around with the variables. Also if you start gnome-tweak-tool from a terminal you can see any error messages with your theme outputted to the term everytime you change to your theme in the tool. It might just be there is a syntax error in the theme file. Syntax errors can sometimes break your theme or just mess up little bits and still continue on without a problem and the only way of noticing them is seeing the what the css file does to your theme...
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Re: Icons missing in Gnome Tray

Postby nickmdowson » 2017-01-27 14:43

Ok I'll have a look - surely the css would mess it up for all the icons though, rather than just some of them? I say that with little knowledge of it...

Do you know if a full restart is needed after making changes to themes / css files?
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