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    Default GNOME Shell Lost Desktop icons

    I have lost some icons from my desktop, they are, firefox, yast, thunderbird, emacs, the space and the names are still there, and when I hover the mouse over the space, it is highlighted as it should be. The application opens and runs as normal when I click on the space where the icon should be. The icons are also missing from the favorites bar on the left side and also from the panel top left when the app is running.

    I have tried, rebuilding the icon cache in 'usr/share/icons/hicolor', and also all other icon caches for that matter, and no difference. I tried uninstalling and installing the app, no differenence. I tried changing themes and icons from Tweak Tool, no difference. As far as I can see the icons are there in the hicolor directory.

    Anyone any ideas, as a last resort can I re-load Gnome 3 without losing all settings and installations, will the Gnome 3 application just check/repair any missing or corrupted files. (ps dont ask if I have a backup, I haven't.)

    THanks all

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimt123
    I have lost some icons from my desktop, they are, firefox, yast,
    thunderbird, emacs, the space and the names are still there, and when I
    hover the mouse over the space, it is highlighted as it should be. The
    application opens and runs as normal when I click on the space where the
    icon should be. The icons are also missing from the favorites bar on
    the left side and also from the panel top left when the app is running.

    I have tried, rebuilding the icon cache in 'usr/share/icons/hicolor',
    and also all other icon caches for that matter, and no difference. I
    tried uninstalling and installing the app, no differenence. I tried
    changing themes and icons from Tweak Tool, no difference. As far as I
    can see the icons are there in the hicolor directory.

    Anyone any ideas, as a last resort can I re-load Gnome 3 without losing
    all settings and installations, will the Gnome 3 application just
    check/repair any missing or corrupted files. (ps dont ask if I have a
    backup, I haven't.)

    THanks all
    Hi
    Do you have gnome-tweak-tool installed? If not install and check the
    'Interface' options Should be 'Adwaita' and gnome for the icon theme.

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    Default Re: GNOME Shell Lost Desktop icons

    Hi,

    Yes, already tried that, thanks

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    Default Re: GNOME Shell Lost Desktop icons

    Well this is what you get for installing that is nothing better then beta in quality.
    I would personally go back to gnome 2 or just use KDE, they will forever work better then the ever pitiful Gnome 3 and its stupidity filled gnome shell.

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    Default Re: GNOME Shell Lost Desktop icons

    Wthout getting in to an argument mate, if we all had that attitude we'd still be living in caves, (or shoeboxes)!

    Cheers

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    Default Re: GNOME Shell Lost Desktop icons

    Quote Originally Posted by jimt123 View Post
    Wthout getting in to an argument mate, if we all had that attitude we'd still be living in caves, (or shoeboxes)!

    Cheers
    Gnome 3 isnt about advancement, its about stripping down something that was for most people very usable and very customizable into a un customizable, and very unusable mess of a UI.
    Didnt we learn from what happened with KDE4 when it first came out?
    Or Vista?
    Newer doesnt mean better.
    It took 3 years for KDE4 to reach nearly half the abilities as KDE3, and the stability.
    3 years is a long time
    Windows Vista came out in 2006, 3 years later windows 7 came out...
    See a pattern?
    All the errors, the issues of all these things were caused by foolish developers and the rush for the latest and greatest.
    It took 3 years for both KDE and Windows to make up for the mistakes they made, if I were the developers I would keep gnome 2 going for another 3 years but they wont because:
    A: they are morons
    and B: they already killed gnome 2 off forcing the rush to this new and messy release.

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    Default Re: GNOME Shell Lost Desktop icons

    Quote Originally Posted by jimt123 View Post
    Hi,

    Yes, already tried that, thanks
    Hi
    So you are at version 3.0.2 of the shell? Force the reinstall of the hicolor-icon-theme and hicolor-icon-theme-branding-openSUSE.
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    Default Re: GNOME Shell Lost Desktop icons

    Of course you are entitled to your opinion, and you are obviously very well informed/qualified to give such a strong opinion so early in its release, personally I prefer Gnome 3, but each to there own. My original post was to ask for assistance, not get into a debate over Gnome3, and that is still the case, however it would be interesting to here other opinions.

    Oh and by the way, most of those 'morons' helped develop gnome 2 in first place.

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    Default Re: GNOME Shell Lost Desktop icons

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    So you are at version 3.0.2 of the shell? Force the reinstall of the hicolor-icon-theme and hicolor-icon-theme-branding-openSUSE.
    Hi,
    Yes ver 3.0.2, how do I force the install, I already re-built the hicolor icon-theme-cache.

    thanks

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    Default Re: GNOME Shell Lost Desktop icons

    Quote Originally Posted by DancingmadRB3 View Post
    Gnome 3 isnt about advancement, its about stripping down something that was for most people very usable and very customizable into a un customizable, and very unusable mess of a UI.

    There is no one twisting your arm to install Gnome 3 If you want to rant take it to soapbox or the gnome.org gnome-shell mailing list, Thanks.
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