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    Default Gnome 3 Shell icons changed - help

    Using openSUSE 12.1 Gnome 3 64 bit.

    Hoping someone here can help. I noticed yesterday that some of my application icons in the Gnome Shell overview have reverted back to the Gnome default "cogs" icon. They were fine one moment, then after a reboot seemed to have changed without any input from me. It's only a few of them, but is there any way of getting them back to the way they were? I tried the Alacarte menu, but manually selecting an icon doesn't seem to work. I select the icon I want from the menu but it doesn't change it. It just stays as it was.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Gnome 3 Shell icons changed - help

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinzie
    Using openSUSE 12.1 Gnome 3 64 bit.

    Hoping someone here can help. I noticed yesterday that some of my
    application icons in the Gnome Shell overview have reverted back to the
    Gnome default "cogs" icon. They were fine one moment, then after a
    reboot seemed to have changed without any input from me. It's only a few
    of them, but is there any way of getting them back to the way they were?
    I tried the Alacarte menu, but manually selecting an icon doesn't seem
    to work. I select the icon I want from the menu but it doesn't change
    it. It just stays as it was.

    Thanks in advance.

    Hi
    Are you using a local icon theme? What if you open the gnome-tweak-tool
    and set to an alternative, then try resetting to your desired set?

    If local icons, you cache may be corrupted, to rebuild run;
    Code:
    gtk-update-icon-cache .icons/<icon_directory_name>
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    Default Re: Gnome 3 Shell icons changed - help

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Are you using a local icon theme? What if you open the gnome-tweak-tool
    and set to an alternative, then try resetting to your desired set?

    If local icons, you cache may be corrupted, to rebuild run;
    Code:
    gtk-update-icon-cache .icons/<icon_directory_name>
    No, I only have icon sets installed from the repositories. I tried a couple of different themes based on the lovely Faenza set and also Gnome-Colours, but it's made no difference. The missing icons remain so. It doesn't matter which installed set I pick, the missing icons don't change.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    If local icons, you cache may be corrupted, to rebuild run;
    Code:
    gtk-update-icon-cache .icons/<icon_directory_name>
    Just a variation on Malcolm's answer. For those times when Icons get wonky, I have a script that I run (I didn't write it, but I can't remember where I got it). Just save the below code in a text file (I named it Fix_Icons) in your home directory's "bin" directory and make executable (right click -> properties -> Permissions, check 'Allow executing file as program"). You'll then be able to run the command "Fix_Icons" from a terminal without changing directory or typing the complete path:
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    find /usr/share/icons -mindepth 1 -maxdepth 1 -type d | while read -r THEME; do
      if [ -f "$THEME/index.theme" ]; then
        gtk-update-icon-cache -f -q "$THEME"
      fi
    done

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotShotDJ View Post
    Just a variation on Malcolm's answer. For those times when Icons get wonky, I have a script that I run (I didn't write it, but I can't remember where I got it). Just save the below code in a text file (I named it Fix_Icons) in your home directory's "bin" directory and make executable (right click -> properties -> Permissions, check 'Allow executing file as program"). You'll then be able to run the command "Fix_Icons" from a terminal without changing directory or typing the complete path:
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    find /usr/share/icons -mindepth 1 -maxdepth 1 -type d | while read -r THEME; do
      if [ -f "$THEME/index.theme" ]; then
        gtk-update-icon-cache -f -q "$THEME"
      fi
    done
    Well there you are. That fixed it! Though I ought to have asked this before running it (I know I know!), could you explain what this script does? I'll try a reboot and see if the fix is persistent. Thanks for your reply.

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    Just rebooted, and all seems fine. The icons are fixed and as they should be. Many, many thanks for the solution. I've backed it up into my "Useful Linux Scripts" folder in case I need it in the future.

    I'm so pleased. Gnome 3 looks so lovely with the complete Faenza set. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinzie View Post
    Well there you are. That fixed it! Though I ought to have asked this before running it (I know I know!), could you explain what this script does? I'll try a reboot and see if the fix is persistent. Thanks for your reply.
    I'm please that I was able to help. Basically, the script forces a rebuild of the entire icon cache (.icon-theme.cache) from scratch for all themes installed in /usr/share/icons.

    I suppose I SHOULD have mentioned that you need to run the script as root... but obviously you figured that out on your own.

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    Default Re: Gnome 3 Shell icons changed - help

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinzie View Post
    I'm so pleased. Gnome 3 looks so lovely with the complete Faenza set. Thanks again.
    Thanks A LOT! Now I'll have to spend the evening exploring the Faenza icon set to see it for myself.

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