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    Default LEAP 42.1 No Application Icons in Start menu or Desktop folder

    Hello OpenSuSE forum users,

    Sorry if I am asking a question that has been asked before, my searches are yielding no results for some reason.

    I installed Leap 42.1 as a new/clean installation, not an update installation.

    I have none of the usual application icons showing up in the desktop folder, or the KDE Applications menu(Start Menu)
    just some grey boxes instead.

    Is this as it should be for Leap 42.1 or do I have a problem of some kind that I need to research and fix?

    I figured I would ask before I went to far down this road...

    Thank you,

    Curtis Rubel

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    Default Re: LEAP 42.1 No Application Icons in Start menu or Desktop folder

    Quote Originally Posted by crubel View Post
    I installed Leap 42.1 as a new/clean installation, not an update installation.
    Did you reuse your /home, or is this a completely clean installation?

    I have none of the usual application icons showing up in the desktop folder, or the KDE Applications menu(Start Menu)
    just some grey boxes instead.

    Is this as it should be for Leap 42.1 or do I have a problem of some kind that I need to research and fix?
    What exactly do those grey boxes look like?
    Can you maybe post a screenshot to clarify?
    What icon theme are you using?
    Does it work on a fresh user account?

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    Default Re: LEAP 42.1 No Application Icons in Start menu or Desktop folder

    Did you reuse your /home, or is this a completely clean installation?

    Yes this was an empty SSD that I use for testing new OpenSuSE releases.

    What exactly do those grey boxes look like?
    \Sorry not boxes really, just an empty grey area
    where the icons used to be in previous releases. Is
    there supposed to be icons on the Start Menu in Leap?

    Can you maybe post a screenshot to clarify?
    How do you post a screen shot to this forum?
    I only see a way to post a pic via URL and this
    pic is not online anyplace to provide a URL for it.

    What icon theme are you using?
    Default one, I did not select any myself to use.

    Does it work on a fresh user account?

    Partially, the new user account Application start menu
    has icons along the bottom now for Favorites, Applications, etc.
    but none on the menus above it.


    Thank you and sorry for the late reply, I had no email notification of the reply.

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    Default Re: LEAP 42.1 No Application Icons in Start menu or Desktop folder

    Here is a URL/Link to an image of my Leap KDE Applications menu
    with no icons present for any of the apps or menu items.




    As I mentioned, maybe this is how it is supposed to look
    but I was just expecting something similar to my 13.2 installation
    which has an icon by each item...

    Hopefully the URL link works...if not here it is inline..
    http://susepaste.org/87876701

    Thank you...

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    Default Re: LEAP 42.1 No Application Icons in Start menu or Desktop folder

    Quote Originally Posted by crubel View Post
    \Sorry not boxes really, just an empty grey area
    where the icons used to be in previous releases. Is
    there supposed to be icons on the Start Menu in Leap?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by crubel View Post
    As I mentioned, maybe this is how it is supposed to look
    No, not at all.
    There should indeed be an icon for each entry (except the application doesn't specify one of course, but most do).

    This is how it should look:



    Hopefully the URL link works...
    Nope. You specified the URL of the page, not the picture itself.
    Right-click on the picture and choose "Copy Link URL" or similar and paste this into the "Insert Image" dialog, then it should work.
    That's a small peculiarity of susepaste.org...
    But the link is sufficient too of course.

    Hm. To rule out the obvious (incompatible packages), is your system fully uptodate? Try running "sudo zypper up" to be sure, and post possible "error" messages.
    What repos are you using?
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    Also, what icon theme have you configured? Try to delete the icon cache (~/.cache/icon-cache.kcache), does that help?
    Although if the problem persists on a fresh user account, that's unlikely to be the problem, still it's worth a try I think.

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