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.)
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.
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?
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.
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.
Ahh, you didn’t select to create the test users home directory in YaST, login back as your user and use YaST to delete the test user and then re-create, just check the box to create the users home directory…