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Accidentally lost main menu icon

Postby rsty on Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:18 pm

i accidentally lost the main menu icon...

the mint green logo one...

i found it in the mint user share icon files folder, copied the path in preferences/ main button /button icon...

file:///usr/share/icons/Mint-Green/22x22/places/start-here.png

and it just shows a a white icon with a red dot...

any help on this?
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Re: Accidentally lost main menu icon

Postby kansasnoob on Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:20 pm

Right click the panel (system tray), and click add. Find the menu icon and add it to the panel.

You may have to right click many "panel objects" and select "unlock" and then "move" so you can get things where you want them.
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Re: Accidentally lost main menu icon

Postby rsty on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:04 pm

well thanks for the reply, just i already have the mint main menu on the panel (system tray), its the icon for it thats lost...
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Re: Accidentally lost main menu icon

Postby Gazler on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:13 pm

gconf-editor


Apps->panel->objects. Its one of the objects (object_0, object_1, etc.)...it varies. Click the "use_custom_icon" checkbox then go up to "custom_icon". Right click "custom_icon" and the then click "edit key". enter the path of the icon that you want to use.

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Re: Accidentally lost main menu icon

Postby pluraldave on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:42 pm

rsty wrote:file:///usr/share/icons/Mint-Green/22x22/places/start-here.png


Which version are you using? Mine works with
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/usr/share/icons/LinuxMint/24x24/places/start-here.png

but only if I copy and paste it into the box. Typing it out doesn't seem to work.
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Re: Accidentally lost main menu icon

Postby rsty on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:46 pm

using elyssa LTS
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Re: Accidentally lost main menu icon

Postby pluraldave on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:52 pm

See above edit about copy+pasting. Also I assume you're only typing one / before the usr not the 3?
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Re: Accidentally lost main menu icon

Postby rsty on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:55 pm

used the 3 "/// "

will try again

thanks
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Re: Accidentally lost main menu icon

Postby rsty on Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:09 pm

did "/usr/share/icons/LinuxMint/24x24/places/start-here.png"

and no go...

was was using the Eikon icon theme before...

i put the custom start icon in by just draging it from the folder...

i wanted to do the same to get the default mint icon back, and thats when i wasn't able to do it...

be it drag and drop, otr what you folks just mentioned...

do i have to rebbot for this/

did not before, it showed instantly
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Re: Accidentally lost main menu icon

Postby pluraldave on Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:13 pm

Use the LM5 address you originally posted but with only one /. Mine is for LM6.

I.e.
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/usr/share/icons/Mint-Green/22x22/places/start-here.png
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Re: Accidentally lost main menu icon

Postby rsty on Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:25 pm

that did it, thanks for the all the help!

think i will leave that alone for a bit!
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