Firefox icon SOLVED

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stushug
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Re: Firefox icon

Post by stushug » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:54 pm

SOLVED!
It looks like I fixed it!
I right-clicked the icon, then clicked on properties. Then I clicked on the icon. Then I navigated to /usr/lib/firefox/browser/chrome/icons/default/
I chose default48.png (that is the default size used by the installer) and the icon is back on the desktop, proper size. It is also able to be resized by a right click and dragging a blue square. I made it very large, then clicked Restore Icon's Original Size and that worked. I also restored the icon when I made it really small. I restarted my computer and everything is still working. That was on my desktop machine. I then performed the same fix on my laptop and it worked perfectly.

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Re: Firefox icon

Post by lmuserx4849 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:17 pm

stushug wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:47 pm
I think the problem is with the icon itself. I changed it to a random picture I had on my drive and it went back to the proper size. I was also able to right click and resize the picture no problem.
Yeh. There are multiple images of firefox on the system. Just do a console command, locate firefox.png, and pick one from /usr/share/icons.

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Re: Firefox icon

Post by stushug » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:49 pm

Yeh. There are multiple images of firefox on the system. Just do a console command, locate firefox.png, and pick one from /usr/share/icons.


/usr/share/icons did not contain any of the round icons, only the square versions. The only place I could find the round ones was /usr/lib/firefox/browser/chrome/icons/default

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Re: Firefox icon

Post by Maik » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:46 am

Thank you to Cosmo, lmuserx4849 and, of course, stushug. Firefox icon now back to normal size!
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Re: Firefox icon SOLVED

Post by Maik » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:09 am

Ah, now, if I revert back to square icons the Firefox icon remains as a round icon. That's not a problem for me but thought I'd mention it.
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Re: Firefox icon SOLVED

Post by stushug » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:22 am

Maik wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:09 am
Ah, now, if I revert back to square icons the Firefox icon remains as a round icon. That's not a problem for me but thought I'd mention it.
I guess it's only half solved, I just tried the square icons and had the same result. My solution got back the round icon, but doesn't solve the underlying problem. Oh well, maybe someone will figure it out someday. Thank you to all the efforts by everyone!

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