I can't see any icon when trying to set some to a launcher

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I can't see any icon when trying to set some to a launcher

Postby wdc » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:06 am


you know that when you create a new launcher or a new file you can select the icon to assign to it clicking in the icon image in the properties of the new file, but now i can't see any icon, all a see is a path (/usr/share/pixmaps/) but no icon to choose, also if i browse that path all i can see are the *.png files (and others) but with a "default" icon, not the icon image itself, how come?

see this image:


how can i fix this?

thanks in advance.

best regards.


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Postby Boo » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:09 am

that theme may have turned thumbnails off, or some setting like that to see the pic/icon.

Now where was i going? Oh yes, crazy!

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Postby speaker219 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:20 pm

Open any folder and Click "Edit>Preferences>Previews"
Under "Other previewable files" make sure it doesn't say "never" under "show thumbnails"
see screenshots: (click to enlarge)
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