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Before my reinstall, I found that after upgrading VMWare Server from 9.0 to 9.1, the launcher icon on the icon only task manager disappeared when the program wasn't open, but the icon was actually there, just invisible/hiding. When vmware was open, the icon showed fine. On this install, vmware's icon works as designed..but Vuze icon is doing the exact same thing.

I tried deleting the icon cache, but no luck.


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Have you tried removing and adding the application back to the Icon Task Manager, as the entry which was previously in the menu may have changed - leading to the Icon Tasks entry losing the icon.


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bcooksley wrote:Have you tried removing and adding the application back to the Icon Task Manager, as the entry which was previously in the menu may have changed - leading to the Icon Tasks entry losing the icon.

Yes I have tried that, but no nothing has changed. In the case of vmware, it did. This case it did not, but Vuze from the official ubuntu repos is horribly out dated, forcing me to use the package on there site. I guess the proper term would be it is a portable app, because there is no installer per say. However I believe the binary does some install procedures behind the scenes. This makes me jump through hurdles every time I do a fresh install because it simply gets pinned as "java://" and will not launch. So it takes some trickery to make Vuze show a launcher icon that is linked to the binary when the program is closed. I am not sure how I even managed to do it this time. I have tried to create a symlink named vuze linking to the vuze folder(which contains the binary and all the needed files and folders for vuze to run) but when I type vuze on cli, I get "/usr/bin/vuze: line 1: [Desktop: command not found"


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With regards to the Vuze icon issue - try copying the *.desktop file you found to ~/.local/share/applications and running "kbuildsycoca4". This should cause Vuze to appear in the KDE menu.

Just in case - are both VMWare and Vuze present in the standard KDE menu?


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bcooksley wrote:With regards to the Vuze icon issue - try copying the *.desktop file you found to ~/.local/share/applications and running "kbuildsycoca4". This should cause Vuze to appear in the KDE menu.

Just in case - are both VMWare and Vuze present in the standard KDE menu?

The VMware instance was from a previous install and works fine now. The Vuze instance is current. For what it's worth yes both are installed and both were installed again.

You mean the kick off menu? If so, that's the least of my concerns.


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It may help the Icon Task Manager if Vuze is present in the Kickoff menu. This will help it find the correct executable name, icon, etc.

As Vuze already provides a *.desktop file, all you need to do is copy it into place as I mentioned above. (Into ~/.local/share/applications namely).


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bcooksley wrote:It may help the Icon Task Manager if Vuze is present in the Kickoff menu. This will help it find the correct executable name, icon, etc.

As Vuze already provides a *.desktop file, all you need to do is copy it into place as I mentioned above. (Into ~/.local/share/applications namely).

Turns out Vuze must have already placed one in there.
Code: Select all
[Desktop Entry]
Exec=/opt/vuze/vuze
MimeType=application/x-bittorrent;
Name=vuze
NoDisplay=true
Type=Application


Also I got a response today to an old thread with a similar issue:
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=106637#p256468
I tried draggign the desktop file from the ~/.local/share/applications to the icon task manager and the icon was still inviable. I decided to edit that desktop file and include:
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Icon=/opt/vuze/vuze.png

On the last line, and now it works.


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In case anyone has a similar problem: I was having this issue with Sublime Text 2 and turned out I had several .desktop pointing to the executable and some did not have references to the icon. I had to remove the all but one of the .desktop files and make sure it that all its references were valid, and fixed the problem.

 
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