Caclulator Icon not displayed

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    pdoc

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    Hi

    I've got an unusual one

    Everything is as out of the box bar some extra installs - VLC, Audacity, fbreader, opera, games

    I have moved the Calculator on the "Work" section to the third position so it appears on the initial screen.

    BUT when i boot up the device the Calculator icon is not displayed (the text name only appears)

    When i pass the cursor over this area the icon appears again and stays for the rest of the session, issue reoccurs after booting

    Anyone else seen this ?

    If not i'd appreciate it if someone could try to reproduce the issue by moving the calculator to the 3rd position, reboot and let me know if you see the same symptoms

    Any ideas on how to resolve ?

    PS - one week in with the AAO - held off to see what the DELL offering was going to be like - huge disappointment that i waited for so long for nothing :twisted: - bought AAO the very next day - delighted so far - one of my best gadgets todate
     
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    Yes, I had the same thing. Moved the calculator icon so it would appear on the home screen, but every time I start, the icon isn't there till I hover over where it should be, then it appears. Very annoying. It even happened after a system restore when I didn't add any software or change anything else. And a live update didn't bring it back, either.

    I "fixed" it by using the normal-desktop script :D , so now I don't have any Acer icons, only the ones I set up as XFCE launcher items.

    But sorry, I have no idea why it happens. I can confirm it's not from installing programs.
     
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    Mine has been doing it from straight out of the box. Before I bought the One, I think I remember a blog review mentioning the same issue. Doesn't really bother me though. I roll over it with my cursor and it comes back for the rest of my session. What does bothers me is the title of the Calculator once you open it... "galculator" ugh! How did Acer let that one slip by? :roll:
     
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    NiksaVel

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    I can confirm the issue on my aao as well as my friends...


    galculator is the name of the package (GTK calculator)
     
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    figured it out...

    find the .desktop file for galculator and change the icon: part

    should be:

    alt+f2
    terminal

    Code:
    sudo mousepad /usr/applications/galculator.desktop
    than find the line that starts with icon and points to

    Code:
    accessories-calculator
    and change it to:

    Code:
    accessories-calculator.png
     
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    I have the same issue, tried fix above which doesn't work.

    I assume share is missed from above, as only .desktop file I have is /usr/share/applications/galculator.desktop

    See below, I have added .png to Icon line as described:

    [[email protected] usr]$ find /usr -name galculator.desktop
    ./share/applications/galculator.desktop
    [[email protected] usr]$ cd /usr/share/applications
    [[email protected] applications]$ grep -i icon galculator.desktop
    Icon=accessories-calculator.png

    I still boot up with no calculator icon, when I move mouse over the space for it - it pops up ??

    Any other idea's ?
     
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    I am having the same results. I changed the file (in the '/usr/share/applications' directory) and restarted but the icon is not there until you mouse over it. Still trying other things though.
    Tony
     
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    yes.. I'm affraid I have to confirm that my fix indeed doesn't work... I only tested it by restarting the desktop (killall xfdesktop2) not full reboot... :cry:

    sorry guys...
     
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    Here is the fix for the calculator icon issue:

    Code:
    sudo cp /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/apps/accessories-calculator.png /usr/share/pixmaps/accessories-calculator.png
    then reboot

    From what I can tell, the icons need to be stored in the /usr/share/pixmaps folder before they will work correctly on the default Aspire one Desktop.


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    jamesb72

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    Thanks Warwick, this has fixed this for me.
     
    jamesb72, Oct 7, 2008
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    jamesb72- You're Welcome, glad it worked for you as well!

    VVarwick
     
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    Thanks for your help with this one - really appreciate it - everything looks perfect now !
     
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    Thanks, VVarwick. That did the trick.
     
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