Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 250892
gnome-panel should always give some kind of icon to launchers
Last modified: 2008-06-16 22:05:59 EDT
Description of problem:
It is possible, and all too easy, to add invisible/unusable launchers to the panel.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right click panel to get context menu
2. Choose "Add to panel
3. Choose "Custom Application Launcher"
4. Create a launcher with no icon and hit "OK".
The launcher is added to the panel with no icon.
Perhaps a default icon should be shown when no icon is specified or if the
specified icon is missing.
When creating a launcher, "No Icon" is a poor default choice.
I had an invisible launcher that was locked in my panel. (I assume I
accidentally moved or deleted the image that it was using.) This caused the
panel to not let me move some icons past the invisible, locked launcher.
So we choose an icon by default, I believe. How did you get to "No Icon" ?
Or does it default to "No Icon" for you?
granted, "No Icon" is pretty much never the right choice, so we should just pick
the default if "No Icon" is picked, I suppose.
I guess there are really two problems.
1. Launchers in the panel, with missing or unspecified icons, are invisible.
Perhaps it could display a default icon or a broken icon if the specified image
file is missing?
2. The "Create Launcher" dialog defaults to "No Icon". If the panel would
always show some kind of icon, this wouldn't be a big deal. Although, it would
be nice if the default was a generic application icon.
it looks like 2 is already fixed in rawhide, so let's just keep this bug open for 1.
Retitling for clarity
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