Bug 250892 - gnome-panel should always give some kind of icon to launchers
Summary: gnome-panel should always give some kind of icon to launchers
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel
Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-08-04 17:51 UTC by Vic Ricker
Modified: 2008-06-17 02:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-06-17 02:05:59 UTC

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Description Vic Ricker 2007-08-04 17:51:10 UTC
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):


How reproducible:


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".

Actual results:
The launcher is added to the panel with no icon.

Expected results:
Perhaps a default icon should be shown when no icon is specified or if the
specified icon is missing.

Additional info:
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.

Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-08-14 18:01:30 UTC
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?

Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-08-14 18:02:11 UTC
granted, "No Icon" is pretty much never the right choice, so we should just pick
the default if "No Icon" is picked, I suppose.

Comment 3 Vic Ricker 2007-08-14 18:31:19 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-08-14 18:46:33 UTC
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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