Bug 65709 - Nautilus will not display proper icons for mime types
Nautilus will not display proper icons for mime types
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-05-30 12:43 EDT by Jim Shanks
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-30 12:43:40 EDT
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Description Jim Shanks 2002-05-30 12:43:34 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.0 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020408

Description of problem:
Nautilus will only display icons for mime types if the icons associated with the
file are in the /usr/share/pixmaps/nautilus/ directory.  Many programs including
OpenOffice.org use the icons (.png files) in the program directory.  This has
the effect of Nautilus displaying the ugly generic blank page icon for files
created with StarOffice / OpenOffice, etc.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Install OpenOffice.org 1.0.  I use the -net install and install OpenOffice
in the /usr/local/OpenOffice1.0/ directory and then run the setup program to
store my user setting in my home directory under ~/OpenOffice1.0.
2.  Create and save a file in your home directory.
3.  View the home directory with Nautilus.

Actual Results:  The icon displayed for the newly created file is the "blank
page" default icon.

Expected Results:  Should display the icon associated with the file type.

Additional info:

Checking the OpenOffice.org file types with file-types-capplet (or looking at
the ~/.gnome/mime-info/user.keys file) shows that the icons for the file types
are properly configured as /user/local/OpenOffice1.0/share/icons/ICON-NAME.png
and they show up normally in other file managers.

If you copy the icons from the /usr/local/OpenOffice1.0/share/icons to the
/usr/share/pixmaps/nautilus/ directory and then run file-types-capplet and set
the location of the icons to /usr/share/pixmaps/nautilus/ICON-NAME.png the icons
will display normally.  This is really alot of work for every program and user
on the system.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-06-09 10:49:58 EDT
Upstream as http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=84657 - you may want to get 
on the cc list for that bug.

We will pull a fix from gnome.org if it becomes available.

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