Snippet: Recover the Icons For the Ubuntu System Menu

I give you a minute and you tell me what is missing from the Ubuntu menu bar.

Time up! Still can’t find the fault?

If you have been a detailed person, you will notice that the all the icons are missing from the System menu. Look for the screenshot below for illustration.


This is not really a big deal, but if you are the kind easily frustrated over any form of imperfection, here’s the fix:

Open up a terminal and type:

gconftool-2 --type Boolean --set /desktop/gnome/interface/menus_have_icons True

Tata…your System icons magically appear in the menu.

[via How to Geek]

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Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

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