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:

Tata…your System icons magically appear in the menu.

[via How to Geek]

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Damien Damien

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.


  1. I'd like to know how to get rid of the icons from the menus, it was possible in Ubuntu 9.04, but have been unable to do so in Ubuntu 10.04 64bit.

  2. This seems to be a bug that is still unresolved. You can only turn on/off the System menu icon. As for the rest, nope, you still can't hide them.

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