maverick: Firefox back/forward buttons
rrumberger at web.de
Tue Feb 8 00:57:20 UTC 2011
On Dienstag 08 Februar 2011, 01:36:40, Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
> On Dienstag 08 Februar 2011, 00:50:28, D. R. Evans wrote:
> > Reinhold Rumberger said the following at 02/05/2011 12:11 PM :
> > > On Samstag 05 Februar 2011, 19:11:20, D. R. Evans wrote:
> > >> On my wife's maverick system (but not on mine), the Firefox
> > >> forward/back buttons are missing.
> > >>
> > >> After some investigation, it seems that they are present, but of zero
> > >> size (i.e., it's as if FF can't find or simply isn't displaying the
> > >> icons). If I set the toolbar to [icons + text] then the buttons are
> > >> present and usable: it's just that there is no icon on them. Googling
> > >> seems to show that this is not an unheard-of problem (although why it
> > >> should occur on onely one of the three maverick systems here is a
> > >> puzzle), but I haven't been able to find a fix that works.
> > >>
> > >> So, does anyone know how to get the forward/back icons to appear?
> > >
> > > You need to install gnome-icon-theme
> > I installed it, logged out, logged back in and started FF, and nothing
> > seems to look any different :-( In particular, the back/forward icons are
> > still missing.
> I'm pretty sure that's what fixed it for me. The reason for this was
> something about firefox hardcoding the icons' exact names an someone
> changing the location of the 'ltr' in the icons' names (or something
> similar) in the name generation algorithm in GTK and subsequently in the
> icon's names themselves.
> Anyway, since I can't remember the exact keywords I used to actually find
> info on this, here's how to do it yourself:
> Open a konsole and start firefox (make sure no other instance is running
> first!). Firefox should then output a lot of GTK warnings about missing
> icons. Use one of them to formulate a meaningful google query.
> It might help to install the hicolor-icon-theme, I'm not sure about that,
> but I guess it is worth a try.
> PS: I believe I saw a launchpad bug for this, but I can't find it right
Found the gnome report: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=629878
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