Thunderbird icon in Unity launcher

Jordon Bedwell jordon at
Tue Aug 30 15:43:56 UTC 2011

On 08/30/2011 10:22 AM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> Yes, I like to stay current on the Mozilla apps and right now
> Thunderbird is in ~/Apps/thunderbird.

A little secret a lot of people don't know about is ~/bin even though
it's not there by default you can create it and it will automagically
work from cmd, by default it's referenced in ~/.profile

> Thanks for the info.  I've always done it as outlined above because it
> always worked and I didn't know about the ppa.  If I use the ppa where
> will updates come from?  The ppa or mozilla?
> I wonder if using the above method might solve my icon problem.  Just
> guessing but I noticed that the way I have it installed now, Unity does
> not show it in the list of applications, maybe that's the problem.

The PPA is managed by the Ubuntu Mozilla Team
( so it's legit and it will always
work on Ubuntu, well there might be a few minor issues but those would
generally be the same issues you would experience right upstream.  Your
addons should be ported across too since they manage the entire lot for
that PPA.  Installing from the PPA _should_ solve the icon problem, my
little netbook (which uses that PPA and 11.04) does have the proper
icon.  My main computer is 10.04 though so I can't speak about Unity here :P

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