RE: No application or applet icons in gmome-shell-3.10.3

Thanks for the reply.

Just to be sure I understood:

I thought various applet icons - network-manager-applet, Bluetooth, weather, etc, were meant to appear in the 
top panel? All I have is a sound icon and the icon to switch the machine off (which doesn't work).

If the gnome-tweak-tool is required to obtain desktop application icons, how are users supposed to launch 
applications? The only method I have available is <alt-F2> to bring up a command line to launch applications.


-----Original Message-----
From: Yaa101 [mailto:yaa101 xs4all nl]
Sent: Sunday, 30 March, 2014 03:19
To: gnome-shell-list gnome org
Cc: John Frankish
Subject: Re: No application or applet icons in gmome-shell-3.10.3

There are no application icons in the top panel, however there are various
gnome extensions to install an applications menu in the top bar.

You can find extensions at, you do need a
firefox add-on to properly use this website. However a lot of their
programmers use a github page to store their extensions, so you can get
them there too.

To enable desktop icons you need to set the setting in gnome-tweak-tool,
which is a python application for advanced gnome-shell settings.

//\  Regards, Groeten,
V_/_ Bas Burger.

On Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:21:58 +0000
John Frankish <j-frankish slb com> wrote:

I'm using gnome-shell on a simple linux system having compiling the
various components from source.

Whilst things seem to work well in the "activities view", I do not
get any application icons on the desktop nor applet icons in the top

I can use nautilus to navigate to /usr/local/share/applications and
launch various gnome apps by double-clicking on the *desktop files,
so things seem to be in order, but I cannot figure out why there are
no application icons on the desktop.

Note that I've enabled desktop icons using dconf-editor, but this
does not change anything - any trouble-shooting suggestions would be

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