I am using Opera 11.60 on ArchLinux (64bit) with Gnome3 and KDE4. Since I installed KDE4 last week Gnome3 shows the wrong Icon for Opera in the upper left corner and in the task switcher (alt+tab).

Here is a screenshot of what I see:

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Does anybody know how to get the correct icon and title back, as it also says "opera" instead of "Opera" (capital "O")? I already tried reinstalling and removing my .opera files but that did not help.

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Perhaps there is some trouble with recognizing Opera .desktop entries - you might want to create one if there are none. .desktop entries contains meta information and resources, such as the path to the application executable and the location of the icon used for the application. They are usually located in /usr/share/applications so you should take a look there.

To verify if Opera has any .desktop entries, do:

# pacman -Ql opera | grep *.desktop
  • There is a desktop file, the icon is shown in the menu if opera is not running, but when I start it the icon is replaced by this generic one. This is quite odd.
    – Thomas
    Jan 25, 2012 at 18:22

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