I have been an avid user of RSSOwl & now have ported mine OS to Fedora 18. Everything works fine including the transfer of .rssowl2 (backup folder) to new Fedora. However when minimised or exited to tray tray icon is missing... enter image description here

notifications are OK I too can right-click tray icon...

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RssOwl can be downloaded as a zip file. it has a got a binary & an xpm file...You just execute binary (I symlinked it to /bin) & app starts so I manually created .desktop file:

[Desktop Entry]

I converted that .xpm file to .png to be used as desktop icon. Now I copied RSSOwl.png to /usr/share/pixmaps with no success & when copied RSSOwl.png to /usr/share/icons/gnome/24x24/apps well success happened but very tiny icon :(

  • You have Icon=/home/usama/Programs/rssowl/RSSOwl.png. Have you tried to put the icon in the /usr/share/pixmaps/RSSOwl.png and set Icon=RSSOwl.png in your .desktop file?
    – fmanco
    Jan 28, 2013 at 14:15

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I'm not familiar with that app, but I know that means your icon theme doesn't have the required icon, i.e apps/24/XX.png,

A stupid solution is copy it from somewhere, i.e check the Icon= line in /usr/share/applications/XX.desktop, and copy it to your theme dir.

P.S does the app icon show correctly when you search for the app?

  • Nay, that didn't work. Details added Jan 25, 2013 at 6:59
  • the proper localtion is /usr/share/pixmap Jan 25, 2013 at 7:36

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