Ubuntu – Firefox developer desktop icon is missing

17.10firefoxicons

When I open Firefox from the launcher there is no icon.

blank paper icon in dash

When I run firefox from the terminal the icon appears. So far I have tried Unity launcher uses generic icon for Firefox in Ubuntu 12.04, but the issue still remains.

This is my firefox_dev.desktop file:

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=Firefox Developer Edition
GenericName=Web Browser
Exec=/opt/firefox/firefox
Terminal=false
Icon=/opt/firefox/browser/icons/mozicon128.png
Type=Application
Categories=Network;WebBrowser;Favorites;
MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml_xml;x-scheme-handler/http;x-scheme-handler/https;x-scheme-handler/ftp;
X-Ayatana-Desktop-Shortcuts=NewWindow;NewIncognito

I have tried uninstalling and then installing again, but the issue is still the same.

Best Answer

  • Same here, my FF developer edition icon is transparent since 17.10.

    [SOLVED] I sorted out that by replacing the line

    Icon=/home/YOU_USER_NAME/.local/share/umake/web/firefox-dev/browser/icons/mozicon128.png
    

    by

    Icon=/home/YOU_USER_NAME/.local/share/umake/web/firefox-dev/browser/chrome/icons/default/default128.png
    

    In my case I installed it with umake. In your case have a look at /opt/firefox/browser and find the equivalent icon.

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