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#1 2013-02-07 02:43:45

devrepublic
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[SOLVED] Acroread Modified All PDF File Icons To Its Icon

Hey guys,

I made the mistake of installing acroread and now that I've uninstalled it (yes, this happened after uninstalling acroread), it changed all the *.pdf file icons to its own icon.

I'm not sure how to revert it back to how it was before (eg. ebooks have the front cover as the icon, white-ish for normal pdfs). Does anybody know how to fix this?

I've also tried right clicking > open with other application in order to set the default application but the acrobat icon stays.

Last edited by devrepublic (2013-02-08 16:56:27)

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#2 2013-02-07 02:47:52

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Re: [SOLVED] Acroread Modified All PDF File Icons To Its Icon

You need to post which desktop environment you are using.  The instructions to resolve the issue will be different for each.


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#3 2013-02-07 02:58:06

devrepublic
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Re: [SOLVED] Acroread Modified All PDF File Icons To Its Icon

I'm using XFCE with the Faenza icon pack. Please let me know if you need anything else, I'm not really sure where to look.

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#4 2013-02-07 05:09:08

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Re: [SOLVED] Acroread Modified All PDF File Icons To Its Icon

So after a bit of investigation, it looks like the Adobe icon that I'm seeing is the default icon that Faenza has for the application/pdf mimetype. I tried changing the default icon to nothing by modifying freedesktop.xml in /usr/share/mime/packages but for some reason it's still using the Adobe icon. Any ideas?

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#5 2013-02-07 23:03:03

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Re: [SOLVED] Acroread Modified All PDF File Icons To Its Icon

So the Adobe icon must be part of faenza-icon-theme because it stays installed after you delete acroread? You have to update the mime database and restart your session and such.


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#6 2013-02-08 16:54:32

devrepublic
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Re: [SOLVED] Acroread Modified All PDF File Icons To Its Icon

Hi ConnorBehan, thanks for the help but I figured out what was wrong. Somehow the poppler-glib package got uninstalled so Thunar wasn't able to display thumbnails for PDF. Reinstalling poppler-glib back fixed the issue.

And yes, just for future reference, the adobe icon is indeed part of the faenza icon theme.

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