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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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.
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?
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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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.