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This suddenly started happening, and I don't know why...But I suspect that I bumped something. Does anyone know what may cause these icons to appear?

Beside "Create New Folder" and "Create New Document" and "Paste" have never had these icons beside them before. I don't mind them, but I want to know where they came from.

This happens on Ubuntu/Ubuntu 2D, GNOME/GNOME Classic, and Cinnamon desktop environments.

Thanks all!

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Have you recently installed a new icon theme or desktop theme? – Mark Rooney Mar 18 '12 at 8:29
I have not. I did, however, recently just install GNOME 3. Could that have done it? I removed GNOME 3 and it still remained. – Ryan McClure Mar 18 '12 at 8:31
up vote 4 down vote accepted

If you have dconf-editor installed:

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and one more command line alternative:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface menus-have-icons false
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how to do it via myunity? – Tachyons Mar 18 '12 at 10:02
... cool - you found a regression. I'll file a bug report for precise. – fossfreedom Mar 18 '12 at 10:11
Excellent, that did it! I'm not sure how they appeared, but that took them away. Thank you so much! – Ryan McClure Mar 18 '12 at 16:17

ubuntutweak->tweaks->miscellaneous enter image description here


Alternatively you can use dconf-editor or gconf-editor enter image description here

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I don't have Ubuntu Tweak installed. Is there a command I could run to edit the file Ubuntu Tweak would edit? – Ryan McClure Mar 18 '12 at 9:09
settings maybe changed during gnome-shell installation ,dconf-editor may can fix it – Tachyons Mar 18 '12 at 9:29

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