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VLC, Skype, Clementine and Virtualbox (the four QT apps I use) all have icons in their menus. The rest of my system's menus are all iconless, How I like them.

I'm using 12.04.

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Related:… (also unanswered). From quick googling this might be some bug in Ubuntu, as according archlinux forum i.e., Qt applications obey settings from gconf – zetah May 21 '12 at 17:27

Icons in the menus is standard for Qt/KDE apps. In order for Qt apps to obey the gconf settings, the developers have to specifically code that in. You have no control over this, but it's not a bug in Ubuntu. It's behaviour by design from the app

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