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I'm running Xubuntu 13.04 (xfce4-panel 4.10.0). The icons for Skype and Synapse are missing in the panel. Only a missing icon icon is shown.

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The icons show correctly in the apps menu. I've tried reinstalling the programs and removing and adding them back to the panel, but to no avail. No errors shows up in the syslog.

Is there anything else I can try?


The icon theme is elementary Xfce. I noticed that switching to KDE-HiColor fixed the problem. But I don't really like that theme. Is there a way to add the icons to the elementary Xfce theme?

Using the icon pack suggested my M.HannySabbagh didn't work (still the same problem with missing icons).

On my other computer I'm running Xubuntu 12.10 with icon theme Tango. The Skype icon looks good on that computer, but trying the Tango theme on my 13.04 computer results in the same "icon missing" icon as the elementary Xfce theme.

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What icon theme are you using? – GM-Script-Writer-62850 May 13 '13 at 14:31

first, remove elementary Xfce icons package from your system. then download the icons from here: and put the "elementary-xfce" folder in /home/USER/.icons and switch to it using xfce settings. thanks.

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You can install latest development packages for the elementary icons theme from the elementary Xfce PPA (daily) . If you still encounter issues, feel free to report them on the project's GitHub tracker.

To install the icons, as root:

add-apt-repository ppa:landronimirc/elementary-xfce
apt-get update
apt-get install xubuntu-icon-theme
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welcome to AskUbuntu! to make this answer even more complete you could add instructions on how to install the icons from the PPA. – Wouter Dec 27 '13 at 9:23

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