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I upgraded Ubuntu to 12.04.

I can't launch Chrome from the taskbar, even though it's the most recent version. In the taskbar, the icon is grayed out with a question mark.

What's going on?

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There is an issue like this posted here.

To sum up the issue, it could be one of three things:

1.A bug in BAMF (the application matching framework mentioned above).

2.A faulty application description (aka '.desktop' file).

3.The lack of any application description at all. Executables that launch windows do not inherently have this metadata.

This issue is directly related to Unity's framework.

I can't sum it up very well, but if you go to the link above it has a thorough explanation of the issue.

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I see. So is there a way to open it without the taskbar? I tried typing in google-chrome in Terminal and it opened, but would doing that cause any problems with permissions? –  user179627 Jul 30 '13 at 2:36
    
No it shouldn't cause any problems at all. Thats probably the best idea is to run it through terminal if you can't fix the icon. –  Adam Jul 30 '13 at 2:59
    
Thanks for the advice. I'd upvote your suggestion, but it says I don't have enough points yet. –  user179627 Jul 31 '13 at 20:53

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