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I prefer Abiword instead of Libreoffice, so i right-clicked on an opendocument-file, selected "open with" and in the window I chose to make it open with the command "abiword", and when I double-click the document it opens in abiword, but in the launcher it shows a gray question mark instead of the abiword icon. It's a minor thing I know, but it bugs me. How can you start it and have the real icon show?

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Have you tried to, instead of opening a document, open Abiword through Menu > Applications?

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Yes, then it works fine, but I want to double-click-open too. –  Konstapel Kask Apr 22 '11 at 9:31
    
I'm at mobile right now and I can't find a solution. In the mean while you can add this bug here: wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/WindowMatching –  desgua Apr 22 '11 at 15:17

Try this:

  1. open AbiWord from your applications menu (Super + A)
  2. once AbiWord is open look to see if its icon is present in the Launcher. If not, I don't know. But if so you can right-click this Launcher icon and select the Pin to launcher option
  3. now try opening a document and see if it uses the "?" icon or the AbiWord icon.
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It works fine if I do it that way, but I want to be able to open it from the file manager and still have consistent icons, is that possible? –  Konstapel Kask Apr 21 '11 at 18:42
    
Once you pin the "non-?" icon to the Launcher try opening from the File Manager with the expectation that it will now use the "non-?" icon. That is, does it still use the ? icon even after pinning the graphical icon to the LauncheR? –  sam Apr 21 '11 at 19:02
    
No, it does not, it creates a ?-icon, even if the real deal is pinned –  Konstapel Kask Apr 21 '11 at 23:30
    
@Martin Josefsson: when you open a folder in nautilus and look at an AbiWord file, it has an icon or it has "?" ? –  desgua Apr 22 '11 at 1:58
    
Nope, then it works as expected with the Abiword icon. –  Konstapel Kask Apr 22 '11 at 9:32

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