Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there any way to disable icons from Gnome menu?


share|improve this question

From Here

Note: This is for Feisty (7.04)

The first problem with the Gnome menu is that it loads the menu icons as needed causing a delay before you can see the icons. By default when you click the Gnome menu the icons are retrieved and loaded after the click (this is why there is a delay) and put in memory so they can be called later. Once the icons are in memory there will be no delay the next time you go to the same menu item. However, I think this is a bug since you should never see a delay in a menu system even if it is the first time you click on it. You can fix this problem by typing the following command as root.

gtk-update-icon-cache -f /usr/share/icons/THEMENAME/

Remember to replace the THEMENAME with the actual icon theme set you are using. The default is ‘gnome‘.

share|improve this answer
I deleted it right after I realised that, then undeleted and edited it. – NRoach44 May 3 '11 at 9:39
He specifically asked about removing the images so thisa is not what he asked for but I agree with NRoach44: this removes the delay and is probably what Andre wants. +1 :) – Rinzwind May 3 '11 at 9:46
thanks. but yeah - i'd rather see them completely gone. it doesn't look like there is an option for that though :( – Stann May 7 '11 at 20:25

Years ago we had a switch to do that with but that has been long gone.

You can do this with from the 'propeties' button in 'main menu' in system settings.

main menu


If you can not remove the image here you could delete the menu item you need to remove the image from and recreate it.

Or find the *.menu associated and edit that file.

share|improve this answer
and yes I realise this is ALOT of work if you want this for all the images and not just the one you pointed :+ – Rinzwind May 3 '11 at 9:44
This doesn't sound like a good idea. – Jeremy Bicha May 3 '11 at 11:13

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.