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The other libreoffice programs all have their icons in place but I get the 'blank icon' icon in unity's launcher. Any idea of the directory I should place a replacement icon or how I can get it back? I've tried:

sudo apt-get purge libreoffice* && sudo apt-get install libreoffice-writer

but it still shows up blank.

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It seems like the launcher icons are tied to a *.desktop file and it seems like there are *.desktop files in /usr/share/applications and in ~/.local/share/applications. I assume the .local version is used if it exists. So I deleted (renamed really) the libreoffice-writer.desktop file in my .local folder and rebooted. All is working again.

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That fixed it! No reboot required for me. Thanks so much. –  user6658 Nov 17 '11 at 3:44

In a bug report probably: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/874031

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I had been searching for it but could not find it. Thank you! –  user6658 Nov 14 '11 at 17:27

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