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I've had this issue with Chrome and Chromium for some time, thinking it was due to the fact that iconset I'm using is missing some Icons , but I've tried with many different sets and apparently none have the the correct Icon.

Is it Chrome/Chromium that is expecting another icon? (and what would it's name be?) or the sets i have just don't have that Icon?.

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Screenshots? :) – jokerdino Jan 29 '12 at 9:17
I've uploaded the example. – Uri Herrera Jan 29 '12 at 9:23
Faience icon theme seems to show those icons properly for me. May be, you can check if the icon themes you use support Google Chrome? – jokerdino Jan 29 '12 at 9:28
Doesn't seem to show up, can you check which icon is it Using for you? – Uri Herrera Jan 29 '12 at 9:50
It looks like this: I am not sure if this is related to icon themes because those icons used by Chrome doesn't quite match my other icons. – jokerdino Jan 29 '12 at 9:53

I had the same issue.

Solved it by installing the "gnome-icon-theme-full" package.

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I already had the Icons installed, and they didn't showed. – Uri Herrera Apr 4 '12 at 21:30
i have 3 different ubuntu installation with chrome, and all show the icons now. – c0de Apr 5 '12 at 7:29
Probably was/is because i use XFCE, probably not.. I've no idea – Uri Herrera Apr 5 '12 at 22:13
XFCE here, also solved by installing "gnome-icon-theme-full" – user86082 Aug 28 '12 at 12:56
works like a charm :D – gongzhitaao Jul 9 '13 at 14:20
up vote 1 down vote accepted

The Missing icons happen because Chrome/Chromium use PNG files for the MIMES. This range from 16px to 32px. The icons set in use has to have them else it won't display anything like in the screenshot.

Chrome/Chromium don't work with SVG files for the MIMES but can load SVG files for the rest of the UI components.

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Uri Herrerra, Where is the index.theme file located? – user81421 Aug 5 '12 at 9:05
Inside the Icon's folder. – Uri Herrera Aug 5 '12 at 9:41

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