This suddenly started happening, and I don't know why...But I suspect that I bumped something. Does anyone know what may cause these icons to appear?

Beside "Create New Folder" and "Create New Document" and "Paste" have never had these icons beside them before. I don't mind them, but I want to know where they came from.

This happens on Ubuntu/Ubuntu 2D, GNOME/GNOME Classic, and Cinnamon desktop environments.

  • Have you recently installed a new icon theme or desktop theme? – Mark Rooney Mar 18 '12 at 8:29
  • I have not. I did, however, recently just install GNOME 3. Could that have done it? I removed GNOME 3 and it still remained. – Ryan McClure Mar 18 '12 at 8:31

If you have dconf-editor installed:

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and one more command line alternative:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface menus-have-icons false
  • how to do it via myunity? – Tachyons Mar 18 '12 at 10:02
  • ... cool - you found a regression. I'll file a bug report for precise. – fossfreedom Mar 18 '12 at 10:11
  • Excellent, that did it! I'm not sure how they appeared, but that took them away. Thank you so much! – Ryan McClure Mar 18 '12 at 16:17

ubuntutweak > tweaks > miscellaneous

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ubuntutweak > tweaks > miscellaneous

Alternatively you can use dconf-editor or gconf-editor

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  • I don't have Ubuntu Tweak installed. Is there a command I could run to edit the file Ubuntu Tweak would edit? – Ryan McClure Mar 18 '12 at 9:09
  • settings maybe changed during gnome-shell installation ,dconf-editor may can fix it – Tachyons Mar 18 '12 at 9:29

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