I recently ran the ubuntu updater on my computer, and it seems like it messed up my google chrome installation. Every time I open Google chrome, on the menu bar, instead of showing up as the normal chrome icon, it shows a slightly blurrier version, and when I put my mouse over it, it says "Digital Ocean Control Panel", which was one of the tabs when the updater ran.

What can I do to get rid of this? I tried uninstalling chrome, I tried purging chrome, and I also tried deleting ~/.config/google-chrome, but still when I reopen chrome, it shows up on the menu bar as Digital ocean, instead of Google Chrome.


Found it!

This tutorial did the trick! http://kb.openstudioproject.com/content/fix-double-google-chrome-icon-docky-and-plank


After the update to Chrome 35 and again with the update to 36 I discovered the launcher in docky and plank wasn't matching the chrome window correctly anymore. So it would show the launcher with a nice icon and then the actually launched app with a very low quality icon. Luckily, it's a simple fix... so let's get started. Open a terminal and type:

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop

You'll find 3 entries in this file, [Desktop Entry], [NewWindow Shortcut Group] and [NewIncognito Shortcut Group]. Make sure that under each group there's the following line, it doesn't matter where in the group it is.


For convenience, here is the modified chrome.desktop file for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. Just replace it with the one you have in /usr/share/applications/.

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