[SOLVED] Icons at the menubar not visible in Ubuntu 11.04 ( Unity ) ...



  • My app has a menubar and some actions in it.. The actions has icons which they are not visible in Ubuntu 11.04 ( Unity ) while at 10.10 they were visible.

    P.S Clementine ( Music Player ) uses Qt and the icons are visible so there is a way to have the icons visible.

    P.S 2 @ui->action_Preferences->setIconVisibleInMenu(true);
    @
    Doesn't make any difference ( Icon still not visible )


  • Moderators

    Maybe ubuntu changed its theme to not show icons anymore?

    Try running your application with a different style. Does that make the icons reappear?



  • Strange, my Qt application works fine using Ubuntu 11.04 with either Unity or Ubuntu Classic.



  • Could you upload it? Just to see what am i doing wrong..



  • I have just uploaded a binary version at "http://www.opencor.ws/OpenCOR-0.0.0-Linux.tar.gz":http://www.opencor.ws/OpenCOR-0.0.0-Linux.tar.gz. I started that project relatively recently, so don't expect much. Still, it works fine on Ubuntu 11.04 with Unity.

    PS: I will be deleting that binary within 24 hours or when you have downloaded it.

    [EDIT: fixed link, Volker]



  • It says link not found. You could just create a qt project from scratch ( witch will have a menubar and an action with icon that is visible ) and upload it to megaupload/rapidshare/dropbox or something..



  • That's because of the website not rendering the URL properly, try this:

    http://www.opencor.ws/OpenCOR-0.0.0-Linux.tar.gz

    There was a full stop at the end of the previous URL.



  • [quote author="DocOx" date="1304762587"]That's because of the website not rendering the URL properly, try this:

    http://www.opencor.ws/OpenCOR-0.0.0-Linux.tar.gz

    There was a full stop at the end of the previous URL.[/quote]

    You can always edit your posts, there is an edit link below your avatar on the right side of ever post/comment you wrote. Regarding URLs, it's always good practice to check them with the preview button below the text box for the comment.



  • This is not Unity's style menubar. I meen this ->

    !http://i55.tinypic.com/2e51dvo.jpg!

    [EDIT: changed image link to inline image, Volker]



  • [quote author="Volker" date="1304764811"]Regarding URLs, it's always good practice to check them with the preview button below the text box for the comment.[/quote]Well, I did check that the URL was correct, but not using the preview button. I just assumed (wrongly though, clearly!) that the rendering on the URL would be correct...

    [quote author="Leon" date="1304765188"]This is not Unity's style menubar. I meen this -> http://i55.tinypic.com/2e51dvo.jpg[/quote]Ok, I now see what you mean. Well, you should have been a bit more precise, I guess. :) Anyway, like you, my application doesn't work in the way you describe. I imagine that it is something that Qt will have to support as I would expect it to be very specific to Unity.



  • Vlc ( uses Qt ) neither have icons visible.. But Clementine have.. I checked it's source and see:

    @ui_->action_clear_playlist->setIcon(IconLoader::Load("edit-clear-list"));@

    And at iconLoader.cpp:

    @#include <QFile>
    #include <QtDebug>

    QList<int> IconLoader::sizes_;

    void IconLoader::Init() {
    sizes_.clear();
    sizes_ << 22 << 32 << 48;
    }

    QIcon IconLoader::Load(const QString &name) {
    QIcon ret;

    if (name.isEmpty())
    return ret;

    #if QT_VERSION >= 0x040600
    // Try to load it from the theme initially
    ret = QIcon::fromTheme(name);
    if (!ret.isNull())
    return ret;
    #endif

    // Otherwise use our fallback theme
    const QString path(":/icons/%1x%2/%3.png");
    foreach (int size, sizes_) {
    QString filename(path.arg(size).arg(size).arg(name));

    if (QFile::exists(filename))
      ret.addFile&#40;filename, QSize(size, size&#41;);
    

    }

    if (ret.isNull())
    qWarning() << "Couldn't load icon" << name;
    return ret;
    }@

    But i do not now how can i also implement this to my app...


  • Moderators

    The unity menubar-in-the-panel thing is a DBus service the canonical developers came up with. Seems their integration into Qt does not work properly.

    There is a "bug report against Qt Creator in launchpad":https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/770367 that its menu is not moved into the panel either. Looks like the dbus magic necessary to move the menu into the panel does not work properly for Creator either.



  • So for now i can't do anything for the icon thing?


  • Moderators

    I have not looked into the problem, so I might be wrong. Does this work in a more normal setup (e.g. kubuntu or a traditional gnome desktop)?

    Maybe filing a bug report in ubuntu might help. I personally gave up on reporting things to ubuntu, I find launchpad to be just too horrible to use and my reports were rarely acted upon in a timely manner.

    Asking on the #kubuntu-devel irc channel on freenode might get you some results, too:)



  • Hmm, ok i will ask at IRC.



  • Hi Leon:
    Have you solved the problem?
    I can't show the icons on menu. I work on Xubuntu.
    If you solved, can you tell me how?



  • [quote author="lucho2013" date="1377889749"]Hi Leon:
    Have you solved the problem?
    I can't show the icons on menu. I work on Xubuntu.
    If you solved, can you tell me how?[/quote]

    I am on Ubuntu 13.10 now ( 2 years have passed )

    everything seems pretty much working if i change the icon from the qt designer and set an icon from my resource file

    what exactly are you doing and the icon is not visible?



  • Sorry Leon; already solved the problem

    Thanks a lot



  • Hi,

    I have the same problem...i searched in forums withouts results. I tried all what you said, I add the icon in the "graphic" menu and also activate the property "iconVisibleInMenu" but the icon doesn't show.

    I'm under Qt Creator 3.0.0 Based on Qt 5.2.0 (GCC 4.6.1, 64 bit).
    Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit with Gnome.

    Thanks



  • Solved. The problem was that the specified path was not correct. Anyway i tried also with the "graphic" method, icon and then choose file... But this didn't work.

    Thanks


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