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I've add manually some apps to slingshot menu with .desktop entries. Everything works fine when I flick through mennu - there is declared icon and declared name. Although, when I start one o these apps, I see my icon in dock.

However, when I use search bar in slingshot and type name of an app then I get this app without icon - only grey square with gearwheel. It happens only with apps that I added manually to the menu.

How should I fix it? Should I add something in Desktop Entry? My desktop entry code is like that: [Desktop Entry] Name=myProgram Comment=myComment Exec= myExec Icon=myIcon Terminal=false Type=Application

Thanks in advance for any help :) `

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Try this and see if it helps.

sudo apt-get install menulibre
menulibre

navigate menulibre to the program that is missing its icon. click on the grey square with gearwheel.

This should open a small menu letting you insert an icon to the shortcut. Find an icon or suitable picture and see if this removes the grey squares with gearwheels for you.

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Menulibre is great when it comes to change desktop icon, but doesn't work every time and sometimes application still has no icon when it's searched from search bar.

I managed to fix these icons with cutting .desktop file from /usr/share/applications to another folder; log out; log in; and paste file again into applications folder. :)

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