When I am working with eclipse, I am used to see symbols in the menu bars. For example I open eclipse and click on the button "File" then it shows me the menu from File. But left from the texts are no symbols.

For example: Normally left from the Text "Save" is a little diskette symbol.

  • Nobody knows a solution, or is it normal, that there no symbols in the menus of eOS? Greets
    – user1231
    Commented Sep 4, 2015 at 22:50

2 Answers 2


Menu items in elementary OS do not normally have icons.

  • can icons be enabled for Files in Loki?
    – user170
    Commented Jan 13, 2017 at 17:01

If I remember correctly this was a design decision of the GTK+ project. You shouldn't see the menu icons in elementary OS nor in any other desktop environment that uses it (like GNOME).

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