Menu Items have no icons in Ubuntu 12.04/gnome3

Some time ago I noticed that several programs have no icons in menus though they always had. I really didn’t like the lack of icons in eclipse so I was looking for a solution for this. I found two working solutions.

  1. Install dconf-tools and run dconf-editor to set two keys to true:
    • org.gnome.desktop.interface.menus-have-icons
    • org.gnome.desktop.interface.buttons-have-icons
  2. Install the gnome-tweak-tool and run it. You find the two points mentioned above under theme

After setting these keys to true all missing icons seem to be visible again. I don’t know why gnome removed them but I want to see them ;-)

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