When adding an app to favourites, two icons are created.

Bug #1705689 reported by Peter Haraszti on 2017-07-21
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On Ubuntu 17.10, I wanted to add gnome-terminal to the favorites. Usually in Gnome, the item gets added one times. Instead, there were two items of gnome-terminal in the favorites.

Paul White (paulw2u) on 2017-07-21
affects: ubuntu → gnome-shell
affects: gnome-shell → gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
tags: added: artful
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: gnome-17.10
summary: - When adding gnome-terminal to the favourites, two items are created.
+ When adding an app to favourites, two icons are created.
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Interesting this was first reported against the standard gnome-shell dock (comment #1) but apparently is being reported against ubuntu dock too (bug 1723355)

no longer affects: gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
description: updated

Note that the issue with the Ubuntu dock only happens when you _drag_ the icon from the activities window to the doc. If you favorite the app using right-click menu, then the icon is only added once.

frenchy82 (cartes) wrote :

on a fresh install of ubuntu 18.04 in virtualbox i can experiment this problem since this week updates

it's a bit different from this bug report as I have this bug when adding terminal or totem or cheese with right click, not only by drag and drop

Don't know if it's the same bug or coming from a very recent update

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

I think this isn't specific to ubuntu dock, but rather a dash to dock bug. Does anyone here mind reporting that upstream? https://github.com/micheleg/dash-to-dock/issues
(you can then link the bug here)


Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :


Changed in gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: bionic cosmic

Marking as invalid for ubuntu-dock since it's also present in vanilla Gnome.

Changed in gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

We may find we have to fix it in two places though. In which case both tasks would need to be open.

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Although I execute the test case often (when installing Ubuntu fresh), I don't remember seeing this bug. Is it still present?

tags: removed: artful gnome-17.10
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete

I was affected but I haven't seen it since 17.10, I seem to remember it was actually fixed a long time ago, but this bug report must have been forgotten.

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released

*since 18.04

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