Desktop icons are shown using the wrong image

Bug #1807766 reported by Norbert on 2018-12-10
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. Install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
2. Login to default GNOME Shell session
3. Copy some application icon to the desktop - for example with

    cp /usr/share/applications/gedit.desktop ~/Desktop/
    chown +x ~/Desktop/gedit.desktop # for sure

4. Minimize all windows to show desktop

Expected behavior:
* copied Gedit desktop icon is shown on desktop with its application icon

Actual behavior:
* copied Gedit desktop icon is shown but uses wrong image

* first seen on AskUbuntu - .
* GNOME FlashBack (from `gnome-panel` package) session is also affected.
* this problem was introduced with 18.04 LTS, the 16.04 LTS do not have problems with desktop-icons.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: nautilus 1:3.26.3-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-23.25-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Dec 11 00:25:26 2018
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'sidebar-width' b'196'
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'geometry' b"'890x548+268+38'"
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.desktop' b'network-icon-visible' b'true'
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-04-28 (226 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180426)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :
Norbert (nrbrtx) on 2018-12-10
tags: added: cosmic disco
description: updated
summary: - GNOME Shell and GNOME FlashBack sessions does not show desktop file
- icons on Desktop
+ Desktop icons are shown using the wrong image
Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
no longer affects: gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
no longer affects: gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Assigned to 'nautilus' only. The contents of the desktop window, including icons, are known to the 'nautilus-desktop' process only.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The desktop view has been removed from nautilus in 3.30 which deprecates this bug

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Invalid
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