I created a launcher on the desktop by right-clicking and selecting "Add Launcher...". After creating it, I right-clicked the launcher and set a custom icon.
When I drag this launcher to the dash, an item appears but with a gray "?" question mark instead of the icon. See attached screenshot. The dash should use the icon from the launcher instead of displaying a question mark.
I don't see any way to change the question mark in the dash to something else (does this feature exist?).
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
Package: unity 3.8.12-0ubuntu1
PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic 126.96.36.199
Tags: natty running-unity
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare