Missing icons running as non-admin under Vista
daniel.atallah at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 10:38:54 EDT 2008
2008/10/20 <hkclark at gmail.com>:
> I have found a few items talking about icons not appearing under Windows
> Vista (just an X appears instead):
> (Note: I'm getting the missing icon issue, but not the crash with Help,
> If I right-click the Pidgin startup icon and select "Run as Administrator",
> it works.
> I have had this problem ever since Pidgin 2.4.0 (2.3.1 was the last version
> that worked). I have tried every version since 2.4.0 and they all have the
> same issue (I have tried Pidgin versions 2.4.0, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.5.1 and
> 2.5.2). BUT, if I go back and re-install the GTK 2.12.1 that came with
> 2.3.1 and then run the newer Pidgin version install WITHOUT updating GTK, it
> I'm pretty sure the only other application that uses GTK on my machine is
> Wireshark and I have made sure it is NOT running. I have tried running the
> Pidgin install right after reboots to make sure the file still wasn't it use
> for some mysterious reason, but to no avail.
> Any ideas who might be going on?
After talking with another user with a similar issue, it appears that
this caused by a stray "gdk-pixbuf.loaders" file in your user's
If you search your drive for files called "gdk-pixbuf.loaders", I bet
you'll find one in
You should be able to delete the
Files\GTK\2.0 directory and this problem should stop happening.
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