Ubuntu 10.04 and Lucid Lynx: No icons in menu or buttons

For the Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, the developers decided to remove the Interface tab in System -> Preferences -> Appearance.

What made them do that I can not fathom. Yet there is (still) an option to put the icons back.

You can put it back for all new users by adding the following two lines to /usr/share/gconf/defaults/10_libgnome2-common:

/desktop/gnome/interface/menus_have_icons       true
/desktop/gnome/interface/buttons_have_icons      true

And you can activate it again for your current user by using these two commands:

gconftool-2 --type bool --set /desktop/gnome/interface/menus_have_icons        true
gconftool-2 --type bool --set /desktop/gnome/interface/buttons_have_icons       true

I just really hope support for this isn’t removed altogether in new Gnome versions

Courtesy of the following two ubuntu forum threads:
No icons in context menu for 9.10
GTK menus missing icons