in the suckerberg theme, it's not "always" there ... sometimes when you go to other channels (or certain times, I forget specifically which) - those links are not there.

I switched to a customized version of "Greenbasic" (which is itself a custom version of the original Redbasic o.O) and I got the old icons next to the profile pic

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Grab it here: https://git.librenet.co.za/falgn0n/hubzilla-themes
  
You can also go to Arrange Apps in the hamburger room, and when you pin any of the apps, it will aprear in the bar.

We will make sure our theme has already the selected apps (what we consider default) is available right off the bat.