Associating mime types with icons - broken?
mike at navi.cx
Mon Mar 21 21:18:41 EET 2005
I've spent the last few hours trying to figure out how you can add an icon
for a MIME type for some 3rd party software. Unfortunately there are a few
- Firstly the icon theme spec is extremely vague about this, it doesn't
mention mime types explicitly anywhere, nor does it mention how
a mimetype like application/x-foo is translated to an icon theme name
- Secondly GNOME apparently refuses to use any icon that doesn't start
with gnome-mime- so that is what I have to call my icon. I haven't
tested this in KDE.
- Thirdly adding a new icon seems to require doing a "killall nautilus"
to have it detected. I tried touching /usr/share/icons which is what I
guessed the spec meant by "top level directory" but no cigar.
Can anybody help me? The spec certainly needs clarifying on the matter,
but before I can write a patch I need to know what the intended behaviour
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