Multiple DeskTops, HiColor theme, standardized icon names, & menu icons

Steve Frécinaux nudrema at
Fri Jun 23 15:12:48 EEST 2006

James Richard Tyrer wrote:

> I hope that the above contradiction in your own statements will start
> you thinking -- that you will think about design before you, and other
> developers, do any more stupid things.

Sorry, I didn't see any contradiction in the above. Icons and
gnome-icon-theme are totally unrelated, gnome-icon-theme does not
provide icons for the apps, they should provide their own (at least in
the gnome world) or they use a standard icon (tango or fdo, I don't
know, I'm not a theme expert).

> If you don't understand.  An example.  I installed: "gedit" which I note
> installs an icon: "gedit-icon" which it doesn't use into:
> "$GNOME/share/pixmaps" perhaps for some sort of backwards compatibility.
>  IAC, the: "gedit.desktop" file specifies:
>     Icon=text-editor

Gedit should not install any app icon. If it does, it's a bug that has
been fixed since. Gedit is intended to use the standard "text-editor"
icon, provided by any theme. I don't know if it's tango-specific or not
anyway, but these icons with these name are intended to always be
available, no matter what theme is actually used.


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