Icons for mimetypes

Alexander Larsson alexl at redhat.com
Fri Oct 24 11:06:46 EEST 2003

On Thu, 2003-10-23 at 15:05, David Faure wrote:
> It was suggested here that mimetype icons should simply be named after
> the mimetype. Here is a comment about this, and possible suggestion for improvement.

What gnome currently does is:

mimetype "application/x-foo" first tries "gnome-mime-application-x-foo",
and if that doesn't exist it falls back to "gnome-mime-application".

This seems to work pretty well, although there are issues. For instance,
if a base theme adds a specific mimetype icon that is not in a derived
theme, the derived theme will start using the specific icon from the
differently looking theme instead of the generic one from the derived

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