Independence of widget/GTK and icon themes

Owen Taylor otaylor at
Sat Apr 9 19:12:15 EEST 2005

On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 07:13 -0400, Andrew Conkling wrote:
> With all the recent talk of icon theme specs on the xdg-list, here's an
> idea I posted on the gtk-list with no replies:
> One thing that would really rock my socks is independence of widget* and
> icon themes.  As of now, AFAIK, to fully take advantage of an icon theme
> in GTK, you have to add its iconrc file to the gtkrc of the GTK theme in
> use.  That's kind of a pain, for example, if you use a system theme
> whose gtkrc you can't edit or if you want to change your GTK theme
> without changing your icon theme or vice versa.  Basically, all changes
> to the GTK theme have to happen in ~, so there's no hope of tracking a
> theme's changes system-wide.

There has been no need for an iconrc since GTK+-2.4. 
(So over a year now)


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