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

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Sat Jun 24 08:07:19 EEST 2006

Steve Frécinaux wrote:
> James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>> The problem is that there isn't a HiColor icon: "text-editor" since
>> GNOME doesn't install it.
>> If HiColor is where app icons are to be installed and GNOME doesn't
>> install the app icon: "text-editor" in HiColor, isn't that an
>> inconsistency?
> Well, that's what the tango icon name spec is for I guess. I thought the
> same thing was used by kde.

Yes, the standardized icon names will help, but not necessarily with app 
icons which can all have their own specific app icon.

Even if/when all DeskTops use the standardized icon names, this isn't 
going to guarantee that an icon of that name is going to be installed in 
every theme (so if GNOME uses that icon name, it should install a 
HiColor icon), and KDE doesn't install an icon with that name since it 
doesn't use a generic "text-editor" icon.  Which is one reason that we 
need a fall back icon theme (HiColor).


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