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

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Sat Jun 24 09:44:51 EEST 2006

Bastian, Waldo wrote:
> KDE uses 
> $KDE_PREFIX/share/apps/<app_name>/icons/<theme>/<size>/<type>
> for application specific icons.
> It doesn't use XDG_PREFIX and neither should it as long as
> $XDG_DATA_DIR/apps is not part of any XDG specification.

Are you being needlessly picky?

Are you saying that icons are not stored in:


but rather in:


I was not aware that there was a difference -- actually wasn't aware 
that there actually was a XDG_PREFIX googled and find that there is so I 
should have said: $<desktop>DIR.

IAC, it has absolutely nothing to do with the main points of my posting 
and I see little point in your comment since it doesn't really 
contribute the the issue being discussed.

KDE private icons go in:


[except that isn't where I keep icons on my system since the only 
solution I found for some XDG issues is to install KDE in 
"/usr/kde<version>" and GNOME2 in "/usr/gome2" with the share 
subdirectories being links to "/usr/share" -- ugly but it works}

and to standardize this they would go in:


{which isn't really the same, is it? And not really as good to 
illustrate my point.}

If this is not part of the standard, SMcC's posting illustrates that 
GNOME does not have a standard way to deal with this and pointed out 
that KDE does.  I suggest that the KDE method (which works --except for 
bugs) be added to the standard if RD can live with it.


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