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

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Wed Jun 28 21:10:50 EEST 2006

Kenneth Wimer wrote:
> Somewhat off-topic, sorry....
> On Jun 25, 2006, at 12:26 AM, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>> Shaun McCance wrote:
>>> The remaining half is that I would rather not have
>>> to target Gnome's accessibility themes specifically.
>>> I don't know what KDE provides along these lines,
>>> but I would hate for Yelp not to use high contrast
>>> icons when run in high contrast under KDE.
>>> Does KDE have icons sets for various accessibility
>>> requirements?  I think we could easily just define
>>> a few common accessibility theme names, and then
>>> actual accessibility themes could just inherit
>>> from those.  Third-party packages could then just
>>> provide e.g. hicontrast icons whenever they also
>>> provide hicolor icons, and in exactly the same
>>> way.
>> Currently, KDEAccessibility installs an icon them called "Monochrome" 
>> {"mono" for short}.
>> Yes, it would be good to have standard names for accessibility icon 
>> themes.  It appears to me that the GNOME names would be fine.
> Better yet would be to join efforts on making a cross-desktop 
> accessibility theme - don't think anyone is going to argue over how they 
> should look, artistically speaking :-)

Yes, good idea.  IIUC, there is a FDAWG that should be take the lead in 
doing this.


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