missing a .desktop files howto
dobey.pwns at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 10:01:53 PDT 2008
On Thu, 2008-09-04 at 11:28 -0500, D. Marlin wrote:
> Matej Tyc wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I am developing an application that could use a menu entry. I have
> > learned that I have to drop an appropriate .desktop file to
> > /usr/share/applications, but I have problems with icons.
> > If I write Icon=foo, then where to put the actual icon?
> I'm not an expert on this, but one location where you can place an icon
> is in $PREFIX/share/pixmaps, i.e.:
> You'll find a lot of icons there.
> As I understand it, there are alternate icon locations that make up the
> search path, including paths for themes, but I don't know the full
> search path right now. Maybe someone else here can clue me in. ;-)
The "pixmaps" directory is deprecated in favor of icon themes. See
the Icon Theme Specification (and the Icon Naming Specification). :)
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