Icon names for browser and MUA

Guido Berhoerster gber at opensuse.org
Wed Jun 20 02:30:23 PDT 2012

On 20.06.2012 11:18, Vincent Untz wrote:
> Hi,
> Le lundi 18 juin 2012, à 09:06 -0400, Rodney Dawes a écrit :
>> No. There used to be similar names in the spec, but were removed as
>> mail and browser apps are always branded things, and not generic
>> utilities. And they need to be branded, so the user knows what to expect
>> from the app. There's no good reason to have generic icons for them.
> Hrm, except that epiphany uses a rather generic web-browser icon... I
> guess you consider this is a bug in epiphany?
> Also, more importantly, there are several areas where it might make
> sense to have an icon for a web browser (for instance, in a UI to define
> the default web browser). Same for the mailer.

An example for that would be exo which provides desktop-files for 
starting the preferred web-browser and MUA, that's a core part of Xfce 

Guido Berhoerster

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