Proposal: preferred-theme-spec - a spec for getting and setting default icon/cursor/sound themes

Vincent Untz vuntz at
Mon Mar 26 07:07:54 PDT 2012

Le lundi 26 mars 2012, à 14:53 +0100, Jerome Leclanche a écrit :
> On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 2:43 PM, Vincent Untz <vuntz at> wrote:


> > I would think that the right way to get the themes would be through
> > xsettings:
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> > (more settings could be added to the registry, if needed)


> The issue is not just changing the theme, it's also getting it. This is an
> issue for libraries that provide tools to get file paths for a theme action
> (in this case, Qt's QIcon.fromTheme:

See my quote above about xsettings :-)

> And while it's true
> DEs provide custom ways to change the local theme, someone may wish to
> create a cross-platform cross-desktop one.

I don't think "may wish" is something that we'll want to cover with a
spec, to be honest. Unless there's a need acknowledged by people from
various desktops, of course.



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