Freedesktop Application Icon / magic database (Debian)

Thomas Kluyver thomas at
Wed May 1 10:46:12 PDT 2013

On 1 May 2013 18:22, Felix Natter <fnatter at> wrote:

> and put freeplane.png here:
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/mimetypes/freeplane.png
> (I also tried to put the svg in hicolor/scalable/mimetypes/)
> => probably a (local?) problem with my nautilus? It seems to work in
> konqueror (and on another computer with the same config it even works
> with nautlius :-/)

This might be obvious, but did you have the icons displayed at 32x32 when
you tried? It might only resize larger images to smaller views. The default
view on my system seems to be 48x48.

The icon theme spec suggests that 'icon name' doesn't include the path or
the extension, though I see it also says "minimally you should install a
48x48 icon..."

>  => does it make sense to create a bug report against nautilus
> (I looked at the prefs but couldn't find anything :-/)?

I'd say not yet - I don't think we're confident that there really is a bug,
rather than just a config issue.

> That is really useful. Is there also a way to debug the icon locations?

Not that I know of, sorry.

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