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Re: Register an icon for a program

Shaleh wrote:
> > Simply because most of the programs are not associated with an 
> > icon per default.  For example fvwm2 would only display a rotated
> > question mark if I iconify such a program.  *twm would only
> > display the "Class name" in a rectangle.

> The problem is that what you expect from an icon and what I expect are probably
> different.
> Should Xterm be an X?  Picture of a computer?  Should emacs be the Emacs GNU or
> what?  Howabout LyX or GVim?  There is no good standard icon for many items.

That's out of question.

The fact is that some programs are providing icons and it seems to me
that currently Debian is unable to make use of them in general.  This
is what I would like to achieve.

If you don't like them, disable them.  If you like other icons,
overwrite them.  That's fine.  I don't want to set random icons for
random applications.  All I want to achieve is to set the icon an
application provides for this special application - like it is already
done in the menus if you use a window manager that is capable of
displaying pix as well as regular text.

> Beyond that, implementation.

Since we already use a sophisticated mechanism for the menus this should
be an easy task I guess.

> You need something like the current menus code.  If the item is there, the wm
> provided scripts generates the needed settings.

Exactly.  First I was wondering is something similar already exists
and now I get the impression that it wasn't me being blind but it's
not there yet.



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