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Wednesday, April 25th 2007, 9:25pm

kde icons theme filename

In trying to create a consistent look with gnome, I am trying to figure out how to maps one icons in kde to gnome (and vice versa) by creating symbolic link with the correct filename. I stumbled upon this spec by I noticed that most of the icons theme I downloaded from seems to have a different directory structure. For example, folder.png/svg is located in 'FileSystem' rather than 'Places'

Is it possible to make it compliant by simply making a Places symbolic link to FileSystem? Which folder does QT reads and which one does GTK+ reads?


Thursday, April 26th 2007, 11:15am

kde puts icons in $KDEDIR/share/icons, or in $HOME/.kde/share/icons
dunno where gtk gets them from, could be the gnome directory of your installation or a generic location, like /usr/share/icons.

kde4 wil solve your problem: the icon naming scheme will comply
AFAIK gnome already does so.
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Friday, April 27th 2007, 12:54am

I don't mean where the icons are located. KDE also look for icon themes in /usr/share/icons. That was not my question.

My questions was regarding the directory structure WITHIN each icon theme. The icon for a fix disc or a DVDROM, for example, is located either in "filesystems" or "places". The icon theme I got from, for example, has a "filesystems" subdirectory under each size, but seems to suggests that those should be put in a subdirectory called "places" under each size.

Meanwhile, another interesting problem regarding icons arised that's related. I couldn't get the KDE to use the correct icon of my openoffice documents. For example, under the size 128x128, there are two files:

Source code


They are different files. One is meant for the application icon while the other for document icon. And for my MIMETYPE setting in /usr/kde/3.5/share/mimelnk/vnd.oasis.openoffice.document.desktop (side note, why does KDE uses .desktop instead of an xml file? I thought wants xml.) has the line:

Source code


KDE need up incorrectly using ooo_write.png in /apps rather than the one in /mimetypes

Can anyone shread some lights on the issue?

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "mathfeel" (Apr 27th 2007, 12:55am)


Saturday, April 28th 2007, 1:07pm

Like I stated, kde does not follow free desktop standards, until kde4.
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