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xfce4 not giving applications a useful NET_WM_ICON


Description Yi Qiang 2006-04-15 07:59:34 CEST
If an application does not set it's own icon, theoretically xfce should use the icon that was configured for that particular application (i.e. what gets configured in the panel for example).  A good example of this is rxvt-unicode.
Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-04-15 08:46:52 CEST
The WM already looks for the following icon standards within the application:

 - Regular XBM icon (monochrome bitmap)
 - Regular XPM icon (color pixmap)
 - KDE Icon
 - EWMH Icon

The WM will not parse the  desktop files to get a fallback icon, that would simply be not practically and slow down the startup of the applications dramatically.

Niether rxvt not urxvt provide an icon, why would you want to overload the Window manager for that instead of simply fixing the application in the first place? Better fix the applications... In the end you'll get better results, whatever WM you run.

Bug #1667

Reported by:
Yi Qiang
Reported on: 2006-04-15
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


Olivier Fourdan
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