A few Lubuntu Menu things...

Rafael Laguna rafaellaguna at ubuntu.com
Sun Dec 29 17:40:40 UTC 2013

We're trying to clean that mess too. A lot of programs, coming from old
versions of Gnome, have icon definitions pointing to weird paths. The ideal
rule is just naming the icon, with path  or extension, just its name, and
obviously putting an icon at the apps section of the theme.

Xombrero, Openbox itself or GColor2 are examples of bad icon naming.

Rafael Laguna
Lubuntu Artwork Team

2013/12/29 Eric Bradshaw <ericbradshaw at computers4christians.org>

> I hope the details below helps someone figure some things out about no
> icons, blank icons and icons that are too big. And as mentioned previously
> by Aere; there is quite a bit of variation in the way developers tackle the
> icon "problem." I looked a little deeper and tried some experimenting with
> apps installed through LSC starting with the letter "E."
> For the application called eFTE, which shows no icon (default icon in
> menu, blank on the desktop); there are 4 icons in usr/share/pixmaps
> efte16x16.xpm
> efte32x32.xpm
> efte48x48.xpm
> efte64x64.xpm
> This is referenced in the shortcut as Icon=efte
> I copied the shortcut to the desktop and changed just the Icon= line to
> reference the path to the 32x32 icon
> Icon=usr/share/pixmaps/efte32x32.xpm
> This had absolutely no effect. I tried each of the other sizes as well;
> 16x16, 48x48 and 64x64. None had any effect - still a blank icon.
> I also tried moving the Icon= line to the top of the shortcut, just below
> [Desktop Entry]; nothing.
> I then moved the Icon= line above [Desktop Entry] and this time after
> saving, the default icon was shown.
> Next, I deleted all but the 64x64px icon in usr/share/pixmaps and renamed
> it simply efte.xpm. I then moved the Icon= line back down below the Exec=
> line, but left the path. The icon went back to being blank. Finally, I
> removed the path, so it was now Icon=efte.xpm (only the 64x64px icon still
> remained in usr/share/pixmaps and the icon's name is simply efte.xpm) and
> the icon showed on the desktop! I (tested to make sure the shortcut still
> worked from the desktop to open eFTE) then replaced the shortcut in
> /usr/share/applications and the icon showed in the menu too! The menu now
> showed a large icon for eFTE; 4 times the size it should have been. Next
> (because I had really deleted all but the 64x64px version) I halved the
> size of the icon in GIMP and overwrote it in /usr/share/pixmaps. And
> because it was still showing the 4x size in the menu, I entered lxpanelctl
> restart in LXTerminal and the icon had shrunk to twice the size as normal -
> the 32x32px size. I halved it again to 16x16px and again entered lxpanelctl
> restart in LXTerminal and the icon then finally showed in the menu at a
> normal size.
> In the case of Emila Pinball, which shows a large icon (roughly 4x normal
> size); there is only 1 icon in the same location
> pinball.xpm
> This icon is 32x32px, 72 dpi.
> This is referenced in the shortcut as Icon=pinball.xpm
> emesene, which shows a normal icon; has both an .xpm (at 32x32px) and a
> .png (at 96x96px) in usr/share/pixmaps
> emesene.xpm
> emesene.png
> Referenced in the shortcut as Icon=emesene
> ELKI, which shows a normal icon; only one icon resides in usr/share/pixmaps
> elki-icon.png
> It is also  32x32px, 72 dpi
> In the shortcut as Icon=elki-icon
> Hope some of this sheds some light.
> Eric
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