A few Lubuntu Menu things...
rafaellaguna at ubuntu.com
Sun Dec 29 21:11:34 UTC 2013
There's only one question. How will you convert ALL icons at the Software
Center? And... WHY? I mean, it's nice to repair those related with Lubuntu
or those most used with Ubuntu, Why doing so heavy work?
And no, I haven't any script. I do everything manually. Except symbols,
Andjelkovic does that (and glyphs, indicators, and everything smaller than
24px :P ).
Lubuntu Artwork Team
2013/12/29 Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com>
> Ah... you sent this when I was typing my e-mail.
> I am glad to hear others are working on fixing this issue!
> Are you working on making symbolic links, or some automated script (kinda
> like what I am attempting), or something totally different?
> Eric has sorted out the main 2 issues.
> 1. bad Icon= path
> 2. xpm sized too large
> I can only see 3 (realistically)possible solutions.
> 1. script to fix the icons
> 2. symbolic links to the real icons
> 3. automated conversion and fixing of desktop files (possibly on a larger
> Ubuntu community scale... not just Lubuntu)
> I guess it might be time to find out if Xfce/Gnome/Unity has this problem,
> though wrong icon paths will affect every respin, I suppose... if not there
> may be a solution in another DE already for the wrong icon paths. Though
> badly sized Icons can only be fixed by resizing them (or forcing the menu
> to show them at a certain size)
> It seems like to fix every icon field one would have to work for Canonical
> to be able to make a change of that magnitude across all however many
> thousands of packages in the repos.
> It would be very nice to have it done for Trusty.
> On 12/29/2013 11:40 AM, Rafael Laguna wrote:
> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> Referenced in the shortcut as Icon=emesene
>> ELKI, which shows a normal icon; only one icon resides in
>> It is also 32x32px, 72 dpi
>> In the shortcut as Icon=elki-icon
>> Hope some of this sheds some light.
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