Adding an icon to a menu entry...

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Fri May 23 03:10:44 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-05-22 at 08:10 -0400, Brian Lunergan wrote:
> Charlie Kravetz wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-05-21 at 15:11 -0400, Brian Lunergan wrote:
> >> For now I've backed away from the heron until it has been in circulation
> >> for a few months. For now I'll stick with 7.10.
> >>
> >> Downloaded and installed a current edition of Eclipse. Added it manually to
> >> the menu. Things seem to be working as they should, but a minor cosmetic
> >> item remains. The package seems to include an icon for the menu but I can't
> >> seem to latch onto it with the properties dialogue in main menu. How do I
> >> get around this point to grab the icon? Is it a format issue? Is there a
> >> command to run so that the system sees it?
> >> -- 
> >>
> >> Brian Lunergan
> >> Nepean, Ontario
> >> Canada
> > 
> > You don't say which desktop you are using, but most are the same, I
> > believe. When adding applications to the menu, when you have the menu
> > properties open for the item, there should be a box to the left of the
> > command lines. Left-click in the box, it brings up the icon folders, you
> > should be able to change to the correct folder for your program icon and
> > add it to your menu item.
> > 
> > good luck,
> > 
> Oops... Sorry about that. The desktop is gnome. The full path to the icon
> file is /eclipse/icon.xpm. I browse there using the choose icon function on
> the properties window and it doesn't see it. Is there a particular file
> format that it's looking for? How would I convert it if it's the wrong one?
> -- 
> Brian Lunergan
> Nepean, Ontario
> Canada
It is not the wrong file type, it's how to display the files. Bring up
properties,click in the box on the left, browse to the /eclipse folder.
Now you have to click on "open" at the bottom right of the window.
Double-clicking the folder won't work. After you left-click the "open"
button, you should be able to choose the icon.xpm file.

Yes, I have spent a _lot_ of time fighting with this.

good luck,

Charlie Kravetz 
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