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#1 2017-04-08 22:39:01

wolf
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Registered: 2017-03-31
Posts: 5

Whisker Menu and Window Buttons show different icons

I'm trying to figure out why Whisker Menu displays the correct custom icon for an app while Window Buttons does not.

McTluNn.png

Note how the custom icon shows in Whisker but not in Buttons (white generic icon). Any idea why this might be happening? The .desktop is installed via a .deb (see comment at AUR).

.desktop contents:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Simplenote
Comment=Simplenote for Linux
Exec=/usr/share/simplenote/simplenote
Icon=simplenote
Type=Application
StartupNotify=true
Categories=Development;

The icon itself is 256x256 and stored in

/usr/share/pixmaps/simplenote.png

. I tried swapping out the .desktop's icon for another and it updated fine in Whisker but not Buttons.

Is the size of the image the issue? How does Buttons choose the icon it uses? How can I refresh Buttons?

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#2 2017-04-08 22:55:14

ToZ
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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 3,555

Re: Whisker Menu and Window Buttons show different icons

That app don't properly provide an icon as per the EWHM spec (that Window Buttons uses). Do a search for "xseticon" in these forums. There are a number of threads discussing how you can force an icon using a custom script and xseticon.


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#3 2017-04-09 05:53:55

wolf
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Registered: 2017-03-31
Posts: 5

Re: Whisker Menu and Window Buttons show different icons

It was an issue with the app icon's file path (handled through Electron so likely not a EWMH issue). Now resolved. Thanks!

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