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#1 2014-08-25 06:51:27

daniel227
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Registered: 2012-03-14
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Invoke "Select an Icon" dialog without invoking exo-desktop-item-edit?

Hello,
XFCE has a very handy utility to preview (and select) icons by their generic names.
It comes up in "create new launcher" => "select icon".
I like to use it simply to preview icons and get their generic names. for that i use

exo-desktop-icon-edit dummy.desktop

But,
is it possible to invoke the Icon Previewer by itself?

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#2 2014-08-25 13:19:01

ToZ
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Re: Invoke "Select an Icon" dialog without invoking exo-desktop-item-edit?

I believe you mean:

exo-desktop-item-edit dummy.desktop

I don't think you can go directly to the icon previewer, but you can use Thunar or Ristretto to view the icons directly from the icon theme's file hierarchy (e.g. /usr/share/icons/<ICON_THEME>).


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#3 2014-08-25 20:34:00

daniel227
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Re: Invoke "Select an Icon" dialog without invoking exo-desktop-item-edit?

yes, that was some kind of typo.

of course i can look at the icons as image files in my filemanager.

but the icon previewer is incredibly useful to find icons by their generic names (like "gksu" instead of "/usr/share/icons/Faenza/apps/48/gksu.png") so that i can use them somewhere, and they are persistent when changing icon themes.

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#4 2014-08-25 23:29:32

ToZ
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Re: Invoke "Select an Icon" dialog without invoking exo-desktop-item-edit?

True, but the generic name will always be the first part of the actual filename. The different folders are simply different sizes/filetypes to be used in different areas of the DE as per the freedesktop icon spec.


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