[Fwd: [kde-artists] Where to install (new) HiColor icons]

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Thu May 18 17:35:03 BST 2006

David Faure wrote:
>> Currently we
>> lack a standard for how to choose the icon theme so a KDE app being
>> run in GNOME will still use the KDE desktop's choice of icon theme but
>> we must presume that this issue will be fixed.
>Err... I think it's the opposite that is "missing": a way to use the
> current desktop's current icon theme.

Recently someone pointed to me the XSettings spec 

as a possible solution to save the icon theme name. We already have 
XDG_DATA_DIRS and the icon theme spec, but third-party applications have 
no way of knowing which theme is being used by the desktop.

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