how to set up the icon search path

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Tue Jun 7 20:38:28 BST 2005

Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 June 2005 18:36, LeVA wrote:
>>2005. jĂșnius 7. 18:11,
>>Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at>
>>-> kde at,:
>>>On Tuesday 07 June 2005 16:52, LeVA wrote:
>>>>Yes, that is working, but there must be a search path for icons, and I
>>>>want to know where is it :)
>>>kde-config --path icon
>>okay, thanks, but how can I change this?
> You can add base directories to the KDEDIRS environment variable.
> See
Hi Kevin:

I tried this, I added:


to my global: "kdeglobals" and it doesn't appear to work.

Do I have the above correct?

The GNOME icons don't show up in the: "Select Icon" dialog. :-(  I 
presume this is because it only shows icons in the listed directories.

So, I added the name of an icon in "pixmaps" by editing a 'desktop' file 
and that didn't work either.

I would presume that this is a bug.

It appears to me that KDE should look for: $KDEDIR/share/pixmaps without 
configuration and that this (the icons in the base pixmaps directory) 
should be shown as: "pixmaps" in the: "Select Icon" dialog.


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