Application Icons on Panel Desktops and Iconified

Erik Harrison erikharrison at
Wed May 18 05:53:45 CEST 2005

On 5/17/05, Rich Shepard <rshepard at> wrote:
>    I looked at the on-line 4.2 documents without finding the answer I seek.
>    Rather than having the generic three-block icon on the panel's desktop widgets
> and when an application (such as pine or slrn) is iconified, I'd like to
> specify a graphic to be used. What can I read to learn how to do this?
>    When I open applications such as firefox, emacs, the GIMP, jpilot, and
> other GUI apps their icons are place on the panel's desktop widgets, and on
> the minimized icon. But, console apps do not offer the same behaviors out of
> the box.
>    I thought that Olivier had a solution to this back in the xfce-2 or -3
> days, but I cannot find it in my e-mail archive. I also did not find an
> answer searching the foo-project archive via the xfce web site. (Of course, I
> might not have had the proper search term to use.)

This is not available. Since the various Xfce components use
libxfcegui4 to manage window lists and window icons and the like, you
could patch it to add this kind of functionality, but I truly doubt it
would be merged.

The place to put this, in the ideal world, it in the terminal
emulator, which changes it's icon and that percolates to all standard
compliant tools, Xfce and otherwise.

> Thanks,
> Rich
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