Setting custom icon for panel plugin in xfce4-mcs-manager does not work

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Mon Jul 9 22:16:44 CEST 2007

Mathias Brodala wrote:
> Hi Brian.
> Brian J. Tarricone, 09.07.2007 19:04:
>> Mathias Brodala wrote:
>>> I have a rather odd situation here: I did specify a file named
>>> 48x48/apps/xfce4-panel.png in my icontheme and this icon is correctly used for
>>> xfce4-panel-manager.desktop. It is also displayed in the head of the
>>> configuration window.
>>> But the panel plugin within xfce4-mcs-manager still shows up with the default
>>> icon, no matter what I try. I restarted xfce4-mcs-manager multiple times but to
>>> no avail. Any idea what’s wrong?
>> Nothing's wrong.  The icons in the settings manager itself are not 
>> themeable.
> Huh? Then why are all of them themeable except of the icon for the panel (and
> for preferred applications, but I didn’t look through that yet)?
> Have a look:
> <>
> As you can clearly see, these are not the default icons, but mine.

Whoops, I must have been thinking of something else.  Did you rebuild 
the icon theme cache file for the theme that you added your custom icon 
to?  (See gtk-update-icon-cache.)


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