Whisker Menu an alternate application launcher for Xfce

Graeme Gott graeme at gottcode.org
Wed Jun 26 18:09:27 CEST 2013

On 06/26/2013 06:06 AM, Maximilien Noal wrote:
>> Does it not show an icon at all, or does it just show Wine's icon?
> There is no icon at all, only text. Here is a screenshot :
> http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/original/1372240307.png
>> Either way, do you know where the .desktop file is for those launchers?
> They are each in subfolders in ~/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs :
>> $ ls .local/share/applications/wine/Programs
>> Black Isle                                   Death Rally             
>> GOG.com
>> Civilization II Ultimate Classic Collection  Duke Nukem Forever 2013
>> Command & Conquer                            EA Games
> It is present in the menu thanks to .menu files in
> ~/.config/menus/applications-merged
>> It would be helpful to know what the value of the icon field is.
>> $ cat .local/share/applications/wine/Programs/Death\ Rally/Death\
>> Rally.desktop
>> [Desktop Entry]
>> Name=Death Rally
>> Exec=env WINEPREFIX="/home/max/.wine" wine
>> C:\\\\windows\\\\command\\\\start.exe /Unix
>> /home/max/.wine/dosdevices/c:/users/Public/Start\\
>> Menu/Programs/Death\\ Rally/Death\\ Rally.lnk
>> Type=Application
>> StartupNotify=true
>> Path=/home/max/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Death Rally
>> Icon=7A38_dr.0
> I searched for this filename in my home directory with gnome-seach-tool
> and found nothing.
> And yet it does appear in the Xfce applications menu.
> This is puzzling... May be it is documented on the Wine website ?

I tracked down a bug in the icon extension handling (basically, it was
ignoring all extensions when it should only ignore extensions that match
the icon theme spec). I have fixed that in git, but I don't know for
sure if this is the bug that is causing your Wine applications to not
have icons.


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