xfce4-panel changing icon for showdesktop plugin

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Sat Nov 28 13:45:17 CET 2015

On Sat, 28 Nov 2015 07:04:01 +0100
Sylvain <xfce4 at ledragon.net> wrote:

>Hi Charlie,
>On 27/11/2015 18:34, Charlie Kravetz wrote:
>> Are you sure it apply also to plugin, for the panel?  
>> I apologize. No, I don't think it works with plugins. I don't know of
>> any directory where you could that without editing it as root. What
>> about changing it directly in that file? Not a good solution, and it
>> may change back with updates, but it might work.  
>So I tested, it is harcoded for this panel plugin. At least this one:
>showdesktop. I recompiled it and it changed. :-)
>I think, for the purpose of changing this icon, I can change it in the
>theme, for every instance of "user-desktop" icon.
>I still would love to know if  ~/.local/share/applications/*.desktop
>would work for panel's plugin taking care of it.
>Your suggestion might work. It is just that this plugin ignores its
>.desktop file, at least for its Icon. I don't know about xfce C api, I
>just guessed.
>Here's the C code where the plugin is getting its parameter hardcoded:
>Thank for your help, you gave me the hint I was missing about this panel
>plugin. I'm going to dig to some other plugin. Is there a wiki doc or
>somewhere I could write such configuration path? When I will have found
>the final destination.

You are, of course, welcome. I do not know any place with this
documentation. I was hoping a developer would jump in and give you that

Charlie Kravetz
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