xfce 4.6 panel icons

Jelle de Jong jelledejong at powercraft.nl
Sat Oct 4 20:40:58 CEST 2008

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� wrote:
> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>>> Shouldn't the default panel use "Icon=file-manager",
>>> rather than "Icon=Thunar", to keep the "usual" look ?
>>> Or maybe it would be system-file-manager perhaps*,
>>> but something more "function" and less "product" ?
>> Hmm, good question.  I'd think no, it should use Icon=Thunar since we
>> provide a default file manager as a part of Xfce.  In the case of 'Web
>> Browser', we don't (yet) provide a browser, so it makes sense to  
>> provide
>> a generic icon.
> Or maybe "File Manager" should be added to exo and the
> Preferred Applications, even if everyone loves Thunar ? :-)
> Just thought it'd look better and more self-explanatory,
> than having "red hammer" and "green cat paw" in there...
> --anders

I am going to second this, I do believe we should use generic names for
the icon stanzas. I searched the HIG to find some guidelines, but I did
not found one, maybe this should be asked at usability at gnome.org?

Using generic names, allows for easy theming of the complete system, if
the user changed theme, he would probably expects to use the new theme
were possible...

Just some thoughts,

Best regards,


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