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VSIDO Support => WM Designs and Discussions => Topic started by: ew on November 08, 2013, 01:36:08 AM

Title: lxpanel-taskbar icons
Post by: ew on November 08, 2013, 01:36:08 AM
Does anyone know where the taskbar icons in lxpanel is fetched from? Because all the launcher icons are fine, and there I can manually choose those that aren`t by editing the desktop-files. But what about the task-icons? For some apps the resolution on the task-icons is way to low to look good in a panel with big icons/buttons. So do I have to look around to manually replace small icons with larger ones in any location where it might be fetched from, or is there a way to detect where the origin is?
Title: Re: lxpanel-taskbar icons
Post by: VastOne on November 08, 2013, 01:46:52 AM
Any task will have it's own defined icon that is from the application or a .desktop environment

If you look  how the VSIDO lxpanel config is you would see this

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Config {
        Button {
            id=/usr/share/applications/icew.desktop

That icew.desktop is where I tell both the launcher and the task what icon to use...

Others may not have a .desktop file, or may have a poorly defined image in the .desktop file..

An example would help and one that I do know of is xarchiver... it's image is lame and very poor quality so if I want to change that I would go to

/usr/share/applications/xarchiver.desktop and locate what icon it is using which is

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Icon=xarchiver
If I wanted to change that icon, I would do this

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Icon=/path/to/icon/iconIwant.png
All icons in VSIDO is from /usr/share/icons/LinuxLex-8

You can add to those is you want, or install additional icon packages
Title: Re: lxpanel-taskbar icons
Post by: ew on November 08, 2013, 12:27:37 PM
Strange. I`m aware of that, but I have a issue where this isn`t respected. This app hasn`t got an icon in Linux-Lex, so I had to set it manually.

As an example, this is from my lxpanel-config:
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Button {
            id=/usr/share/applications/spotify.desktop
        }

And in the spotify.desktop:
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Icon=/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/spotify-client.png
But the result is unexpected, as the launcher-icon looks good,
while the taskbar-icon looks horrible. As you can see in this shot:
(http://en.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-11082013-012427pm.png) (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-11082013-012427pm.php)
Title: Re: lxpanel-taskbar icons
Post by: VastOne on November 08, 2013, 03:17:53 PM
I would do a search of all spotify files on the computer, locate all of the icons form that search and then replace that one with a quality one
Title: Re: lxpanel-taskbar icons
Post by: ew on November 08, 2013, 09:35:13 PM
I would do a search of all spotify files on the computer, locate all of the icons form that search and then replace that one with a quality one

Good advice. I`ll do that. Hopefully there will not be to many of those to replace :)

There`s another tiny issue with my bottom lxpanel. It seems that the taskbar icons is slightly smaller, than the launcher icons. There is a few pixels more space below the task-icons. Is this something that`s known and intended, or only something that happens with me?