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Re: Ugly main menu icon



Why on earth can't we be allowed to:

a.) change the icon on the menu bar.

and 

b.) be allowed to change the text for the menu bar.

I do realize this is a question more or less for the gnome developers,
but...  

example:
I wanted to use a specific icon (to match my theme), and I wanted to use
the words: apps  and  tools  in lieu of Applications and Actions. 

This would allow for people to customize their gnome start menus, and
why is that such a bad thing?

-occy 

PS. Furthermore, there seems to be a class of some sorts setup with
icons.  I know when you switch to a different Icon theme, the trash and
home directory icons change.  Couldn't this concept be applied to the
menu bar too, allowing for themers to change this to match their icon
pack?  

On Thu, 2003-10-09 at 14:30, Owen Taylor wrote:
> OK, figured out what is going on with the blurry main menu icon:
> 
>  - Panel thinks that the main menu icon is going to be themed
>    by the stock icon mechanism
> 
>  - We don't want the main menu icon themed, so we don't put
>    it in Bluecurve.
> 
>  - The way that the default icon is set for the stock icon
>    is that the panel  looks up the icon at size 24 in the 
>    current *icon* theme. 
> 
>  - That used to find only the 48 pixel variant, but Garrett just 
>    added 16,24,36 variants of the icon, so => extreme ugliness.
> 
> I think if we just hack the panel to look up the icon at
> a very large size, it should fix this pretty well - 
> 
> -   filename = gnome_desktop_item_find_icon (
> -                 panel_icon_theme, stock_icons [i].icon, icon_height, 0);
> +   filename = gnome_desktop_item_find_icon (
> +                 panel_icon_theme, stock_icons [i].icon, 1000, 0);
> 
> it may, in a few cases, mean that we scale down rather than
> using the right size icons, but for anything actually in Bluecurve
> it won't matter, since it will go through the normal GTK+ stock
> icon size look up mechanisms.
> 
> And we'll never scale up that way.
> 
> Of course, what the panel is doing is fundamentally broken .. it
> needs to decide whether these icons are being themed through:
> 
>  - The GTK+ stock icon system
>  - The named icon theme system
> 
> Not mix the two together in some fashion. But fixing that would take
> more work, and probably is best done upstream for GNOME-2.6. 
> (For GNOME-2.6 we have named icons in GTK+ and sane stock-icon/
> named-icon integration.)
> 
> Regards,
> 						Owen
> 
> 
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