Re: High Quality Icon For GtkWindow

On 06/22/2012 08:11 PM, Mattias Gaertner wrote:
On Fri, 22 Jun 2012 13:41:22 -0400
"Jasper St. Pierre" <jstpierre mecheye net> wrote:

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 1:20 PM, Mattias Gaertner
<nc-gaertnma netcologne de> wrote:
On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:49:32 -0400
"Jasper St. Pierre" <jstpierre mecheye net> wrote:

The issue is that GTK+ doesn't transfer a high-quality icon over the
wire. I don't think it's a good idea to try and transfer a 96x96 and
48x48 icon over the wire, either.

I see. So it avoids overhead over for remote applications. That's nice.
But in my case it's not a network connection. The application runs

Maybe I set some flag wrong and gtk believes I'm using a network
connection? What flag could that be?

Whether or not you actually run over network, there's still a wire
protocol involved.

What is the purpose of the optional larger icons the
documentation talks about?

This allows you to have 16x16, 22x22, 24x24, and 32x32 sized icons. At these sizes, you'd often want specially-designed small icons when the window manager displays them in that size. That's uncommon these days, of course...

If you're on the local machine, then just install a damn desktop file. It's a disappointing workaround, but that's how it's done because we happen to be using systems that were designed at a time when having an icon larger than 32x32 was considered absurd. Everybody hates X11 for this and a million other reasons, but it's just not that easy to get rid of.


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