Re: WHere is the icons


On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 2:09 AM, Daniel Kasak <d j kasak dk gmail com> wrote:
I posted on this topic a little while back ( a month or 2 from memory ). The
icon theme you're using has to have icons of the same name that you're
trying to use. If you're using a 'default' ( eg adwaita ) icon theme in
conjunction with icon names that used to work a couple of years ago, you're
likely to have issues. Either choose an older icon theme, or migrate to the
new 'best practices'.

Problem is I am not running under GNOME. I have KDE4 installed on my machine and
I'm trying to port the GTK2 app to work with GTK3.

The thing is - I want to have a clean compilation before saying: this
works fine. ;-)

Now, since you mention "best practice", let me ask you - what is it?
Using named icon? If yes - can you throw in some code? I will see if
that will find the icon...

You can also run with GTK_DEBUG=icontheme set - this can show you some info
about where gtk is looking to find icons. See

Now, I may be able to install GNOME and run it there just to make sure KDE is
out of the picture. ;-)

Good luck, Gentoo warrior :) Oh ... you're running 'stable' ... luck not
required ;)

Yup, I will need it.

Thank you.


On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 1:31 PM, Igor Korot <ikorot01 gmail com> wrote:

Stefan et al,

On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 2:23 PM, Stefan Salewski <mail ssalewski de>
On Mon, 2015-08-10 at 12:28 -0400, Igor Korot wrote:
But then how do I set the label for such button?
It looks like this function can be used for bitmap buttons only (no

Of course you can continue using the deprecated stock item, as long as
that still works...

My impression is, that recommendation for recent GTK3 is to have only
textual label for buttons and menu items generally, with some

We can use gtk_button_new() with a container widget argument, which may
contain a label and an image. Some details I found here

Unfortunately that is some more work now...

Here is what I have right now:

GtkWidget *gtk_my_dialog_add_button_to (GtkBox *box, const gchar *label,
                                            const gchar *stock, gint
    /* create the button */
    GtkWidget *button = gtk_button_new_with_mnemonic (label);
    gtk_widget_set_can_default(button, true);
    GtkWidget *image = NULL;
#if GTK_CHECK_VERSION( 3, 10, 0 )
    if( !gtk_check_version( 3, 10, 0 ) )
        image = gtk_image_new_from_icon_name( stock, GTK_ICON_SIZE_BUTTON
        /* add a stock icon inside it */
        image = gtk_image_new_from_stock (stock, GTK_ICON_SIZE_BUTTON);
    gtk_button_set_image (GTK_BUTTON (button), image);

    /* add to the given (container) widget */
    if (box)
        gtk_box_pack_end (box, button, FALSE, TRUE, 8);

    /* add the button to the dialog's action area */
    gtk_dialog_add_action_widget (GTK_DIALOG (dlg), button, response_id);

   return button;

extern "C" {
static void gtk_my_dialog_init(GTypeInstance* instance, void*)
// some code
#if GTK_CHECK_VERSION( 3, 10, 0 )
    if( !gtk_check_version( 3, 10, 0 ) )
        continuebtn = gtk_assert_dialog_add_button( dlg, "Continue",
        continuebtn = gtk_assert_dialog_add_button (dlg, "_Continue",
// some more code

I am running currently KDE-4 on Gentoo Linux (stable). This peice of
code works when running against GTK+-2.24, i.e. I see
both label and the icon. However, when running against GTK+-3.16.5 all
I can see is just a text and no icon.

What am I doing wrong? Am I using the right replacements? Do I use it

Thank you.

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