Re: icons in right-click menuitem

> Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 00:25:08 -0500
> From: Sunil Negi <vick ram79 yahoo com>
> Subject: icons in right-click menuitem
> Hi all,
> To display my menuitem, I am calling the API:
> menuItem = nautilus_menu_item_new("xxx", "xxx" "Manage xxx
> operations.", "iconname");
> I know the iconname should be the icon that appears besides the
> menuitem 
> on right clicking in nautilus. I can see my menu item but there is no
> icon beside it. I have the nautilus code but I am not able to locate
> the right way to select an icon to display.
> Some examples on the net show the whole path to a png file (which
> would 
> be a 16 x 16 png file). Some thing like:- 
> /usr/share/icons/Human/16x16/actions/gohome.png
> Others just use a stock string.
> Either way is not working for me... Any pointers?
> Also, if I just pass the name of the icon, say "myicon", how does 
> nautilus locate the correct image to display? Where does it search?
> I am afraid the icon display mantra is a bit vague to me...
> Thanks,
> Sunil


To start with displaying icons in Gnome, you should take a look at Free
Desktop Specifications [1].

Also I have made some comments about a look-like bug in nautilus-
actions (see [2]).

As a summary, it appears to me that an application should not let
a user choose an icon by path, as IMO this looke like a non-sense
in regards to the fds.

Instead, an application should have an theme-based icon chooser.
And I'll write one for nautilus-actions (to be coming soon ;-))



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