Customize Application Icons

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This guide briefly describes how you can customize the application icons shown on the home screen.
 
This guide briefly describes how you can customize the application icons shown on the home screen.
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{{Todo|Merge with [[Hacking the UI]]. [[User:MinhHaDuong|MinhHaDuong]] 07:31, 27 October 2008 (UTC)}}
  
 
= FSO and OM 2008.8 =
 
= FSO and OM 2008.8 =
At FSO application icons are stored below ''/usr/share/pixmaps/''. Those icons are just little image files ou might already know from your PC desktop. To avoid scaling the images should be of 64x64 pixels.
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At FSO application icons are stored below ''/usr/share/pixmaps/''. Those icons are just little image files you might already know from your PC desktop. To avoid scaling the images should be of 64x64 pixels.
 
The icons are referenced by the <tt>.desktop</tt> files in ''/usr/share/applications/''.
 
The icons are referenced by the <tt>.desktop</tt> files in ''/usr/share/applications/''.
  
 
Assume the following shortened example file ''/usr/share/applications/my-app.desktop'' which provides a clickable icon on your phones home screen:
 
Assume the following shortened example file ''/usr/share/applications/my-app.desktop'' which provides a clickable icon on your phones home screen:
[Desktop Entry]
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<pre>
...
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[Desktop Entry]
Icon=my-icon
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...
...
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Icon=my-icon
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...
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</pre>
  
 
This desktop entry references an image "my-icon" which, because of the missing full path and extension, causes the desktop to search for image files below its stndard search path. this will find the icon file ''/usr/share/applications/my-icon.png''.
 
This desktop entry references an image "my-icon" which, because of the missing full path and extension, causes the desktop to search for image files below its stndard search path. this will find the icon file ''/usr/share/applications/my-icon.png''.
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You can also provide a full path, for example:
 
You can also provide a full path, for example:
 
  Icon=/home/root/my-icon.png
 
  Icon=/home/root/my-icon.png
 
  
 
= Icon sources =
 
= Icon sources =
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* http://www.kde-look.org/
 
* http://www.kde-look.org/
 
* http://www.gnome-look.org/
 
* http://www.gnome-look.org/
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* http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_icon_sets
 
* http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Icons
 
* http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Icons
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* http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tango_icons#Phones_.2F_PDAs has OpenMoko device icons
 
* http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/06/35-really-incredible-free-icon-sets/
 
* http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/06/35-really-incredible-free-icon-sets/
 
* http://www.maxpower.ca/free-icons/2006/03/05/
 
* http://www.maxpower.ca/free-icons/2006/03/05/
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* Maybe someone will do http://www.openmoko-look.org someday ?
 
* Maybe someone will do http://www.openmoko-look.org someday ?
  
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Latest revision as of 10:06, 19 July 2009

This guide briefly describes how you can customize the application icons shown on the home screen.


TODO: Merge with Hacking the UI. MinhHaDuong 07:31, 27 October 2008 (UTC) (See: To-Do List)

[edit] FSO and OM 2008.8

At FSO application icons are stored below /usr/share/pixmaps/. Those icons are just little image files you might already know from your PC desktop. To avoid scaling the images should be of 64x64 pixels. The icons are referenced by the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications/.

Assume the following shortened example file /usr/share/applications/my-app.desktop which provides a clickable icon on your phones home screen:

[Desktop Entry]
...
Icon=my-icon
...

This desktop entry references an image "my-icon" which, because of the missing full path and extension, causes the desktop to search for image files below its stndard search path. this will find the icon file /usr/share/applications/my-icon.png.

You can also provide a full path, for example:

Icon=/home/root/my-icon.png

[edit] Icon sources

Where can I find Free icons ?

Yeah, but where can I find Free icons sets, 64x64px png, designed for 250dpi for smartphone functions ?

Personal tools

This guide briefly describes how you can customize the application icons shown on the home screen.

FSO and OM 2008.8

At FSO application icons are stored below /usr/share/pixmaps/. Those icons are just little image files ou might already know from your PC desktop. To avoid scaling the images should be of 64x64 pixels. The icons are referenced by the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications/.

Assume the following shortened example file /usr/share/applications/my-app.desktop which provides a clickable icon on your phones home screen:

[Desktop Entry]
...
Icon=my-icon
...

This desktop entry references an image "my-icon" which, because of the missing full path and extension, causes the desktop to search for image files below its stndard search path. this will find the icon file /usr/share/applications/my-icon.png.

You can also provide a full path, for example:

Icon=/home/root/my-icon.png


Icon sources

Where can I find Free icons ?

Yeah, but where can I find Free icons sets, 64x64px png, designed for 250dpi for smartphone functions ?