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[bug 439015] Use oxygen icons in app menu in kickoff

Posted in opensuse by mschlander on 03/02/2009

You may or may not have noticed bug 439015. Which is hicolor icons being used in the Kickoff application menu, and not Oxygen icons as you’d of course expect and prefer.

So I went through the trouble of finding suitable Oxygen replacements for the ~130 icons in the openSUSE menu system making the desktop experience just a little more polished. I’ve submitted them to bugzilla and I expect them to be in openSUSE 11.2. I also rebuilt the desktop-data-openSUSE package with Oxygen icons in my home repository on the Build Service, enabling you to easily fix the problem on 11.1 too, with 1-click install

Here’s how it looks…

Hicolor (before) Oxygen (after)
hicolor oxygen-menu
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  1. Refilwe said, on 03/02/2009 at 14:24

    Nice job! It’s amazing what a small change can do for the overall feel of the desktop.

  2. Will Stephenson said, on 03/02/2009 at 18:50

    Wow, now that does look good. Gotta see how to make that stick in the default desktop-data …

  3. initialzero said, on 03/02/2009 at 18:52

    This embarrassing blemish has been fixed; thanks to you!

  4. Anon said, on 15/02/2009 at 13:58

    Do I have to do anything after installing this? The hicolor icons are still there.

  5. cb400f said, on 15/02/2009 at 14:40

    Hm.. don’t think you should have to do anything. Trying a KDE restart or reboot prolly wouldn’t hurt, not sure how the icon caching and such things work.

  6. Anon said, on 15/02/2009 at 15:40

    Ah, I upgraded to KDE 4.2 and rebooted, now the new icons are used. Thanks again!


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