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The Icon Theme Specification has been in use now for a while, in several
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One of the major components to creating a look and feel for the desktop, is the Icon Theme. This page explains the proposal of standardizing on icon names to use when creating themes, to work across all desktops and applications which implement the [http://freedesktop.org/ FreeDesktop.org] Icon theme Specification.
desktops, including KDE and Gnome. However, there has never been any
 
centralized direction on how to name the icons that are available for use
 
by applications, when creating a theme. This has meant that artists have
 
historically had to duplicate many icons, in order for their themes to
 
work across desktop environments.
 
 
 
This specification aims to solve this problem, by laying out a standard
 
naming scheme for icon creation, as well as providing a minimal list of
 
must have icons, and a larger list with many more examples to help with
 
the creation of extended icons for third party applications, devices,
 
and new MIME types.
 
 
 
== 1. Context ==
 
 
 
{| border=0
 
! Name!! Description!! Directory
 
|-
 
| Actions|| Icons which are generally used in menus and dialogs for interacting with the user.|| actions
 
|}
 

Revision as of 16:02, 12 April 2005

One of the major components to creating a look and feel for the desktop, is the Icon Theme. This page explains the proposal of standardizing on icon names to use when creating themes, to work across all desktops and applications which implement the FreeDesktop.org Icon theme Specification.