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    Question Is there an Icon Preview Utility?

    hello everybody,

    from the time i was using xfce i remember:
    when i wanted to change an icon on a panel launcher, i would get a chooser that shows all icons available, by their 'short names'.
    by 'short name' i mean: for example inside a .desktop file, i can call an icon just 'terminal' and when i change the icon theme, the terminal icon also changes to the new theme (as opposed to putting in the full /path/to/the/icon.png, then it will stay the same).

    i like that functionality. my panel looks tidy even after changing the icon theme.

    now i'm using a homebrew Desktop of mostly lxde applications and sometimes i dearly miss this feature.
    i mean the functionality is there, but the preview utility isn't.

    so, would anybody know if there is some kind of icon preview utility, independent of any desktop environment?
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    Re: Is there an Icon Preview Utility?

    I have not see an icon preview utility, but it would be nice. I just go to /usr/share/icons or /usr/share/pixmaps and hunt for what I want.

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    Re: Is there an Icon Preview Utility?

    If you have a menu edit/main menu application you can navigate to different folders with that by selecting properties icon picture . I am not in XFCE at the moment, but below is the Gnome version.
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    Re: Is there an Icon Preview Utility?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    If you have a menu edit/main menu application you can navigate to different folders with that by selecting properties icon picture . I am not in XFCE at the moment, but below is the Gnome version.
    exactly!
    the dialog/chooser/whateveryoucallit that opens after you click on the icon in your screenshot.
    now i have never seen another way of accessing it other than installing xfce-panel.

    so that's my question: does it or sth like it exist as a standalone utility?

    edit: just logged into xfce desktop and made a screenshot.

    Screenshot - 080413 - 07:58:19.jpg

    i don't need the ability to actually choose icons for launchers, just that bigger window on the right so i can see which icon gets chosen if i use the short name. this is very helpful if you need to chose an icon for a .desktop file and want to make sure it stays consistent with most icon themes.

    thanks.
    Last edited by ohnonot; April 8th, 2013 at 06:24 AM.

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    Re: Is there an Icon Preview Utility?

    actually, i should have been doing my homework instead of posting here!

    i looked at the dependencies for xfce4-panel and found "exo-utils". installing that is possible without installing other xfce stuff. i think it pulled in 2 more libraries. anyways, it contains a utility called "exo-desktop-item-edit", which is 99% exactly what i asked.

    voilá!

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