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    Change Icon Size twm

    I use TWM. Not the Ubuntu desktop.

    Every application seems to choose the largest icon when minimized. Or, maybe this is TWM?

    Anyway, the icons are HUGE. About 3" square. I want smaller icons.

    If I find an application's icon and remove all but 16x16 icon, I get what I want. Is there a global setting that does this?

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    Re: Change Icon Size twm

    Not familar with TWM, but I searched on the term. This webpage turned up, https://www.x.org/archive/X11R6.8.1/doc/twm.1.html
    Maybe you can find your answer there.
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    Re: Change Icon Size twm

    Thanks, I have read that several times. I have not found anything that indicates how the icon is chosen when a window is iconized. Seems like most applications pick the largest icon???
    If I delete all the icons except 16x16, iconize still works and I get the desired icon size.

    Currently, I remove all the icons except the one I want. This is a manual operation. apt restores the removed icons so I have to manually remove them again.

    Seems like someone should know how this works.

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    Re: Change Icon Size twm

    Quote Originally Posted by tomdean@speakeasy.org View Post
    Seems like someone should know how this works.
    Ask the twm project guys. You are the first person that I've heard of using twm since about 1994.
    I would make a script to do what you want, then run it whenever a pixmap icon file looked wrong to me, as needed.

    Google found this: https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipe...er/442074.html which shows .twmrc settings to control the icon used by the class of application.
    Code:
        Icons
        {
            "XTerm"    "xterm.icon"
            "xfd"        "xfd_icon"
        }

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    Re: Change Icon Size twm

    Never tried TWM, I use spectrwm on one install. Not many people using other WMs these days, the shell rules Why not find a better suited WM? TheFu runs a nice full featured one from yesteryear. Mine is lacking features, but does what I want, there are several good ones IMO.

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