A question about program icons ...

Eliot Moss moss@cs.umass.edu
Fri Jul 29 14:10:00 GMT 2011

On 7/29/2011 3:16 AM, Csaba Raduly wrote:
> Hi Eliot,
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 5:47 PM, Eliot Moss  wrote:
>> Recently I started using startxwin and .XWinrc and am
>> getting used to -multiwindow mode.  Something I have been
>> wondering is where the program icons actually come from.
>> For example, I cannot for the life of me find the icons
>> used for xemacs (has a little red XE in it) or xpdf
>> (black background, stylized red X and stylized white pdf).
> Right-click, Properties, Change Icon...
> will bring up a dialog which allows you to change the source of the
> icon, with the current source filled in.

Dear Csaba -- I appreciate your effort to be helpful.
In this case I already know how to change an icon that
is directly associated with a program file or shortcut.
However, these programs do not seem to have an icon
associated in the usual way, and even their normal icon
is not what cygwin-xfree displays in the toolbar.
For example, xemacs from the Windows dialog does not show
any icon or offer a way to set one.  The shortcut to it
that is in the Cygwin X menu does associate an icon and
allow you to change it, but the icon that is in the toolbar
is not one of the ones offered. The startxwin/.XWinrc
mechanisms are looking somewhere else, and I was asking
where that is.  Even the default files that build the
menus and such do not mention the xemacs and xpdf icons
that I actually see ...

Regards -- Eliot

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