A question about program icons ...

Csaba Raduly rcsaba@gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 19:48:00 GMT 2011

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)

That seems to be /usr/share/xemacs-21.4.22/etc/xemacs-icon.xpm and
xemacs appears to set it programatically.
When started from mintty, the xemach window has the generic Cywgin-X
icon, then switches to the red XE icon after it gets initialized.

xemacs is just a shortcut:
$ ls -l /bin/xemacs
lrwxrwxrwx 1 ecsardu root 18 Jul 29 15:41 /bin/xemacs -> xemacs-21.4.22.exe*

When started from a windows shortcut pointing to xemacs-21.4.22.exe,
it shows up with the icon of xemacs-21.4.22.exe and does not change
(because there is no DISPLAY in my Windows environment).

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