menu and button images

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Sun Sep 30 08:00:12 PDT 2012

On Sep 29, 2012, at 9:54 PM, Miika Turkia wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 2:13 AM, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at> wrote:
>> Right now the menu and button images are a distribution choice - some
>> have them on, some have them off. I kinda like them, but I wonder if
>> there is a consensus one way or another.
>> I'm looking at you, Linus :-)
>> The patch below would turn them on everywhere (they appear on by default
>> on Ubuntu and Windows, off by default on Fedora).
> On my Ubuntu I have not had any menu icons on Subsurface. Also setting
> these values with gconftool-2 did not enable menu icons on Subsurface
> (/desktop/gnome/interface/buttons_have_icons and
> /desktop/gnome/interface/menus_have_icons).
> Applying the patch got me the menu icons (in Subsurface), but this did
> not seem to affect the global configuration.

Correct - this is only intended to turn them on in Subsurface, not everywhere else.

> And I did not notice
> changes in other applications, some have menu icons some don't, no
> matter what the global settings are. I wonder if restarting the
> desktop would be required for the effect or if the information is not
> totally accurate.

I guess I phrased this badly above. When I said "turn them on everywhere"
I meant to say "turn them on in Subsurface, regardless of the settings of your

So the question was, should we follow the distribution default (as we are
today) or should we force the icons on everywhere?


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