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- 09-25-2005 #1
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- Oct 2004
Making your own icon thingy in KDE
- 09-27-2005 #2
well, making your own theme isn't a one step process.. and i am not all knowing in the subject but i'll try to give you some tips.
firstly, take a look at other themes and see what they have in them. /usr/share/icons should have them.
they all have a file called index.theme. open one up.. this is what it will look like (except i've added C-style comments...
Comment=Icon Theme by Everaldo.com Design Studio
Inherits=hicolor // i think this is what icon theme icons you havn't specified default to.
Example=folder // what icon is shown in the control center as an example of your theme
DesktopSizes=16,22,32,48,64,128 // sizes of the icons in the respective places (in pixels)...
//and then you have the directories in your theme that contain the icons... more on that...
apps - application icons, like : amarok, kwikidisk, kmenu...etc...
mimetypes - filetype icons, like: rpm, tar, spreadsheet
filesystems - folder icons and things... : executables, folders, home folder...
devices - ...well... devices : floppy, zip, dvdburner...
actions - menubar actions like: stop, forward, back, exit...
so what you first want to do is make your own icons. get a picture/make a picture and then (with gimp if you wish) resize it to whatever icon size you will use on your computer. ex: 16x16 pixels is mini icons, 32x32 pixels is medium sized....etc...
then make a directory structure like i mentioned above (use pre-existing themes for reference). then rename your icons to fit the icon you wish it to be.
if you want an amarok icon of size 32x32 for your desktop, create a 32x32 pixel icon and put it in "youricontheme/32x32/apps/amarok.png"
if you wanted to have your kmenu button to be the face of a penguin... find a picture of a penguin... resize it to 32x32 (or whatever size you wish to use). and name it ""youricontheme/32x32/apps/kmenu.png"
then when you are done... in "youricontheme" folder make an "index.theme" file (just copy and paste and edit what you wish).
now compress "youricontheme" folder (and all it's contents) as a .tgz
done! now you can go to control center and "install new theme".. find your .tgz file and open it.
that's pretty much it i think... if you get stuck... post again and i'll try to help.
- 10-02-2005 #3
- Join Date
- Oct 2004
Thank you!!!!!1 That helped a lot.
- 10-02-2005 #4
oh good, it would have sucked if i'd typed it all in vain
what kind of an icon theme are you making?