Enables to set _NET_WM_ICON with a png-image.
Generally the icon of an application is defined by its desktop-entry. The patch desktopentry serves this purpose. Unfortunately, some programs like tint2 or alttab can't make use of the desktop-entry and rely instead on a hardcoded icon which has to be defined by the application itself with the window-propery _NET_WM_ICON. Since st doesn't define _NET_WM_ICON this programs can't display the correct icon for st even if a desktop-entry exists. This patch solves this problem.
Defining an icon
By default each time st starts it will search for a file with the name st.png
under /usr/local/share/pixmaps/. If you put an image with this name in the
root-directory of the st-repository and call
make install the image will be
installed in /usr/local/share/pixmaps/ automatically. Otherwise you have to
put the file there manually. You can try it out with this icon st.png
Using with desktopentry
If you use the desktopentry-patch you should adjust the icon
in the file st.desktop by replacing the line
Most programs which use the desktop-file to determine the icon should be able to
find st.png under /usr/local/share/pixmaps/. If not report it to me and try
changing in confing.mk the line
ICONPREFIX = $(PREFIX)/share/pixmaps to
ICONPREFIX = $(PREFIX)/share/icons/hicolor/256x256/apps/ and install the icon
Call to action
Maybe somebody would like to create an icon with the st-logo so we could add it here instead of using the icon from flat-remix.
The code for loading and transforming the image to an appropriate format is in large part from xseticon which is developed by Paul Evans.
- st-netwmicon-0.8.4.diff (Deprecated)
- netwmicon.sh (Deprecated. Used for 0.8.4-patch. Look at patch-description to understand how its supposed to work. It seems to distort the icon.)
- Aleksandrs Stier - email@example.com