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Old 12-19-2004, 12:28 PM   #1
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fluxbox icons in menu

I've seen many pulpits running fluxbox with icons in menu. Reading man gave me a clue, that all you have to do is to add <PATH_TO_YOUR_ICON/ICON.xpm> after [exec] (...) {...}. I've just downloaded nuvola icon set from, but all icons are png's rather then xpm's. Is it possible to use png format or do I have to change them all to xpm? And if so, is there a simple app, that can do this on large group of files. So far I know that gimp handle this, but, ehm, changing every icon, one by one, isn't worth installing it...
Old 12-19-2004, 12:32 PM   #2
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try it and let us know

if you do have to convert everything ... it's ok, you don't have to go into gimp to do every single one. ImageMagick provides a command called 'convert' which can do operations on files from the command line.

so here's how you do it:

[brandon@brandon:/home/brandon/imgs] $ convert image.png image.xpm
so if you just stuck that in a script to rename every file it would be quite simple.

good luck with that fluxbox stuff

Last edited by fenderman11111; 12-19-2004 at 12:39 PM.
Old 12-19-2004, 01:44 PM   #3
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Indeed, fluxbox uses xpm's, so it's as easy as to convert (thanks for a good advice, fenderman!) those nice png's and you have pretty-looking icons in menu.


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