What are you supposed to do with the icons?

Asked by DMWill

The description says you need the icons included but doesn't say how you are supposed to use them. This is maybe straightforward, but I'm drawing a blank on this one.

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Jikan (jikan) said :


you're supposed to put them in the right folder and give them the right name.
I'm using Ubuntu Natty with Faenza icon theme located in /usr/share/icons/Faenza/
In order to have the Polly icons loaded correctly, you have to:

– copy the polly-*.svg into the apps/*size* folder of your icon theme, eg. polly-48.svg goes into /usr/share/icons/Faenza/apps/48

– rename polly-*.svg in polly.svg, eg. polly-48.svg becomes polly.svg

– copy the polly-active-*.svg and polly-normal-*.svg into the status/*size* folder of your icon theme, eg. polly-normal-22.svg and polly-active-22.svg go into /usr/share/icons/Faenza/status/22

– rename polly-normal-*.svg anf polly-active-*.svg to polly-normal.svg and polly-active.svg

– run Polly, enjoy working icons

Hope this will help.



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Conscious User (conscioususer) said :

Jikan's answer is correct (thanks Jikan!)

Alternatively, you can place the icons in the "hicolor" theme folder (/usr/share/icons/hicolor), because in theory all themes inherit from it.

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DMWill (davidmwilliams79) said :

great, thanks for the help guys. that's exactly what i needed to know.