: : Hi out there!
: : I am using Linux + X + olvwm and I think this compination is
: : great.
: : There is just one drawback concerning the last component.
: : The olvwm-icons are ugly and don't cooperate with nice
: : root-pictures (xearth, nice bitmaps ...).
: : I don't consider myself as a novice anymore but I couldn't
: : find a possibility to change the icons.
: : Is it possible? Who knows the answer?
: This is the most contructive answer that reached me. Thank you Andy!
: >Date: Thu, 10 Nov 1994 12:48:13 +0500
: >Subject: Re: Q: olvwm with nice icons - How?
: >You can't change them (at least not the way you want).
: >They are in most cases compiled in to the program. If not compiled
: >in, you get a default ugly bitmap.
: >Some well-behaved programs have an option to set an icon image.
: >For xview programs try -WI /pathname/to/icon/file where the icon
: >format matches those found in /usr/openwin/include/images/*.icon
: >Andy Tefft
Here comes a better answer from Matthias Pfuetzner. I translate it from german:
The olvwm doesn't have a global resource for icons like the mwm (Mwm*iconImage)
but it is still possible to change the icons since there should be a resource
like *iconPixmap or *iconImage for the application. To find this out editres
could help if the application understands the required protocol.
Matthias says it is possible to load all sorts of format (including xpm and TIF)
as long as it is the olvwm (and not the olwm) we talk about. Also transparent
icons should be possible if a *iconMask is defined. I tried it with xpm-Icons
from the ctwm but it hasn't worked so far.
Michael Metzger voice +49 6131 834186