maemo.org Bugzilla – Bug 3659
Changing icon theme requires reboot to be applied correctly
Last modified: 2010-08-11 12:04:44 UTC
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STEPS TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM:
1. Install a GTK theme which sets the gtk-icon-theme-name property
2. Home > Set theme... > Select the new theme > Apply
Selecting the new GTK theme should cause the icon theme to immediately update.
Many of the previously selected theme's icons remain in use (in hildon's task
navigator and statusbar panels, and elsewhere) until the system is restarted.
After restarting, the newly selected icon theme is correctly applied.
EXTRA SOFTWARE INSTALLED:
http://synthesize.us/LCARS_PADD (hildon/gtk themes that include icon themes)
Some icons are updated immediately, while others are not. Here is a (very
incomplete) list of themed icons which DO update immediately:
- Task Navigator "Contacts" button
- hildon-home RSS feed reader applet's buttons
- The web browser's toolbar buttons
And here are some of the ones that do not:
- Task Navigator buttons "Web" and "Applications"
- All statusbar plugins enabled before theme switch
- Keyboard key icons (tab, shift, delete, return, etc)
Instead of restarting the entire system, it is also possible to reload these
icons with "killall -1 hildon-desktop hildon-input-method".
I've installed http://synthesize.us/debs/lcars-complete-4.1.install and I can
Side note: Running "killall -1 hildon-desktop hildon-input-method" does NOT fix
the Charging icon.
Created an attachment (id=918) [details]
screenshot of lcars-modern theme applied correctly after reboot
Created an attachment (id=919) [details]
screenshot of echo theme applied after lcars-modern without reboot
(In reply to comment #2)
> Side note: Running "killall -1 hildon-desktop hildon-input-method" does NOT fix
> the Charging icon.
Sorry I forgot to mention that detail. I've just filed bug #3669 about the
charging animation being unthemeable.
Are there any 3rd party themes for Fremantle available already?
I guess I could soon upload. The problem is that themes still contain
references to things that cannot be yet published.
I'd really like to know if anybody can still reproduce this in Fremantle.
Setting to "moreinfo", either please add a comment once Fremantle is available
and if you can still reproduce this, or please provide a testcase for me. :-)
Thanks in advance!
still reproducible. We definitely need to fix this.
Thanks. Imported into internal bugtracker.
We are working on fixing this for pr1.2
Fixed and integrated to pr1.2
This has been fixed in package
which is part of the internal build version
(Note: 2009/2010 is the year, and the number after is the week.)
Tested with internal version with nuvofre from extras-devel. Icon theme was
applied immediately as supposed.
A future public update released with the year/week later than this internal
build version will include the fix. (This is not always already the next public
Please verify that this new version fixes the bug by marking this bug report as
VERIFIED after the public update has been released and if you have some time.
To answer popular followup questions:
* Nokia does not announce release dates of public updates in advance.
* There is currently no access to these internal, non-public build versions.
A Brainstorm proposal to change this exists at
Does this include colours updating automatically without reboot too?
See comments from
Setting explicit PR1.2 milestone (so it's clearer in which public release the
fix will be available to users).
Sorry for the bugmail noise (you can filter on this message).
Nope, some colors are still not updated.
Created an attachment (id=2966) [details]
PR1.2 screenshot of Melody theme applied after Okuda without reboot
Icons, text colors, and buttons which fail to change after switching themes
(until the device is rebooted) are circled in red. These are just a few
examples; there are many others.