lunes, 7 de septiembre de 2015

Missing icons in kde/qt5 apps within i3

After my last update, some of my QT5 based apps (such as dolphin which I use daily) were missing the icons. After some search it seems it is due to a default value when the WM set with XDG is not the expected one.

To solve this issue in i3 without having to change the XDG desktop values for the whole session you can use the following

if you want to have it launched with a shortcut, something like
bindsym x exec XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP="KDE" dolphin

will do, where x is the key you want to use to launch.