Tango-Original
Individual Icons
Score 75%
Description:

This is the Tango Project's icon set which I unofficially packaged.
It's a very pleasant set of icons.
Frankly, I got sick of the blue icons, so I repackaged all the latest icons with the original sleek gray icons, with the dark blue tabs. This is a much more chic look than the blue.

In the screenshot:
Metacity: Unity
Gtk: ish-dark

This icon theme requires Tango.
If you don't want to use Tango, remove it from the list of inherited icons in index.theme
Last changelog:

11 years ago

2007/03/30:
Updated package with new index.theme file. Removed dependency of gnomecrystalsvg (sorry should have done that earlier!).
The current icon packages that this depends are now 'Tango,gnome'.
I personally insert 'Bluecurve' between Tango and gnome in that list.

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Original-0.6.3:
update

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Original-0.5.1:
0.5.1, same old snappy gray icons.

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Original-0.5.0:
Same as official 0.5.0 set, except with the more unique looking original gray folder icons.

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0.5.0:
Blue folders, more icons.

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0.4.0-2:
Version 0.4.0 of the icons built with version 0.5.0 of the icon-naming-utils, adding appx 30 icons to the set.

soc

11 years ago

i really like your work, do you consider providing a grey version of the current 0.7.1, too??
thanks

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klaudy

11 years ago

I think, that only difference between Original and blue Tango theme is the folder icon and some other icons related with it (shared network folder,...) If You like it, just copy the content of places folder from Original theme to the Blue one....

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temet69nosce

11 years ago

Thank you very much for the work! I'm using them! :D

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Cyr4x

11 years ago

I've just installed tango icon set, but i if i choose it in gnome-theme-manager i see standard gnome icons. Wtf? My distro is Ubuntu Breezy.

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bmzf

11 years ago

I've seen this happen in a few cases, and I'm not sure what causes it.
Strangely, when you copy all the readme/license files from the tango icon set to this one, it should work. Some of those files may be referred to in the font configuration file and that could be the cause.

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guns-n-linux

11 years ago

what should i do exactly? i can't install the icons.

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klaudy

11 years ago

And how are you trying to install it? Just drag the archive in to the Themes window and that's all. Dou you report any error message? Or You could unpack the archive in to the ~/.icons directory and it has the same efect.

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klaudy

11 years ago

just replace the line
Inherits=gnome,crystalsvg
in index.theme file with this line:
Inherits=gnome

(= delete ",crystalsvg")
and it should works ;-)

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andremedeiros

11 years ago

Hmm... I can't seem to get it working. I have gnome 2.14 (latest RC).

Gnome theme manager doesn't give me any messages.

Ideas anyone?

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gunksta

11 years ago

OK, I have to admit, I really do prefer the blue folders. When my theme uses grey AND my folders are grey, it makes it hard to see things.

In fact, for people like my brother, who has some problems with vision, GNOME is sometimes hard to use BECAUSE of it's often muted colors. He uses the Nuvola icons on his GNOME desktop because he can see them better. They stand out.

Go with the blue. They look nicer.

Or, if GNOME doesn't want to be blue, since KDE has really already claimed that space, we need to come up with a color palette that isn't grey on top of grey.

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bmzf

11 years ago

Take a look at the download links and you'll see that the second link says "(Tango Blue)".
This icon pack is for those who prefer the original gray folders with the dark blue tabs. The new blue colored theme is available through that second link.
The problem is the blue doesn't work well with a lot of theme colors, while the gray works well with a greater variety of theme colors.
Both are nice. Both are available.

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gnomepol

11 years ago

This icon set reminds standard GNOME icons and is in gnome simple and clear style. This is great contribution to this enviroment.

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dishkuvek

11 years ago

I think most of the Tango icons are amazing. The only one I really have a problem with is the computer. Why is the computer's screen squashed on the sides? It looks like a completely different artist did that one. The angles on the folders are a little harsh as well. Not as bad as the computer though.

Every icon, other than that is wonderful!

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andril

11 years ago

Thanks, I love this theme - keep it up!

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Fedorateur

11 years ago

The icon theme look very good but symbolic link icon is too big, change it please

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bmzf

11 years ago

I just packaged this icon set, I didn't make it. I'll give it a shot if I get the time though.

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cimi86

11 years ago

What metacity theme are you using in screenshot #2? (with tango-ble icons...)

thanks

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ngnr

11 years ago

It is Tango-Metacity:

Look at "others" in:
http://tango-project.org/Tango_Icon_Library

Direct Download:
http://www.bomahy.nl/hylke/tango/files/tango-metacity-theme-0.1.0.tar.gz

Cheers!.

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temet69nosce

11 years ago

eyelicious! very very nice. i like the concept of keeping the design guidelines while giving it a somewhat glossy shinny look and feel. congratulations!

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hornett

11 years ago

I much prefer these to the blue ones, thanks for adding them back to the package :)

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bmzf

11 years ago

Glad you like them.
0.5.1 coming soon...

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Aphax

11 years ago

I find that the blue icons suit my current theme pretty well, but I can imagine they don't go well for most themes out there. Thanks for the grey icons, I might still need them someday when I change my theme.

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lizardking

11 years ago

gray >> blue

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felipe

11 years ago

the grey x-directory-* icons are better, i can't understand why they choose to go with that plastic blue.

maybe an attempt to attract kde users/artists? bad mistake

thanks for sharing :)

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artifact

11 years ago

Thanks for providing this icon set. I'd got so sick with the blue folders, that I had reverted back to the default GNOME icons untill I found this.

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11 years ago

2007/03/30:
Updated package with new index.theme file. Removed dependency of gnomecrystalsvg (sorry should have done that earlier!).
The current icon packages that this depends are now 'Tango,gnome'.
I personally insert 'Bluecurve' between Tango and gnome in that list.

--------------------------------
Original-0.6.3:
update

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Original-0.5.1:
0.5.1, same old snappy gray icons.

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Original-0.5.0:
Same as official 0.5.0 set, except with the more unique looking original gray folder icons.

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0.5.0:
Blue folders, more icons.

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0.4.0-2:
Version 0.4.0 of the icons built with version 0.5.0 of the icon-naming-utils, adding appx 30 icons to the set.

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