GNOME-colors
Icon Themes
Score 77%
Description:

This is an extensive set of icon themes based on GNOME and Tango, with some inspiration from Human, Tango Generator, Elementary, and other open source projects. The project's goal is to integrate closely with gnome-icon-theme, while greatly expanding its available icons and allowing users to choose from 7 completely different and unique color schemes. With the additional source pack, an unlimited number of complete color variations can be rebuilt from source.

The icons and their color schemes are designed to complement my Shiki-Colors GTK Themes and their additional artwork.

There are 7 color variations: Brave (Blue), Wise (Green), Human (Orange), Noble (Purple), Wine (Red), Dust (Chocolate) and Illustrious (Pink).

GNOME-Colors consistently themes 99% of default icons + 1000's more in almost every popular linux distribution. Every single icon included in the set is drawn perfectly at each and all sizes, so you will never have to see a blurry icon ever again!

Important, must read or clowns will eat you:
* To install, drag and drop the .tar.gz file into GNOME's Appearance Preferences, or extract it and copy the gnome-* folders to /usr/share/icons as administrator (i.e. sudo nautilus /usr/share/icons in Ubuntu). The gnome-colors-common folder is a required dependency. You MUST install it in order for all the icon sets to work correctly.

* You may alternately use the included Makefile for system-wide installation, just type make install as administrator or make user-install for per-user installation. For more options, type make help.

* You may want to install the 'extras-gnome-colors' package for extra icon themes (Liferea, Comix, Exaile, etc.) by following the instructions in the readme.

* If you installed the icons through the appearance preferences, for the icons to theme root/admin applications in Ubuntu, you must type in a terminal:
sudo ln -s ~/.icons /root

* In Ubuntu, you can use the official PPA repository for easy installation and upgrades. For Ubuntu Karmic Koala, you can simply run apt-get install gnome-colors to install from Ubuntu's universe repositories. The packages are also available in Debian Sid.

* Visit the GNOME-Colors project page for bug reports, feature requests, SVN and more downloads:
http://code.google.com/p/gnome-colors/

* Consider donating a small amount to the GNOME-Colors project if you wish to support it, or to show your appreciation. You can do so by clicking on the "donate" button next to the download section.
Last changelog:

8 years ago

GNOME-Colors depends on the package "gnome-icon-theme". If you don't use GNOME, make sure you have it!

5.5.1 (2009-10-28)
* Add icons for Empathy.
* Add better support for Ubuntu Karmic's panel applets.
* Minor updates and clean-ups on some icons.

5.5 (2009-09-25)
* New, redesigned folders!
* Add folder-xdg icons for Karmic/GNOME 2.28.
* Add some new icons/update others for better Karmic support.
* Minor bugfixes.

It's very recommended to remove any existing version before upgrading!

You MUST install "gnome-colors-common" as well! otherwise you'll have a broken icon set and clowns will eat you.

cypherpunk

8 years ago

You can do this yourself .. just download the source and follow perfectska04's excellent instructions.

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bdrung

8 years ago

... and share your config theme file, if you created something cool looking.

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dataking

8 years ago

First of all, thanks for providing such a beautifull icon set, I'm extremely pleased with the steady stream of improvements.

Like many others, I have a request for a missing icon - I use Netbeans a lot and I have been hunting high and low for a scalable Netbeans icon (should be easy to do, its basically a 3D cube), but to no avail. So, naturally I think it would be a great addition to gnome-colors!!

NB: theres a high resolution .png and .icns file included with netbeans 6.5 and 6.7 which may serve as inspiration. Can't get gnome-do to use those however :-/

Cheers
Per

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perfectska04

8 years ago

I'm currently busy with college at the moment, but if you post in the "sticky" bug report of the google code page I'll keep it in mind once I have the time again.

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hitmansnightmare

8 years ago

Using the Citrus cursor themes (orange and lime to be precise) really makes human and wise respectively look much better.

Just a tip for users.

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foodstamp

8 years ago

Love this set. My default for all machines.

But I am having a difficult time locating the source files for the gnome-colors-common set.

Are these available anywhere?

I am building my personal set using the source files for gnome-colors but the source for gnome-colors-common would be very useful to me.

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perfectska04

8 years ago

The source files for gnome-colors-common are the .SVG files that are shipped in the "scalable" folder themselves. There's always a scalable version of every icon.

For the smaller sizes - in the case of most icons, the sources or source objects can be gotten directly from gnome-icon-theme/tango's git repositories. The following is particularly helpful:
http://git.gnome.org/cgit/gnome-icon-theme/tree/src?h=one-canvas

For some icons's smaller sizes, there are no direct sources, as often, the simpler icons are just two gnome-icon-theme objects overlayed.

tl;dr: There's no source pack in particular for "gnome-colors-common". The sources are both the scalable icons that are shipped, as well as those provided in the repositories for gnome/tango and the tango artists whose gpl icons are featured in the set.

If the small-size sources you want are from an original gnome-colors icon (not gnome/tango or already included in the source pack) just send me an e-mail and I'll send you what I have.

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6205

8 years ago

If i may ask you, what are next steps in evolution of these icons? It would be nice if they would be now slightly more glossy, like some aspects of oxygen/human icons, but still loking same as now.

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perfectska04

8 years ago

The icons are based and depend on GNOME/Tango, so there'll never be any type of gloss included for consistency's sake.

If the icons were based on Human or Oxygen, then yes - everything would be glossy, but they're entirely designed to complement gnome-icon-theme, so they won't break away from that design.

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6205

8 years ago

mmm... i agree... where gnome and tango failed, you have succeeded with most complete, consistant and beautiful icons :)

i was thinking on more something like Mango or Tango refresh by Jimmac, adding to these icons some aspects of glossynes and increase details on all sizes, but keeping consistency and sharpnes.. i dunno, maybe i don't know what i want :)

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jesterthejedi

8 years ago

Your trash bins are in the glossy style.
Source:http://people.freedesktop.org/~jimmac/icons/#git

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jesterthejedi

8 years ago

easier to find on here:http://jimmac.musichall.cz/i.php?i=git3

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perfectska04

8 years ago

The trash bins are not really glossy, they're still using Tango/GNOME guidelines - the shine is there because they are metallic objects. They're only minorly modified from the new ones in gnome-icon-theme, so there's no inconsistency with the other icons.

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Devil505

8 years ago

Frugalware choose your project as default gnome desktop design of the next release (Frugalware 1.1 Getorin)

http://pix.toile-libre.org/?img=1249465032.png

:)

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hitmansnightmare

8 years ago

I've got to ask though.

Will there be cursors to complement the themes? It really feels like they are the only thing really missing.

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perfectska04

8 years ago

I don't really have any experience drawing cursors, so I doubt there'll be any in the future.

I find Jimmac's cursors (the default ones in Ubuntu and other distributions) simple and good looking enough.

That said, there's oxygen-cursor-theme and oxygen-cursor-theme-extra as well, which are excellent cursor themes. If anything, I think someone experienced should port them for better compatibility with GNOME and they'd be perfect alternatives.

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hitmansnightmare

8 years ago

Thanks for the quick answer.

I guess I will have to update them myself.

Cheers

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hitmansnightmare

8 years ago

And sorry for the many posts. I didn't see(still don't) any of them, so I assumed they weren't posted.

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hitmansnightmare

8 years ago

Will the other Colors packages be updated too?

Dust, Illustrious and Noble are missing as well, an maybe some others.

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perfectska04

8 years ago

clearlooks/murrine/nodoka are deprecated. Shiki-Colors replaced them as the complementary theme for gnome-colors almost a year ago.

There are many good full light/dark themes here in gnome-look, so there's no plans to revive the old themes. Shiki-Colors will keep being developed since it provides a unique and neutral look suitable for the project, until something better comes along to replace it.

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hitmansnightmare

8 years ago

Will The other "Colors" packages be updated as well?

At the moment, three colors are also missing.

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hitmansnightmare

8 years ago

Will The other "Colors" packages be updated as well?

At the moment, three colors are also missing.

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hitmansnightmare

8 years ago

Is there any chance that these other three(Nodoka colors, murrine colors, clearlooks colors) will be updated as well?

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LostinSpacetime

8 years ago

Hello. I really love this icon set but sometimes I like a simple Black and White look and in this case I cannot use it. Is it maybe possible to make a dark gray or black theme?

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perfectska04

8 years ago

There are two extra icon sets in the extras pack, one of those is light/tan and the other has a dark/carbon look. You can try those if you like.

Full black/white versions do not suit the design of the icon set, I think it looks very monotone, but if you download the source pack - you can make black/white/any-color variations in minutes, by simply editing the color values and following the instructions before "make".

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8 years ago

GNOME-Colors depends on the package "gnome-icon-theme". If you don't use GNOME, make sure you have it!

5.5.1 (2009-10-28)
* Add icons for Empathy.
* Add better support for Ubuntu Karmic's panel applets.
* Minor updates and clean-ups on some icons.

5.5 (2009-09-25)
* New, redesigned folders!
* Add folder-xdg icons for Karmic/GNOME 2.28.
* Add some new icons/update others for better Karmic support.
* Minor bugfixes.

It's very recommended to remove any existing version before upgrading!

You MUST install "gnome-colors-common" as well! otherwise you'll have a broken icon set and clowns will eat you.

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