GNOME-colors
Icon Themes
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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:

7 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.

6205

8 years ago

Please consider also leave Rhythmbox icon alone as it is, instead of replacing it with that equalizer like icon..



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perfectska04

8 years ago

The rhythmbox stock icons make it really difficult to tell playing and not playing status in dark panels.

The current icons make it easier to tell apart, that is the sole reason I include them. I've said before I'm not content with the equalizer either, but I can't come up with better, intuitive designs for playing/notplaying metaphors - so mockups are wellcome. If I get mockups/designs for a better Rhythmbox icon I'll make them, otherwise I'll leave the current ones so that playing status is visible in dark panels.

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schollidesign

8 years ago

Try it from the Humanoid-Set. Near to the original, but better ... ;)

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perfectska04

8 years ago

I like those, but I'm thinking something more along the lines of the exaile icon - having a play sphere and a pause sphere could work.

As for speakers, I think the new ones for Listen music player are really nice! Brown and black look really well in it.

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schollidesign

8 years ago

I understand your statement, but I think a real Artwork-Icon-Set haves the possibility to stay near to the look from the original ones. Other Icons-Sets like those which are collecting their Icons from the www replaces the applications-Icons with one what *can* fit mostly with the sense of those applications. But honestly, this is something what bugs me a lot. The original Evolution-Icon is the envelope with the clock, Rhytmbox the white box, Inkscape the mountain etc. etc. light improvements but staying near to the original is the choice from my part. :)

PD: The box fits perfectly with darker Themes, yes. But with bright ones it doesn't looks so ugly, too ... ;)

Cheers

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perfectska04

8 years ago

The problem was never the box, it's the audio waves that make it hard to tell playing state. That's the reason a different design is needed.

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schollidesign

8 years ago

I know I know .. ;)

I am curious with what you will replace your actual one ... :)
For my part I will stay with the box. :D

Cheers

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perfectska04

8 years ago

BTW, you can probably use the new source pack to refresh your Humanoid icon set - it might be easier for you to change the colors for action/apps icons on-the-fly.

As long as the license is the same, it should be fine. As Benjamin Drug mentioned in a comment above, the source for generated custom icons would be the theme file with the color values.

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schollidesign

8 years ago

I know what you mean. I understood it yet in the lasts posts we had if you talked about. But Humanoid is finished since some time as "base". After the Folder-Change now I will care it for be so "up-to-date" (synchrony to yours and the original Gnome-Base) as possible and make only minor improvements. Bigger things aren't needed now.

Maybe I will change my direction if Gnome 3 will comes out ... but in the meanwhile I will enjoy the vacations and the summertime. :)

Cheers

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6205

8 years ago

Oh...ok...i understand. If you are using it with Shiki Colors theme it' not good visible. I am using Clearlooks Color, what is light version of dark Shiki so i have replaced it with default Rhythmbox icon.. IMO i don't like dark themes :)

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perfectska04

8 years ago

No problem. Since the set has to fit in with both dark and light themes, usability must come first sometimes.

Clearlooks-Colors is a bit outdated - I haven't supported it for a very long time, so panel matching/code may not be perfect sometimes, although it should still work correctly. I'd suggest trying out some other light themes that have multiple color variations (ryo-colors and semplice-colors look rather nice).

However, perhaps I can also work on a fully light/fully dark version of Shiki once day/night icon sets can be built.

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regenpfeifer

8 years ago

youre icon set is really amazing, I'm using the different flavours to my greatest satisfaction.

unfortunately, in the latest versions I'm missing some icons, they seem to have been "lost":

- the "pictures" icon for nautilus emblems
- the "application data" icon for nautilus emblems
- the "personal" icon for nautilus "emblems"

furthermore, there seems to be an inconsistency in the "system" nautilus emblem: in smaller scaling it shows up as desktop-icon instead of a system icon

maybe it's possible to fix these really quite minor issues?

thank you

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perfectska04

8 years ago

Some emblems were removed because gnome-icon-theme already shipped them. Others, such as "pictures" are redundant since GNOME uses "photos" instead.

I'll look into any missing emblems that aren't shipped by GNOME or redundant, you can probably file a bug at the project page - that way I won't forget.

As for the "System" emblem, it's known although there is no solution from my end, it seems to be an inheritance issue bug by Nautilus. Other icon sets such as Tangerine that inherit the icon from somewhere else also experience this issue.

It happens because that emblem icon is inherited from "gnome-colors-common", but nautilus uses another icon instead. When this icon is inherited, for some reason this happens - it's best to file a bug in Nautilus, otherwise I'll just replace the "Cog" with the same icon to at least keep consistency.

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nate8nate

8 years ago

I hope you don't mind that I used some of your excellent icons on this project.
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=108437

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perfectska04

8 years ago

I don't mind, go ahead!

Perhaps the location icon can be fixed in the theme itself by adding a syslink with the same name to the go-home icon.

I'll give it a test and see if it works.

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perfectska04

8 years ago

Nevermind, it doesn't seem to use the icon even if it's included in the theme itself.

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nate8nate

8 years ago

Thanks

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nate8nate

8 years ago

I hope you don't mind that I used some of your excellent icons on this project.
http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=108437

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BlueLips

8 years ago

This is my first comment here on GNOME-LOOK and, as a relatively new ubuntu user, I am impressed by the amount of beautiful artworks on this site. Talking about icon themes, I find that your set is the most beautiful, elegant, clean and colourful of them all: I use it extensively and I always wait for new variations. The latest ones are so great!
Thank you for the amount of work you put on it: it's so appreciated! And also thank you for the gnome-colors source pack: it's a nice idea to allow people to create new set with their own personal color choice.

I've just tried the script and I created a variation: I called it Gnome-Emerald (dark green). I hope you don't mind if I upload it here in case some user would like to see it.

http://rapidshare.com/files/255834407/Gnome-Emerald.tar.gz.html

Again, amazing work! :)

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perfectska04

8 years ago

Thanks!
The source pack was created specifically for customization! You're free to do with it as you please as far as the free GPL license allows.

The resulting themes are only around 300KB, so sharing and hosting right here in gnome-look is possible.

You might just want to specify or link that GNOME-Colors have to be installed in order to satisfy the "gnome-colors-common" dependency, and so that the custom icon themes will work correctly.

As for your set, perhaps I'd make the LIGHTBASECOLOR a quite a bit lighter - the actions (arrows) look flat. But the palette is otherwise well chosen.

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perfectska04

8 years ago

Also, future versions of the source pack will probably let you specify more than one palette - so you can have a type of icons be one color, and another type be some other color. This will help fix the monotony that black/white variations might currently create.

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bdrung

8 years ago

If you _release_ a modification, you have to license it under the GPL and share the sources, too. In this case the theme file with the color palatte is the source.

So can you please also release the theme file? If you like you can add your name and email address to this file as comment (e.g. line starts with #).

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MastroPino

8 years ago

I hope that shiki will begin the default theme of Ubuntu.

ya, but add the default gnome-apps icons... epiphany is now missed, I can't understand why every release there are less icon of the first one :|

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perfectska04

8 years ago

It's because Epiphany already ships the exact same icons!

Any icons that have been removed meet one of the following criteria:

1. The exact same icon is shipped by gnome-icon-theme.
2. The exact same icon or better is shipped by their application.
3. The icon is obsolete in the latest releases of GNOME.
4. The icon is redundant (i.e. emblem-danger when there is emblem-warning/important).
5. The application hardcodes its own icons, it's best not to ship icons for it.

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perfectska04

8 years ago

Oh, BTW - In Ubuntu Karmic, sudo apt-get install gnome-colors is all you need (after you enable universe repo).

All thanks to Benjamin Drung and Andrew Starr-Bochicchio.

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7 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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