GNOME-colors
Icon Themes
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.

perfectska04

7 years ago

The removal of firefox icons is due to trademark issues and Firefox itself hardcoding its own icons, requring the extras package for consistency. There's nothing I can do about it. All I can do is provide the stock firefox icons in "extras" so that they get installed in the proper place (usr/share/hicolor) and menus/docks can use them at the correct sizes. It doesn't fit with my set because it's not my icon, it's mozilla's brand new 3.5 branding ;)

The new desktop and system tool icons were redesigned from scratch. I think the new desktop icon is far more beautiful and the system cog looks better and more consistent in smaller sizes. If any of the changes bother you, there are older releases hosted in the project page - and now a subversion repository is set up so you can get any icon at any state of development.

As for emblems, the only ones that got removed are the ones that are already inherited from gnome-icon-theme. There is no reason to have them twice, and gnome's version as better translations so everyone wins. A few others that were removed were redundant, such as having "Pictures" when we already have "Photos", or "Danger" when we already have "Important".

While earlier versions were large due to having tons of unnecessary icons, everything has been streamlined to what is actually needed. It doesn't do anything to have a certain icon if it's application already ships the same or it can be satisfied by gnome-icon-theme. It's an icon set, not a backup of icons that are already inherited elsewhere.

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perfectska04

7 years ago

Everything is now hosted on the project page's SVN, makefiles are now distributed - and the packages are now smaller than ever.

Everyone should read the documentation before downloading, as the makefiles can be really useful for installation - and keep in mind that the "gnome-colors-common" folder is a required dependency, so you must install it regardless of whichever color variation you wish to use.

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kpkeerthi

7 years ago

How about icons for Shiretoko?

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perfectska04

7 years ago

They're the same as firefox, they're hardcoded in the titlebar and window list to use a blue globe. Perhaps in Extras? If you tell me the directories I could use GNOME's web-browser icons for shiretoko/abrowser in extras.

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kpkeerthi

7 years ago

I installed 3.5.1 (final) it from the mozilla daily build PPA (https://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa).

The folder appears to be /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.1pre/icons/ . It puzzles me why the folder has 'pre' in it.

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perfectska04

7 years ago

If it uses the same folder names as Firefox, it can't be branded with a generic browser icon. I don't think it can be branded as Firefox either, since abrowser/shiretoko is not considered Firefox.

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kpkeerthi

7 years ago

No problem. I figured that when reading the folder structure of Shiretoko. :)

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bioresadent

7 years ago

These icons are now better than any others. Thanks for this great work!

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perfectska04

7 years ago

No problem, enjoy!

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Rounin

7 years ago

The best iconset is now EVEN BETTER than before. I LOVED the new wireless icons.

Simple and clean they just fit perfecly with the rest of environment.

Thank you. And Congratulations!

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perfectska04

7 years ago

No problem, enjoy!

The wireless bars are blue for all themes to have more color consistency for wireless and other wireless applications, but they palette is really light and candy-esque, so it shouldn't stick out or look bad in the non-brave sets.

Then again, I'm hosting older revisions in the google code page for anyone who prefers any older icon.

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fallenhammer

7 years ago

The Gnome-Colors is the best iconset ever developed for gnome: complete, beautiful, minimalistic and has very clean code.

Thak you for the work you've done!
Congratulations

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perfectska04

7 years ago

thanks, enjoy!

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PiAnto

7 years ago

Where is it?

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perfectska04

7 years ago

I need to make one - the old one was a simple music note, it doesn't work as an accurate metaphor for the application. Don't worry, once I come up with something better it will be added.

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lukeen

7 years ago

thank you so much for the new wireless icons. i always had a small icon set (with the wireless icons from jimmac) inheriting yours. but now they are here and are even nicer.

your iconset is just awesome ;)

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perfectska04

7 years ago

No problem, they were really easy to make.. only took me about 10 minutes for each size, as they're rather simple - but simple is good, and they are much better at describing signal strength, even at 16x16px.

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lukeen

7 years ago

hmm but still the default connecting animation just does not fit. something like http://jimmac.musichall.cz/i.php?i=NetworkManager would be great!
hm? ;)

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perfectska04

7 years ago

The problem with those - is that the spinner does not follow tango guidelines, so it'll be nearly invisible in dark panels. Even if I remade the spinners in a more tango-esque style, in smaller sizes the strokes would be too thick and it'd look awkard. Besides, I'm terrible at creating animated sets.

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Hadret

7 years ago

Is there any chance for Iceweasel icon in extras? (:

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perfectska04

7 years ago

If there's a nice tango iceweasel icon, sure... But I think the only one I've seen has a dead link and not all sizes.

You can probably just use gnome-icon-theme's web-browser icons and copy them to iceweasel, they're nice little generic browser icons.

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Hadret

7 years ago

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perfectska04

7 years ago

That's not really all sizes, there's only a scalable version - the smaller ones are simply resized png's of the larger image.

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Hadret

7 years ago

Oh, I see. OK, I'll use generic one instead ^_^

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kpkeerthi

7 years ago

The stock 'genre' exaile icon looks terrible. Could you provide a replacement in the extras? The extras for exaile has everything but for the genre. Thanks.

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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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