GNOME-colors

Full Icon Themes

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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:

10 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.

santiagoward2000

10 years ago

I love it!
(And if anyone hates it, I'll take the blame)

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perfectska04

10 years ago

Blah, I just got into making the action icons and it just sunddenly went sour.

The palette is just terrible for anything other than folders. Everything else looks drab and boring, so I'm dropping aluminium.

I'll start working on the Arctic one instead, the blue is very subtle but it doesn't make anything monotonous. Sorry for getting your hopes up, should've waited until I did all the scalable icons before posting a preview.

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santiagoward2000

10 years ago

Never mind. I like arctic too.

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perfectska04

10 years ago

Arctic didn't really look good on devices either!

Just because a color works on folders, it doesn't mean it'll look good on everything else... Guess I'll just put it off for now until I find a worthy color palette.

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santiagoward2000

10 years ago

Hi!
I really like the aluminium version (aluminium is the second one, right?)

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perfectska04

10 years ago

Yes, I'll take that as a vote for aluminium. I still have to go over the color palette for that, since it might be a bit too bright for dark themes.

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StrangeQuark

10 years ago

I just had the time to take the new Dust icons for a spin. They're absolutely delicious! I think I'll be using these instead of Human for now.

Some minor bugs I've noticed:

- The Shiki-Dust preview in Appearance Preferences still has the Caramel theme. And the Open folder icon is different from the other Shiki themes. (In fact, I believe it's all the other previews that are wrong in this regard.)
- The Download emblem is coloured orange, whereas it's coloured according to the theme in the other GNOME-Colors themes. Maybe it's best to pick one colour for all themes, as it seems to be the only emblem that still has different colours (except for the Desktop one of course). May I suggest red, as this it the colour chosen for the save icon and a downloads folder is used for saving things?

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perfectska04

10 years ago

I think the previews have something to do with your thumbnail cache, just clear the .thumbnails or .cache folders (not sure which one of those was it) and they will auto-regenerate next time around.

The download emblem issue is already fixed on my end, as well as the edit-select-all icon and the audio volume ones. They're now all brown, so it'll be fixed for next update.

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StrangeQuark

10 years ago

Right you are. It was .thumbnails. Thanks!

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era506

10 years ago

I can't believe how great this set is now!!! Thank you very!!! There is just one little thing that bothers me... I really liked green playback icons... Is there a chance you can provide a download with just those icons so I can change them?

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perfectska04

10 years ago

The previous version has them. Just go to the google code page (link above), click All Downloads in the Downloads tab, and get an older, archived version that has any icon you want.

I usually host the three latest versions of everything, so even if you don't like something in a new one, there are chances for you to get your hand on older versions.

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era506

10 years ago

That's great!!! Thank you very much!!!

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bplsilva

10 years ago

Hello there!
First of all, just wanted to say that I'm just addicted to your work and that I use it on my PC, on my laptop, and even at work. Keep on this way!

However, I must say that I haven't enjoyed that much two or three changes that have been made this week.

- I'd definitely go for a "?" icon for help. I must admit this new one haven't 'catched' me a lot.

- System > Favourite Applications icon, which is now a green circle ticked, was, IMO, way better before.

- And for the Languages, I think that world flags speak much more than single blue and red flags. Even if I understand why did you changed it, I think it would be way better to get back at existing flags on it, like maybe Britain and China flags (languages most present on the web), or something like European Union and United nations flag, which would be something more general.

To conclude, I must say that after you removed Mozilla icons from the original set, and that I've seen the differences between yours and the original, I prefer yours much more!

Waiting for a metallic color set ;)
Bruno

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perfectska04

10 years ago

I still have the old "?" icon in the set, but now it's actually used for questions and unknown variables.

I also think that icon is better looking than the float, however, since many help documents are already branded with GNOME's float, using another icon may create inconsistencies. Besides, perhaps help is one of those icons that should not be changed too much from default, so that anyone can find and recognize it immediately.

The old icon for app favorites was a better metaphor for a software installer, which is it's new function... The "Default" icon is a better metaphor for default applications instead. It may look a little less detailed, but the point is better visual consistency between text and icon.

As for flags, perhaps I'll do ones from fake countries in the future... It's just better not to give any existing locale or country preferential treatment.

As for mozilla icons, as I've said it's best to respect their trademark in the main pack.. but you can use the extras or a package I've linked to a few pages back to override their icons!

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Algimene

10 years ago

I installed the extra icons... but extra-Firefox icons it's just the new official 3.5rc icon :S

Where is the old Tango style one? Q_Q

I use gnome-do docky and that firefox icon is a punch in the eye!

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perfectska04

10 years ago

I think the new official branding is both beautiful and the most recognizable for users switching from another OS.

For the tango icons, you can get them here:
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?tnn2qnky1go

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6205

10 years ago

Excellent work !!! Thank you very much.

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perfectska04

10 years ago

enjoy!

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Algimene

10 years ago

Why don't u change the Pink panel of the menu icon with the new dust color? =D
It would be more coherent ;)

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perfectska04

10 years ago

Good idea, but I'm not sure how brown will do on panels. Since it's not a vibrant color like the others, it may blend in with a dark panel and give the perception of a square missing from the pinwheel.

I'll try it out and see, but if it blends in, I'll leave it pink.

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cypherpunk

10 years ago

I am slightly disappointed that you went with the un-colored home icon in Firefox .. its a bit of a step backwards imo.

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perfectska04

10 years ago

It's not recolored like the old one, but it does have much more detail and it looks like an actual home, rather than the shape of a home. It makes a better metaphor, and the colors are very neutral so it won't clash with any arrow color.

Then again, that's just my opinion... You can replace it with the old one if you prefer! There's no need to stick with something you don't like on your desktop, just modify the theme a little and make it suit you better!

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StrangeQuark

10 years ago

Loving version 4.0! Your work continues to amaze!

I think I've noticed some inconsistency in icons featuring a monitor. Most of them (vinagre, wmtweaks, preferences-desktop-remote-desktop and all the ones in the places folder) are coloured according to the theme, but others like preferences-desktop-wallpaper and checkbox are not.

Oh, and if you are taking suggestions for new colour themes, I think a pink version would look great and prove to be very popular.

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perfectska04

10 years ago

It's best to have a few icons be a turned off monitor... It makes recoloring easier, so I can make more sets now faster than ever.

I'll think about pink, but I practically just did two icon sets (now that I redesigned dust) in two days... I'm already seeing the world in hex numbers, no way I'm opening inkscape for the next month or so :P

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derma

10 years ago

Think Pink !!!

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10 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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