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Month: January 2013

Re: [trinity-users] Icon themes for TDE

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 13:42:46 -0600
> Hi everyone!
> I wanted to share 2 icon themes for updating the look of TDE:
> -Crystal SVG Updated
> This icon theme comes from PCLOS MiniME 2008 (KDE 3.5.x). I don't know if
> it is an official update of the old Crystal SVG or a theme made by the
> PCLOS team, but it is a more modern version of it.
> -Oxygen for KDE3
> This is the theme used in my PCLinuxOS TDE non-official remaster. It comes
> from
> I personally think that keeping the old Crystal SVG theme as the default
> theme is not
> good for the TDE project. The people who haven't used TDE will think that
> it is always the same old project as KDE3. It just looks too old and of
> course, the more actual Oxygen icon theme will go this way one day or
> another, but as of now, I think that it would be a good idea for TDE to
> use Oxygen or another icon theme, at least this updated version of Crystal
> SVG.

I still don't like the way Oxygen looks; most of the newer icon themes
from the past few years seem rather dark and muddied, which can make
finding a particular icon or GUI element difficult when many of them are
shown on the screen.

Does a "modern", bright icon theme with relatively high contrast between
icons even exist?

On the technical end, using newer icon themes means that Bug 1313 must
first be be resolved...

> The same idea goes with the general theme. We aren't used to the
> ''vanilla KDE 3.5.10'' these days. Themes with big lines separating GUI
> elements aren't used anymore and even during the KDE 3.5.x days, almost
> no distros used the default theme.

Which widget style are you referring to?

> This is just my personal opinion...

Understood. :-)  Thank you for your input!

> -Alexandre