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Month: January 2013

RE: [trinity-users] Icon themes for TDE

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 20:03:53 -0600
>>> This is just my opinion as well, but I have found that the removal of
>>> the
>>> separators and borders has made software more difficult to use and less
>>> organised, as developers can now just lump UI elements together in a
>>> great
>>> big jumble with no need to deal with logical grouping.  The human eye
>>> lalso appears to look for outlines to categorise items; removing the
>>> outlines while leaving the same number of items therefore makes
>>> locating
>>> a
>>> specific item (or items which relate to a given item in terms of
>>> functionality) more difficult.
>> Yes, it is true that grouping UI elements is good, but the lines can be
>> smaller (or less obvious than a big black line), as in newer themes.
>> By changing the theme, you can see that the separators are not removed,
>> but replaced by smaller ones.
>> Once again, not seeing the separators doesn't mean that the options will
>> go everywhere in a crazy order :)
> I would hope not, but I have observed more of this in newer
> applications...
> Also, the separators are not very useful visually if one's eye cannot
> quickly pick them out of the background because they blend in too well.
> ;-)
>> By searching more on, I found out that the updated Crystal
>> SVG from PCLOS MiniMe 2008 was that new version of Crystal SVG. I wonder
>> why it hasn't been choosed as the default icon theme for the last KDE
>> 3.5.x series.
>> I found an interesting icon theme that integrates well with TDE with
>> colorful icons, brighter than those of Oxygen. Of course, it is quite
>> different of what we are used to, but it worth trying it. I will
>> probably
>> use it in the next release of my livecd. It looks very nice!
>> -Alexandre
> The icon theme you liked to is quite nice, in my opinion far superior to
> Oxygen.  Great find!
> Tim

Sorry, that should read "linked to" and "far superior than".  Typing too