View Poll Results: New Icon Theme Or Not?

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Thread: Is This The Right Place To Ask... Does Ubuntu Need A New Default Icons Theme?

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    Is This The Right Place To Ask... Does Ubuntu Need A New Default Icons Theme?

    I've heard the current one described as "cartoonish". I'm inclined to agree.
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    Re: Is This The Right Place To Ask... Does Ubuntu Need A New Default Icons Theme?

    I like the icon theme mostly, however, the battery indicator, and the networking icon are somewhat problematic.

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    Re: Is This The Right Place To Ask... Does Ubuntu Need A New Default Icons Theme?

    La Dânse Macabre.

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    Re: Is This The Right Place To Ask... Does Ubuntu Need A New Default Icons Theme?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sand & Mercury View Post
    I personally think those are just as oldschool looking as the current set.. maybe worse..

    In my friends opinion, and mine, we need something like: https://wiki.kubuntu.org/Artwork/Inc...20Icon%20Theme

    More modern looking, professional, and smooth. Not plastic-like and dark. We need something that makes a person feel good, like a bright set of colors that are round and smooth rather than square (like old cars) and dark/grungy (like it's dirty).

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    Re: Is This The Right Place To Ask... Does Ubuntu Need A New Default Icons Theme?

    Quote Originally Posted by BradwJensen View Post
    I personally think those are just as oldschool looking as the current set.. maybe worse..

    In my friends opinion, and mine, we need something like: https://wiki.kubuntu.org/Artwork/Inc...20Icon%20Theme

    More modern looking, professional, and smooth. Not plastic-like and dark. We need something that makes a person feel good, like a bright set of colors that are round and smooth rather than square (like old cars) and dark/grungy (like it's dirty).
    The Breathe icon set is a nice concept, but they're having trouble making some of them look good. Personally I quite like the photo-realistic approach to icons that seems to be popular right now, though something like the GNOME-Colors theme could be very good for a default look. It nails the simplicity of Tango and the style of... something else, that Tango didn't have.
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    Re: Is This The Right Place To Ask... Does Ubuntu Need A New Default Icons Theme?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sand & Mercury View Post
    The Breathe icon set is a nice concept, but they're having trouble making some of them look good. Personally I quite like the photo-realistic approach to icons that seems to be popular right now, though something like the GNOME-Colors theme could be very good for a default look. It nails the simplicity of Tango and the style of... something else, that Tango didn't have.
    So far Gnome-colors is one of the best and simplest icon sets that I can find. I have been using them forever. Also, the Elementary icon set has some nice icons, though lots of the icons in that set need replaced and/or fixed up. Many of them don't match the rest of the set.

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    Re: Is This The Right Place To Ask... Does Ubuntu Need A New Default Icons Theme?

    Clearlooks OSX are by far the nices set I have found: http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=69487

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    Re: Is This The Right Place To Ask... Does Ubuntu Need A New Default Icons Theme?

    one word:

    hydroxygen!

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    Re: Is This The Right Place To Ask... Does Ubuntu Need A New Default Icons Theme?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Angeles View Post
    one word:

    hydroxygen!
    While I admit Hydroxygen looks great, I doubt everyone would be willing to download 76MB worth of icons.

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