nouveGnomeGray depends on the GNOME icon theme, which is provided by the package gnome-icon-theme in Debian-based systems.
5 Oct 2017
One thing I noticed: Since Linux Mint switched to using their so-called "X-Apps" (editor, image viewer, pdf viewer, etc.), some icons in the tool bars and menus are just gray squares. I've tried fiddling around with changing the theme file and copying icon files to no avail. But then I don't really know much about this stuff. Could you maybe look into this?
These four are used in both tool bars and menu items and belong into 16x16/actions:
Regarding the preferences icon, apparently the following two are also required in 16x16/categories:
There is a folder icon missing that is used in Nemo to access recently used files. It is called folder-recent and other themes use a folder with a clock symbol on it. E.g., there's folder-recent.svg in the places/128 folder of the Mint-X theme.
The symbolic icons (indeed without shadow) included in nouveGnomeGray are indeed present in the scalable/actions and scalable/categories directories as SVG files, but not as PNGs the 16x16/actions and 16x16/categories directories. What *is* present in 16x16/actions and 16x16/categories are the PNG files of the non-symbolic variant, i.e., with shadowing.
I was able to get the icons displayed correctly in the apps by placing files with the names I mentioned in the 16x16 directories.
Hm, maybe some problem with the packaging of the theme?
I think your system may have a problem with SVG or, perhaps, "index.theme" has an issue in your case. I can't know that for sure but I know there's nothing wrong with the theme.
/usr/share/icons/gnome, /usr/share/icons/hicolor and PARTLY /usr/share/pixmaps...
Also you forgot that in the users $HOME ~/.icons is also an acceptable /path.
Icons in Linux get placed where they are suppose to go, these icons I'm requesting, have nothing to do with breaking standards.
My concept of a GTK icon theme set, is what it's suppose to be! I'm not changing or breaking this concept, but somehow you thought I was by requesting these apps for icons, not sure why...
Anyhow, hopefully the air is clear now LOL...
Again, these are good applications that needs icons, placed where they are suppose to go...
Thank you again...
But there are some very popular apps I don't see icons for, that you should at least include for these 5 below;
If in time, when you have some free time, if can PLEASE consider these others below, I'd be greatly appreciative!
redshift - written as 'redshift-status-off' & 'redshift-status-on' for the taskbar icon
Thank you again...
DevyGrl, this isn't helpful at all! And this is my last reply to such requests:
A GTK icon theme should ONLY cover what can be installed in /usr/share/icons/gnome, /usr/share/icons/hicolor and PARTLY /usr/share/pixmaps. Conky?! lxappearance?! xkill?! OpenVPN?!... I don't want to challenge your concept of a GTK icon theme -- it's not my business -- but that's the concept I have and will stick to -- free time or not!
Why do they have to be app icons, can't you, or won't you at least create an original icon if there isn't one created and only a logo?
You mentioned this before, but I don't understand, if you are an artist, why it has to be this way?
(1) Some apps use their own icons and don't pick up any icon from the theme.
(2) I don't want to bloat the set unnecessarily. If an existing icon can serve another purpose, I'll make a symlink, NOT A NEW ICON. If you have two image viewers with the same nouveGnomeGray icon, for example, that's YOUR choice but most people don't use two image viewers under the same DE.
(3) I DID add some of the icons you wanted (mumble, sandbox,...). For the other ones see the point (1) above!
(4) I'm a developer rather than an artist but when I need an icon set, I make it myself and then share it with others. Rational requests for more icons are welcome, especially when I don't use the apps in question.
I'll update this set and nouveKDEGray soon.
I took almost all symbolic (scalable) icons from the Gnome icon theme. The battery icons are among them. In fact, the folder 'nouveGnomeGray/scalable/' can be removed from the theme and also from the file "index.theme" but I preferred to leave it there (I don't remember why). Consider it as an outsider
Great theme! Also nice to see it is actively maintained.
I have some suggestions on possible additions to the set of application icons. Some of the applications below are not actually built into the software, however, many distributions package them with a desktop file anyways. That said, it would be neat to see them added as well.
- geegie: geeqie.sourceforge.net
- links: links.twibright.com (nonstandard)
- mumble: wiki.mumble.info/wiki/Main_Pag…
- sandbox: wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:S…
- tightvnc: www.tightvnc.com (nonstandard)
- xfwm4 (wmtweaks): docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfwm4/wmtwe…
- xonotic: xonotic.org (nonstandard)
Ok. I'll add them when I have free time. But there's no guarantee that those apps get their icons from the theme.
Thanks for the links!
I just noticed that the icon-theme.cache being generated is 202MB big...
Maybe in the future when you have time you can figure out a way so that the size can be reduced...
It's not so bad when only using a few iconsets, but when you start getting a collection of any size,
then these cache files start brining the sizes upwards in the gigabytes in size being consumed by
Personally I don't get why these caches get so big in some iconsets...
The icon cache is not necessary and you can remove it but they say it reduces RAM usage (for which I have no proof). Its size depends on how many icons the set has. On my system (Debian), it isn't created automatically when I use the set as user.
Thank you for the recent release, keep up the great work!
Will you still be releasing versions for these apps later?m
tsujan, I also have a request please for some more icons, if you will kindly make later.
Fuse Emulator - ZX Spectrum Emulator
M64PY - Qt4 front-end (GUI) for Mupen64Plus
QMC2 - M.A.M.E./M.E.S.S./U.M.E. Catalog / Launcher II
Stella - Atari 2600 Emulator
rxvt-unicode - urxvt
I will add them provided that (1) they are really app icons (and not just logos) and (2) they aren't hard-coded (so that their corresponding apps use them). Thanks for the links!
Now I'm busy with Qt/KDE/E but I'll come back to nouveGnomeGray.
Done! Sylpheed may still use its hard-coded icon. I chose the Firefox icon for IceCat as I'd done for IceWeasel because both are Firefox and aren't installed beside it.
For the network icons, my understanding is if they follow "Freedesktop.org Compliant Names", then they'll work...
thank you again for your work!