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nouveGnomeGray
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Published: May 6, 2012
This is a light gray icon set for GNOME, to be used with dark GTK themes. I made it based on my other icon set, nouveGnome tsujan.deviantart.com/art/nouv… . Its icons are designed for use against sufficiently dark backgrounds.

nouveGnomeGray depends on the GNOME icon theme, which is provided by the package gnome-icon-theme in Debian-based systems.

Recent Changes:

5 Oct 2017
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Small additions.

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elc179's avatar
I like this, please, can you make an icon for Parabola GNU/Linux?
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TheCrimso's avatar
Just great! An icon theme that goes well with dark desktop themes. I really like it for its clarity and have been using it for two years or so.

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?
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tsujan's avatar
BTW, I installed Nemo (which I know is developed by Mint devs) under LXQt (my DE) and Manjaro (my distro). All icons are from nouveGnomeGray here.
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tsujan's avatar
Thanks for your comment!

I'd be grateful if you tell me the exact names of the missing icons, so that I could add them later. Being a developer of Qt apps and working under non-GTK DEs, I'm far from the GTK+ world but could make this icon set more complete with GTK+ users' help.
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TheCrimso's avatar
The ones concerned are Xviewer (the image viewer), Xplayer (the multimedia player), and Xreader (the PDF viewer). I'm not 100% sure if these are the correct ones, but I think it's the following:

These four are used in both tool bars and menu items and belong into 16x16/actions:

zoom-in-symbolic
zoom-out-symbolic
zoom-fit-best-symbolic
zoom-original-symbolic

Regarding the preferences icon, apparently the following two are also required in 16x16/categories:

preferences-other-symbolic
preferences-system-symbolic

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.
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tsujan's avatar
All of the symbolic icons you mentioned are already included in nouveGnomeGray. Please note that the symbolic icons should have a slightly different look (no shadow).

Therefore, the missing icons (which are replaced by gray squares, as you told) can't be the above ones.

The only missing icon is folder-recent.
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herbie643's avatar
This theme is the best for dark themes.   Really well done.  Thank you.
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tsujan's avatar
Thanks for your comment!
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tsujan's avatar
Thanks! Not using gtk DEs, I haven't updated it for a long time.
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bmac6446's avatar
bmac6446|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great set! These are my icons of choice. Thanks so much!
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tsujan's avatar
Thanks for your feedback!
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the-kinslayer|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, much appreciated.
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jgeboski's avatar
Thanks for the new release! Looks good!
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tsujan's avatar
You're welcome!
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DevyGrl's avatar
Of course I'm talking about proper GTK standards, what part of my conversation did I say to not follow this?

/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...
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DevyGrl's avatar
Free Time I get it...

But there are some very popular apps I don't see icons for, that you should at least include for these 5 below;

Conky
OpenVPN
LXAppearance
PCSX2
tinyurl.com/qzby4mj
rxvt-unicode

If in time, when you have some free time, if can PLEASE consider these others below, I'd be greatly appreciative! :)

Dolphin-emulator
dolphin-emu.org/

DOSBox
www.dosbox.com/

FCEUX
www.fceux.com/web/home.html

FUSE
sourceforge.net/projects/fuse-…

GEN/GS
gMTP
M64PY
mkvmerge
PCSXR
QMC2

redshift - written as 'redshift-status-off' & 'redshift-status-on' for the taskbar icon
Snes9x
Stella
xkill
Yabause


Thank you again...
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tsujan's avatar

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!

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DevyGrl's avatar
Oh how sad, 8 months later and no icons I requested...

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?

thank you
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tsujan's avatar
This is the logical explanation (that I think I gave you before -- at least implicitly):
(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.
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javdyaba's avatar
Awesome!!! Thanks for Your works!
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tsujan's avatar
Thanks for your feedback.
I'll update this set and nouveKDEGray soon.
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DevyGrl's avatar
You said that 8 months ago, LOL... ;)
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tsujan's avatar

Updated! I also added the icons you'd wanted *as far as possible*.

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