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Re: Icon update

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Icon update
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 17:50:26 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> However one of the icon (diropen.xpm) should use the gnome file
>>> manager's icon which is named file-manager.png in the sense that dired
>>> is the file manger in emacs.  Otherwise emacs tool-bar looks really
>>> odd.  Have a look at this.
>> I'm not trained in the use of toolbars, so could you explain what's odd
>> about it?

> Hi Stefan, icon sets are designed to look good as a set. Take a quick
> look at http://art.gnome.org/themes/icon/ to see the vast landscape of
> icon sets. It's not visually pleasing to mix and match icons, and
> worse, the metaphor can differ between sets as well.

Thanks, that much I understand.

> Leon is using a soft and pastelly theme which clashes with the default
> gnome-icon-theme from which the diropen/file-manager icon comes.

Oh, that's the part that I didn't notice.  I must say, even with your
explanation, I'm still unable to tell which icon comes from which set in
his snapshot.  Anyway, sorry for wasting your time, my artistic sense is
clearly too limited for this ;-)


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