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Re: Adding icon sets to Emacs -- and next steps for icons.el

From: Tim Cross
Subject: Re: Adding icon sets to Emacs -- and next steps for icons.el
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2022 15:28:14 +1000
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Visuwesh <visuweshm@gmail.com> writes:

> [புதன் ஆகஸ்ட் 24, 2022] Dmitry Gutov wrote:
>> On 24.08.2022 19:08, Payas Relekar wrote:
>>> Dmitry Gutov<dgutov@yandex.ru>  writes:
>>>> "decent contrast" is a fairly low bar.
>>> Yet surprising amount of*modern*  software fails to clear it..
>>> I'm just glad modus-themes makes 'contrast' issues thing of the past
>>> in
>>> Emacs. Now if icons acheive the same feat, I might just enable the
>>> toolbar.
>> I'm very much in favor of good contrast myself (and light background
>> themes).
>> But whatever issues one might find with a black-on-white icon set, low
>> contrast is unlikely to be one of them.
>> Even though I suppose the base background color of the frame also
>> plays a role.
> Like you said in your reply to Po Lu, the lack of "visual detail" is a
> major pain point with these monochrome icons.  When I used GIMP for the
> first time in a while, I was hit by their new monochrome (low contrast
> too) icons and I was handicapped.  I could not tell which icon was which
> tool from a glance and I had to wait for the tooltip to show up.  I
> regularly have this problem with drawing as well.
> The fully coloured icons help me to tell what one thing does in a glance
> as I look at the "colour" and decide what I need but with monochrome
> icons, I have to rely on the detail which is more taxing on my brain
> when I'm in auto-pilot.

I think the following sums up the current trend quite well ...


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