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Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby bimsebasse on Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:34 am

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Mint-X:
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Mint-Xtra:
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Mint-X:
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Mint-Xtra:
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Mint-X
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Mint-Xtra
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Mint-X
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Mint-Xtra
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Mint-X:
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Mint-Xtra
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You get the idea!

Mint's icon theme Mint-X was created from two other icon themes, Elementary (folders and devices) and Faenza (applications and everything else). Since Mint-X was put together for Mint 10 more than a year ago Faenza has been steadily updated with dozens of icons added or remade and Mint-X has not benefited from these updates. Mint-Xtra is simply Mint-X brought up to date, plus a bit of cleaning up and added icons for Mint programs (mintnanny, mintupload, mintbackup, mintinstall and mintupdate) which currently sport their own conspicuously out-of-place icons. The panel icons are now symbolic and follow the panel colour scheme, so Mint-Xtra works for both light and dark panels.

New icons include:
amazon-mp3-store
amsn
anjuta
boxee
braid
clementine
desura
devede
gajim
glippy
gnome-contacts
gnome-documents
gnucash
gnumeric
google-music-frame
google-plus
guake
homebank
k3b
kupfer
meld
remmina
steam
stellarium
supertux
synapse
terminator
ubuntu one
vim
xbmc


If anyone wants to try it out, please report any bug or quirk in here so I can fix it! Also, tthe Mint apps icons could do with a more professional touch so if there's an inkscape geek out there with ideas for improvements I'm all ears :D

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?fwadlhzltobaf2z
Installation: extract the downloaded tar.gz and move the Mint-Xtra folder into usr/share/icons/ as shown
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Select it with Advanced Settings under the Theme tab.

P.S: I hope the name is not a problem - I intend to propose a merge with mint-x after a period of testing (if there isn't a brand new icon theme for Mint in the works for Mint 13).
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby richyrich on Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:31 am

tyvm , richy
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby GeneC on Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:02 pm

Thanks, nice job.
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby bimsebasse on Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:11 pm

You're welcome :)
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby M4570D0N on Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:51 pm

Just wanted to add that in the gnome-shell group on DeviantART, there's some additional Faenza icon variations that are pretty nice:

Variations 2:
http://gnome-shell.deviantart.com/galle ... 4#/d3egmfu
Variations 3:
http://gnome-shell.deviantart.com/galle ... 4#/d4bp25k

Another good one is Faenza Fresh:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=141003

(looks like a few of the icons in the OP may have come from Faenza Fresh)
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby bimsebasse on Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:36 pm

Yes, the Firefox, Nautilus and Comix icons are from Faenza Fresh, maybe a few more I've forgotten. The VLC icon (54 times better than the poor excuse of an icon it replaced) is from the new Faience set, just un-faienced so it looks like a Faenza icon.

The variations sets are nice but are too different to fit in with standard Faenza icons.
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby torsades on Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:19 pm

Awesome. Been dying to replace those ugly low-res icons. But your mediafire download link doesn't seem to work for me. The page just keeps reloading and reloading repetedly...

A side question, how can I pick and choose individual icons from several themes? I can never seem to find one that displays every icon in my system with a consistent appearance. Faenza comes the closest
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby bimsebasse on Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:15 pm

Download link is still working, just downloaded it - must be a browser issue :(

A side question, how can I pick and choose individual icons from several themes? I can never seem to find one that displays every icon in my system with a consistent appearance. Faenza comes the closest

You'll have to edit the theme subfolders (replace icons, add icons) for that, it's a bit confusing in the beginning but only in the beginning.
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby psych1610 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:09 pm

Just installed this icon set with Cinnamon, and I'm getting a whole bunch of plain gray icons when viewing directories in Nautilus and Marlin.

http://i.imgur.com/LLjUY.png

Switching to an icon set that was pre-installed, say, Mint-X fixes this. Any ideas how I can straighten out the icons for directories in Nautilus/Marlin? I guess they're the "Places" ones. They were installed in /usr/share/icons
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby bimsebasse on Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:25 pm

Make sure they are placed like you can see in the bottom nautilus window
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby psych1610 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:34 am

Aha! Thank you! I had overlooked that earlier and had /usr/share/icons/Mint-Xtra/Mint-Xtra/ and then all the actual icons in there. I'm not sure how it happened. Many thanks!
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby sandman_uz on Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:56 pm

bimsebasse,
just want to say THANK YOU for great work! I tried Awoken, but return to Mint-Xtra ) clean and comfort )

and question - do you plan to update this set for some time? maybe you made some updates in this theme for yourself?

thanks!
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby bimsebasse on Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:16 pm

My shady ulterior motive is to have this merged with Mint-X for Mint 13 or 14, I just gotta present it on the mint-x github page and take it from there.

It hasn't been updated since posted but I'm keeping an eye on the Elementary icon set which is in the process of being updated right now for the upcoming ElementaryOS Luna, and also the progress of Faience from which I take improved icons and "faenzafy" them (e.g. the VLC icon in Mint-Xtra is a Faience icon faenzafied).
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby ibiris on Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:37 am

I have installed this icon theme and for the most part it works as expected

If I wanted to use the white tray icons though (volume, wireless etc), as seen in the screenshot of all the icons, do I have to manually tell the theme to use those icons? Currently my panel is a dark grey colour, so I can still see the system tray icons, but I would like to try the white ones to see how they look. Obviously the theme doesn't know what colour i'm gonna change the panel to, so i'd like to do it manually somehow.

Tweaking the theme is my current little learning project for Linux. :)

I'm using Mint 11 LXDE with lxpanel.
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby bimsebasse on Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:59 am

The theme actually does know :D

The standard panel icons in all the major Linux icon sets are today symbolic, i.e. they don't have a "fixed" colour but change colour depending on your panel's colour scheme, they're "intelligent" instead of static.
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby ibiris on Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:10 pm

bimsebasse wrote:The theme actually does know :D

The standard panel icons in all the major Linux icon sets are today symbolic, i.e. they don't have a "fixed" colour but change colour depending on your panel's colour scheme, they're "intelligent" instead of static.


Oh haha, I'll have a play around after work and see what I can do. Maybe my panel isn't quite dark enough at the moment to make the icons change to a much lighter shade. Will try black and see what happens :D
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby bimsebasse on Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:35 pm

I have no experience with LXDE so I can't be of much help there but in Gnome what the icons follow first is panel text color, so e.g. if you have red text color on a black panel you get red icons (in Gnome).
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby zerozero on Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:25 pm

@bim,
about time to tell u many tks for this icon theme :) it's gorgeous and i've been using it across a few installs :wink:
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby sam_w on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:48 pm

Thanks a lot, the icons look brilliant! Much better than the standard ones :)
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Re: Mint-Xtra - updated icon theme for Mint

Postby cwwgateway on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:55 pm

I love the icons, although the mint tools don't seem to have new icons (I might have to reboot). If it makes any difference, I'm running LMDE.
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