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Need better icons desperately

Post by vistad » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:47 pm

I am tired of bad icons... Currently I use kNeu icons, because they looked the least disgusting. But this theme has very poor document icons. The .pdf documents icons look exactly the same as .iso file icons - pale grey squares. Windows was great in icons. Can anybody tell me how to create and add an icon to the existing set? Or maybe someone can suggest a good icon theme? I don't want themes with heavy graphics - just enough to tell one file type from another.
Thanks in advance!
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Re: Need better icons desperately

Post by passerby » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:09 am

I don't mind the Human icon theme, but I usually wind up using Slyd or Azenis.
Human should be in the repos. Slyd and Azenis are on gnome-look.org IIRC (though a google search would work too).
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Re: Need better icons desperately

Post by eanfrid » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:32 am

Look for "faenza", "faience" and "Elementary-sky-blue". IMO these are the best looking icon sets. I am currently using Elementary-sky-blue-cinnamon on either Cinnamon or MATE.
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Re: Need better icons desperately

Post by InkKnife » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:00 pm

I have been using Gnome-Brave. I like it.
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Re: Need better icons desperately

Post by clfarron4 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:03 pm

I like the Numix set. Currently using Numix Circle.
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Re: Need better icons desperately

Post by gryphon » Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:59 am

Pacifica: http://bokehlicia.deviantart.com/art/Pacifica-Icons-402508559
Nitrux: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Nitrux+OS+Icons?content=154496
or choose another set here http://gnome-look.org/index.php?xsortmode=high&page=0&xcontentmode=121

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Re: Need better icons desperately

Post by jr121705 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:50 pm

I am using Debian Mint Cinnamon and would like to try some of these icons. I have tried to use the terminal prompts for the ppa but I can't get it work. I even download the file and try and use Gdebi to install it but does not work. How can I install these icons on my computer?

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Re: Need better icons desperately

Post by hexdef101 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:04 am

1. open the .deb as an archive and copy the files to their proper location manually.

2.Pacifica: go to deviantart and download the .zip file, open as archive, copy contents to desktop. Move the pacifica folder to ~/.icons/

Nitrux: Download https://launchpad.net/~upubuntu-com/+ar ... .4a.tar.gz its a link to the current build of nitrux on launchpad in tar.gz. open/extract the Nitrux and Nitrux Buttons folders to desktop.
move Nitrux and Nitrux Buttons folder to ~/.icons/

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Re: Need better icons desperately

Post by Adelante » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:46 am

Take a look at [url=http://www.noobslab.com/2011/11/themes-collection-for-ubuntu-1110-unity.html#icons]Noobslab's collection[/url]. The icon section is at the bottom. I am partial to NouveGnome and Awoken, but there's something to like for everybody. There are clear instructions for installing.
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Re: Need better icons desperately

Post by jr121705 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:28 am

hexdef101 wrote:1. open the .deb as an archive and copy the files to their proper location manually.

2.Pacifica: go to deviantart and download the .zip file, open as archive, copy contents to desktop. Move the pacifica folder to ~/.icons/

Nitrux: Download https://launchpad.net/~upubuntu-com/+ar ... .4a.tar.gz its a link to the current build of nitrux on launchpad in tar.gz. open/extract the Nitrux and Nitrux Buttons folders to desktop.
move Nitrux and Nitrux Buttons folder to ~/.icons/

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Sorry for my ignorance, but where is the icons file? I have looked through the file system and can't find it.

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Re: Need better icons desperately

Post by passerby » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:46 pm

jr121705 wrote:Sorry for my ignorance, but where is the icons file? I have looked through the file system and can't find it.
~ means your home directory.
A "." preceding a file/folder name means it is hidden.
So ~/.icons/ is a hidden folder in your home directory.

In other words, open your file manager (should default to your home directory), press ctrl + H to display hidden files, and look for the folder .icons.
If it doesn't exist, create it, then follow the previous instructions.

Edit: by "~" I mean the tilde used previously. It appears as a hyphen on my computer o.O
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Re: Need better icons desperately

Post by jr121705 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:23 am

Okay, I followed the above directions to download and placed the 'Nitrux' and 'Nitrux-Buttons' files in the .icon file. I had to create the icons file because it did not My problem is now that Nitrux is not showing up on my list of icons. For me to change the icons I go to the themes section in system settings and then click on the 'other settings' tab. All my icons that I have installed through the terminal are there, but not Nitrux. Is there some other way of getting them to show up on that list of icons? Or am I doing something wrong?

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Post by hexdef101 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:21 pm

first thing there is a difference between Folders and Files. I am assuming you are using files generically here so I ain't gonna go into it.

If you followed the directions precisely, then they should be showing up. Of course you may have to restart your system as the .icons folder wasn't in your home folder originally. that said as long as the .icons folder is in your home folder then they should show up. of course you can try the terminal method but the way I told you is easier.

move the nitrux and nitrux-buttons folders back to the desktop first, or redownload the whole set again and follow previous instructions up to that point. delete your .icons folder [shift] + [Del] with just .icons selected. Don't want to bork your system.

Open Terminal

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mkdir ~/.icons 
mv ~/Desktop/NITRUX ~/.icons/
mv ~/Desktop/NITRUX-Buttons ~/.icons/
remember that linux is CASE SENSITIVE if you don't have the case correct, the system will not recognize the .icons folder


you can also place icons sets at Root level by placing them in the /usr/share/icons folder. this is the place Gdebi/Synaptic/Apt-Get installs to if you are using them. you need to open this folder as root to place anything here though
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Re: Need better icons desperately

Post by hexdef101 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:32 pm

I have tested this out with the folders in question, and the nitrux icon sets work perfectly.

right click Panel ... Settings ▶ Themes

Other Settings Icon theme

select NITRUX in the pull down menu
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Re: .

Post by jr121705 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:08 pm

hexdef101 wrote:If you followed the directions precisely, then they should be showing up.
That was the problem, I didn't follow them precisely. I named the folder 'icon' not 'icons', so once I renamed it 'icons' it showed up on the list.

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Re: Need better icons desperately

Post by hexdef101 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:05 pm

glad I could help
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