Polar Icons 2

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Based on the artwork of the original unpackaged Polar Icons theme. Includes hundreds of additional icons following the same theme and is now fully packaged and ready to use. If you notice any problems let me know and ill try and sort it out, also if you notice any omissions or have some requests for additional icons to be added to the theme let me know and ill see what i can do. Thanks

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Special thanks to...

-conteXx : For much of the original icon base
For additional artwork by conteXx check this out...
http://contexx.deviantart.com/

-santiagoward : Has been a HUGE help Reporting permissions errors, ommisions and lots of theme testing

-autocrosser : For his help with some additional icons and keeping me motivated =)

Last changelog:

10 years ago

0.1 - Released

0.2 - Fixes to several device icons appearing to small

0.3 - Additional icons added and some omissions covered

0.3.1 - Additional icons added including deluge and new OpenOffice application and mimetype icons

0.3.2 - Permissions bug effecting transmission and deluge among others spotted by santiagoward fixed

0.3.3 - Some Xfce apps fixed as well as some other apps covered and now nearly all Preference/Administration apps covered!

0.3.4 - Even more Xfce apps covered and some links fixed to save space

0.3.5 - Massive update shaved off a HUGE 25% of the theme size and added new icons including 2 new contexX icons

0.3.5.1 - Fixing a few errors caused by the previous update and changing the name to make it more "terminal friendly"

0.3.5.2 - A few more of the icons added in line with the suggestions of santiagoward, thanks again


0.3.5.3 - A few standard updates and improvements including those suggested by santiagoward, Thanks again

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Thanks very much for the report Santiagoward, i was half expecting here to be a few problems if im honest i did a pretty major ovverhaul of the theme. Ill get to work on fixing them now =)

Best regards,

James

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santiagoward2000

11 years ago

It shows! ;)
The icons are simply linked to your own home folder. That's all you should change.
As you're at it, could you add the link to a "Terminal.png" file?
Thanks!

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Ah yes, i see what ive done, thanks for letting me know, ill get to work on that Terminal linking too =)

Best regards,

James

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conteXx

11 years ago

and a music box icon

http://bildupload.sro.at/p/313442.html

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

I was wondering what program you used to make your icons and if there was any good online resources that you knew of to help me improve my own icon making skills =)

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conteXx

11 years ago

i use fireworks 8 to create them, here is a lil step by step howto how i create my icons, maybe it helps u =), sorry is in german..

http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/wie-meine-icons-entstehen/?highlight=inkscap#post-546625

greetings

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Thanks, this will be very helpful, ill just put it into a translator =)

Regards,

James

p.s. Thanks again for those two icons they really do compliment the rest of the theme well.

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conteXx

11 years ago

search icon

http://bildupload.sro.at/p/313441.html

=)

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Great! a massive improvement on the previous icon, it will be included in the next update of the theme in a few days time =)

Thanks,

James

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sakasa

11 years ago

More than 11000 downloads within a month. Astonishing work!

You perfected to the no more ways to perfect it.

Best Regards,

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Thanks sakasha although however much work i do on this theme im sure ill always find ways to "perfect" it further lol. Ive certainly got alot of things i would still like to improve about this theme yet.

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conteXx

11 years ago

wow.. arround 12k Download in ~3 Month, thats realy nice, and makes me a lil bit proud =D

and i don´t like the search icon in the toolbar, it doesn´t fit really, if u want can i design a new icon for that ;)

best wishes

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Be my guest, im not a fan of that icon either its just one of those icons ive got in place to fill in the gaps.

Thanks again,

James

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conteXx

11 years ago

hey =)
tomorow i have a lil bit time 2 draw, if u have other icons to replace just say what u need, i´m think i can create arround 3-5 icons tomorow ;)

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

oh wow great well whatever takes your fancy really, basically anything you didn't make originally im sure you could create a better version for it, might as well have some fun whilst you do them so just choose some apps you like/use often or something =). Im a massive of your art so im sure whatever you make would go into the theme without a second thought on my part =)

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santiagoward2000

11 years ago

Hi!
I've noticed that most xfce apps don't get your icons. For example, thunar is still using the "Thunar" icon, not your "xfce-filemanager"; the same happens with mousepad, which should use your "xfce-edit" icon.
Java6 and NVidia X Server Settings have this issue too.
Could you take a look at this, please?
Thank you!

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Thanks yet again Santiagoward for making me aware of those ommisions. I have now corrected the xfce based issues that you highlighted, i don't use them myself so info on such apps is invaluable. If you notice any others please let me know as id really like to cover them.

Regarding the nvidia and java problem. I have actually been aware of this issue since the very beginning of this theme. For some reason despite creating some icons for them by default they refuse to use them even (in the case of the nvidia icon) when they do recognise that the custom icon exists. I have spent along time trying to find a way around this issue but so far have not been able to come up with anything to sort this out. As far as im aware no other icon theme has been able to get them covered. I will continue to look for a solution found by some other themes and fiddle around with it myself so if you notice anything please let me know. In the mean time the only work around that i have found is to set them manually after installing the theme by changing the icon properties in System>Preferences>Main Menu. Simply have the Polar Icons 2 theme active at the time then change the icon by clicking on it and selecting properties then navigating to the relevant icon within the Polar Icons 2 folder. Both Nvidia and Java have icons in the apps folder. This should mean that now every time you have Polar Icons 2 as your icon theme those icons will be covered by the corresponding polar icon however when you have another theme active it will just use the standard one.

Hope this helps and thanks a thousand yet again =)

All the best,

James

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santiagoward2000

11 years ago

Well, if you don't mind me making weird Xfce requests... ;)
First let me tell you the thunar and mousepad icons are working correctly :)
To complete the theme for Xfce, maybe you could link some of your icons to their xfce alternative:
*gnome-panel to xfce4-panel
*gnome-settings-default-applications to preferences-desktop-default-applications
*session-properties to xfce4-session
*evolution-calendar to xfcalendar
*system-search to catfish and xfce4-appfinder
*image-viewer to gpicview
There's one other thing, for some reason, the terminal icon isn't catching either, and I really can't figure why. On other themes (like gnome-brave) they use the same names and it works.
Well, thanks for all your effort (despite my crazy demands)
Cheers!

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

All those icons have now been added and uploaded, let me know if they dont work for whatever reason or if you spot any more for me to add =)

Thanks,

James

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santiagoward2000

11 years ago

First of all: Nice! All those icons are working great!

Second, I think I found the problem with the terminal. Turns out it was a naming discrepancy as you said: GNOME uses "terminal", Xfce uses "Terminal", with capital T. I made a link to a "Terminal" icon and it took it. :D

Third, I spotted some other missing icons:
* wmtweaks (it let's you configure some extra desktop options, like placement, focus or compositor; I'm thinking the "desktop-effects" icon could look nice here)
* xfce4-workspaces -> gnome-panel-workspace-switcher
* seahorse -> seahorse-preferences
* vinagre -> preferences-desktop-remote-desktop.png
* xfce4-dict -> accessories-dictionary

And these are the icons for the panel applets:
* xfce4-clock -> clock
* cpufreq-applet -> gnome-cpu-frequency-applet
* xfce-mail -> evolution-mail
* xfce4-notes-plugin -> gnome-sticky-notes-applet
* xfce4-systray -> gnome-panel-notification-area
* xfce-schedule -> evolution-calendar
* xfce4-taskbar -> gnome-panel

There are some other missing panel applet icons, but I guess there's no GNOME equivalent to link to.
Anyway, thanks again!

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Im glad you managed to get to the bottom of your terminal problem, ill add a "Terminal" link to theme for future releases. Thanks for the new list ill get to work on it straight away. If you want you could still send me the apps with no obvious icons to link them too, i could always make giving them icons a slightly longer term endeavor =)

Thanks as always,

James

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Ill try and get them all done ASAP and have them included in the next release. About the terminal, as for trying to fix the problem, i have the problem that mine works perfectly making it a bit tricky for me to work out whats wrong. I really don't know what to suggest, are you using Xfce rather than Gnome? Just wondering if it is a naming discrepancy between the two DE's. All i can suggest for now is that you set it manually in the main menu preferences. Hopefully someone else may have the same problem and that may point out to us where the issue lies.

Thanks again for all the suggestions ill hopefully have them done soon =)

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santiagoward2000

11 years ago

Thanks!
Yes, I'm using Xfce. The weird thing about the terminal is that the .desktop file points at the "Terminal" icon, and there's a "Terminal" icon in your set. As I mentioned before, it works fine with some other themes. I'll take a look and tell you if I find anything.

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jameshardy88

11 years ago

Thanks i appreciate it. It actually sounds a very similar issue to the Nvidia problem, again it points to the correct icon but refuses to display it =/

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softraider

11 years ago

Hi again, I noted the default folder "Examples" has not a particular icon. It appears simply like a sheet of paper.

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10 years ago

0.1 - Released

0.2 - Fixes to several device icons appearing to small

0.3 - Additional icons added and some omissions covered

0.3.1 - Additional icons added including deluge and new OpenOffice application and mimetype icons

0.3.2 - Permissions bug effecting transmission and deluge among others spotted by santiagoward fixed

0.3.3 - Some Xfce apps fixed as well as some other apps covered and now nearly all Preference/Administration apps covered!

0.3.4 - Even more Xfce apps covered and some links fixed to save space

0.3.5 - Massive update shaved off a HUGE 25% of the theme size and added new icons including 2 new contexX icons

0.3.5.1 - Fixing a few errors caused by the previous update and changing the name to make it more "terminal friendly"

0.3.5.2 - A few more of the icons added in line with the suggestions of santiagoward, thanks again


0.3.5.3 - A few standard updates and improvements including those suggested by santiagoward, Thanks again

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