iKons 0.6 for KDE2/3

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Description:

iKons is a hi-color icon theme for both KDE2 and KDE3.
It contains 16x16 icons, 22x22 icons, 32x32 icons, 48x48 icons and 64x64 icons for KDE, a KDE icon theme that can be used with the Control Center, as well as a README file that tells you how to install and alter this icon theme. This release also features some icons in development.
Last changelog:

18 years ago

iKons 0.5.7:
* new 32x32 icon for Kcontrol
* new 32x32 and 48x48 icons for Kdesktop
* new 16x16 and 22x22 icons for 'stop'

iKons 0.5.8
* new 32x32 and 48x48 'open folder' icons in different colors

iKons 0.5.9
* improved 32x32 hardware icons
* new scanner and zipdrive icons
* improved 22x22 folder_open en folder_new icon
* various consistency improvements

iKons 0.6 RC1
* more 3D folder icons
* some new 16x16 icons
* various improvements

iKons 0.6
* added 16x16 grey folder icon
* new 48x48 Kcontrol icon
* various improvements

Note: iKons 0.6 is going to be included in KDE 3.0. The deadline for artwork is 2.3.2002 (Saturday) at 13:00 UT ... so if you have any wishes left for iKons 0.6: this is your last chance to get them in iKons 0.6 for KDE 3.

anonymous-hive

18 years ago

I love these icons but every time I exit KDE and log back in my desktop icons are back to KDE
defaults and I need to select
the icon scheme again. The toolbar
icons remain the iKons one! Is
there a way to solve this?
Thanks

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

I've followed your installation instructions to the tee and still experience a different, but similar problem. When I open up new Konqueror windows using either New Window from the menues, or from clicking on links that open in a new window, the toolbar icons sometimes revert to the KDE defaults. This never happens when I launch a new instance of Konqueror from the K-Menu, Alt+F2, or anything like that.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

1) Open the KDE-Menu an start the Control Center
2) Click on "Look and Feel" and "Icons"
3) Browse to the location of the new icon theme tar.gz file by clicking the small folder button
4) Click on "Install New Theme" to add the new icons
5) Click "Apply" (If Kcontrol asks you to save the settings, then chose yes)
6) Have fun! :-)
If this doesn't work, please contact me at kborrey@skynet.be

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

My problem was that the desktop
icons were defined to be 32x32
in the desktop menu! When I
changed that to 48x48 they now
survive.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

I actually built an rpm and installed
iKons so when I go to LookNFeel-> icons it shows up
under the menu already. I select
it apply and all the icons change
(desktop and toolbar). After I logout and log back in the toolbar
iKons are still there but the desktop ones are back to KDE ones!

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Are you by any chance running Mandrake ? Because I had this EXACT same problem - I made changes to the icons, theme etc. - but nothing remained permanent when I logged back in.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Is folder_edges.png ever going to make it into the non-development portion of the theme? I'm using it for all my testing and under-construction type folders. It fits perfectly. :)

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

folder_edges.png was one of the layers of the initial folder icon, so: folder_edges.png isn't an icon, but a part of an icon. But now that people are using this icon, I'll release it with the iKons icon theme.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Great icon set, but I think the whole Home edition/Pro edition thing is a bit.. lame.

Just dont release the next one as iKonsXP 2000+

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

lame is the reason why there are two versions:
some clown complained that the rocket in next to run command in the menu didn't look professional, and what would his boss think of it.
The logical thing would have been for that guy to change to a non-fascist company, but instead two versions are now made.

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stunji

17 years ago

Is his boss really going to see a 16x16 icon in a context menu on a 15" screen from across the room?

This guy sounds like a wingnut to me. /dev/null, I say.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Home edition and Professional edition are indeed a bit lame.
Does anyone have suggestions for the name of the next iKons release?

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

1. 'How to take some icons from Windows XP, change them a little bit and then publish as if they are mine' edition

2. 'How to take some icons from MacOSX, change them a little bit and then publish as if they are mine' edition

3. ''How to take some icons from KDE, change them a little bit and then publish as if they are mine' edition

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

iKons is build upon KDE 2 icons, and inspired on WinXP/Mac OS X .. but iKons doesn't contain any rip.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Not exactly true. While many of the icons are originals (and damn good they are too!) Check out the floppy & harddrive icons, and compare them to XP. OK, so the floppy now has a little floppy disk overlayed on top, but apart from that, it's near identical.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Why not rename Pro to "regular" and
Home to "niftified"? That seems a little
more OSSy.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

need I say more?
yes...

THANK YOU!

Franz

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

cool.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Great icon set - much better than the KDE default one.

The only problem now (which the KDE set has also) is that the icons for 'Find' and 'Zoom In/Out' are very very similar, which they shouldn't be. Even something like flipping the 'Find' magnifying glass around would serve to indicate that the two are not related.

I'm also not sure why you've divided it into Home/Pro, if the only difference is the rocket for 'Run'. Where there really people so odd that they felt the rocket was 'unprofessional' in some way? Strange.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

As a native spanish speaker that can also speak French and Catalan, I must say that the rocket icon is NOT LINGUISTICALLY TRANSPORTABLE. In English, "run" means both "go fast" and "execute", but this is indeed not the case in other languages. So a picture of a person running wouldn't do either.

Polysemy rarely translates straight, except sometimes between very similar languages: a piggibank image might clearly mean "save file" to an English speaking person, while Spanish French and Catalan speakers (at least) would remain CLUELESS, because the verb used for saving money (e.g. in spanish, ahorrar) is totally different from the verb used to save a file ("salvar" or "guardar" or "grabar").

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

I second that opinion. The rocket icon is somewhat strange. When I first installed the new icons I immediately had a dislike about the rocket.

What about a green Traffic light? Traffic lights are an international standard and will thus be recongnized by people arround the world.

Cheers,
Thorsten

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Why not just change the rocket to a guillotine, then everyone should then recognise it for *execute* except then maybe some unknown tribe in the Amazon might not know, but then they probably don't use KDE much.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

See, farther down someone says the rocket is a metaphor for "launch". I would have NEVER guessed!

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

I think, Konsole and KControl iKons are really ugly.
I hate them.

Trash and Reload are similar too. The trash with green arrows is very boring. Nothing intuitive.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

My guess would be that a lot of people consider the concepts of "bright and colourful" and "professional" to be mutually exclusive.

I say, let them have it their way. More fun for us Home edition users. :)

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18 years ago

iKons 0.5.7:
* new 32x32 icon for Kcontrol
* new 32x32 and 48x48 icons for Kdesktop
* new 16x16 and 22x22 icons for 'stop'

iKons 0.5.8
* new 32x32 and 48x48 'open folder' icons in different colors

iKons 0.5.9
* improved 32x32 hardware icons
* new scanner and zipdrive icons
* improved 22x22 folder_open en folder_new icon
* various consistency improvements

iKons 0.6 RC1
* more 3D folder icons
* some new 16x16 icons
* various improvements

iKons 0.6
* added 16x16 grey folder icon
* new 48x48 Kcontrol icon
* various improvements

Note: iKons 0.6 is going to be included in KDE 3.0. The deadline for artwork is 2.3.2002 (Saturday) at 13:00 UT ... so if you have any wishes left for iKons 0.6: this is your last chance to get them in iKons 0.6 for KDE 3.

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