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When there will full-color systray icons?

I guess following trends and doing like others do without own consent is
easy thing. But when there will be an option to return back full-color
systray icons (without time-consuming surfing to find more or less decent
icon scheme)?

Comments

Re: When there will full-color systray icons?

By =?utf-8?Q?Ren=C... at 04/03/2019 - 07:48

Install the Oxygen icon set through your distribution, or if that's not decent enough, use the "get new theme" function from the icon KCM to pick one that rocks your boat.

R.

Re: When there will full-color systray icons?

By Jerome Yuzyk at 04/04/2019 - 22:26

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:48:36 AM MDT René J.V. Bertin wrote:
Get New Theme is a good idea, but there are so many and they usually don't
have full examples (or are incomplete) so one is left to getting a bunch that
might be decent and trying them and hoping for the best. System Settings ->
Appearance -> Icons doesn't even show the full set. I've looked at the
homepage for a dozen different themes (mostly highest rated) so far and none
of them seem to show what tray icons will look like.

What are folks' favourites?

Re: When there will full-color systray icons?

By =?utf-8?Q?Ren=C... at 04/03/2019 - 16:20

On Wednesday April 03 2019 16:06:25 Aleksey Midenkov wrote:
What am I supposed to conclude from your screenshot?

R.

Re: When there will full-color systray icons?

By Aleksey Midenkov at 04/04/2019 - 06:24

René, I'd like to see full-color systray icons (not just 2-color flat
style) like they were used before this monochrome madness conquered the
world. For battery I'd like to see it green when it's 100-75%, yellow when
it's 74-30% and red when it's below 30% or something like that. For Wifi
connection same approach. And I hate b/w scissors picture for Klipper, I
just can't use it like that. Colorful icon for it is much better.

On Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 11:20 PM René J.V. Bertin < ... at gmail dot com>
wrote:

Re: When there will full-color systray icons?

By =?utf-8?Q?Ren=C... at 04/04/2019 - 09:09

2-tone (black and white aren't colours technically speaking ;)) would probably be Breeze. Oxygen has grayscale, i.e. range-of-gray icons.

For the record, monochrome was the norm long before colour even became available. And even now interfaces that are really well thought out and designed to be as unobtrusive ("professional") as possible use as little colour as possible. Apple's OS remains a great example despite the fact that it has been following or even setting the flatness hype after first going a bit overboard in the opposite direction.

Colour accents can be useful, but for your WiFi connection strenght suggestion we're probably not talking about an icon approach.

The KIconThemes framework has API for creating effects on existing icons; applying colour is probably going to be a lot easier on a monochrome substrate. But that's something that would have to be done by the application that puts up the systray thingy, not by the icon theme.

The magic reply around here to this kind of remark is usually "Patches welcome"...

I disagree, and I don't even have colour vision issues.

There's a KDE Visual Design Group and I think they have their own ML.

R.

Re: When there will full-color systray icons?

By Aleksey Midenkov at 04/04/2019 - 10:19

Colour accents can be useful, but for your WiFi connection strenght
Just return what it was or make an option for those who don't want to be
monochrome.

Re: When there will full-color systray icons?

By =?utf-8?Q?Ren=C... at 04/04/2019 - 14:18

The answer is most likely still "Patches welcome", i.o.w. if you don't do it no one else is likely to spend time solving your problems unless you're willing to put out a bounty (pay).
Oxygen hasn't changed in this aspect for ages as your original post already suggests. That's an answer in itself.

Or instead of wasting time surfing you construct your own icon theme.

I'm going to pretend you lack the education to realise how insulting those remarks are.

R.

Re: When there will full-color systray icons?

By Aleksey Midenkov at 04/04/2019 - 16:22

Maybe... And lots of people are slow enough at interfaces that they can
bear all these animations and transitional effects. They even like them.
That's normal.

Re: When there will full-color systray icons?

By Aleksey Midenkov at 04/04/2019 - 06:19

R

On Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 11:20 PM René J.V. Bertin < ... at gmail dot com>
wrote:

Re: When there will full-color systray icons?

By Jerome Yuzyk at 04/03/2019 - 18:55

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:20:05 PM MDT René J.V. Bertin wrote:
That even the Oxygen icon set still has B/W system tray icons. They do for me
too after all these years.

Re: When there will full-color systray icons?

By Martin Koller at 04/13/2019 - 10:25

On Donnerstag, 4. April 2019 00:55:03 CEST Jerome Yuzyk wrote:
AFAIK the problem here is that plasmashell simply does not use the icons from the icon theme.
Instead they use icons extracted from a larger SVG file:

<a href="https://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/Plasma5/ThemeDetails#.22icons.22_folder" title="https://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/Plasma5/ThemeDetails#.22icons.22_folder">https://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/Plasma5/ThemeDetails#.22i...</a>

e.g. opening /usr/share/plasma/desktoptheme/air/icons/network.svgz
with inkscape shows the attached image.

Oxygen still provides colored icons, e.g. check
/usr/share/icons/oxygen/base/32x32/devices/network-wireless-connected-50.png
/usr/share/icons/oxygen/base/32x32/devices/network-wireless-connected-00.png
/usr/share/icons/oxygen/base/32x32/devices/network-wireless-connected-100.png
/usr/share/icons/oxygen/base/32x32/devices/network-wireless-connected-25.png
/usr/share/icons/oxygen/base/32x32/devices/network-wireless-connected-75.png

You can either change the svg file or
you can try liquidshell instead which uses the icons from the icon theme
(e.g. "network-wireless-connected-%1" icons for the wireless signal strength)
See <a href="https://store.kde.org/p/1205621/" title="https://store.kde.org/p/1205621/">https://store.kde.org/p/1205621/</a>

Re: When there will full-color systray icons?

By Aleksey Midenkov at 04/14/2019 - 09:16

<a href="https://github.com/midenok/stuff-linux/issues/16" title="https://github.com/midenok/stuff-linux/issues/16">https://github.com/midenok/stuff-linux/issues/16</a>

I even paid some guy to draw colorful battery icon but the result was not
fantastic. But still better than b/w frenzy since I see the red color when
the battery is critical.

Re: When there will full-color systray icons?

By =?utf-8?Q?Ren=C... at 04/13/2019 - 15:33

Thanks for this - from the above page:

hear hear!

R.

Re: When there will full-color systray icons?

By =?utf-8?Q?Ren=C... at 04/04/2019 - 04:09

Make that greyscale and you're probably right, and I wouldn't want it to be any other way in fact. I thought the OP's remark about doing like everyone else meant he was referring to the Breeze icon theme which does have a lot of B&W icons.

R