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    Phoronix: KDE Plasma Next Getting Better Logos & Icons

    The KDE Visual Design Group has provided an update regarding some of their icon and logo improvements being done as part of KDE's Plasma Next and KDE Frameworks 5...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTYzMzE

  • #2
    Looks great, I love it

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    • #3
      Looks great. I wish the Gnome Team would accept some professional and polished icon theme as default like Faience or Numix Icon Them which seems to be the most active at the moment. Having a consistent look for the icons add a ton to the overall polish of the desktop. Not even Windows or OS X has that.

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      • #4
        Aww...I love the old, colorful icons. It's one of the things that originally drew me to KDE. I hope the leave the old theme as an option.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Prescience500 View Post
          I hope the leave the old theme as an option.
          I doubt they would, although it may not see as many updates in the future.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TheBlackCat View Post
            I doubt they would, although it may not see as many updates in the future.
            You can easily install any theme you want in KDE. Everything is customisable in KDE

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Prescience500 View Post
              Aww...I love the old, colorful icons. It's one of the things that originally drew me to KDE. I hope the leave the old theme as an option.
              I like Oxygen icons too. The team has assured, however, that they are making sure that users could manually revert pretty much any change they do. So Oxygen icons will certainly be supported, just not default.

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              • #8
                I've got mixed feelings on this personally, feels to me like they're taking far too many cues from Metro which is a style I really don't care for, but it is kde so I don't have to worry too much on that since I can just switch it out.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
                  I've got mixed feelings on this personally, feels to me like they're taking far too many cues from Metro which is a style I really don't care for, but it is kde so I don't have to worry too much on that since I can just switch it out.
                  The original concept of the new file icon theme felt Metro'y to me, but the current one looks fine.
                  Yes, the simplification is also something I don't really like, but it allows doing nice things like setting icon colours depending on the plasma theme (so you no longer have to look for dark/light icon themes). And as you said, it's easy to swap out, so there's no harm.

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                  • #10
                    as one who dislikes KDE look, this looks pretty damn nice

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
                      The original concept of the new file icon theme felt Metro'y to me, but the current one looks fine.
                      Yes, the simplification is also something I don't really like, but it allows doing nice things like setting icon colours depending on the plasma theme (so you no longer have to look for dark/light icon themes). And as you said, it's easy to swap out, so there's no harm.
                      I never actually had a problem with icons and dark themes, the problem I've always had with dark themes is font colors not properly following my settings, thus resulting in unreadable text.

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                      • #12
                        I like what I see but for me it's a case of focusing on the tree and missing the forest. At least it's good to know that KDE does in fact have a Visual Design group.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Kostas View Post
                          I like what I see but for me it's a case of focusing on the tree and missing the forest. At least it's good to know that KDE does in fact have a Visual Design group.
                          Just what exactly do you think they should be doing differently? Keep in mind that if you're basing your opinion off of the current oxygen theme that this new theme they're designing to be the default has absolutely nothing to do with the oxygen styling.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
                            I've got mixed feelings on this personally, feels to me like they're taking far too many cues from Metro which is a style I really don't care for
                            I see more iOS 7 there than Metro. Can't say I'm a fan of monochrome icons but Iíll wait and see.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kostas View Post
                              I like what I see but for me it's a case of focusing on the tree and missing the forest. At least it's good to know that KDE does in fact have a Visual Design group.
                              This group is new, and for KDE5. If you think they are missing something, please go tell them. The forums are quite open to user suggestions, as long as you are willing to back them up with concrete examples and not just trolling.

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