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[Idea] New cursor theme

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Re: [Idea] New cursor theme

Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:13 pm
@Sir_Herrbatka: well people are still off on carneval and besides people saying it's a tad to chubby everyone seems to think its a smashing idea so I'd say GO FOR IT! :) (then we need to convince some dev's too which may be trickier) :)


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Re: [Idea] New cursor theme

Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:39 pm
no problem. I will rename this cursor to the "kate upton" so it will be clear that it is sexy and certainly not skinny. ;-)
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Re: [Idea] New cursor theme

Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:48 pm
jensreuterberg wrote:(then we need to convince some dev's too which may be trickier) :)


Why do you think that's tricky? i don't think the devs will care about default cursor theme so much, they know how to change it if they don't like it anyway ;)
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Re: [Idea] New cursor theme

Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:53 pm
colomar wrote:Why do you think that's tricky? i don't think the devs will care about default cursor theme so much, they know how to change it if they don't like it anyway ;)


Well in my experience they are the ones who stick to the Oxygen cursors like glue or something :)


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Re: [Idea] New cursor theme

Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:02 pm
They may use it now together with Oxygen (and I think that makes sense because they go together very well), but I'm sure they'll see that it doesn't fit the new default Plasma and widget theme at all.
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Re: [Idea] New cursor theme

Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:22 am
Hi, this is the very first version of "KateUpton" cursor set. If you like them and consider them for real use I'll finish them by adding cursors made for Gimp, Krita, Inkscape and any other program you like.
Those icons are mostly inspired by Awesome icon set (I think this is good direction since this will likely be part of global icon set), Classica++ and Oxygen.
I realize that using same icon for Krita and cursor might not be a good idea, but finally it's up to you. I've add some alternatives so I'll be very pleased if you tell me which is better.

I'll make them usable tomorrow (if there will be opportunity for that of course)because I'm too tired, but for now I hope like this set :)

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Here is svg file:
http://ubuntuone.com/6sl0ONruL761DTvXQJcujb
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Re: [Idea] New cursor theme

Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:14 am
I really like that theme, too, and I don't think that the waiting cursor being similar to the icon in Krita is a big problem.
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Re: [Idea] New cursor theme

Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:49 am
Leroux wrote:I also use classicia++, and personally I would recommend this for everybody who want to experience accuracy, combined with the elegance. On the other hand, I feel like the main pointer Image is more "smart" than "sexy" like the I-Beam Pointer is. Also I think that busy pointer is too ascetic and too gray :P
I fell in love with this Image icon, so naturally I would recommend this color palette, but yes, I am aware that, since it will be official Krita icon, we couldn't use this, but I hope I've made my point.
And my final point is that the Question Mark Pointer have little bit too far question mark from the pointer itself.

I'm not an expert, but in my opinion, cursor theme is what should be done at the end of the design process. It's because it is probably only one piece of art in whole DE which is compared with all the elements of desktop environment. Personally I consider the cursor as a counterbalance to the rest of the icons.


Sure why not, actually i think it would work better as a replacement for an hourglass than being the gradient editor on krita( if you have seen my posts on that thread of course), to be honest it doesnt look like a gradient editor at all :-\
So yep im totally down for the hourglass idea ^-^
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Re: [Idea] New cursor theme

Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:50 am
lazyit wrote:Image
This can be used instead of the hourglass, the "waiting for" obviously animated.



Sure why not :)
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Re: [Idea] New cursor theme

Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:37 pm
hmmm, this one is pretty much aliased. I tried hard to keep classicia smooth. I succeded with white variant but i didn't put comparable amount of the labor into the black one so far.

Still, some elements are good. Especially the zoom and unzoom. I would happily incorporate those into classicia.
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Re: [Idea] New cursor theme

Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:19 pm
@legnaVI Great! I think that your icon look a way better as hourglass then this colorized Awesome icon (4A/5A)! :D
@sir_herrbatka I'm glad you like it ;) Could you explain me for what kind of activity there is "cell" cursor? I don't really get it :P

Now I'm working on porting this icon set to the usable theme. :)
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Re: [Idea] New cursor theme

Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:25 pm
Since I have @legnaVI's blessing for using his icon as an hourglass cursor, I consider this as the "main" design of this cursor.
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Re: [Idea] New cursor theme

Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:28 pm
Cell is one of those rarly used cursors. I think calc and other excel-like apps use it.
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Re: [Idea] New cursor theme

Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:38 pm
That was my first thought but I've never seen that before in any app include those you've mentioned. Thanks for clarification :)
What do you think about usage Awesome icons as cursor icons eg. pencil?
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Re: [Idea] New cursor theme

Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:42 pm
THIS! Do this!

@Leroux @Sir_Herrbatka @LegnaVI

You have my full support and endorsement! Try to do this together ok? So that we can benefit from all three of you and you can all feel a part of it. You are doing AMAZING progress on this. Just going from good, to great to greatness!


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