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Dolphin's icon

Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:03 pm
Am I the only one to whom the Breeze icon for Dolphin looks like an envelope? Especially when using the Breeze dark theme, I find it a little ambiguous, too similar to an envelope, as I've said; it suggests more an email client than a file manager. Also -and I know this is a purely personal impression- as the letter K seems lately to be less omnipresent in the KDE echosystem, couldn't the blue, white and grey colors be also a little less present? Not that I have anything against them, they give a sober and elegant look, in fact, but KDE apps' icons are sometimes not very distinguishable visually, and I think pragmatism should be above aesthetical homogeneity. Shapes are fine, but colors are the first things that make our brains distinguish icons, especially if small. I think that more orange, red, green, yellow, a richer palette, in short, would improve visual clarity, IMHO.

Cheers.

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Re: Dolphin's icon

Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:00 pm
Am I the only one who seems the Breeze icon for Dolphin like an envelope?


I also think that at least on first impression the icon looks more like an envelope as it would be used for email programs. I use the Breeze default theme.
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Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:13 pm
Yeah, it does, actually. I'm not quite sure what the white part is supposed to represent?
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Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:05 pm
Taste is subjective, of course. Personally I do not like the Breeze icons. I find them too homogenous. They take me too long to identify them.

But I still love the Oxygen icons and, indeed, the Oxygen theme.

Hoorah for KDE and its facility of choice!

Regards, Bob
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Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:59 am
I don't like the Dolphin icon much either. Why would a piece of paper be crookedly hanging out and bent over the edge of the folder like that? You get used to it of course, but I think an adjustment to the icon is needed.

 
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