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Updating images/icons

Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:47 am
I am having a hard time when creating/modifying icons. I am trying to modify an icon in the src directory. Building and running Krita again never seems to update the icon in the application. It keeps using the existing ones, even if they don't exist in the src directory anymore.

I tried cleaning, rebuilding - but no such luck. Are those files stored somewhere else on the OS (I am on ubuntu). I am sure there is something simple I am missing.
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Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:36 am
Maybe krita uses icon theme icons? Which icon do you want to change? Maybe it is available in the default icon theme?
After you change an icon in a theme you have to reload the theme to update the icon cache (you can e.g. open systemsettings, choose another icon theme, choose your theme, save).
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Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:46 am
This is because kde applications use a cache file for the icons, so when updating an icon, you should delete this cache file.
Here the file to delete is /var/tmp/kdecache-USERNAME/icon-cache.kcache


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Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:53 pm
thanks for the quick responses. I was going to modify some of the new transform icons so they look a little more consistent.

@Animtim -- that did it! That location deserves a bookmark. thank you thank you.
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Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:37 pm
Hi everyone,

At present, when you run Krita 2.9 pre-alpha > GIT 2669565 (main window with canvas) there are still three colored icons:
- Create new document;
- Open existing document;
- Save;

What about this commit?
http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=calligra.git ... 9effae8379

Judging by this commit It looks like these same three colored icons were somewhat "proposed" as monochrome (grayscale) as well.
If you click on the "blob" link of this commit you can take a look at the svg image (krita_icons_svg) containing these monochrome icons (but there are many other present in the svg image).

IMHO, these new three monochrome icons (create, open, save) look more consistent as regards the GUI compared to the present colored ones.
For instance, the current blue folder icon ("open existing document") is probably related to the Linux KDE desktop (where the blue color is widespread everytwhere).
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Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:01 pm
That's because there's still many icons missing, and the person who made them said they would do those too, so we've kinda put that on the backburner.
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Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:18 pm
@Silvio Grosso: We could update them. Honestly I think they are a waste of space on the toolbar. I always have them hidden when I use Krita. You can already access them two ways (shortucts, file menu). I almost always use shortcuts for those type of operations. The icon that is used the most is the save, but how many people click the save toolbar icon every time they want to save?
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Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:04 pm
scottpetrovic wrote:but how many people click the save toolbar icon every time they want to save?


the majority I guess...
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Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:08 pm
@scottpetrovic wrote:
> We could update them. Honestly I think they are a waste of space on the toolbar.

On the whole, the more you work with a software (no matter what), the more your workflow is often based on shortcuts (hence, I do agree with you...) :)

This being said these 3 current colored icons (Create new document, Open existing document, Save) as are now, IMHO, are a bit out of place compared to the same 3 monochrome ones already available through the commit [1].
As a consequence, it might be useful to have them changed in the end as well (to show, at first look, a more "profesionnal" monochrome GUI) :)

I am not totally sure it is always right to follow the "Gnome Desktop Linux path", that is to show, at first, when you start your software, less and less features (e.g. icons) in order to provide more "professional applications"...
If you think at Office 2007 (and its later versions), Microsoft has followed the opposed path to stuff into the GUI (a.k.a Ribbon) plenty of options previously hidden into different menus.

Nowdays you can buy very big LCD displays without spending a fortune (and by doing so, your "space" problem is less relevant than in the past).
In addition, many artists even work with two different displays (e.g. the former for the canvas, the latter for the tools).
For new users (especially beginners), in my view, it might be useful to see the most "important" features (e.g. icons) whenever they get their hands on Krita for the first time, provided these options (e.g. icons) are consistent....
Later on, naturally, these same users might choose to hide the toolbars and work mostly with shortcuts :-)
But again, I am 100% *sure* that every krita user does have his own preferences (workflow) about the GUI (it suffices to take a look at their videos on YouTube to realize this).
In conclusion, I am aware that even just talking about these changes is extremely controversial (to say the least...) :)

[1] http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=calligra.git ... 9effae8379

 
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