[Bug 60424] Re: [Bug 60424] Re: GTK default icons used in several places

towolf towolf at gmx.net
Fri Sep 15 12:47:22 UTC 2006

On Fri, 15 Sep 2006 14:26:12 +0200, Mika Fischer <mika.fischer at zoopnet.de>  

> I also really don't think that forcing ugly icons on people is the right
> way to get them to change their dialogs. That will take a long time and
> might not even be possible at all. For instance all my wxWidgets apps
> use OK and Cancel buttons for all simple dialogs, not because I chose to
> do it this way but because wxWidgets does this by default.

That’s exactly the line of thought, unfortunately.
This is what Rodney, the g-i-t and icon-naming-utils maintainer said about  
the issue:

On Mi, 2006-08-09 at 09:19 -0400, Rodney Dawes wrote:


Also, the GTK_STOCK_EDIT icon is an icon that is often inappropriately
used, and I believe the metaphor is perhaps not too great. I think a
better goal would be to look at what metaphor/icon would be best in the
situations where GTK_STOCK_EDIT is currently being used, rather than
simply making the current icon look a bit prettier. In the latter case,
it will be "good enough" and other issues will be forgotten, while
keeping it as it is now, will make the icon stick out, and make people
want to fix it, like you want to do. However, I don't think simply
replacing the icon is the proper fix here.


GTK default icons used in several places

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