[ubuntu-art] Icon Library
matthew.joseph.mcgowan at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 06:38:17 BST 2008
Ken Vermette wrote:
> - if possible, an option to click on an icon and replace an
> individual icon (or if it's a link, the linked image)
I have begun the process of adding the above requested feature. I have
uploaded my preliminary attempt to luanchpad, there is a tarball also:
So by preliminary, i mean it! If you want to test the icon-set editing
stuff i recommend you do it to an icon theme that you don't care about.
So maybe just copy an icon theme into ~/.icons to test with.
There's lots i still have to work through, like how to handle files with
which the user does not have write priveleges and symlinks... etc.
I have a crude backup system, so if you do do something silly the icon
should still be around. Check your console it'll tell you where its
saved any backups.
The main reason i put this out is that i am hoping to get some
usability/work-flow feedback... e.g. ideally, how would you like to be
able to mix and match icons within an icon set?
Here's what i've got so far in terms of icon-set editing work-flow:
1. Right-clicking on a row in the main icon view produces a popup menu,
saying something like "Edit icon set...". Selecting it displays the
"Icon Set Editor."
2. You will see the entire list of icons in the icon-set, in size
order. You can select an icon in the series. upon doing so (if you
have write privileges) the "Select replacement icon" button becomes active.
3. You can then browse for a replacement icon.
4. After selecting a replacement icon, you can then undo and redo your
last change for the selected icon.
5. Clicking "Apply" _will_ save all changes made to the icon-set, and
will close the editor.
So let me know how this work-flow could be improved.
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