GDM theme and icons

s michel dalani at
Mon Dec 5 19:06:50 UTC 2005

Regarding Tango, I can imagine a circumstance were a networked group of computers at a location needed to have a consistent look and design to facilitate training and ease of use. 
But I think that familiar cross-platform apps like Firefox or Ooo  should keep their branding design to avoid the problem outlined above. From a design persepective, icons have a relativly small visual impact compared to windowing elements and colors. If anything, icons would most often be associated with the apps they represent rather than the OS or distro. It would make sense to have distinct icons, for system tools that are part of Xfce.


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Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2005 08:54:23 +0000
From: Trevor Vallender <trevorv at>
Subject: Re: Fwd: GDM theme and icons.
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On Sun, 4 Dec 2005 02:33:19 -0500
Erik Harrison <erikharrison at> wrote:

> So, support for Tango's spec will likely come in 4.4. If so, then it
> would be a simple matter of generating a compliant theme from the
> numerous icon sets out there. The Rodent set that is the semi official
> icon set of Xfce may be considered, though it is somewhat incomplete.

This is good to know. If it is done, one thing I'd like to see is 
Firefox patched to obey your default icon theme, and any other 
programs that don't by default. It would be great if Xubuntu has a 
genuinely consistent desktop. Maybe Gaim could even use the Tango 
emotion icons?

Thanks for everyones comments on this,


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