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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:06 pm    Post subject: 2.0.2 RC4 toolbar uses GNOME icons... AAARGH NOOO Reply with quote

I just installed OOo 2.0.2 RC4 on Ubuntu Linux. I start it and look on small, UGLYUGLYUGLYUGLY Gnome icons. I want the 2.0.1 icon set back!

I read somewhere that in 2.0.2 you can change these icons? How! I refuse to look at the dull, greyish Gnome icons for OOo!

I downloaded it from www.openoffice.org, it is NOT a release from Ubuntu. Smile

Please help!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, they're f-ugly.

It's simple enough to change:

Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org > View, under 'icon size and style'. This is quite hard to see. Set it to default for the OOo 2.0 icons.

The problem is it uses the 'Industrial' theme as the 'Automatic' also on all Linux systems I've seen. This includes KDE systems where automatic should mean Crystal. The Crystal set isn't quite complete unfortunately.

I don't like the Gnome colour scheme at all. Why if you have 24-bit colour would you choose to use only a dull section of the palette?

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This "users are idiots, and are confused by functionality" mentality of Gnome is a disease. If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it. I don't use Gnome, because in striving to be simple, it has long since reached the point where it simply doesn't do what I need it to do.

Please, just tell people to use KDE.

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http://www.kde-apps.org/news/index.php?id=221&PHPSESSID=7f3ee20b3a12cda4c76380d56381193e
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh thaaank you... I thought my OOo days were over.

The Gnome icons in OOo (in Ubuntu for example) are unprofessional and ugly as a bad day in Mordor. They make OOo Writer look like a word processor for kids. Its a shame that Gnumeric uses these icons too.

Anyway, now we have choice, not bad. Just a shame that many users will never see the other icons. But that is a Linux only issue, phew.

Shouldnt you be asleep? Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it is a very bad choice that has been made. Icon switching is meant to make it fit in with the rest of the desktop better, using Industrial as Automatic is the worst thing that could happen in this respect.

I have opened an issue:
http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=62671

Please vote on this if you are a Linux user who doesn't want to have this bad interface decision stay in 2.0.2. It doesn't take any real coding, it's just an option in the config file that needs setting.

Should I be asleep? I'm a student so there are no real limits on when I should be awake or asleep. I am now awake.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made a comment, I am a Gnome user but refuse my OOo to adapt too much to the Gnome look. Smile

Oh, it was good you didn't sleep. I am a night owl myself, I went to sleep... at 6AM Embarassed ... now tiiiired.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you also change the icon theme for the Windows version?
AFAIK, you cannot do that in verison 2.0.1 for Windows.

Anyone can verify this?
Because I am running the Linux version at the moment.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The icons available for the Windows version are the same as for the Linux version.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillP wrote:
The icons available for the Windows version are the same as for the Linux version.


Are you saying you can use Industrial or Crystal theme icon in the Windows version?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the options for icon style are "Automatic", "Default", Hi Contrast", "Industrial" and "Crystal".
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it possible to add more, easily? Did they prepare OOo for that, icon theming?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillP wrote:
Yes, the options for icon style are "Automatic", "Default", Hi Contrast", "Industrial" and "Crystal".


I don't find the Crystal theme in the Windows version (OpenOffice.org 2.0.2 RC4), is it a last minute addition or something different in the testing build?

Update: It looks like an issue with the Traditional Chinese localized build of OpenOffice.org 2.0.2.
In English version Crystal theme can be chosen as usual. Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a new theme for OOo icons :



You can download them here : http://librarian.launchpad.net/6492033/images_industrial.zip

Thread reference :
- Human Icons for OpenOffice

in the <OOo install folder>/openoffice/share/config/, replace a theme archive you don't use with this one (rename images_industrial.zip if needed).

NB: works fine also with XP !
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The other issue I see if the toolbars are a couple pixles too tall, they don't match the rest of the system.

Someone needs to build an icon set for OOo, app the Mozillia apps, KDE, Gnome and Windows that matches so those of us using different software on differnt OS's can have a matching set.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to re-open an old post.
I downloaded and inserted the Human industrial theme as per guidance. Having selected it in OOo 2.2.1 I now find that many of the options in Tools... Options are missing. OpenOffice options are there but not Load/Save, Language and the rest.
On OOo-Dev 2.3 it works fine and looks good.
Am I going mad? (er madder)

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