Win.7.icon.theme.lookalike

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Description:

While using other icon themes that were to look like a windows environment, I often felt that if it was ok regarding the desktop icons and more generally, the main icons we use on our average work with our computers, there were a lack of small ones.
Spending hours everyday on my system, I came to the point I felt unsatisfied with the 16x16 icons, whatever the theme, 'cause they are mainly the Kde ones. Guys assembling themes concentrate their efforts on the "visible" ones, desktop and file explorer, but I wanted to go deeper in the cloning :)
So I spent days crafting this one, trying, as best as I could, to reassign the windows icons to their new purpose, a linux and K environment.
Furthermore, this icon theme is being shared 'cause, as I previously did with the gnome one I crafted months ago (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/W7.icon.theme.1.02?content=109359), there happen to be people I've convinced to use (and stay on) Linux on a regular and daily basis 'cause I would give them a way to feel more confortable using a windows lookalike environment!
Then , if you have any interest using this icon theme that will kind of look like a known one, feel free to do so.
Trollers, please, pass your way.
And all kind of haters too, please.
As previously said, it's about sharing.
Enjoy. Peace
Last changelog:

8 years ago

1st version : 2011.01.10

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2nd version : 2011.01.13
Cleaned up a bit.
Few unusable or obsolete icons were removed.

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P.S.
Well, so far, slowly but surely, downloadings go their way..
Critics and evaluation would be greatly appreciated, for this is a work in progress and need further enhancements to say the less :)
I aim to deliver some kind of standardize whole pack of icons, having, 'till now, tinker on my own, and, obviously, make mistakes here and there.
So, if you ever come across one of these, please be kind to point it, I'd like to improve the set.

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3rd version : 2011.04.05
Cleaned up a little bit more :)
Rearranged few things, corrected few mistakes, harmonized some mimetypes icons, and sweated a lot...
As previously declared, if you find anything to be improved, please be kind enough to tell me!
And again, if you're strong enough to click on the download button, I guess there must be some energy left in this arm and finger of yours to click on the evaluation button too. So if you don't mind... Thanx :)
And if you're too lazy, well, this, I do understand ;-)
Thanx & Enjoy

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2011.05.02 - Added a 3rd link for downloading :)
Enjoy!


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2012.05.28 - Removed dead links (RIP Mega...d)

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Nemmeth

10 years ago

Hi there, and thanx a lot for your involvement :)

So, regarding the 64x64 icons, I, in the 1st place, did incorporate them, but, finally changed my mind.
Why would you ask? :)
Because actually this theme was growing bigger and bigger so I chose not to incorporate this size, conforted in my decision by a few things.
Firstly, the sosoft system is being extremely poor on this icon size (yep, that's for real, 5% of all the whole set, more or less).
So it was going to take forever to build from scratch (even with our beloved Gimp) each and every icon this 64 size.
Secondly, resizing bigger ones, (while vastly done by loads of theme makers), has never satisfied me. It looks blurry and is not as clear as I like an icon to be.
So I just let the file explorer do its job, and it does it pretty well. Mostly, on my system, the 256 ones are used to fill the gaps. Not that clear, but that's ok to me,
spending most of my time in 16x16 as previously said in my introduction speach.

You are right by the bugs you noticed. As said, the set is a work in progress, and there's still plenty to do.
Mimetypes are some kind of a nightmare cause they are so many, and lots of apps and/or places have to be uniformized through the whole set of sizes...
But being enthusiast, I guess I'm willing to do the work. Just a matter of time.

And if some more positive critics like yours are posted, I guess it'll be a cool hobby to spend time on.

Thanx for your interest.
Stay tuned.
I'll update this icon theme asap!

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WillS

10 years ago

hoihoi,

I think, I won't use it for myself, but maybe for simplifying the change for my parents.

BTW: Renaming all the icons must have been hard work. Thanks for that!

I just gave it a try and it looks really good. I like the mount status indicator very much.

Will you complete the theme? You are omitting 64x64... most used size for me. no matter, the most icon were scaled down and looking good. but i.e. folder-development.png is only in 16x16 and 32x32 and will be scaled up, which isn't really nice... also the status icons kopete contacts are zoomed to 48px and appearing hazy.

will;

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ariszlo

10 years ago

Put the links between BBCode url tags to make them clickable like this:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=109359

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Nemmeth

10 years ago

I'm using a firefox plugin called Linkification.
That explain the mistake. It underlines and makes clickable any url sentence, within the text itself and even while typing. That's the reason why.
So, what am I to do exactly - a step by step would be nice 'cause I don't get the point. Truly. Thanx for your comment :)

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ariszlo

10 years ago

Type the link like this:
[url]http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=109359[/url]

Find "You can format your text with BBCode: Help" below the Comment box and click on Help for more.

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Nemmeth

10 years ago

Thanx a lot :)
It's been corrected right now.
Thank you for the answer.

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ariszlo

10 years ago

> I consider having the right to use its icons cause I have a license to do so!

Using and redistributing are two different things:
http://www.microsoft.com/About/Legal/EN/US/IntellectualProperty/Permissions/Default.aspx#EEE

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Nemmeth

10 years ago

You are, unfortunately, right 'bout this.
But, so far, I don't remember that any trial has ever been engaged by the "Big Company" against anyone using their "look".
Just as there are plenty of Apple themes & icons all around (and up on this very site) I came across plenty of windows lookalikes since I've been using linux,
and it's been a while :)
My little speach was more of an introduction and kind of a "basta" attitude, 'cause we can't definitely do whatever we'd love to with what we, anyway, bought, be it wanted or not, in the first place.
I came to think, not being sued by anybody, neither I nor the ones that crafted windows 7 lookalikes for gnome - and believe me, they have grown big now - that the guys in charge (if any) relaxing before their desks have to think it's some sort of free advertising for 'em.
Being copied is kind of cool don't you think. :)
But in fact, I think there is just nobody to give a dam' 'bout the fact that three or four open source lovers got to use graphical parts of their beloved system, if you see my point.
While surfing, I can see and hear a lot of things, but so far, I never noticed anything that would sound like a threat growing strong to fight back the evil guys that dared to rip icons from this bl..dy OS. Nop sir.
The only ones to react are amongst us already.
We are never so badly treated than by those very ones we know well they say.
And yep. The only folks that came to react were linux users. And for that matter that, obviously, using this system, they are the only ones to come to know a lokalike has been done.
For the vast majority of computer users are surfing with IE on an OS named .......... "Doors"? Oops, my bad :)
So. Voilà.
If I ever get a law injonction, believe me, I'll remove this. 'till then, anybody who has a w. licence has - according to me - the right to use icons he has on his own computer.
And when it comes to the others, well, you know who you are, you linux users, feel free to use it too.
The windows looking like themes, for gnome or for kde, and their respective icons themes are plenty, and kind of funny fact, have incredible downloading amounts; Very strange indeed, don't you think?

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Deathmachine

10 years ago

Looks like we can't escape from micro$oft anywhere. You create windows icon theme and also using windows decoration why you using Linux?

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TheRob

10 years ago

Your troll-fu is powerful, but it is still troll-fu.

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Nemmeth

10 years ago

Nice troll

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TheRob

10 years ago

every theme should be available to every
os no matter what period.

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Nemmeth

10 years ago

I totally agree. But this system we're living in has grown strong through centuries and is now so harsh it's not gonna soften on so juicy matters that are the incomings linked to technology. Man, they are decoding the human genoma and taking commercial licences upon their "discoveries", so you can imagine how far they would go to protect their precious bit codes...
That's a pity and I'm kind of pessimistic when it comes to this :(

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TheRob

10 years ago

yes. It's still wrong, upside down, and
fucked up in every aspect tho :)

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8 years ago

1st version : 2011.01.10

--- / ---

2nd version : 2011.01.13
Cleaned up a bit.
Few unusable or obsolete icons were removed.

---/---

P.S.
Well, so far, slowly but surely, downloadings go their way..
Critics and evaluation would be greatly appreciated, for this is a work in progress and need further enhancements to say the less :)
I aim to deliver some kind of standardize whole pack of icons, having, 'till now, tinker on my own, and, obviously, make mistakes here and there.
So, if you ever come across one of these, please be kind to point it, I'd like to improve the set.

---/---

3rd version : 2011.04.05
Cleaned up a little bit more :)
Rearranged few things, corrected few mistakes, harmonized some mimetypes icons, and sweated a lot...
As previously declared, if you find anything to be improved, please be kind enough to tell me!
And again, if you're strong enough to click on the download button, I guess there must be some energy left in this arm and finger of yours to click on the evaluation button too. So if you don't mind... Thanx :)
And if you're too lazy, well, this, I do understand ;-)
Thanx & Enjoy

---/---

2011.05.02 - Added a 3rd link for downloading :)
Enjoy!


---/---

2012.05.28 - Removed dead links (RIP Mega...d)

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