Simple

Full Icon Themes

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Description:

Simple started in 2009, and was continually updated till June 2010, where the idea was to create the most modern and visually pleasing icon theme for GNOME 2.x. Simple 2.7 builds upon 2.6.5 designed for GNOME 2.x and has been updated for GNOME 3.x / Unity while keeping backwards compatibility with GNOME 2.x

All previous versions including Simple Extra downloads can be found in the provided link

- Please feel free to comment on any issues or problems with Simple.

- Please remove previous versions before upgrading for best results

- Thank you to all the people who have helped improve this icon theme through feedback and comments
Last changelog:

8 years ago

2.7 - 17th February 2012
Supporting new applications e.g. LibreOffice
Support for GNOME 3.x / Unity
First update since June 2010

For all previous changes please download the change log

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wipeout140

11 years ago

Thanks for the comment,

Currently the way to do it involves a few steps which I have written step by step below.

Hopefully in the future it will be easier for users, as am thinking of creating script for alternative distro icons and folders.

How to install the alternative distro icons and the alternative folder icons
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1.First extract the tar.bz2 file anyway - desktop or your home folder.
2.Have the folder with the icons open and ready
3.Go to your home folder and press Ctrl+H so you can view all the hidden folders and look for a folder called ".icons"
4.Select that folder and chose the folder called "Simple" and then select the folder called "scalable" by now you should see many different folders named apps,actions,devices etc...
5.Chose the folder that is called "places" you will now see many different icons - keep this folder open in a tab or window and go back to the original folder which included the extra icons
6.Select the folder called "Alternative Versions" and again chose "places" and rename one of the distro icons from "start-here-gnome.png"* to "start-here.png"
7.Paste the new icon called "start-here.png" to the other window or tab and when paste in - a prompt should come up asking if you want replace the icon say yes

Congratulations you are now finished, enjoy your new icon
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* - Example Used

* May have to log out and log in for the new icon to appear

If you want to use the old folder icons select the folders which contain the folder icons and just copy and paste over the folders in the ".icons" folder and select yes when asked

Hopefully that has been helpful if not please write again or PM for any more help

Thanks again for commenting

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prusal

11 years ago

Ok, it worked, but I had to re-install the icon theme doing the modifications you wrote before re-installing it!
thx 4 that!
Another thing: in the screenshot of the home folder, I see that you have the Document, Images, Videos....folders with pictures on them.
In my 'places' folder I also have theese icons but they don't auto-apply to my Documents, Images...etc. folders in my home! Can you help me with that too??
Sry, but I'm noob on linux in general... :P

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wipeout140

11 years ago

No Problem, again it involves a few steps which I have written step by step below again.

Please note this guide is based on Nautilus - the default file manager for GNOME

How to install the alternative folder icons
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1.Open up Nautilus/File Manager and load your home folder
2.Right click on any folder you want to change the icon and select "properties"
3.Click the folder icon currently the default blue one (Top Left)
4.New window will appear - select the top folder normally named "user", "ubuntu" etc... (Whatever the login name is)
5.Press Ctrl+H so you can view all the hidden folders and look for a folder called ".icons"
6.Select that folder and chose the folder called "Simple" and then select the folder called "scalable" by now you should see many different folders named apps,actions,devices etc...
7.Chose the folder that is called "places" you will now see many different icons - chose icon you want to use e.g. folder-sound
8.Click open, the new icon should be shown now in the top left instead of the default blue folder icon

Repeat the steps again for all other folders you want to change

Hopefully that has sorted out your problem.

Extra's 0.9-6 will include these instructions till the script is finished

Thanks again for commenting

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acastroc

11 years ago

Great work, wipeout140. I am using your icon theme very nicely on my just installed jaunty jackalope. Just one question: I also like the windows theme you use in the screenshot... could you please point me to where can be downloaded?.

Many thanks in advance!!!

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wipeout140

11 years ago

Thanks for the comment,

The GTK Theme comes from the "Step into Freedom" Theme Pack (Link Below)

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Gnome+%22Step+into+Freedom%22?content=85530

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acastroc

11 years ago

Theme and instructions for installation on Jaunty and some other releases of Ubuntu can be found in:

http://francois.vogelweith.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=18:themes&id=30:gnome-qstep-into-freedomq-theme&Itemid=23

key, repositories, and also a easy how to, is included in that URL.

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marcoslai

11 years ago

I've dump Oxygen Refit 2,this is the best I ever seen.

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wipeout140

11 years ago

Thanks for the comment,

Am glad your enjoying the icon theme,

As you can see quite few icons come from KDE 4 - Oxygen, as I believe they create one of best icon sets which are released under a open source licence

Thanks again for commenting

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fredbird67

11 years ago

...for the last few weeks, and I have to say that this is definitely my all-time favorite icon theme I've ever seen on here. I think this theme will become the default icon theme of some distro sooner or later, I can see it happening! :-)

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wipeout140

11 years ago

Thanks for the comment,

I hope you continue to enjoy the icon theme

Thanks again for commenting

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klemperal

11 years ago

First of all, let me say thank you for this theme. Its looking great and continues to get better with each release. However, what keeps me from using this theme full time is the inconsistency of some of the icons. For example; the icon for 'software sources' uses a different style globe icon than the majority of the other internet related globe icons; the 'computer,' 'take screenshot' and 'login window' icons are inconsistant with the 'sessions' screen resolution' and 'screensaver' icons or vice versa.
There also seems to be inconsistency in the tone of a lot of the icons. What I mean by this is that some of the icons are very shiny looking ('movie player,' 'Brasero,' the tray icon for rhythmbox and some of the icons within rhythmbox) while most of the other icons are much less shiny (the new OO.o icons, all the menu icons ie 'games' applications' etc.) Personally, I like the less shiny icons that are more frequent in this theme--but thats just my taste. You could really go either way with this theme (super shiny or less shiny) and it would look great. The current mix of the two, as it is, just doesn't feel right, however.
Anyway, thanks again for the theme. I only critique it because I love it :) Keep up the good work my friend.

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wipeout140

11 years ago

Thanks for the comment,

Feedback and comments are always wanted as I want to make this icon theme, the best it can be.

I have been aiming for weekly or every fortnight releases as I believe smaller updates are better then major updates like 0.5 to 1.0.

But as we move towards 1.0, I will be going through all the icons which don't matched completely and re-create them using the current icon set.

Also about the other issue you bought up (super shiny or less shiny), at the minute am aiming for less shiny as well, as I hope it fits better overall then "super shiny" icons which are currently used in this icon theme.

Thanks again for commenting, feedback is always needed

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klemperal

11 years ago

Thanks for the reply. Can't wait for the next release.

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thevoiceless

11 years ago

Another great release, I noticed you changed the Appearance icon to be different from Gimp's, thank you!
One thing I am noticing, though, is that each release has fewer and fewer unique icons in it. When you switched to the new folders, there were no longer ones unique to "New Folder" with a plus sign on it, or the "New Bookmark" icons, and stuff like that. The extra emblems on the icons really do make them look better, please don't take them away! Another example would be the "Find and replace" icon; it's now the same as the "Zoom to fit" one, rather than having a magnifying glass with a pencil like it used to.
Please, don't get rid of the specialized icons, it's one of the things that keeps this icon set my favorite!

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wipeout140

11 years ago

Thanks for the comment, I did not plan to release a update this week but though it would better to get a update out then nothing.

Before you think am replacing all the unique icons, with generic icons that is only temporary thing.

0.7 will include all the old unique icons but using the current icon set so they fit into the theme better

Thanks again for commenting, feedback is always needed

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thevoiceless

11 years ago

Ah, very smart! I look forward to the new releases

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thevoiceless

11 years ago

I just noticed today that the icon used for Gimp is the same as the one used for Appearance Preferences. Was this intentional or did I mess something up?

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wipeout140

11 years ago

Yes that is how it is in 0.5

gnome-settings-theme.png and gimp icons have the same but gnome-setting-theme should use the style icon thanks for the heads up

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kamui0523

11 years ago

I`ve tried do this two days,but still cant make download.Seems like it always timeout for the download page.Can any one package and send it my mailbox?The address is "kamui0523@gmail.com",thx!

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wipeout140

11 years ago

Try again as I have tested it various times today. Every time it worked

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kamui0523

11 years ago

cant still.perhaps there are some reason get us to this site unreachable in my place.

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wipeout140

11 years ago

Sorry to hear, you can't download the file still. Tomorrow or Friday I will send the icon theme to you personally as you gave your e-mail in an earlier comment

Sorry again to hear you can't download the icon theme

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kamui0523

11 years ago

ok,thank you.

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nwarrenfl

11 years ago

Hi, nice theme, but please use the old folder icons, they are much better!

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Anywhere

11 years ago

As mentioned about the old icons before, the only thing that was really wrong with them, was that they were difficult to see against a white background. If it was me, I'd probably run them through the Gimp and make the inside a slight blue or gray off-white; either that or just increase the contrast of any edges of the white portions of the icon. The new icons, which are essentially KDE4 Oxygen, also work quite well for my purposes.

I'm wondering how people would feel about using nuoveXT or nuoveXT2's folder icons?

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8 years ago

2.7 - 17th February 2012
Supporting new applications e.g. LibreOffice
Support for GNOME 3.x / Unity
First update since June 2010

For all previous changes please download the change log

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