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Start icons

#1 Post by colin_b » Thu May 24, 2018 7:15 pm

I set up MX 17 on my friend's computer yesterday. One thing would be useful for easy customization, and that's a selection of custom start icons preloaded into the distro. I've seen some around the forums, could these be used?

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Re: Start icons

#2 Post by rich » Thu May 24, 2018 7:48 pm

That could be cool, if you haven't seen them there's quite a few over on the website available for download, too https://mxlinux.org/user-contributed-icons
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Re: Start icons

#3 Post by colin_b » Thu May 24, 2018 8:24 pm

I knew I'd seen them somewhere :eureka:

It would be great if they can be applied "out of the box".

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Re: Start icons

#4 Post by asqwerth » Fri May 25, 2018 12:48 am

rich wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 7:48 pm
That could be cool, if you haven't seen them there's quite a few over on the website available for download, too https://mxlinux.org/user-contributed-icons
Look through this thread for all of Antechdesigns' Start Buttons for MX.

viewtopic.php?f=116&t=42449&start=60

The last 2 pages, especially, have very pretty MX start buttons in a whole range of colours.


Presently I don't think they can be applied OOTB because:

1. to do so you would need to have all of these icons on the default iso;

2. The Start button is actually the Whisker Menu program, which is added to the panel as an applet/launcher item. If you want to specify what icon is displayed on the panel for the Start button applet, you have to right click on it, go to Properties (I think) and manually change the icon displayed by selecting any icon that is saved somewhere. I'm not sure if that could be automated even further, although I could be very wrong.

It's not really like XFCE Appearance settings for applying a general icon set or gtk theme for the whole system.
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Re: Start icons

#5 Post by colin_b » Fri May 25, 2018 8:27 pm

I am simply looking at the start menu icon, not a theme.

It would be incredibly useful to have a good mix of icons for the start icon upon installation, and the desired icon can be easily selected. It seems a shame to have a mountain of good icons on the website because they will be missed by users who don't come to forums.

If adding extra bloat to the distro is a concern then I'll try and ease your worries.

I've got some image optimization software, and it does a great job of reducing the file size of images. I have tested a couple of start icons and found their size reduced from >20KB to ~2KB. The optimized images produced are indistinguishable from originals. I would post an example, but I can't figure out how to post an image :confused:

I will be happy to optimize start icons I can find on the website and forward them on if you so desire. They will offer users plenty of choice without adding to the distro size.

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Re: Start icons

#6 Post by fehlix » Fri May 25, 2018 8:50 pm

colin_b wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 8:27 pm
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I would post an example, but I can't figure out how to post an image :confused:
When you write a post click below Preview / Submit the field "Attachments" and than Add File.
Further you can choose display inline :puppy:

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Re: Start icons

#7 Post by colin_b » Fri May 25, 2018 8:59 pm

with kind permission of antechdesigns < www.opendesktop.org/member/455534/ > (pursuant to Creative Commons Licence)

You're a genius :happy:

Here's an example of optimization.

Original image:
MXStart2.png
Optimized image:
MXStart2_opt.png
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Re: Start icons

#8 Post by colin_b » Fri May 25, 2018 9:03 pm

Doh!

I attached 2 images and only one posted.

I'm not very good at this. :embarrassed:

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Re: Start icons

#9 Post by fehlix » Fri May 25, 2018 9:10 pm

colin_b wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 9:03 pm
I attached 2 images and only one posted.
We do currently of a bug in the system. If you post more than one image, do not preview ;=), just submit!
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Re: Start icons

#10 Post by colin_b » Fri May 25, 2018 9:13 pm

with kind permission of antechdesigns < www.opendesktop.org/member/455534/ > (pursuant to Creative Commons Licence)


OK, last attempt.

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