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  • exley
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disgusting look...
ok seriously ???
if you are aiming for disgusting flat look, i'm gonna ditch this browser for good

  • Emdek
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Re: disgusting look...
Reply #1
@exley, icons were discussed for several weeks. :-P
https://github.com/OtterBrowser/otter-browser/issues/1239

The problem is that previous default icon theme (Oxygen) was criticized as being outdated, it's hard to satisfy all using single set...

You can find there instructions how to restore old icons too, later I'm planning to package them to make it easier.
Nadszedł już czas, najwyższy czas, nienawiść zniszczyć w sobie.
The time has come, the high time, to destroy hatred in oneself.

  • beastie
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Re: disgusting look...
Reply #2
if you are aiming for disgusting flat look, i'm gonna ditch this browser for good
That's very radical, man! Don't rush into things like that ;)

Seriously, the alternative is as easy as setting Interface/IconThemePath in about:config no matter what the project's default currently is.

Personally I have Oxygen on one computer and Flat on another.

  • Freeman
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Reply #3
Wrote this just to say dislike to new icons.
Разработчик языка программирования Кантор, ведущий группы Otter ВКонтакте

  • exley
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Re: disgusting look...
Reply #4
someone please post old icon set
this is garbage

  • beastie
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Re: disgusting look...
Reply #5
someone please post old icon set
GitHub offers version control, among other things. So go ahead and download it from there:
https://github.com/OtterBrowser/otter-browser/archive/dffebf537bfd8b3f71b58be5433d3779a374c11c.zip

Extract the archive, move the .../resources/icons directory anywhere you want, open about:config and set Interface/IconThemePath to point to that directory you've kept.

  • exley
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Re: disgusting look...
Reply #6
aaah thank you !

  • ersi
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Re: disgusting look...
Reply #7
I found a setting in about:config
 
Interface/UseSystemIconTheme

Change that to Yes. Worked for me.

  • Emdek
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Re: disgusting look...
Reply #8
@ersi, but that won't help under Windows (that concept exists only under FreeDesktop.org compatible systems). ;-)
Nadszedł już czas, najwyższy czas, nienawiść zniszczyć w sobie.
The time has come, the high time, to destroy hatred in oneself.

  • exley
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Re: disgusting look...
Reply #9
why not simply leave both styles, or whatever more you will have later
make user choose

this way one downloads something cemented in, and its plain ugly
and people run from ugly :P

  • Emdek
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Re: disgusting look...
Reply #10
@exley, the issue with that approach is how to show choice to user and make it look sane. :-D
These enhancements improve it for sure under 10 and... XP, but Vista and 7 (possibly 8 and 8.1 too) need some more dedicated work.
Nadszedł już czas, najwyższy czas, nienawiść zniszczyć w sobie.
The time has come, the high time, to destroy hatred in oneself.

  • exley
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Re: disgusting look...
Reply #11
err simply put it in preferences dialog just like "content" of fonts and page look is stiffed there...
you can simply add 1 dropdown list with "icon style" and link it to either cfg or ini file to read entries from //path/to/icons

some years later, if any skinning will exist, you can just expand upon that...

  • Emdek
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@exley, sure, you can already select styles that way, the main blocker for similar UI for icon sets is native ZIP support.
And the main issue with style (not icons) under Windows is how to present choice between variant with extra fine tuning (basically white toolbars under tab bar) and old one, and if it makes sense to give such option at all (the proper solution is to fix remaining cases so toolbars under tab bar will pick right color, the one used by handle of active tab).
Nadszedł już czas, najwyższy czas, nienawiść zniszczyć w sobie.
The time has come, the high time, to destroy hatred in oneself.

  • ghall4834
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Re: disgusting look...
Reply #13
@exley, icons were discussed for several weeks. :-P
https://github.com/OtterBrowser/otter-browser/issues/1239

The problem is that previous default icon theme (Oxygen) was criticized as being outdated, it's hard to satisfy all using single set...

You can find there instructions how to restore old icons too, later I'm planning to package them to make it easier.


People who have used seem to think that a browser does not look modern unless you copy chrome's god awful bland colorless icons.

It does not look modern at all. It look like something you would see on a black and white monitor before computers could color. It is idiotic think that black, white, and grey icons look modern they don't they look retro icons before we could use colorfull buttons.

Why does every try to ape, copy, and make icons that look to similar to chrome' icons. Microsoft Edge, Firefox 47.0+, and Otter is doing it.

Making Otter look to similar Chrome's icon will most likely backfire. Because people looking for different than chrome will most likely look some where else. If they wanted to use something that looked so much like chrome they would be using chome and not otter