Use the system icon scheme

Bug #453853 reported by Misha Shnurapet on 2009-10-17
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Alarm Clock
Confirmed
Medium
Johannes H. Jensen

Bug Description

I would like to make a suggestion that the applet would follow the system icon scheme I have set up. It could have used the stock_alarm.svg / clock.svg / appointment.svg / sleep.svg icons or at least one from the Gnome Colors, Tango or Mist packs. Now the icon is really standing out. :)

Thanks.

Johannes H. Jensen (joh) wrote :

I agree, the icon needs to be improved, but I don't feel the icons you suggested are appropriate. I will try to get the gnome art team to help me design some "Tangofied" icons.

Changed in alarm-clock:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Misha Shnurapet (shnurapet) wrote :

Thank you.

Johannes H. Jensen (joh) on 2010-01-02
Changed in alarm-clock:
assignee: nobody → Johannes H. Jensen (joh)
importance: Wishlist → Medium
milestone: none → 0.3
Johannes H. Jensen (joh) on 2010-03-16
Changed in alarm-clock:
milestone: 0.3.0 → 0.3.1
Johannes H. Jensen (joh) on 2010-05-16
Changed in alarm-clock:
milestone: 0.3.1 → 0.4
Lee Hyde (anubeon) wrote :

It would certainly be nice if the indicator/applet used a monochrome icon (for monochrome themes). Right now alarm-clock looks garish and out of place on my elementary themed desktop.

Tell me, does alarm clock install it icons to the /usr/share/icons/<theme> directory, and if so what name does its icon go by? I may have a bash at making an elementary monochrome icon for personal use.

On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 4:10 PM, Lee Hyde <email address hidden> wrote:
> It would certainly be nice if the indicator/applet used a monochrome
> icon (for monochrome themes). Right now alarm-clock looks garish and out
> of place on my elementary themed desktop.

Yes, I agree the icon sticks out. However, it's up to each theme to
provide appropriate monochrome versions of icons in the panel.

> Tell me, does alarm clock install it icons to the
> /usr/share/icons/<theme> directory, and if so what name does its icon go
> by? I may have a bash at making an elementary monochrome icon for
> personal use.

The icons are installed to the default /usr/share/icons/hicolor
directory, and can easily be overridden by each theme. The icon names
are 'alarm-clock' and 'alarm-clock-triggered'.

If you create some mono icons, consider adding them to the blueprint:
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/alarm-clock/+spec/better-icons

Lee Hyde (anubeon) wrote :

Thank you for replying Johannes.

I've taken the time to create some alarm-clock icons for the elementary icon theme (both light and dark panel versions), I'll add them to the above blueprint as requested. However, whilst reviewing the elementary icon theme spec, it dawned on me that alarm-clock is missing a few indicator icons. The following would be nice:

alarm-clock (the application icon, already exists)
alarm-clock-noset (a faded or hollow panel icon, indicating that alarm-clock is running but that no alarms are currently set)
alarm-clock-set (a full shade panel icon, indicating that alarm-clock is running and that at least one alarm is currently set)
alarm-clock-active (essentially the same as alarm-clock-triggered, indicating that an alarm is currently triggered)
alarm-clock-error (may not be strictly necessary, but could be used to indicate errors such as missing audio files etc...)

Lee Hyde (anubeon) wrote :
Johannes H. Jensen (joh) wrote :

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 1:08 AM, Lee Hyde <email address hidden> wrote:
> I've taken the time to create some alarm-clock icons for the elementary
> icon theme (both light and dark panel versions), I'll add them to the
> above blueprint as requested.

They look great!

> However, whilst reviewing the elementary
> icon theme spec, it dawned on me that alarm-clock is missing a few
> indicator icons. The following would be nice:
>
> alarm-clock (the application icon, already exists)
> alarm-clock-noset (a faded or hollow panel icon, indicating that alarm-clock is running but that no alarms are currently set)
> alarm-clock-set (a full shade panel icon, indicating that alarm-clock is running and that at least one alarm is currently set)
> alarm-clock-active (essentially the same as alarm-clock-triggered, indicating that an alarm is currently triggered)
> alarm-clock-error (may not be strictly necessary, but could be used to indicate errors such as missing audio files etc...)

This is a great idea! I've added them to the blueprint.

Would you be interested in creating the some new official icons for Alarm Clock?

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