use symbolic icons

Reported by Andrea Cimitan on 2011-12-13
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This bug affects 14 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Application Indicators
Wishlist
Unassigned
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
Messaging Menu
Wishlist
Unassigned
Network Menu
Wishlist
Unassigned
Session Menu
Wishlist
Unassigned
The Sound Menu
Wishlist
Unassigned
ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Indicators should use symbolic icons.

That has various benefits, counting the two more important:
1. Only need to supply one theme between Ambiance/Radiance whatever.
2. It's way easier to deal with situations like when the unity dash is opened, and icons should turn white: you just need to set the white color and it'll be recolored.

This may depend on bug 599448.

Tags: euv Edit Tag help
Andrea Cimitan (cimi) on 2011-12-13
affects: indicator-applet → indicator-application
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Don't they use symbolic icons already? The last time I checked with the messaging menu, it used a symbolic icon. I may be wrong, though.

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

As for indicator-application, its the job of the individual app developers to provide symbolic icon, not indicator-application

Changed in indicator-application:
status: New → Invalid
Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2012-03-30
Changed in indicator-sound:
status: New → Triaged
Olli Ries (ories) wrote :

will need some assets from design

Changed in indicator-application:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in indicator-messages:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in indicator-network:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in indicator-session:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in indicator-me:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in indicator-sound:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in indicator-me:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in indicator-session:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in indicator-me:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in indicator-sound:
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Changed in indicator-network:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in indicator-messages:
status: New → Confirmed
no longer affects: indicator-me
Andrea Cimitan (cimi) on 2012-05-02
tags: added: euv
description: updated
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Could this be higher importance than Wishlist please? It's a fairly old bug and makes third-party themes look bad including Adwaita.

Lars Uebernickel (larsu) wrote :

There are some subtle uses of color in the indicator icons:

 * messaging turns blue (and even had full colored icons briefly last cycle)
 * power cog (indicator-sesision) turns red when there's a problem in online accounts
 * sound turns dark when muted

Right now, this is handled by different icon names for the diffeterent states. For example, indicator-messages-new is a blue version of indicator-messages. I don't know if that can be easily replicated with symbolic icons. At the simplest, we'd need a way to specify the white color (maybe indirectly through widget state or so) when giving GtkImage an icon name.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
affects: ubuntu-mono (Ubuntu) → ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu)
Changed in ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Ted Gould (ted) on 2013-09-11
Changed in indicator-network:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in indicator-messages:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in indicator-session:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in indicator-sound:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Ted, please don't close bugs like this without leaving an explanation.

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