Monochrome icons used at 32x32, 48x48 and above

Bug #546451 reported by Luca Ferretti on 2010-03-24
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #903819: use symbolic icons. Edit Remove
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntu-mono

I'm assuming that monochrome icons should only appear on gnome-panel applets (indicator and notification area); anywhere else the standard (from Humanity) version should be used.

## Where ##
  * weather applet: add weather applet on panel, select a location, then choose Details: the dialog shows a monochrome icon for weather status
  * clock: as previous, add a location to show weather, then move the pointer over the clock: the icon in tooltip is monochrome
  * power: if you have a laptop, click on indicator icon and choose Details, the icons on the left side are monochrome

## Expected ##
All previous cases should use the 48x48 icons available in Humanity icon theme, not the monochrome.

## Why ##
The reason is related to standard fallback lookup algorithm for icon themes. When you search for icon "xxxx" at size 48x48 and current theme only provides 22x22, this one will be used, in order to preserve visual coherence. See http://standards.freedesktop.org/icon-theme-spec/icon-theme-spec-latest.html#icon_lookup for detail

## How to fix ##
On GNOME (Art) upstream we are working in order to have support for Symbolic Icons for 2.32/3.0 (http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/SymbolicIcons), meanwhile the only solution for Ubuntu 10.04 could be merge ubuntu-mono and Humanity icon themes :(

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Mar 24 22:44:32 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Beta i386 (20100318)
Package: ubuntu-mono 0.0.10
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=it_IT.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-17.26-generic 2.6.32.10+drm33.1
SourcePackage: ubuntu-mono
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-17-generic i686

Luca Ferretti (elle.uca) wrote :
Vish (vish) wrote :

The way I had done in humanity was to have to have the color icons in 32/48px , which solves this problem.
Color icons can be copied from humanity instead of merging. ;-)

Changed in ubuntu-mono (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Jonathan Reeve (jon-reeve) wrote :

I agree, something needs to be done about this. On the weather applet in docky, the little mono icons are really ugly.

Rocko (rockorequin) wrote :

I agree - the mono weather icons look ugly in avant window manager, too. (I also think they look ugly in gnome-panel. I would argue that weather icons are the one thing in gnome-panel that _should_ be in colour because a black sun looks awful but a yellow sun looks great, but I guess that's a different issue.)

Yes, mono icons doesn't suit weather applet at all. Sun must be yellow, not black.

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