Re: Exciting GNOME?

On Tue, 2005-02-15 at 09:11 +0100, Paolo Borelli wrote:
> Jeff Waugh wrote:
> >More and more, I'm getting the balance of these two: The icons look good,
> >but the colours are dull (which is somewhat on purpose, because we don't
> >want to overwhelm the user, but they tend to come across very brown [1]).
> >  
> >
> yup, "brown" is the same comment I got... after asking it turned out 
> that the cause of this impression is not the whole icon theme, but just 
> the folder icon... what about making the folder icon more yellowish?

As a slight counterproposal, could we perhaps offer folder icons in
several basic colors, and have it selectable on a global, and then
per-folder basis? (Possibly through the color/emblem selector) Perhaps
the background color chosen for a folder could influence its icon

I know this is adding another preference, but picking a color seems
relatively harmless. I envision a combobox at the bottom of the bottom
of the icon theme selector that looks for gnome-fs-directory-<color>,
and contains a list of all <color>s.

Recolorable folders would be helpful for when you have a lot of folders
(which seem to be the kind of icon that gets grouped together with other
visually identical icons most often), and none of the available emblems
seem quite right, or when you want to add distinction in addition to
emblems, or are dealing with folders that have emblems assigned to them
already (links, shared folders, nautilus-vcs controlled files).

Or feel free to tell me I'm on crack here. :) 

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