Re: Symbolic icons in app menu -- not ready for F22

I'm disappointed in this change. I'm not sure why it was even made in
the first place. Why do Alt-Tab, Dash, and the launcher get the
full-color app icon, but the window menu gets a symbolic icon?

For me, one of the biggest things GNOME did was establish a consistent
brand for an app *everywhere* an app is, no matter where it is in the
OS. I'm unhappy with this change because it's actually impairing my
recognition -- in some places, I see a full-color terminal icon, and
in others, I see a symbolic icon, and it's thrown me a few times to
figure out if I'm running the same application or not.

On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 7:48 AM, Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro gnome org> wrote:

Currently, half our apps use nice symbolic icons in the app menu,
while the other half use shrunken hicolor icons. This inconsistency is
a poor user experience, and not something that should happen in a
serious operating system. Progress is being tracked at [1] under the
column 3.16 status, but it's clearly not going to be finished prior to
the F22.

I don't think this change is ready for Fedora (or other distros -- the
change should have been delayed until GNOME 3.18). We should wait
until at least all the apps we install by default have symbolic icons
before making this switch. Ideally [1] would be completed as well. I
propose either:

a) Reverting the change to use symbolic icons for the app menu in a
downstream patch. This would involve reverting upstream commit [2].

b) Integrating symbolic icons for those apps in downstream patches.
This would be more work, but at least patches already exist (thanks
Jakub!) for nearly all GNOME apps, even though a few have been
rejected upstream. We would still need icons for devassistant and
setroubleshoot, though.

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